As part of the commitment of the Irrigators Associations (IAs) to the Irrigation Management Transfer (IMT) contract with the National Irrigation Administration (NIA), IAs continue the management of irrigation systems despite the COVID-19 pandemic. These activities involve operation and maintenance (O&M) activities of existing national and communal irrigation systems in the region.
Oriental Mindoro - Ceremonial Turnover of Firearms led by NIA Central Office representatives and NIA MIMAROPA Regional Manager William P. Ragodon was conducted on September 10, 2020 at Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro. With them are Regional and IMO management. The activity aims to strengthen peace and security of NIA officials, employees, stakeholders and properties inside the office compound.
Oriental Mindoro - NIA MIMAROPA headed by Regional Manager William P. Ragodon distributes personal protective equipment (PPE) to Regional Office employees on September 25, 2020 following safety protocols.
With him are Engineering and Operations Acting Division Manager Lowell L. Lozano, Administrative and Finance Acting Division Manager Kirsty Caroline M. Hernandez-Aceron, Mindoro Oriental-Marinduque-Romblon Irrigation Management Office (MOMARO IMO) Acting Division Manager Gerardo R. Perez and Occidental Mindoro IMO Acting Division Manager Raymundo C. Calusin.
Farmers benefit from energy-efficient irrigation projects in MIMAROPA. These projects are Magbay Pump Irrigation Project (PIP), Maligaya PIP and Armaca PIP in Occidental Mindoro, Isumbo PIP in Palawan and Cabugao PIP in Marinduque which are all solar-powered pump irrigation projects. Using sun as source of power, the projects are energy-efficient and there is minimal to no dependence on diesel and gasoline which are very helpful to farmers and the environment.