by: ;Kim Aubry M. Pardillo, Property Officer, Davao Oriental IMO - uploaded March 14, 2024

Under the guidance of Acting Manager Engr. Gil G. Valdez, the NIA Davao Oriental IMO Management recently executed a successful turnover of the Banahaw SIS project to our esteemed farmer beneficiaries. The comprehensive project included the rehabilitation of an 11-meter canal lining, the construction of a 239.42-meter canal lining featuring three appurtenant structures, and the establishment of an Irrigators Association Shed. Executed by R1616 Construction and Supply at a cost of Php 2,000,000.00, this initiative is poised to significantly impact the agricultural landscape.

The Banahaw SIS, a testament to collaborative efforts, holds great promise for our farmer-beneficiaries, poised to enhance their crop yields substantially. By addressing water scarcity issues, this initiative enables farmers to cultivate their lands with increased efficiency, creating optimal growth conditions for their crops. Beyond the immediate agricultural gains, this development plays a pivotal role in fostering agricultural sustainability, contributing to overall community empowerment through economic stability and heightened food security.

The completed rehabilitation of an 11-meter canal lining, the construction of a 239.42-meter canal featuring three appurtenant structures

The Irrigators Association Shed which is part of the project. 

Seated  from left to right,  Ms. Christelyn Sobrecary, IA President Mr. Romehildo E. Dongapon, and Engr. Elmer Joseph S. Coronel sign the turnover documents.

The turnover activity was presided over by Engr. Elmer Joseph Coronel, the Engineering and Operations (EO) Section Head of Davao Oriental IMO. The Kaginhawaan-Banahaw Irrigators Association, Inc., symbolically accepted the newly-repaired system through IA President Mr. Romehildo E. Dongiapon, ensuring that the association will oversee its operation and maintenance. Graced by other key personnel of the IMO, namely, Engr. Dennis Andri Go, the Operation and Maintenance Unit Head, and Christelyn Sobrecary, the Institutional Development Unit Head, the event marked a crucial milestone in the sustainable development of the local community.

For questions and/or clarifications, you may contact:
Regional Manager A
NIA XI Regional Office