PM Borres is new NIA 6 Manager

Engineer Jonel B. Borres is the new Regional Manager (RM) of the National Irrigation Administration – Regional Office VI (NIA – RO6). By virtue of Office Memorandum No. 201 series of 2023 signed by Acting Administrator Engineer Eduardo Eddie Guillen, Engineer Borres now leads both NIA 6 and the Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project Stage II (JRMP II) at the same time.

Today, Manager Borres took his oath as Acting RM in a ceremony presided by Administrator Guillen at the NIA 6 Regional Office.

Engineer Borres is the Project Manager of JRMP II since his appointment in October 2020 and will continue to led the project in a concurrent capacity.

He was at the helm of the approval of the project restructuring of the JRMP II by the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) board chaired by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Furthermore, the Project Management Office (PMO) of JRMP II was adjudged as the Best Field-Based Project Management Office for CY 2022. The award was a recognition of the excellent performance and accomplishments of the PMO in terms of project implementation. He was also awarded as Best Field-Based Division Manager in CY 2021.

As of July 2023, JRMP II implementation is already at 68.56% and is expected to be fully operational by mid of 2025.

Engineer Borres will replace Regional Manager Rory F. Avance who was reassigned to NIA Region 7.