CAMBA-OL ALICIA – On Thursday, September 14, the National Irrigation Administration 7 Regional Irrigation Manager Ramon A. Bugacia formally conveyed the rehabilitated Cambaol Communal Irrigation System to the Cambaol Irrigators Association Inc. of Brgy. Camba-ol Alicia, Bohol headed by IA President Luis A. Hinautan.
During his second CIS turnover as RM of R7, Bugacia expressed his happiness on the transfer of the newly rehabilitated Cambaol CIS to the IA and commended the Barangay Council’s support and active participation led by its Punong Barangay.
Bugacia assured the farmers that canal extensions will be undergone to increase the service areas that may be covered to increase cropping production.
He also told the recipient farmers that constant communication amongst members is the key towards better understanding and harmony.
“Every member should spend time talking with each other and raise important and even petty concerns to develop constant communication that may eventually establish unity among members” said Bugacia.
“I would like to encourage and challenge the IAs to plan and initiate the establishment of an IA office that will serve as meeting place and reception for all financial, operational and administrative matters” added Bugacia citing past experiences from previous regional assignments wherein IAs have their own office.
As final message, Bugacia discussed the essence of working together harmoniously as the key to success and achieving the IA’s plans and goals.
Punong Barangay Anita B. Ayuban on behalf the Barangay Council thanked NIA’s leadership for its renewed commitment to help the farmers by making the turnover ceremony a reality.
She also added that the CIS will help farmers’ plant rice simultaneously to prevent Rice Black Bugs from surviving as advised by the Agriculture officials of the province.
“This blessing is not intended for one person only, but for all the farmers and the people as a whole” added Ayuban.
President Hinautan on behalf of the IAs thanked NIA, IA members, and the government officials for supporting them and initiating projects for the betterment of their livelihood.
He told everyone that upon assuming leadership he encountered a lot of challenges which includes disagreement and internal conflicts among the members.
He also added that he had not dreamed of becoming IA president, but since he was elected, he will do whatever it takes to perform his current responsibilities to help increase the cropping production of his fellow farmers.
“Let us all take good care of this irrigation system because it is of great help to us, and it will not only benefit the present generation but most importantly the future generation” said Hinautan.
As final message, Hinautan promised and assured NIA head, Engr. Bugacia that he will lead the challenge of preserving the CIS for the future generation.
The said project was accomplished thru the lead efforts of Engr. Epifanio A. Olaivar as the project in charge of the Force Account Works and Joann A. Amaro as the IDO.
The 1.5 million worth CIS project will serve the twenty (20) hectares rice fields and is expected to benefit the 30 Irrigator’s Association members in Camba-ol Alicia.