In its effort to mitigate the impact of global warming in agriculture in Region 1, NIA under the leadership of RIM John N. Celeste forged a tripartite agreement with the municipal government of San Fabian and the San Fabian-Manaoag-San Jacinto Federation of irrigators Association (SMS FIA), Inc. during the NIA-IA 3rd Quarter Conference on September 30, 2016 at the Regional Training Center, Bayaoas, Urdaneta City.
Urdaneta City – A thanksgiving mass was just concluded when NIA Administrator Engr. Florencio F. Padernal, DPA arrived early morning on May 6, 2016 to spearheaded the ribbon cutting and unveiling of the marker for the Regional Training Center (RTC) in simple inauguration rites held at the NIA Compound, Bayaoas Road, Urdaneta City.
Urdaneta City — Public Affairs and Information Staff (PAIS) Manager Filipina P. Bermudez, guest of honor and speaker, lauded the effort of NIA Region 1 Director Engr. John N. Celeste for the successful launching of NIA-IA Communication and Advocacy Network (NIA CAN) on April 8, 2016 held at the new Regional Training Center (RTC) at the NIA Compound, Bayaoas, Urdaneta City.
La Union – In 2009, the Bued # 1 Communal Irrigation System was totally damaged due to typhoon "Pepeng". The Association who was once a recipient of award of NIA's Annual Search for Outstanding IAs in 2007 was poignant and unproductive for 5 long years. Some of its members during that time already transferred to other places to look for a job.