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Dagayday Dagayday THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF NIA REGION 7 APR-JUN 2016 Announcements CENTRAL VISAYAS TRAINING CENTER NOW OPEN FOR ACCOMMODATION DAGAYDAY EDITORIAL BOARD Dagayday is a quarterly publication produced by the NIA Region 7, Admin. Section. 0662 J.A. Clarin St. Dao District, Tagbilaran City, Bohol 6300 Email: [email protected] [email protected] Tel Nos. 038 412-0973 www.region7.nia.gov.ph www. facebook.com/niaregion7 EXECUTIVE CONSULTANTS MODESTO G. MEMBREVE OLIMPIO J. GALAGALA, JR. ROCELLE B. TAPALES EDITORIAL CONSULTANT JOSE LITO F. LAMBOJON CONTRIBUTORS ANTHONY O. ALONZO PIA-BOHOL INFOCEN ROOMS STARTS AT P250 PER HEAD LODGING CONFERENCE SEMINARS FOR RESERVATIONS Contact (038)412-0973 (038)501-9421 On its 79th anniversary, state pension fund Govern- ment Service Insurance System (GSIS) launched the Electronic GSIS Member Online (eGSISMO), a web-based facil- ity that now allows GSIS members to view their service records and statement of loan accounts. Without going to GSIS offices anymore, mem- bers may access eGSISMO any time via their personal computer or tablet equipped with Internet connectivity. Members may go to http://egsismo.gsis.gov. ph/ and register prior to accessing the facility. When registering, members’ business partner number and date of birth are required. The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced that it has started accepting applications for the October 23 schedule of Career Service Examination (Paper-and-Pencil Test), Pro- fessional and SubProfessional levels since last May 23, 2016. The CSE is open to Filipino citizens who are at least 18 years old at the time of filing of application. While applicants may continuously take the examinations regardless of the number of times failed, the CSC stressed that the same level of examination should be taken once in every three months.

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    DagaydayTHE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF NIA REGION 7

    A P R - J U N 2 0 1 6

    Announcements

    CENTRAL VISAYAS TRAINING CENTER

    NOW OPEN FOR ACCOMMODATION

    DAGAYDAY EDITORIAL BOARDDagayday is a quarterly publication produced by the NIA Region 7, Admin. Section. 0662 J.A. Clarin St. Dao District, Tagbilaran City, Bohol 6300

    Email: [email protected] [email protected]

    Tel Nos. 038 412-0973

    www.region7.nia.gov.phwww. facebook.com/niaregion7

    EXECUTIVE CONSULTANTSMODESTO G. MEMBREVEOLIMPIO J. GALAGALA, JR.ROCELLE B. TAPALES

    EDITORIAL CONSULTANTJOSE LITO F. LAMBOJON

    CONTRIBUTORSANTHONY O. ALONZOPIA-BOHOL INFOCEN

    ROOMS STARTS AT P250 PER HEADLODGING CONFERENCE SEMINARS

    FOR RESERVATIONSContact (038)412-0973

    (038)501-9421

    On its 79th anniversary, state pension fund Govern-ment Service Insurance

    System (GSIS) launched the Electronic GSIS Member Online (eGSISMO), a web-based facil-ity that now allows GSIS members to view their service records and statement of loan accounts.

    Without going to GSIS offices anymore, mem-bers may access eGSISMO any time via their personal computer or tablet equipped with Internet connectivity.

    Members may go to http://egsismo.gsis.gov.ph/ and register prior to accessing the facility. When registering, members’ business partner number and date of birth are required.

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced that it has started accepting applications for the October 23 schedule of Career Service Examination (Paper-and-Pencil Test), Pro-fessional and SubProfessional levels since last May 23, 2016. The CSE is open to Filipino citizens who are at least 18 years old at the time of filing of application. While applicants may continuously take the examinations regardless of the number of times failed, the CSC stressed that the same level of examination should be taken once in every three months.

