R6 hosts NIA Top Management Meeting

Bacolod City – National Irrigation Administration’s (NIA) top leaders and planning experts gathered here on October 15-17, 2015 for a national planning and target setting for the last quarter of 2015 and for construction year 2016.

Dubbed “Joint Conference for NIA Regional, Project and Department Managers” the event is a regular meeting of the minds for the agency’s frontrunners. Present during the meeting were NIA Administrator Florencio F. Padernal, DPA, Deputy Administrator Engineering and Operations Engr. Erdolfon B. Dominggo and Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance Estrella E. Icasiano.  Representing the Office of the Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization (OPAFSAM) Sec. Fredelita “Edel” C. Guiza was Program Manager Cecilia Claire “Jeng” Reyes who assured NIA of the OPAFSAM’s support.

“Identify, plan, prepare and implement”, Administrator Padernal encouraged NIA managers to be ready and to plan ahead to improve the performance of the agency.

Administrator Padernal further emphasized that the next 10 years will be crucial for NIA hence the need to develop a comprehensive master development plan to ensure that the agency keeps pace with progress and that stakeholders are involved in all stages of irrigation development. /JP (Shimei M. Ramos, DC IV)