SCHISTOSOMIASIS AWARENESS AND MASS DRUG ADMINISTRATION ORIENTATION

In partnership with the Department of Health (DOH) Eastern Visayas Community for Health Development through Schistosomiasis Control and Elimination Program, the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Region VIII, initiated an Orientation on Schistosomiasis Awareness and Mass Drug Administration for NIA employees on May 25, 2022 at the NIA 8 Training Center, Marasbaras, Tacloban City.

This is to increase the level of awareness and impart practices on the prevention and control on Schistosomiasis to ensure safety of the employees and progressively address the prevalence of Schistosomiasis as public health problem in the region.

INOCULATION OF THE FIRST BOOSTER DOSE OF COVID-19 VACCINE AT NIA RO8

In adherence to the vaccination program of the government in prevention and control of the spread of CoVID-19 and reducing the mutation of the virus variants, the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Region VIII, in coordination with the Department of Health (DOH), conducted inoculation of first booster dose of CoVID-19 Vaccine for eligible employees, who completed their primary series of vaccine for protection, and to mitigate transmission of virus in the workplace on May 5, 2022 at NIA 8 Training Center, Marasbaras, Tacloban City.

Engr. Georden A. Lemsic, Officer-In-Charge of NSIMO conducted close monitoring and supervision on the ongoing construction of prior years projects in Northern Samar.

Engr. Georden A. Lemsic, Officer-In-Charge of NSIMO conducted close monitoring and supervision on the ongoing construction of prior years projects in Northern Samar.

SITE VISIT IN CAPIÑAHAN FAMILY MODEL FARM

Region 8—The Operation Department Manager, Delsy J. Revellame, SMD Area Engineers, Louie V. Mendoza and Glenn Dexter B. Laurente, Irrigation Management Office (IMO) Managers—Conrado M. Samson (Biliran-Leyte del Norte-Leyte del Sur IMO), Rizalina B. Gallarde (Eastern-Western Samar IMO), and Georden A. Lemsic (Northern Samar IMO), and other NIA staff, conducted site visit in Capiñahan Family Model Farm in Capiñahan, Naval, Biliran on January 27, 2022.

CONDUCT OF FINALIZATION OF CY 2021 INVENTORY OF IRRIGATION SYSTEMS

Region 8—The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) conducts its annual inventory of irrigation systems on January 25-27, 2022 to finalize regional CY 2021 inventory of irrigation systems, and reconcile data of project physical accomplishments and O&M performance.

The Operation Department Manager, Delsy J. Revellame; Systems Management Division (SMD) Manager, Eusebio S. Villamanto; SMD Area Engineers, Louie V. Mendoza and Glenn Dexter B. Laurente, attended the activity and provided recommendations and technical guidance to improve data entry, as well as to close the gap of potential irrigable area in Eastern Visayas.

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