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    Contents

    Office Report Engr. Membreve Re-assumesPost as NIA 7 Regional Manager 4

    News Increasing Malinao Damholding capacity, priority 6over de-silting

    NIA 7 employees take partin tree planting activity 10

    NIA to stop collecting ISFwhen law gets amended 11

    The Farmers’ CornerTwo of Bohol’s IAs,Among the Country’s Best 13

    From the Top

    DA Sec. Emmanuel F. PiñolClarifies Free ISFImplementation 15

    The dam of the Catugasan Communal Irrigation System which sits atop the gorgeous Dam-agan Falls located at Catugasan, Dimiao, Bohol.

    This irrigation facility is a part of the Php 11 million project of the NIA 7 designed to irrigate at least 70 hectares of rice field in the area wherein 85 farmer beneficiaries may take advantage.

    About the Cover

    The appointed Department of Agriculture Sec. Manny Piñol will champion the realization of free ISF starting next year.

    “Ako po’y nananawagan sa ating mga magsasaka

    na ngayong taon po na ito tapusin muna natin

    ung pagbabayad sa irrigation fees sapagkat

    kapag hindi kayo nagbayad ngayong taong ito

    maaaberya po ung NIA natin.

    Ang atin pong projected implementation ng

    walang (bayad), libreng patubig ay 2017. Gusto

    ko lang pong ipaliwanag kung bakit - alam

    po ninyo, yung nakokolekta ng NIA from you

    na irrigation fees ginagamit po nila iyon na

    From the Top

    pangsweldo ng mga empleyado at mga opisyal

    ng NIA. Kapag hindi kayo nagbayad, sabi ninyo

    e sinabi ni Presidente Duterte, maaapektuhan

    iyong NIA.

    Kaya ako po’y nakikiusap na sana maintindihan

    ninyo. Tapusin lang po natin ang taong ito,

    anyway ginagawan natin ng paraan- legal at lahat

    ng paraan para matupad yung pangako ng ating

    pangulo.

    Isa lang po ang gusto kong maintindihan ng ating

    mga magsasaka, kapag si Duterte ang nangako,

    matutupad yan. Kaya lang kailangan idaan po

    natin sa tamang proseso at huwag po nating

    biglain dahil maaaberya po ang NIA.

    Ginagawa na ng isang technical working group

    yung pamamaraan, kung ano ang batas na

    dapat baguhin, ano ang dapat ibigay sa NIA para

    masuportahan po yung commitment ng ating

    Pangulo na libreng patubig.

    Uulitin ko po, matutupad yan dahil yan ang

    pangako ng ating Pangulo pero tayo po ay dapat

    mag-antay until such time na nabago natin yung

    batas, iyong mandate ng NIA sapagkat kapag

    hindi kayo nagbayad ngayon maaaberya yung

    NIA at mahihirapan po tayo sa pag-ooperate ng

    NIA.”

    DIRECTORY OF OFFICIALS

    REGIONAL OFFICETELEFAX:(038)501-9421/501-9544EMAIL: [email protected]

