Monday, April 2, 2018 - 13:24

From L-R: Engr. Loayon, EOD Manager Engr. Fusingan, Mr. Makinano, Engr. Espinosa, Dimiao Mayor, Guivencan, Mr. Gulay, Catugasan Brgy.Capt. Cagud Jr., and IA Pres. Cagud Sr.

CATUGASAN, DIMIAO – On Friday, March 16, 2018, the National Irrigation Administration Regional Office 7, through the Bohol Irrigation Management Office formally turned over the newly completed Catugasan Communal Irrigation System (CIS) to its beneficiary, the Dimiao Catugasan Irrigators Association Inc. of Barangay Datag and Catugasan, Bohol, headed by its president Antonio N. Cagud Sr. for them to handle the operation and maintenance of the said irrigation system.

The turnover ceremony began at around 9:30 in the morning and was attended by the NIA R-7 EOD Acting Manager, IMO personnel, IA officers, 2nd Dist. Cong. Yap’s representative – Engr. Rene Espinosa, Gov. Edgar M. Chatto’s representative – Mr. Renerio Makinano, Mayor Danilo M. Guivencan, and Barangay officials.

Engr. Franklin F. Fusingan, the Acting Division Manager of the Engineering and Operations Division, led the turnover ceremony in behalf Regional Manager Modesto G. Membreve who was in Cebu City to attend the Regional Development Council (RDC) Full Council Meeting.

In his turnover message, Engr. Fusingan told everyone that in as much as the NIA Region 7 Regional Manager Modesto G. Membreve wanted to grace this activity; he cannot do so because he is in Cebu City today to attend a very important affair which is the Regional Development Council (RDC) Full Council meeting that will approve and indorse the projects of the region to the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA).

He also expressed words joy for the successful completion of the project and made special mentions to all the government officials present for their steadfast support to the NIA projects in their jurisdictions.

“As one of the public officials tasked to implement the projects of the agency for the farmers, it is my honour and pride to be here and facilitate the transfer of this structure to its beneficiaries for their lifetime use.” added Engr. Fusingan

As final message, Engr. Fusingan told the IA officers and members to vigorously maintain the operability of the irrigation system because it will help improve their livelihood and so that the future generation will also benefit from it.

He also added that mutual respect, cooperation and unity must always exist among all the members of the IA because without it, the structure will not last long because its maintenance must not be done only by one or the several few but all the members of the organization.

Mayor Danilo M. Guivencan who graced the said activity expressed words of thanks and gratitude to all the personnel of the NIA R-7 headed by Regional Membreve for giving such God given project to the Municipality of Dimiao, which according to him will boost the livelihood of the farmers.

“I would like to encourage the IA members to take good care of the irrigation system so that the NIA leadership will be encouraged to add more projects like this in our place because they will see that you appreciate and value their work of building irrigation systems.” added Mayor Guivencan

As parting words, Mayor Guivencan reaffirmed and assured the NIA personnel present of his continued and unwavering support to its projects in his municipality.

For his part, IA President Antionio N. Cagud Sr. expressed his words of gratitude to the NIA Region 7 headed by RM Membreve for its successful completion and turnover of the project which the IA members will benefit.

According to him, the people of Catugasan are very happy and proud because the irrigation system which their fore fathers and elders have dreamed for several decades have become a reality.

“Since the dream of our fore fathers and elders is in our hands now, I assure all of you here present that the IA officers and members will not fail our ancestors by cultivating, and maintaining the operability of this structure.” added Cagud. 

The Catugasan Small Irrigation System project will cater the ninety (90) hectares service areas of Barangay Datag and Catugasan, Dimiao, Bohol that have forty one (41) strong IA members.

The said project was undertaken through the force account works that amounted two million five hundred thousand (2.5M) pesos. It was supervised by Engr. Maria Cesarea L. Cagaanan as project in-charge, Ana G. Piquero and Rhea Mae R. Dumayac as Institutional Development Officers from the Bohol Irrigation Management Office.

 

 

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 13:14

From L-R: Engr. Loayon, Casbu IA Pres. Golosinda, Brgy. Capt. Candaza, Regional Manager Membreve, Engr. Espinosa, IA members and Parish Priest during the ceremonial ribbon cutting.

CASBU, GUINDULMAN – On Thursday, March 15, 2018, the National Irrigation Administration Regional Office 7, through the Bohol Irrigation Management Office formally turned over the newly completed Casbu Small Irrigation Project (SIP) to its beneficiary, the CASBAFA Irrigators Association Inc. of Barangay Casbu and Batu Guindulman, Bohol, headed by its president Anecito L. Golosinda for them to handle the operation and maintenance of the said irrigation system.

The turnover ceremony began at around 9:00 o’clock in the morning and was attended by the NIA R-7 regional manager, IMO personnel, IA officers, 2nd Dist. Cong. Yap’s representative – Engr. Rene Espinosa, Gov. Edgar M. Chatto’s representative – Mr. Renerio Makinano, Mayor Alvino M. Balo’s representative – Hon. Arnel Amparo and Barangay officials.

Engr. Modesto G. Membreve, the NIA R-7 regional manager, led the turnover ceremony.

In his turnover message, Regional Manager Membreve said that he is very thankful to the Almighty Father for helping him and his entire NIA R-7 crew to accomplish the Casbu SIP.

According to him, he initiated the said project construction before he was assigned in Region 4-A last year. He expressed overwhelming joy because in his return as head of this regional office, he was the one who formally transferred the completed project to its beneficiary.

