NIA DavNor IA qualifies for the CY 2021 Search for Most Outstanding IA; undergoes validation

by: Shierly Rose L. Distor, Economist A.

Ms. Maricel Del Rosario interviewing the NCFIA officers

With its continuous and sustainable efforts in delivering exemplary performance, the New Cortez Farmers Irrigators Association, Inc. (NCFIA) in New Corella, Davao del Norte, under the leadership of President Emmy B. Cabel, was shortlisted in the Search for Most Outstanding Irrigators Association for CY 2021 and has undergone validation on May 18, 2022.

The Validation Team of NIA Central Office, composed of Ms. Maricel M. del Rosario, Ms. Marivic S. Baligod, Ms. Melyn T. Jover, and Ms. Marife S. Peralta, conducted the validation of documents and inspection of the irrigation facilities of Anaman Communal Irrigation System, managed by NCFIA.

The validation was also attended by Davao del Norted Provincial Agriculturist, Engr. Leonilo Patayon, personnel from New Corella LGU, as well as Division Manager of Engineering and Operations Division, Engr. Felizardo A. Go, Division Manager of Finance and Administrative Division, Mr. Joel R. Soriano, Management Specialist, Mr. Gerardo Barrientos, and Community Relations Chief B, Ms. Lani Sumabat, all from NIA Regional Office XI. Also present were Davao del Norte Irrigation Management Office Division Manager Engr. Larry C. Franada, Supervising IDO Renato E. Cosmod, IDD staff, and NCFIA officers and its selected members.

Ms. Marivic Baligod interviewing NCFIA secretary Joy Bersamin regarding the Operations and Maintenance Performance

Pre-validation activities were also conducted on May 11-17, 2022 to ensure that necessary documents are prepared and the irrigation system itself is ready for the actual face-to-face validation.

The shortlisted IAs were validated based on their performance as reflected in their Functionality Survey Result which covers Operation and Maintenance, Financial Performance, Organization and Organizational Discipline, Assistance Program/Linkages, and Special Features. The winning IA will be awarded with a model farm worth 1,000,000.00 pesos, cash award worth 50,000 pesos, and a plaque of recognition, to be given in celebration of the 59th NIA Founding Anniversary.

**For questions and/or clarifications, you may contact:
Engr. JIMMY L. APOSTOLĀ 
Regional Manager A
NIA XI Regional Office
r11@nia.gov.ph