NIA Regional Manager John N. Celeste (extreme left)confers with
Mary Jean P. Estefanio, designated team leader of the visiting
Internal Audit Services (IAS) during the exit conference. The 2-week
operations audit is in adherence with the NIA Board directive requiring
all regional offices to submit monthly status report of actions taken
concerning previous findings submitted as early as 2012. Optimizing fund
utilization which will redound to greater benefits of the farmers is one of the
key strategic directions of NIA Administrator Florencio F. Padernal towards financial management reform in the agency.
URDANETA CITY - The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) in the Ilocos is set to launch in April its stakeholders network dubbed ‘NIA Communication Advocacy Network’.
Engineer John Celeste, NIA regional manager, said the activity aims to strengthen NIA’s public relations through the establishment of stakeholders network which is part of the NIA national strategic plan.
“It is our fervent desire that the public will be pertinently informed of various updates in the field of irrigation management,” Celeste said.
Celeste is confident that the participation of stakeholders composed of tri-media representatives, line agencies and civic organizations concerned will provide an avenue where best practices of stakeholders will be shared in an objective and professional manner to attain positive results for the common good.
The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) is a government-owned and controlled corporation (GOCC) primarily responsible for irrigation development in the Philippines. It was created under Republic Act (RA) 3601 on June 22, 1963. Its charter was later amended by Presidential Decree (PD) 552 on September 11, 1974 and PD 1702 on July 17 1980, both increasing its capitalization and broadening its authority. (VHS/PIA-1, Pangasinan)