3 weeks Restoration of NIA’s 2021 budget for irrigation systems rehab pushed Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines --- A lawmaker on Thursday pushed for the restoration of the National Irrigation Administration's (NIA) budget for the rehabilitation of the country's irrigation system. During House panel deliberations on the proposed 2021 budget of the Department of Agriculture and NIA, it was uncovered that the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) removed NIA's P4.2 billion allocation for the communal irrigation system (CIS). "The proposed budget by NIA is P4.2 billion. Kaya lang po, the Department of Budget and Management, hindi na po na-include 'yung budget for CIS (communal irrigation system)," NIA head Ricardo Visaya told lawmakers. (The proposed ... more