Finally, after decades of dedicated hard work, the long wait is over for BUED CIS DAM 1 ISA, INC. The La Union – based food producer was adjudged as the Most Outstanding IA (CIS Category) nationwide and First Runner Up for the Most Outstanding CARP IA for CY 2017 on June 20, 2018 at the NIA central office in Quezon City in the occasion of the agency’s 55th Anniversary Celebrations. When the momentous announcement came, the contingent from NIA RO1 cheerfully stood up in unison to acknowledge the congratulatory applause. NIA RO1 Officials thanked everyone who gave support especially those who never gave up for the cause of Bued CIS DAM 1 ISA during their most trying moments before attaining success they truly deserve.
All the sacrifices that each of the officers and members who unselfishly gave their best to attain their goal ultimately paid off. One of the best things that brought them to this credit is on how they strictly imposed their policies.
The rise of Bued CIS Dam 1 ISA, Inc. in 2015 after the restoration of their system emerge as one, if not the most dramatic success stories in the history of NIA.
Their resilience to cope up for the lost years that they should be enjoying if not for the catastrophe caused by typhoon “Pepeng” could not be taken for granted. With their strong determination, after the completion of the project, they were able to slowly regain their organizational strength to compete and even won the 4th Runner-up award in 2015 during the Annual Search for Outstanding IAs (CIS Category) in the occasion of NIA’s 53rd Anniversary.
Last year, they won the 1st Runner-up award under CARP-IC for Most Outstanding IAs for CY 2016 during the 54th NIA Anniversary. Although they did not make it to the top 5 under the Regular Category, still they did not stop dreaming that someday, they will mark a big difference in the history of Region 1. The IA went into a lot of trainings on livelihood programs and agricultural entrepreneurship conducted by NIA and other government and non-government agencies to increase their capital build-up and gain new technologies on farming. They are also coordinating regularly with the LGUs for assistance that could help out in the improvement of their system and its members in general. Bued CIS Dam 1 ISA is a living testimony that no amount of trials can put down a highly-spirited Association who believes in the unity of its members and to the government who is willing to serve its people. But most importantly, the association is being run by people with strong faith in the Almighty.