Quezon City – The San D Mil IA in Dagohoy and the Kawasan-Cayacay IA in Alicia both from the province of Bohol booked places in the recently concluded Annual Search for the Most Outstanding Irrigators’ Associations conducted by the National Irrigation Administration through its Institutional Development Division.
The pronouncement is in line with the celebration of the 53rd Anniversary of the National Irrigation Administration last June 22, 2016 held at the National Irrigation Administration Central Office, Diliman, Quezon City.
Nominated for the National Irrigation System (NIS) Category, San D Mil IA garnered a rating of 99.50% placing in at 4th place behind by only a slim margin from the top three IAs. On top of the Plaque of Recognition, San D Mil IA through its President Tereso Cruda also received a check amounting Php 30,000 from NIA.
Rounding the top 3 in the NIS Category are Ligaya IA of MARIIS with a rating of 99.97%, LOWTIPTAM IA from Region 9 with 99.98% and San Isidro IA of Region 11 with a 100.00% rating.
Meanwhile, Kawasan-Cayacay IA is a new comer to the scene having been in operation for only about 5 years. The IA garnered a rating of 98.10% enough to place them at number 7 out of the 9 awardees.
Topping the CIS Category is the SARBIDA IA also from Region 11 with a rating of 100.00%.
Kawasan-Cayacay IA also received a recognition from the CARP-IC for having an outstanding performance in its operation and maintenance.
San D Mil IA and Kawasan-Cayacay are among the 18 IAs besting the 7,643 registered Irrigators’ Associations in both the National and Communal Irrigation Systems throughout the country.
The search for Most Outstanding IAs is an annual undertaking conducted by the National Irrigation Administration to give recognition to the Irrigators’ Associations in NIS, CIS and CARP Categories with an excellent performance in operation and maintenance of irrigation facilities, financial performance and viability index and the initiative to uplift the status of their respective associations through various programs.