The National Irrigation Administration (NIA), in partnership with the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), turnovers the Sta. Cruz Communal Irrigation Project (CIP) in Jaro, Leyte to the Taytay-Iphag-Gapas Irrigators Association (TIGIA), Inc., headed by Tito T. Liporada (IA President) on March 12, 2021.
The project was completed on December 2020, funded by the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program-Irrigation Component (CARP-IC), amounting to P25.4-million.
This aims to provide reliable irrigation water to 116 hectares service area in barangay Sta. Cruz and Pange, which will benefit to 66 farmers and 20 agrarian reform beneficiaries.
On behalf of the NIA Management, headed by Administrator Ricardo R Visaya, the Acting Regional Manager, Ruby C. Tuan, Jr., with IMO Manager Conrado M. Samson, represented and spearheaded the turnover ceremony.
Also, other stakeholders and partners in irrigation development attended and witnessed the turnover ceremony—Danilo Artugue, Provincial Agrarian Reform; Gualberto D. Dico, PARCCOM Chairperson; Venerando C. Arbas, Municipal Administrator; Roland C. Macaso, Chairman of Brgy. Sta. Cruz, Jaro Leyte; Letecia S. Celda, Chairwoman, Brgy. Pange, Jaro, Leyte, Fr. Arc Ryll C. Bureres, Parish Priest, and the TIGIA officers and members.
The NIA remains committed to its mandate of providing efficient, reliable, and sustainable irrigation services to attain the highest satisfaction of the Filipino farmers.