    MODESTO G. MEMBREVE (038)501-9421Regional Manager

    ENGINEERING & OPERATIONS DIVISION

    OLIMPIO J. GALAGALA, JR. (038)412-0973Manager, Eng’g. & Operations Division

    FRANKLIN F. FUSINGAN (038)412-0973 Engineering Section

    EVELINA P. PUTONG (038)501-9421 Operations Section

    MAXIMO J. PIQUERO (0921)796-0559 Equipment Management Unit

    ADMINISTRATIVE & FINANCE DIVISION

    ROCELLE B. TAPALES (038)501-9544Manager, Admin. & Finance Division

    JOSE LITO F. LAMBOJON (038)412-0973 Admin. Section

    SHARON MAE CALDOZA (038)501-9544 Finance Section

    BOHOL INTEGRATED IRRIGATION SYSTEM

    WILLIAM B. BUTRON (038)510-8465System Head

    WILLIAM B. BUTRON (038)510-8465 Concurrent, Malinao IS

    FELIX L. GUIOGUIO (038)510-8481 OIC, Bayongan/Capayas IS

    ALEXIS L. SUAYBAGUIO (038)510-8195 OIC, Talibon SRIS

    BOHOL-CEBU-SIQUIJOR IMO

    NORMA M. MONISIT (032)416-2757Acting Manager

    NORMA M. MONISIT (032)416-2757 Concurrent Head, Cebu Office

    VILMA I. UAYAN (038)501-7150 OIC, Bohol Office

    DA Sec. Emmanuel F. Piñol Clarifies Free ISF ImplementationExcerpt from DZRH interview on June 29, 2016 (on NIA and ISF): 34:22 to 32:30

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    Across the RegionCY 2016 PROJECTS

    BOHOL PROVINCECOMMUNAL IRRIGATION PROJECTS

    NO. OF PROJECTS: 29PROJECT COST: P 91,597,000.00

    AREA GENERATED: 281 HAS.

    BOHOL PROVINCESRIPS/LINE PROJECTS

    NO. OF PROJECTS: 4PROJECT COST: P 455,000,000.00

    AREA GENERATED: N/A

    BOHOL PROVINCENATIONAL IRRIGATION SYSTEM PROJECTS

    NO. OF PROJECTS: 10PROJECT COST: P 83,385,000.00

    AREA GENERATED: 216 HAS.

    CEBU PROVINCECOMMUNAL IRRIGATION PROJECTS

    NO. OF PROJECTS: 23PROJECT COST: P 95,344,000.00

    AREA GENERATED: 334 HAS.

    SIQUIJOR PROVINCECOMMUNAL IRRIGATION PROJECTS

    NO. OF PROJECTS: 8PROJECT COST: P 10,500,00.00

    AREA GENERATED: N/A

    The search for Most Outstanding IAs is an

    annual undertaking conducted by the National

    Irrigation Administration to give recognition to

    the Irrigators’ Associations in NIS, CIS and CARP

    Categories.

    This is judged on the IA’s performance in

    operation and maintenance of its irrigation

    facilities, financial performance and viability

    index and the initiative to uplift the status of

    their respective associations through various

    programs.

    Pres.Tereso C. Cruda in behalf of the San D Mil IA receives a plaque and check amounting P30,000 from NIA top management as one of the Most Outstanding IA in the country.

    only about 5 years. The IA garnered a rating of

    98.10% enough to place them at number 7 out of

    the 9 awardees.

    Topping the CIS Category was the SARBIDA IA

    also from Region 11 with a rating of 100.00%.

    Kawasan-Cayacay IA also received recognition

    from the CARP-IC for having an outstanding

    performance in its operation and maintenance.

    San D Mil IA and Kawasan-Cayacay are among

    the 18 IAs besting the 7,643 registered Irrigators’

    Associations in both the National and Communal

    Irrigation Systems throughout the country.

    The Farmers’ Corner

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    The Farmers’ Corner

    Tagbilaran City – Engr. Modesto G. Membreve

    reassumes post as NIA 7 Regional Manager vice

    Engr. Mario H. Sande who will take charge in

    the initial set-up of the NIA Regional Office in the

    recently established Negros Island Region.

    The movement is pursuant to the Office

    Memorandum No. 39 series of 2016 revoking the

    previous memorandum assigning RM Membreve

    to the Office of the Administrator in the NIA Central

    Office. The issuance of the said memorandum is

    in accordance to the Civil Service Commission

    Resolution Nos. 160235 and 1600498 issued on

    January 29 and May 16, 2016 respectively.

    Both resolutions direct the NIA top management

    for the reinstatement of RM Membreve to NIA 7.

    Meanwhile, a separate Office Memorandum was

    issued to RM Mario H. Sande reassigning him to

    the Negros Island Region to take charge in the

    establishment of NIA Regional Office in the area.

