Posts Tagged National Irrigation Administration

DA, NIA to conduct cloudseeding ops in Central Luzon to stem dipping Pantabangan Dam water

Robie de Guzman   •   September 9, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) are planning to conduct cloudseeding operations in Central Luzon to address the declining water level in...

Water from Angat Dam still not enough for irrigation despite rains

Marje Pelayo   •   August 7, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – June marked the beginning of the wet season in the country and with days of continuous rains, about 700,000 hectares of rice farms have already been planted....

NIA: Cut in allocation will not affect farmlands dependent on Angat Dam

Marje Pelayo   •   May 6, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Angat Dam’s water elevation remains below its minimum operating level of 180 meters. As of May 5, 2019, the dam’s water level is at 176.10 meters. The...

President Duterte signs free irrigation services for farmers into law

admin   •   February 9, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law the Free Irrigation Service Act or Republic Act 10969. The chief executive signed the law on February 2 and will be...

Retired AFP chief supports PRRD’s termination of peace talks with CPP-NPA-NDF

admin   •   November 28, 2017

 MANILA, Philippines — Retired AFP Chief of Staff Ricardo Visaya agreed with the government’s move to cancel the peace talks with the communist rebels. “Kung talagang maganda yung intention...

New NIA Administrator vows to curb corruption in the agency

UNTV News   •   November 28, 2017

MANILA, Philippines – National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Administrator Ricardo Visaya admitted that there is corruption in the agency. On the program “Get it Straight with Daniel Razon”, the former AFP...

NIA targets to irrigate more than 1.27m hectares of farmland until 2022

UNTV News   •   June 22, 2017

After five decades, only 59% or 1.85 million hectares of farmland in the country have had proper irrigation system from the National Irrigation Administration (NIA). This is half of the...

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