“This project was the product of the collaboration of all the people present here today, beginning from the IA officers and members up to both the local and national officials who contributed their time, resources, and services so that this project will be realized and completed with the goal of helping  the IA members and their families.”  Said RM Membreve

He also added that as beneficiary of the irrigation system, the constituents of Casbafu are very blessed because out of all the more than forty two thousand (42,000) barangays all over the Philippines, they were one of the several few who received irrigation projects from the agency.

“My request to all of you is for you to develop the sense of ownership so that all of you will sincerely take good care of what you have received today.” added RM Membreve.

As final message, he assured all the members of the IA that he will give them additional one million two hundred thousand (1.2M) worth of project for the extension of the canals so that the neighbouring barangays may also be served by the conveyed irrigation system.

For his part, IA president Golosinda expressed words of thanks towards RM Membreve for his positive and quick response to their request to have an irrigation system since before they can only plant and harvest “palay” once a year.

“From now on, we can already increase our planting and harvest into two times a year because of this God given irrigation system which the NIA had given us.” said Golosinda.

He also assured RM Membreve and all the government officials present in the said affair that he will spearhead the maintenance of the communal irrigation system as an expression of the IA’s gratitude to the NIA and the government.

Government officials present have expressed their warm greetings to the leadership of RM Membreve for a job well done in completing the Casbu CIS that will certainly have a great impact on the livelihood of the farmers.

They have also expressed words of joy and congratulations to the IA members for finally receiving their long time prayed irrigation system.

The Casbu Small Irrigation Project will cater the forty (40) hectares service areas of Barangay Casbu and Batu, Guindulman Bohol that have fifty six (56) strong IA members.

The said project was undertaken through the force account works that amounted nine million (9M) pesos. It was supervised by Engr. Epiphanio A. Olaivar as project in-charge and Leonardo C. Dotarot as Institutional Development Officer from the Bohol Irrigation Management Office.

 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 08:10

2nd Dist. Cong. Aristotle C. Aumentado (wearing pink polo shirt) cuts the ribbon with NIA R-7 Regional Manager Modesto G. Membreve during the ceremonial ribbon cutting of the newly conveyed Cansague Sur Small Irrigation System.

POBLACION, SAN ISIDRO – On Friday, March 9, 2018, the National Irrigation Administration Regional Office 7, through the Bohol Irrigation Management Office formally turned over the operation and maintenance of the newly completed Cansague Sur (Masunoy) Small Irrigation System (SIS) to its beneficiary, the Poblacion – Masunoy Irrigators Association Inc. of Barangay Poblacion and Masunoy, San Isidro, Bohol, headed by its president Sabino G. Orbuda for them to handle the operation and maintenance of the said irrigation system.

The turnover ceremony began at around 9:30 in the morning and was attended by the NIA R-7 regional manager, IMO personnel, IA officers, 2nd District Congressman Aristotle C. Aumentado, Gov. Edgar M. Chatto’s representative – Mr. Ariel Lungay, Mayor Jacinto B. Naraga’s representative – Hon. Lourdes Samuya and Barangay officials.

Engr. Modesto G. Membreve, the NIA R-7 regional manager, led the turnover ceremony.

In his turnover message, Regional Manager Membreve expressed words of praise to the Almighty Father for giving him and the personnel of the NIA R-7 the strength and wisdom to accomplish the small irrigation system project.

He gave special mention to Cong. Aumentado for always supporting the projects and activities of the NIA R-7 despite his busy and hectic schedule who graced the said activity even if he had prior commitment to attend in Clarin.

According to him, the project was the product of the hard work and collaboration of the different government officials who in one way or another did their part to make this event a success.

“As head of the NIA R-7, I cannot successfully perform all our projects intended to the farmers if any of these government officials present here will not cooperate and help the agency. Therefore, we should also be grateful to them for their support and efforts.” said RM Membreve.

“I would like to encourage the farmers to maximize the use of the newly constructed irrigation system by diligently planting rice and other crops to increase food production in order to help achieve the food security program of the government.” added RM Membreve

As final message, RM Membreve told the IA beneficiaries to take good care of the irrigation system because it will help boost their livelihood income. He also assured them of his readiness to serve and the availability of his office for any project requests and proposals viable and beneficial to the farmers.

Cong. Aristotle C. Aumentado for his part extended his warm and joyful greetings to the Poblacion-Masunoy Irrigator’s Association for receiving their requested irrigation system.

He also congratulated and commended the leadership of RM Membreve for a job well done in assuring the successful completion of the Cansague Sur (Masunoy) irrigation system that will certainly benefit the farmers of San Isidro.

For his part, IA president Sabino G. Orbuda thanked Cong. Aumentado, and RM Membreve together with his staffs for realizing their dream of having an irrigation system a reality.

According to him, the irrigation system will encourage them to increase their cropping density especially that the food demand of the province is expected to rise with the inflation of tourists brought by the completion of the Panglao Airport.  

“I assure the NIA and the government officials present here that as head of the IA I will spearhead the care and maintenance of this God given structures because it guarantees our consistent cropping production.

The local officials present have also expressed words of joy for the ceremonial turnover of the irrigation system.  They have also assured continues support and dedication to serve them because according to them the farmers are the key players in safeguarding the food security of the province.

The Cansague Sur (Masunoy) Small Irrigation System project will cater the fifty three (53) hectares service areas of Barangay Poblacion and Masunoy, Balilihan Bohol that have forty (40) strong IA members.

The said project was undertaken through the force account works that amounted five million one hundred twenty five thousand (5.125M) pesos. It was supervised by Engr. Bienvenido T. Seroje as project in-charge and Princes Elaine O. Curiba and Severo G. Caipang as Institutional Development Officers from the Bohol Irrigation Management Office.

 

 

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