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COA hits delays in P12-billion irrigation projects

Jul 29, 2018 - 7:05 PM

State auditors blame 'inadequate planning' and 'inefficient' performance for the non-completion of 436 irrigation projects in 2017

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Former AFP chief Visaya is new NIA head

Mar 07, 2017 - 11:31 AM

Retired general Ricardo Visaya replaces President Rodrigo Duterte s former campaign spokesman Peter Laviña who was sacked over corruption allegations

NEW NIA CHIEF. Former AFP chief General Ricardo Visaya is set to again serve the Duterte administration

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Duterte fires campaign spokesman as NIA chief

Mar 01, 2017 - 8:45 AM

5th UPDATE The President mentions his decision to let go of Peter Laviña in a recent meeting with labor groups The outgoing NIA chief says he resigned

Typhoon Nina destroys at least P25-M worth of crops

Dec 28, 2016 - 2:05 PM

The typhoon that made landfall on Christmas Day also leaves at least P83 46 million worth of damage to infrastructure according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

INITIAL REPORTS. NIA Administrator Peter Tiu Laviña receives initial reports on damaged irrigation facilities in areas hit by Typhoon Nina. Photo courtesy of NIA

Peter Laviña is new NIA head – Piñol

Nov 15, 2016 - 10:58 AM

The incoming head of the National Irrigation Administration says among his goals is to provide free irrigation services to farmers

Agri chief seeks P4B additional funds for NIA

Aug 25, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol is also proposing to convert the National Irrigation Administration a government corporation into a service agency

FREE IRRIGATION. Agriculture secretary Emmanuel Piñol is seeking for additional funding for the National Irrigation Administration to cover the irrigation services fee that will be scrapped.

Lawmaker wants farmers’ irrigation fees scrapped

Jul 16, 2016 - 2:00 PM

House Bill 558 seeks to ease the burdens of Filipino farmers and make them more productive

NO MORE FEES? Cebu 1st District Representative Raul del Mar wants to remove a burden off the shoulders of Filipino farmers. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

DBM releases P12.3 billion in irrigation funds

Mar 02, 2016 - 7:59 PM

P11 8 billion will be used for the expansion of irrigation across the country while the remaining P500 million is for NIA s Quick Response Funds

THIRSTY RICE. Palay is particularly sensitive to drought conditions because it depends on a stable supply of water to grow. File photo by Fritzie Rodriguez/Rappler

6 cops killed in clash with communist rebels in Cagayan

Feb 16, 2016 - 1:34 PM

UPDATED The rebels allegedly burned heavy equipment being used for projects of the National Irrigation Administration

Subsidies to gov’t-owned firms rise by 200% in Q1

Jun 07, 2015 - 10:27 PM

The National Electrification Administration Philippine Children’s Medical Center and the National Irrigation Authority were the biggest beneficiaries of gov’t help

Want to start a farm? 3 tips from Kiko Pangilinan

Oct 07, 2014 - 12:26 PM

Presidential Assistant on Food Security and Agricultural Modernization Francis Pangilinan says only a strong private public partnership can sustain growth in the agricultural sector

FARMER-CENTERED. Secretary Francis Pangilinan says the problem with Philippine agriculture is the lack of respect for farmers. File photo from the Office of the Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization

Corruption charges vs NIA officials over P66M irrigation projects

Sep 08, 2014 - 4:01 PM

Government agencies file more than 60 folders of evidence against NIA officials for alleged corruption involving 4 irrigation projects in Caraga Mindanao worth P66 million

FILED. Members of a special investigation team composed of 4 government agencies file evidence against 53 persons allegedly involved in anomalous irrigation projects in Caraga, Mindanao. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Rappler Newscast | August 18, 2014

Aug 18, 2014 - 8:02 PM

Irrigation officials face charges for anomalous projects General Palparan is now in a Bulacan jail Julian Assange will leave his asylum

EXCLUSIVE: Corruption cases filed vs irrigation officials

Aug 18, 2014 - 3:56 PM

In June 2013 President Aquino scolded NIA for irrigating only 65 of its target coverage A year later investigations reveal corruption of alarming proportions

Indigenous elders support ‘questionable’ Iloilo megadam

Aug 05, 2014 - 7:06 PM

The Panay Bukidnons hope the Jalaur River Multipurpose Project Phase II – 3 dams a 6 6 megawatt hydropower plant an 81 km high line canal – will finally bring progress to Calinog town

TRIBAL COUNCIL. Leopoldo Caballero (left), head of the council of elders of the Panay-Bukidnon indigenous people in Calinog, Iloilo, holds a press conference with his brothers Romulo and Rodolfo, also tribal leaders, to express support for the Jalaur River megadam despite unfavorable findings on the project. Photo by Joselito Villasis/

JICA funds PH irrigation project

Dec 04, 2013 - 3:24 PM

The project aims to restore 11 501 hectares and rehabilitate 24 169 hectares of agriculture lands

RESTORING RICE. Galvanized iron liters a rice field in Hernani, Eastern Samar province on November 18, 2013, over a week after the storm devastated the area. TED ALJIBE/AFP PHOTO

COA hits NIA for poor irrigation record

Nov 04, 2013 - 12:37 AM

NIA has spent P67 18 billion out of its P134 811 billion budget from 2009 to 2012 but it has only covered 95 035 hectares of newly irrigated farmlands according to COA

#PugadBaboy: not SONAis punchline 2

Jul 23, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Officials PNoy reprimanded and the legislators in the pork barrel scam

#PugadBaboy: not SONAis punchline 3

Jul 23, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Coughing clapping tongue lashing and other SONA highlights

#PugadBaboy: not SONAis

Jul 23, 2013 - 5:00 AM

President Aquino Noli De Castro Prisco Nilo and legislators involved in the pork barrel scam

Aquino fires NIA head for poor performance

Jul 02, 2013 - 11:56 AM

President Aquino confirms he will not renew the contract of National Irrigation Administration head Antonio Nangel

SUPPORT FOR FARMERS. President Benigno Aquino III (center) urged the National Irrigation Administration to do its part in helping Filipino farmers. Photo by Lauro Montellano, Jr./Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino orders probe on NIA's failure to meet targets

Jun 26, 2013 - 3:43 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda says President Aquino wants to verify the NIA s explanation on their poor performance

Disappointed Aquino scolds NIA for poor performance

Jun 26, 2013 - 11:47 AM

President Benigno Aquino III reprimanded the National Irrigation Administration for failing to meet their irrigation target