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The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) (Filipino: Pambansang Pangasiwaan ng Patubig) is a Philippine government-owned and controlled corporation primarily responsible for irrigation development and management in the country.
|Pambansang Pangasiwaan ng Patubig|
NIA Central Office in Quezon City
|Formed||June 22, 1963|
|Headquarters||EDSA, National Government Center, Diliman, Quezon City 1100, Metro Manila, Philippines|
|Parent Agency||Department of Agriculture|
NIA was created under Republic Act (RA) 3601 on June 22, 1963. Its charter was amended by Presidential Decree (PD) 552 on September 11, 1974 and PD 1702 on July 17, 1980. Both increased the capitalization and broadened the authority of the Agency.
NIA's forerunner was the Irrigation Division of the defunct Bureau of Public Works. NIA was placed under the Office of the President (OP) upon its creation. It was attached to the Department of Public Works, Transportation, and Communication under PD No.1, dated September 23, 1972. The issuance also integrated all irrigation activities under the Agency. The Administrative Code of 1987, dated July 25, 1987, attached NIA to both the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and Department of Agriculture (DA). But NIA remained attached to DPWH. It was transferred to OP pursuant to Executive Order No. 22, dated September 14, 1992. Then, it was attached to DA under Administrative Order No. 17, dated October 14, 1992.
Executive Order No. 165, Transferring the National Food Authority, National Irrigation Administration, Philippine Coconut Authority, and Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority to the Office of the President, May 5, 2014. Memorandum Order No. 70, Providing for the functions of the Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization, May 5, 2014.
Memorandum from the Executive Secretary - Office of the President, the Secretary of the Office of the Cabinet Secretary was designated Acting Chairperson of the NIA Board of Directors, November 3, 2016.