    RM Sande who was assigned to NIA Region 2 and

    the Central Office prior to his designation as the

    Acting Regional Manager of NIA 7 last August 13,

    2014 will be the first Regional Manager of the NIR.

    On a simple turnover ceremony on June 1, 2016,

    outgoing Regional Manager Sande formally

    Office Report

    Engr. Membreve Reassumes Post as NIA 7 Manager

    Quezon City – The San D Mil IA in Dagohoy and

    the Kawasan-Cayacay IA in Alicia both from

    the province of Bohol booked places in the

    recently concluded Annual Search for the Most

    Outstanding Irrigators’ Associations conducted

    by the National Irrigation Administration through

    its Institutional Development Division.

    The pronouncement was in line with the

    culmination of the celebration of the 53rd

    Anniversary of the National Irrigation

    Administration last June 22, 2016 held at the

    National Irrigation Administration Central Office,

    Diliman, Quezon City.

    Nominated for the National Irrigation System

    (NIS) Category, San D Mil IA garnered a rating

    of 99.50% placing in at 4th place behind by only

    a slim margin from the top three IAs. San D Mil

    IA through its President Tereso Cruda received

    a check amounting Php 30,000 on top of the

    Plaque of Recognition from NIA.

    Rounding the top 3 in the NIS Category are

    Ligaya IA of MARIIS with a rating of 99.97%,

    LOWTIPTAM IA from Region 9 with 99.98% and

    San Isidro IA of Region 11 with a 100.00% rating.

    Meanwhile, Kawasan-Cayacay IA is a new

    comer to the scene having been in operation for

    Two Bol-anon IAs, Among the Country’s Best

    Kawasan-Cayacay IA awarded as one of the Most Outstand-ing IAs in CARP-IC Category /L-R NFIA Pres. Silvestre Bunto,EO Dep.Admin. Erdolfo B. Domingo, Former NIA 7 RM Mario H. Sande, IA VP Pepe Asas, Bohol IMO Head Vilma I. Uayan, AF Dep. Admin. Estrella E. Icasiano, CARP-IC Manager Delsy J. Revellame, NIA Admin. Florencio F. Padernal, NIA 7 RM Modesto G. Membreve.

    Outgoing RM Mario H. Sande as he turnover the Key of Responsibility to the upcoming RM Modesto G. Membreve

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    News Office Report

    turned over the key of responsibility of the region

    to the incoming Manager Modesto G. Membreve.

    Prior to this movement, RM Membreve have

    served other NIA Regional Offices including the

    CARAGA in Butuan City and NIA Region XI in

    later appointed as the Deputy Administrator for

    Engineering and Operation in the Central Office.

    RM Membreve reassures to continue the programs started by Engr. Sande, and will initiate other methods to improve the management of the region.

    DAMS/RESERVOIRS

    By theNumbers

    IRRIGATION SYSTEMS

    The Bohol Integrated Irrigation System

    Registered

    Farmer Beneficiaries

    CAPACITY

    ISF COLLECTION per System

    Malinao ISP10,307,177.00

    Malinao IS4,740.00 has.

    Bayongan IS4,084.35 has.

    Capayas IS1,210.00 has.

    Talibon IS1,000.00 has.

    (Firmed-up Service Area)

    Bayongan ISP10,321,304.00Capayas ISP1,580,567.00Talibon IS P2,366,400.00

    FUSA

    11,034.35hactares

    4 410,383

    P29,820,892.00Current Account

    82.41%Back Account

    17.58%

    49.89MCubic Meter

    41IRRIGATORS’ ASSOCIATIONS

    IRRIGATION SERVICE FEE (ISF)as of June 30, 2016

    beneficiaries pay ISF on a per hectare, per season

    per cropping for a span of 50 years while for the

    communal irrigation projects, farmers pay for the

    amortization of the costs.

    And in case the project is shouldered by the local

    governments, then the farmers can put up the

    labor equity and could be freed from the ISF, he

    explained.

    The same law orders the NIA to recover funds

    or portions spent for the construction and or

    rehabilitation of communal irrigation systems

    which funds shall accrue to a special fund for

    irrigation development.

