February 15, 2019 - The National Irrigation Administration – Region 3 turned over to the Castillo Farmer Settlers the two (2) units of water pump driven by a diesel engine as prime mover installed in a concrete pump house above a protective dike which will irrigate 361 hectares of farmland owned and tilled by 69 farmer beneficiaries.
The irrigation system was constructed at the Barangay Castillo in Concepcion, Tarlac, approximately 15 kilometers northeast from the town proper. Its main source of irrigation water is the Chico River, which is about 400 meters away from the installed Pumps. The NIA made possible for the water to come close to the pump by constructing a 400 meter barrel type of canal to its sump where the suction pipe is submerged.
As informed, for over three (3) decades, famers of the service area used to plant corn and other diversified crops due to scarcity of water and which irrigation merely depends on rainfall. Hence, the construction of the pump irrigation system is a dream come true to the farmers of Castillo. Likewise, Palay farming is no longer an aspiration, but would become a reality.
As an additional benefit, the NIA Region 3 Manager, Engr. Josephine B. Salazar pledged that the initial 2000 liters diesel consumption for the operation of the water pump will be provided by the agency.
The event was attended by the NIA Region 3 Manager, Engr. Josephine B. Salazar, Tarlac-Zambales IMO Manager, Engr. Prudencio B. Santos and the Officers and members of the Castillo Farmer Settlers.
2019 BUDGET PREP
February 21, 2019
At the newly constructed Conference Room of the Aurora Satellite Office in San Luis Aurora, the EOD Manager and the 3 IMO Managers together with the untiring Regional Manager started the deliberation at 9:00 in the morning of February 21, 2019 for the years budget preparation as the latters logistic in the forthcoming Budget Hearing at the Central Office.
Also discussed is the Region 3s adoption of the International Standards for Organization (ISO) wherein, each committees were given tasks and key activities to conduct in such a way that the Regional Office and BANE IMO should pass in ISO Assessments.
The RIM also delegated to the IMOs’ Administrative Officers the continuing activities in relation to the Regions Housing Programs. All necessary plans and documents were turned over to each office’ possession.
by Eliseo V. Bitangcol