NIA welcomes new Palawan IMO chief

Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro - The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) MIMAROPA welcomes Engr. Fidel P. Martinez as the new chief of Palawan Irrigation Management Office (IMO) during the turnover ceremony on September 2, 2022. NIA MIMAROPA Regional Manager William P. Ragodon presides the activity together with the Regional and IMO Division Managers.

Pursuant to the directives of NIA Administrator Benny D. Antiporda stated in Office Memorandum No. 113 s. 2022, outgoing Division Manager Conrado V. Carndenas Jr. will pass on the baton of leadership to Engr. Martinez. He served as Acting Division Manager of Laguna-Rizal IMO (LRIMO) before being designated as Division Manager of Palawan IMO. Meanwhile, Engr. Cardenas is set to retire on September 4, 2022 after serving the Agency for forty-one (41) years.

Engr. Cardenas expressed his gratitude to the Regional Management and for the support and cooperation of Palawan IMO employees during his term. Meanwhile, Regional Manager Ragodon recognized the contributions of Engr. Cardenas during NIA MIMAROPA’s achievement as Best Regional Office in 2018 and 2020. Palawan IMO was hailed as Best IMO on the same years. He hoped that Engr. Martinez will have the same performance as Engr. Cardenas.

In his acceptance speech, Engr. Martinez assures that he will deliver high quality of service since he has been with NIA for many years now. He asked for the guidance of Engr. Cardenas during the transition period as well as the support of Palawan IMO as their new Division Manager. Engr. Martinez said that he will do his best for the best interest of Palawan IMO. He also asked for the guidance of Regional Manager Ragodon regarding projects in the province.

Also present during the ceremony are Engineering and Operations Division Manager Lowell L. Lozano, Administrative and Finance Division Manager Kirsty Caroline M. Hernandez-Aceron, MOMARO IMO Division Manager Gerardo R. Perez, Occidental Mindoro IMO Division Manager Raymundo L. Calusin, Laguna-Rizal’s new Division Manager Engr. Armando Flores and key officials and employees./AVGB