Friday, July 20, 2018 - 16:08

PAMACSALAN, PILAR –The National Irrigation Administration Regional Office 7 (NIA R-7), through the Bohol Irrigation Management Office (IMO) formally turned over on Friday, July 6, 2018, the newly completed Kubi Small Irrigation Project (SIP) to its beneficiary.

The beneficiary is the Pilar Kubi Irrigators Association Inc. of Barangays Pamacsalan, Anibongan, Aurora and Lumbay, Pilar, Bohol, headed by its president Epipfanio B. Pojas for them to handle the operation and maintenance of the said irrigation system.

The turnover ceremony was attended by the NIA R-7 Regional Manager Modesto G. Membreve, Bohol IMO personnel, Irrigator’s Association (IA) officers and members, Gov. Chatto’s representative – Renerio Makinano, Cong. Arthur C. Yap’s representative – Rene Espinosa, Mayor Eugenio B. Datahan II’s representative – Adolfo Espuelas Sr., and Barangay officials.

Regional Manager Modesto G. Membreve led the turnover ceremony.

In his turnover message, Regional Manager Membreve expressed his deepest gratitude and appreciation to the people present and to all the persons who helped accomplish the said project.

He made special mentions to the government officials for their unwavering support and effort to make the said project a reality.

He thanked the Almighty Father for his continued intercession which helped make the turnover ceremony a success.

He told the IA beneficiaries how blessed and lucky they are that from among the thousands of barangays in the Philippines, they are one of the several few to receive such irrigation project which will certainly help improve their rice production livelihood.

According to RM Membreve, the Irrigation Service Fee (ISF) is already for free due to its enactment upon the signing of President Duterte last February.

“Since there is no more ISF, I am challenging all the members to exert double effort in planting rice so that you will gain much and at the same time help improve the food security program of the province.” said RM Membreve.

He also added that the NIA is so blessed to have government officials in Bohol who are very supportive to the projects of the agency due to its commitment to secure the good welfare of the farmers.

As final message, RM Membreve told the IA members to maximize the use of the irrigation system and at the same time take good care of it so that the future generations may also benefit from it because it’s designed to last for more than 50 years for the next generation to use.

For his part, IA President Pojas thanked the NIA headed by RM Membreve for accomplishing the said irrigation project.

According to him, the said project was very challenging for him and the NIA personnel because of the resistance from several farmers and landowners who were not cool and supportive to the programs of the government.

He also added that because of the earnest effort of the NIA leadership and the government officials, those people began to understand and realize the purpose and mission of the NIA.

As final message, Pojas assured the dignitaries present and his fellow farmers that he will spearhead the care and maintenance of the irrigation system because it will be for the benefit of all the farmers who depends their livelihood in farming.

Government officials present have also expressed words of thanks and warm congratulations to both the NIA and the IA beneficiary for the successful completion, turnover and acceptance of the said irrigation facility. They have also assured their full support to the leadership of RM Membreve.

The Kubi Small Irrigation Project will cater the 24.8 hectares service areas of Barangays Pamacsalan, Anibongan, Aurora and Lumbay Pilar, Bohol that has 130 strong IA members.

The said project was undertaken by the Clavite Construction & Supply that amounted 24.8 million. It was supervised by Engr. Virgilio G. Buslon as Project In-Charge and Heigene S. Jamil as Institutional Development Officer from the Bohol Irrigation Management Office.

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 16:04

CAMOTES ISLAND, CEBU –The National Irrigation Administration Regional Office 7 (NIA R-7), through the Cebu Irrigation Management Office (IMO) formally turned over on Thursday, July 19, 2018 the newly completed Union Pump Irrigation Project (PIP) to its beneficiary.

The beneficiary is the Mag-uuma sa Union Irrigators Association Inc. of Barangay Union, San Francisco, Camotes Island, Cebu, headed by its president Bienvenida C. Torres for them to handle the operation and maintenance of the said irrigation system.

The turnover ceremony was attended by the NIA R-7 Admin and Finance Division Manager Jose Lito F. Lambojon, Bohol-Cebu-Siquijor Acting Division Manager Norma M. Monisit, Cebu IMO personnel, Irrigator’s Association (IA) officers and members, Gov. Hilario P. Davide III, 5th Dist. Board Member Miguel A. Magpale, Cebu Province Consultant on Agriculture Dr. Romulo G. Davide, Mayor Aly A. Arquillano, Municipal and Barangay officials.

Jose Lito F. Lambojon led the turnover ceremony in behalf of Regional Manager Modesto G. Membreve who failed to grace the said event due urgent regional manager’s conference held at the NIA Central Office in Manila.

In his turnover message, Mr. Lambojon expressed the warm congratulations and heartfelt gratitude of RM Membreve for the first turnover of NIA project in Camotes Island.

He also added that RM Membreve was so excited to attend the turnover ceremony but due to urgent and unexpected conference of the NIA regional managers, he was not able to attend this event. Despite it, his mind and heart is with the farmers of Union San Francisco and assured further that more projects will be given to the people of Camotes Island this year and the upcoming years.

As final message, Mr. Lambojon told the IA beneficiaries to take good care of the Irrigation System (IS) so that it will last long and so that the money to be used in repairing the destroyed water system will instead be used to expand/extend the IS for more farmers to benefit.

For her part, IA President Torres promised to the NIA and other government officials present that their association will take good care of the system because it is important to them.

Governor Davide in his inspirational message told the farmers how happy he is that another project which is beneficial for the farmers of San Francisco had been conveyed.

According to him, the said project is another blessing and tool for the farmers to use and maximize in order to become successful in their livelihood to become rich.

Also on the same activity, the Province of Cebu through the leadership of Gov. Davide and provincial officials also gave several farming tools, equipments and seedlings to be used by the farmers in securing good harvest.

The Union Pump Irrigation Project will cater the 24 hectares service areas of Barangay Union, San Francisco, Camotes Island Cebu that has 75 strong IA members.

The said project was undertaken by the BL Pangan Construction that amounted 5.4 million. It was supervised by Engr. Nelson M. Miralles as Project In-Charge and Ramir V. Batumalake as Institutional Development Officer from the Cebu Irrigation Management Office.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 13:43

ALICIA, BOHOL – On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, CARP-IC Project Manager Delsy J. Revellame, together with the CARP-IC PMO staffs, Engr.  Concepcion C. Cablayan, Engr. Rolando De La Cruz, and Engr. Leopoldo Tamulang visited and evaluated the Kawasan-Cayacay Irrigators Association of Alicia, Bohol.

The ocular inspection and evaluation was conducted by the CARP-IC delegates pursuant to the nomination of the Kawasan-Cayacay Irrigators Association as one of the top 15 finalists for the Search for the Most Oustanding CARP Irrigators Association for CY 2017.

The Kawasan-Cayacay IA is one of the few 15 finalists for the search for outstanding CARP IA from among the more than 2,200 CARP IAs all over the Philippines.

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