Friday, June 4, 2021 - 09:03

A Ceremonial Turnover of Firearms led by NIA Central Office representatives and NIA Region 7 Regional Manager Engr. Wilson M. Lopez commence today at NIA R7 Central Visayas Training Center.

The firearms, some Pistol Caliber 9mm Glock 17 Gen 4 with Luminescent Sight, was distributed by the Acting Manager of Procurement and Property Division, Ms. Elaine P. Villanueva; Civil Security Officer A, Mr. Orlando S. Manalastas Jr.; and, Property Officer A, Mr. Richard M. Diesta.

The procurement of these firearms aims to strengthen peace and security of NIA officials, employees, stakeholders and properties inside the RO compound and of the field offices. Ms. Elaine P. Villanueva, the Acting Manager of Procurement and Property Division said it is one of the Administrator's 4-point agenda which is the modernization of equipments for Operations.

"Nagpapasalamat po tayo sa ating top management, of course sa ating Administrator, Ricardo Visaya, who initiated the procurement of firearms. It is about time na i-secure naman natin and properties and of course the employees of National Irrigation and Administration", Villanueva added.

The ceremony was also attended by NIA Region 7 Division Managers, Chiefs, staff and security personnel. Negros Oriental Satelite office and Cebu Irrigation Management Office also attended the event virtually.

The event commenced with an orientation on the 4 basic firearms safety rules led by Civil Security Officer A, Mr. Orlando S. Manalastas Jr.

Monday, May 31, 2021 - 08:58

National Irrigation Administration Region 7, under the management of Regional Manager Engr. Wilson M. Lopez, inaugurated the Benliw Small Reservoir Irrigation Project (SRIP) located in the Municipality of Ubay, Bohol on May 27, 2021.

The project will benefit an estimate of 600 farmers by providing irrigation to 400 hectares of agricultural land in four barangays in Ubay namely, Benliw, Emelda, Cagting, and Sinandigan.

Benliw SRIP, whose water source comes from Pasanan Creek, includes the construction of a 21-meter-high zoned earthfill dam with a length of 517 meters, irrigation and drainage canals, and other appurtenant structures. Its reservoir has a catchment area of 5.60 square kilometers that can store 2.86 million cubic meters of water.

Aside from irrigation, the project is also expected to provide other incidental benefits, such as flood control, watershed management, agro-tourism promotion, soil conservation, and aqua-culture.

The groundbreaking of the project was led by Administrator Visaya and former Cabinet Secretary Leoncio B. Evasco, Jr. on June 26, 2017. The project implementation became successful through the collective effort and strong partnership among NIA, Local Government Units (LGUs), and BEBICAS Irrigators' Association.

NIA Senior Deputy Administrator- BGen. Abraham B. Bagasin, NIA Corporate Board Secretary Atty. Jiselle Rae A. Villamor, and PAIS personnel from the Central Office namely Ms. Clarizze Toribio and Ms. Maria Elena Valenzuela went through the strenuous process of travelling all the way from Manila just to show support to the event.

With the limit of 60 attendees, the event was also graced by the Bohol 2nd District Representative Erico Aristotle C. Aumentado, Executive Assistant of the Office of the Governor Arthur Yap in the person of Former Board Member Agapito Avenido with the incumbent 2nd District Senior Board Member Mrs. Frans Garcia, Ubay Mayor Hon. Constantino H. Reyes, staff from the Regional Office, and local farmers attended the ceremony.

Monday, April 5, 2021 - 16:27

In support of the campaign of the national government to end local communist armed conflict, Executive Order No. 18, Series of 2019 is, hereby, issued to create a task force that will spearhead in attaining inclusive and sustainable peace in the province of Bohol by combining and integrating both Task Force Dagon (for Security) and Task Force Hoyohoy (for Development) into one to ELCAC, having the same aim in order to harmonize programs pertaining to security and development in the province.