    Beyond all these, Director Sande shared a NIA

    effort to go by way of thinking of those who

    suggested the government scrap ISF collection.

    The NIA, Sande said, has promised Congress to

    do a detailed study by sending out experts on

    benchmarking missions to countries which have

    respective successful free irrigation services.

    “There is a team now studying the world’s best

    practices in irrigation, and NIA could be ready

    with the reports as soon as Congress resumes its

    sessions,” Sande said.

    The regional director who also bared that the

    proposal and campaign promises to scrap ISF

    surfaces each time an election happens, also said

    they need to be ready.

    Farmers in Malinao IS wont have to go to the office to pay their ISF once the implementation of this order will be realized next year.

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    News News

    TAGBILARAN CITY, April 19, 2016–More than the

    reported need for dredging the allegedly heavily

    silted Malinao Dam to increase its water holding

    capacity, the National Irrigation Administration

    (NIA) thinks of something more proactive.

    NIA 7 Regional Director Mario Sande, at the

    recent Kapihan sa PIA revealed that the primary

    intervention NIA is pursuing is not much of the

    de-silting the dam, but rather on increasing the

    dam height by about two meters.

    The move would increase the farm irrigation

    capacity to 470 hectares more.

    On the other hand, de-silting the Malinao dam,

    according to farmers, could disturb the dam

    floor and reopen a hole that has been accordingly

    plugged to stop the water from draining out.

    The proposals to de-silt the dam came amidst

    forecasts of a strong El Niño this year.

    Malinao, which holds five million cubic meters

    of water irrigates a total of 3,500 hectares, a

    few hundred hectares short of its initial target of

    4,740 hectares, according to Director Sande.

    Diminishing water flow from its watersheds and

    TAGBILARAN CITY, April 25, 2016 –It would take an amendment of the law, but which the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) is also helping prepare, as the move by politicians to abolish the irrigation service fees (ISF) gains a foothold.

    The ISF, which the law mandates the NIA to

    collect from the farmers, has been proposed to

    be scrapped, it being pinpointed as that which

    binds farmers in debt, and quells national efforts

    to attain food sufficiency.

    But, NIA-7 Regional Director Mario Sande, at the

    recent Kapihan sa PIA said the NIA is just doing

    its job in collecting ISF as mandated by law.

    Sande bared that section 2-b of Presidential

    Decree 552, or the act creating the NIA mandates

    the irrigation administration to charge and

    collect from the beneficiaries of the water from

    all irrigation systems constructed by or under its

    administration.

    The law says that fees or administration charges

    as may be necessary, shall be used to cover the

    cost of operation, maintenance and insurance,

    and to recover the cost of construction.

    This payment however shall be done within

    a reasonable period of time to the extent

    consistent with government policy, NIA law said.

    According to Sande, national irrigation project

    Increasing Malinao damholding capacity, priority over de-silting.

    NIA to stop collecting ISF when law gets amended

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    Per design, the Malinao Dam spillway will be heightened by 2 meters which will increase the dam capacity by up to 9.10 million cu.m. upon completion.

    Thousands of farmers in the BIIS are overwhelmed with the proposal of free ISF.

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    As a kick-off to the upcoming 53rd Anniversary of the National Irriga-tion Administration, the agency conducted its Annual Tree Plant-ing Program on June 10, 2016.

    The simultaneous nationwide ac-tivity has been a significant part of the agency’s anniversary as a testament to its commitment in helping the conservation of water-sheds in the country and mitigat-ing the impact of climate change.

    NIA’s tree planting activity also coincides with National Environ-ment Month of the Department of

    Environment & Natural Resourc-es.

    Through the assistance of the De-partment of Environment & Natu-ral Resources 7 and its PENROs, the NIA 7 successfully carried out this year’s tree planting ac-tivity. The DENR provided a total of 2,300 seedlings consisting of various tree species which were

    planted across five (5) identified watershed areas in the region which are also source of water in Irrigation Systems.

