Joint Inspection for the Convergence Projects between NIA MOMARO IMO and Calapan City LGU, successfully carried out

Oriental Mindoro - A joint inspection of NIA Mindoro Oriental-Marinduque-Romblon (MOMARO) Irrigation Management Office (IMO) and Local Government Unit (LGU) of Calapan City was conducted on October 3, 2023, in support of the present administration's convergence program under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) Fund, for the projected 3-kilometer concrete Farm-to-Market Road at Lateral A of Baco-Bucayao RIS located in Brgy. Canubing I, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro. The said activity was participated by Senior Engineer A Khen M. Rivera, Senior Engineer A Emelito V. Urriquia, Engineer A Junar C. Veloso, Engineer Jenalyn Ramirez, Canubing I Brgy. Captain Joselito Olaño and some concerned residents.

On October 6, 2023, a coordination meeting was also conducted to discuss and present the said proposed project. The project profile was explained by Engr. Jenalyn Ramirez of City Engineering Office and Ms. Geraldine Maliwanag of the City Planning Department. Present during the meeting were Baco-Bucayao River Irrigation System (RIS) Head Maria Victoria O. Malenab, and Calapan City LGU representatives Atty. Rey Daniel Acedillo, Ms. Elsa Morales, and Mr. Jelson Masongsong to give clarifications on the queries and concerns of the affected residents. Through the cooperation and participation of the residents and concerned government offices, the meeting was ended successfully.

The success of this project will improve agricultural productivity, and increase farmers' income. This project is possible through the initiative and leadership of Regional Manager Ronilio M. Cervantes, NIA MOMARO IMO Manager Gerardo R. Perez, and Calapan City Mayor Marilou Flores-Morillo.