In the province of Bataan, the forum was conducted on January 25, 2018 at Las Marianas Restaurant in the Municipality of Bataan. The forum was attended by the Honorable Mayor Liberato P. Santiago Jr. of Abucay who gave his warm welcome to Guests and participants. The mayor of the Municipality of Samal, Hon. Generosa M. delaFuente was also present at the event. Likewise, the Honorable House of Representatives of the Province graced the forum,Hon. Geraldine B. Roman of the 1st District and Hon. Jose Enrique S. Garcia III of the 2nd... read more


After years of waiting, finally, the NIA Region 3 Farmers Training Center turned into reality when its construction and furnishing was completed before the end of the year 2017. The management made sure that the building be of use in the coming year of the Dog, 2018.

The maiden user of the establishment is the Public Affairs and Information Staff (PAIS) conducting its National Review and Planning Workshop for the Public Relations Officers of NIA nationwide. It was a three (3) day Seminar,... read more

To welcome the year of 2018, NIA employees and officials nationwide simultaneously spin a whirligig or much known as Pinwheel. A new way of saying hello to the first working hour of the year.

The symbolic meaning of a pinwheel is “to turn one’s luck around?” Chinese culture believes the pinwheel is an instrument to turn obstacles into opportunities, thus it has a close relationship to NIA’s adopted new theme “Transforming Challenges into Infinite Opportunities.

The nationwide activity was conducted after the flag... read more

After years of pending construction due to scarcity of fund allocation, finally on November 30, 2017, the NIA Region 3 Farmers Training Center was completed. The 15-bedroom building was completed with complete amenities. It is likewise fully furnished and now is ready for use.

The Farmers Training Center was inaugurated on December 21, 2017 which was graced by the presence of the NIA Administrator GEN RICARDO R VISAYA (Ret) and Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance MAJGEN ROMEO G GAN... read more

The Philippines through the National Irrigation Administration as a forefront of this remarkable event hosted the conduct of the 14th International Network for Water and Ecosystem in Paddy Fields (INWEPF) Symposium and Steering Committee Meeting at the Quest Hotel, Clark Economic Zone, Angeles City on November 20 – 25, 2017, with its theme: “Strengthening Global Partnership for Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Irrigation and Drainage Systems in Paddy Fields” was participated by 14 Asian... read more

With the theme “If you are strong enough to say GOODBYE, life will reward you with sweet HELLO”, another milestone and historical event happened in NIA Region 3 and for the entire NIA Family, the reshuffle of selected Section Chiefs and Satellite Heads of the Region.

The date of November 02, 2017 might be the date to remember for those who were given reassignments in compliance to the instruction of the new NIA Management. Though some were assigned away from... read more

As a traditional activity of NIA Region 3, the once a year Operation: Canal Maintenance Visitation was conducted by the key personnel in the region. The objective of the activity is to find out which system/IMO is complying for the cleanliness and maintenance of the irrigation canals and its appurtenant facilities. Though it turned out to be a competition, the activity became a challenge to all field personnel concerned.

The visitation focus not only in the competition, but it is also one way... read more

Team building is a collective term for various types of activities used to enhance social relations and define roles within teams, often involving collaborative tasks. It is distinct from team training, which is designed to improve the efficiency, rather than interpersonal relations.Of all organizational activities, one study found team-development to have the strongest effect (versus financial measures) for improving organizational performance.

The Public Affairs and Information Staff (PAIS)... read more

Around sixty-five (65) participants coming from different provinces in NIA Region 3 attended the Gender and Development (GAD) Seminar which was conducted last August 23-25, 2017 at the Pina Colina Hotel, Tagaytay City and facilitated by Ms. Lorenza A. Umali, Gender and Development Specialist and a former Deputy Director of the Philippine Commission of Women (PCW). It was a three-day seminar which focused on issues related to the forms and definition of Violence Against Women and their... read more

NIA Administrator, General Ricardo R. Visaya (Ret.) inspected the on-going construction of the Angat Afterbay Regulator (Bustos Dam) located in Barangay Tibagan, Bustos, Bulacan on June 7, 2017.

The AARD is the largest Rubber dam in the Philippines, which is now under rehabilitation. The scheme of work is consisted with the repair of dam: replacement the rubber gates, which turned brittle due to the test of time; improvement of the downstream apron, training walls and gates and repair and improvement of Main Canals, Laterals and... read more