    In the province of Bohol, a sum of 2,000 seedlings was planted in five different locations. Meanwhile 300 seedlings were planted in the province of Cebu.

    NIA 7 in Action News

    siltation has drastically rendered the dam’s water

    impounding capacity less efficient, NIA said.

    Meanwhile, by increasing the dam height, the

    current holding capacity of the dam increases by

    three million cubic meters, or a total of 8 million

    cubic meters, Director Sande said at the forum

    which was held at the new NIA conference room

    in Dao.

    The Malinao Dam, notably one of Bohol’s biggest

    artificial inland body of water collected from near-

    by watersheds and part of the Bohol Integrated

    Irrigations System local farmers are benefiting.

    Through a visual presentation during the Bisita

    Opisina of the Association of United Development

    Information Officers (AUDIO) in Bohol, NIA au-

    thorities also said by increasing the dam height,

    the move would mean sacrificing about 50 hect-

    ares of farmlands which would be submerged.

    NIA through Director Sande added that Korean

    International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has

    prepared a feasibility study and detailed engi-

    neering work for the proposed plan to increase

    the dam height.

    The plan was for KOICA to fund the dam refur-

    bishment, he continued.

    But recent developments in the country’s econ-

    omy shelved foreign funded projects over local

    funding, NIA’s director who has extensive assign-

    ments in Mindanao irrigation systems bared.

    When that happened, KOICA turned over the

    proposal to NIA, while local experts studied the

    feasibility and its design.

    From the design, a total revamp has been sug-

    gested by experts, and a P600 million is now in to

    start off the new project, Sande shared.

    NIA 7 Employees take part in Tree Planting Activity

    NIA 7 TREE PLANTING 2015

    Office Area No. of Seedlings No. of Participants

    Regional OfficeMalinao IS

    Aurora, Pilar, Bohol 500 65

    Bayongan IS Bayongan, San Miguel, Bohol 500 40

    Capayas IS Calanggaman, Ubay, Bohol 200 30

    Talibon IS Zamora, Talibon, Bohol 300 30

    Bohol Office Calingganay, Alicia, Bohol 500 40

    Cebu Office Can-asujan, Carcar, Cebu 300 45

    Total 2,300 250

    MALINAO DAM IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

    Descriptions:

    • Increase the dam height from 20.4 m to22.4 m.

    • Increase in storage volume of the reservoir by 3.11 million cu.m. from 5.99 million cu.m. to 9.10 million cu.m.

    • Improve irrigation areas.

    RM Sande interviewed by Rey Anthony H. Chiu of PIA Bohol Infocen during the AUDIO Bohol’s Bisita Opisina hosted by the NIA 7.

  • NIA 7 delegates headed by RM Modesto G. Membreve during the opening ceremony of the celebration of NIA 53rd Anniversary held at the NIA Central Office, Diliman, Quezon.

    The Veteran, The Amateur - San D Mil IA cemented its place among the best IAs(NIS) in country after awarded as Third Most Outstanding this year. San D Mil has been inside the top 5 for three consecutive years. Meanwhile, Kawasan-Cayacay IA, Inc. made its debut in 7th place, both in CIS and CARP-IC category.

    Teamwork - Women’s volleyball players discussed a strategy to come back in the game after trailing a set against NIA Region 3. The match is a part of the Sports Competition in the celebration of the NIA 53rd Anniversary.

    An Ambiance of Celebration - The NIA Open Grounds was completely transformed into a colorful stage. The area will be the venue of the major activities throughout the period of the Anniversary Celebration.

    Friendly match- Despite the tension during the regulation, it was the sportsmanship triumphed among the players of NIA 7 and NIA 2 after their thrilling match in the Women’s Volleyball competition.

    NIA 7 delegates headed by RM Modesto G. Membreve during the opening ceremony of the celebration of NIA 53rd Anniversary held at the NIA Central Office, Diliman, Quezon.

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