"Relative to this year's theme, we can modernize our irrigation system kung yung ginagawa noon ay i-adjust natin ngayon. In terms of innovation, tatlo ang kailangan natin. Experience, familiarity and implementation."
These were the words of Regional Manager William P. Ragodon during the NIA Ushering 2019 held on January 14, 2019 at Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro. This was participated by employees of NIA MIMAROPA Regional Office and MOMARO IMO. Palawan IMO and Occidental Mindoro IMO also conducted the same activity.
This is an annual simultaneous activity of National Irrigation Administration to welcome the year. This year's theme is Addressing Challenges through Modernization, Meeting Opportunities through Innovation.
RM Ragodon added that his wish for NIA this 2019 is that the requirement for progress should be first satisfied to hit the intention of modernization and innovation.
Furthermore, he said that by 2022, he wished to accomplish the following:
1. sustain and improve performance of NIA MIMAROPA of more than 90 percent in project implementation
2. Improve operation of irrigation systems
3. Adjust program of 2019 based on the wish of Administrator Visaya.
The Regional Office and IMO chiefs also shared their commitment in order to achieve the goals of the top and regional management.