Posts Tagged NIA

DA, NIA urged to prioritize recovery of typhoon-hit agri areas to address rising food costs

Robie de Guzman   •   January 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday called on concerned government agencies to make “a big push” for the recovery of agriculture “food baskets” that were devastated by calamities...

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...

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...

President Duterte fires undersecretary over rice importation issues; more to follow

admin   •   April 6, 2017

It has not been a week since a government official was dismissed by President Rodrigo Duterte. On Wednesday, in front of farmers who attended the Harvest Festival hosted by a...

Former AFP Chief Ricardo Visaya is new NIA chief

UNTV News   •   March 29, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — Former AFP Chief of Staff Ricardo Visaya was swor on Monday as the new head of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA). Visaya replaced Peter Laviña who resigned...

PCA board suspends administrator Avelino Andal

admin   •   March 20, 2017

The Philippine Coconut Authority board has suspended PCA administrator Avelino Andal following reports of alleged corruption in his agency. Promptly after the flag raising ceremony this morning, USEC. Halmen Valdez...

Free irrigation for farmers in Negros island to be installed this month

admin   •   January 7, 2017

The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) will begin its free irrigation program for farmers this month. It aims to increase the production of rice in the country from the current 57%...

NIA 10-year master plan expect to boost construction of irrigation

admin   •   December 22, 2016

  A 10-year master plan is now being finalized by the National Irrigation Administration (NIA). It aims to reach the 75% of the 3.02m hectares of irrigable areas. NIA have...

Gov’t allots 12 to 14-B pesos for irrigation projects next year

admin   •   December 19, 2016

  The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) said, the problem in the irrigation system of the country is one of the reasons why the Philippines is not yet self-sufficient in rice...

Free irrigation, a big challenge to new NIA admin

admin   •   December 14, 2016

  QUEZON CITY, Philippines — The implementation of free irrigation for farmers is a big challenge for the newly-appointed administrator of the National Irrigation Administration. Newly-installed administrator Peter Tiu Laviña...

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