Eighty three (83) farmers will benefit from the P21M newly-constructed Water Tacligan small irrigation project (SIP) of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) at Baco, Oriental Mindoro. This will cover the 240 hectares of municipalities of Baco and San Teodoro and will get its water from Matulin River.
Water Tacligan SIP is pump irrigation type where construction was started on May 2014 and was completed last September 2015. This aims to help increase rice production and water delivery including prevention of flooding on the service area.
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.