Inactive and incapable officers leading to poor performance. This was the situation of the two IAs: Bataris sa Patubigan and Katiwala sa Patubigan before they combined to attain a more improved irrigation creating Elvita, Taritien, Malatgao (ETM) Farmers Irrigators Association.
Experiencing failure didn’t stop the IA; it even pushed them to gear up and climb to the top.
“Magkaroon tayo ng teamwork. Walang magagawa ang RM without the support of the base (staff).”
This was the statement of Engr. Ramon A. Bugacia when he takes office as the new acting regional manager of National Irrigation Administration Region IV-B last January 7, 2016. Welcomed by the regional office staff, an orientation was conducted at NIA Conference Room, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro to present the current status of the agency.
Pinasinayaan ng NIA Region IV-B ang 2 irrigation projects sa ilalim ng Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program-Agrarian Reform Fund (CARP-ARF) at Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Project III (ARISP III) na ginanap noong ika-26 ng Hulyo, 2016 sa Roxas, Palawan. Ito ay ang Abaroan-Bantoto Communal Irrigation Project (ABCIP) na mapapakinabangan ng 36 na magsasaka at Mendoza Communal Irrigation Project (MCIP) na inaasahang mapakinabangan ng 38 na magsasaka mula sa mga bayan ng Roxas.
National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Occidental Mindoro Irrigation Management Office (IMO) distributed 26 pump engines to farmers of Calintaan, Occidental Mindoro. Said activity was part of the turnover ceremony of Tanyag Pump Irrigation Project (PIP) held last June 24, 2016.
On behalf of Occidental Mindoro IMO Acting Division Manager Wilson M. Lopez, Sr. Irrigators Development Officer (IDO) Edwin V. Arevalo headed the distribution of engines with complete accessories. Simultaneously, the farmers gave their 30% equity counterpart for the project.