LOMACIA Officers, CARP-IC Validation Team, NIA Region XI and Davao del Sur IMO, LGU of Bansalan, and other distinguished guests actively pose for a group picture as they show enthusiasm during the National Validation for CY 2023 Search for Most Outstanding IA CARP-IC Category. 

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NIA Davao del Sur IMO successfully held the National Validation for the Lower Mabuhay Communal Irrigators Association, Inc. (LOMACIA) in view of the CY 2023 Search for Most Outstanding Irrigators Association last April 15, 2024 at Brgy. Mabuhay, Bansalan, Davao del Sur. 

NIA XI Engineering and Operation Division Manager Engr. Felizardo A. Go inspiringly delivers his message to the IA nominee on behalf of Regional Irrigation Manager Engr. Jimmy L. Apostol. 

This momentous event was participated by the validation team from CARP-Central Project Management Office led by CARP-IC IDD Manager Ricardo C. Lopez, NIA Region XI Engineering & Operation Division Manager Engr. Felizardo A. Go, and NIA Davao del Sur IMO Engr. Dexter F. Tinapay. 

CARP-IC IDD Manager Ricardo C. Lopez thoroughly provides the rationale of this year’s validation and extends the message of the whole team to the IA before the start of the validation proper. 

 (From left to right) Sr. Accounting Processor A Nancy P. Bermudo, Sr. Engineer A Engr. Leah Pearl O. Santoile, Sr. IDO Maria Renette J. Basa, CARP AFD Manager Maida B. Mendoza, CARP IC IDD Manager Ricardo C. Lopez, and IDO A Divina M. Alidio strategically composes the validation team for the CY 2023 Search for Most Outstanding IA under CARP-IC Category. 

The local government unit also extended its active support during the activity with the presence of Municipal Mayor of Bansalan Hon. Edwin G. Reyes and his councilmen, Assistant Provincial Agriculturist of Davao del Sur Jovita Bretaña, Municipal Agriculturist of Bansalan Zaldy D. Sumangil, and Barangay Captain of Mabuhay Hon. Gerry C. Culango and his barangay councilors. The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) also supported the IA in the person of Municipal Agrarian Reform Officer Genaro Espinoza. 

The Nationwide Search for the CY 2023 Most Outstanding IA is one of the annual activities of the National Irrigation Administration. This competition honors high performing Irrigators Associations (IAs) for their achievement and success in the operation and maintenance implementation, financial management, and organizational discipline and linkages. For Region XI, the nominee for Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program- Irrigation Component (CARP-IC) Category is the Lower Mabuhay Irrigators Association, Inc. (LOMACIA). 

The validation team officially begins the validation proper through scanning and checking documents and records of the IA appurtenant to their Operation & Maintenance, Financial Management, Organizational Discipline, and other special features of the IA.

This activity marks the commitment of NIA in developing IAs all throughout the country. It takes part in the Participatory Approach Program by which it is necessary to evaluate the overall performance of the association in recognition of their commendable practices and identify rooms for improvement. This hence places the LOMACIA to the national scene, opening great opportunities for the association in the coming years.  

LOMACIA Officers attentively listens to the comments and inputs of the validators after the validation proper to improve their overall operation and organization. 

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