After 3 years of rehabilitation, the Angat Afterbay Regulator Dam or mostly known as Bustos Dam, a run of the river type of dam, located in Tibagan, Bustos, Bulacan is at 98.66% completed where the major scheme of work is the replacement of rubber gates in seven (7) pier measuring 79 meters each laid above a concrete ogee dam measuring at 76.9 meter each pier. The remaining work so far is the installation of sprinkler in the rubber gates.

The removal of the old and brittle rubber gates took a bit too long due to a continuous flow of... read more

There is always a room for improvement, and the ISO Readiness Assessment is one activity that can help NIA Region 3 in trekking its way to improve and be qualified to ISO Certification.

Ms. Amelita Paulate and Ms. Ruthgen Abdula from NIA Central Office facilitated the ISO Readiness Assessment for Region 3. The two gave orientations on the process of audit to be conducted conduct in two days, which includes workplace inspection, audit of all offices (both in BANE IMO and the Regional Office) as well as the Internal Quality Audit Team... read more

Ang  Malibay-Kalawakan Irrigators Association ay ang itinatag na Samahang Magpapatubig ng Bulo Dam sa San Miguel, Bulacan na ginagawang kasalukuyan. Ang pangalan ng samahan ay hango sa kani kanilang mga baranggay na pangunahing makikinabang sa bahagi ng patubi (irrigation component) ng naturang Dam.

Bagama’t may katagalan pa bago matapos ang proyekto, ang samahan ay nagkaroon ng Lakbay Aral sa pamamagitan ng NIA sa ilang mga matatagumpay at mauunlad na IA sa Zaragosa, Nueva Ecija upang makakuha o matuto ng mga pamamaraan kung paano... read more

The entire Central Luzon was shaken by   a magnitude 6.1 tectonic earthquake on April 22, 2019 with its epicenter located in the mountains between the provinces of Pampanga and Zambales.

Unfortunately, there are several towns in both provinces that are underlain by soft sediment due to the 1991 eruption of Mt. Pinatubo, which deposited lahar in parts of Pampanga and made the area prone to strong shaking and softer soil. The reason why the Municipality of Porac in Pampanga was most affected and the shaking is amplified resulting to... read more

After the Managers Conference hosted by the NIA Region 3 in Candelaria, Zambales, Regional Manager Josephine B. Salazar called a successive Agency Performance Rating Conference for the Regions’ 3 Irrigation Management Offices to evaluate each performances.

This is in preparation for the submission of the Office Performance Rating to the Central Office as required by the Government Commission on Government Owned and Controlled Corporations (GCG) as partly basis for the payment of the Performance Based Bonus of the current year.

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The NIA Regional Office 3 and the Tarlac-Zambales Irrigation Management Office (IMO) hosted the NIA Managers Meeting in Isla de Potipot Hotel and Beach Resort in Candelaria, Zambales on March 27 – 30, 2019. As part of the agency cost-cutting measures, participating managers arrived the resort via a rented tourist bus.

The meeting was attended by all the Regional, Project and Department Managers of the NIA as well as the Sr. Deputy Administrator, Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance and the Deputy Administrator for... read more

A quality work place is essential to keep an employee on task and working efficiently. An excellent work environment is marked by such attributes as competitive wages, trust between the employees and management, fairness for everyone, and a sensible work load with challenging yet achievable goals.

It’s truly ravishing and satisfying to work in a new and aromatic workplace, where a worker never feel bored but instead so inspired to discharge services.

To further provide quality and prompt service to NIA’s clients, Manager... read more

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,... read more

January 30 - 31, 2019, The National Irrigation Administration Region 3, conducted a distinguished and peculiar seminar to its young engineers. A training aimed to help them establish paths for future success in the field of engineering by listening to the experiences shared by senior engineers who have been also tracked the boulevard of being neophytes before finally become successful in the field.

The experiences shared by each speaker are divergent yet idealistic. No one started from the top. No one instantly became a boss.... read more

Conquering the heat of the incoming summer, the NIA Region 3 key staff under the leadership of Manager Josephine B. Salazar conducted its Review and Planning Workshop in Newtown Plaza Hotel in Baguio City on January 10 to 12, 2019.

The Regional Manager imparted the messages and marching orders of the NIA Administrator Gen Ricardo R Visaya relative with the project implementation of the agency. Included is the methodology of using the CCTVs and drones in monitoring of dams and other irrigation facilities. Likewise, the possibility of... read more