Upgrading of Alangilan Irrigation Project
Bgys. Alangilan and Granada, Bacolod City

Description of the Area:

  • Alangilan Irrigation project is a P350,000.00 irrigation project funded by the Department of Agriculture and consist of a dam structure, a 40 m. concrete-lined canal and 500m. earth canal.

    Irrigation Dam
    The irrigation dam at Igmalaya creek being inspected by Community Sevice Director and PP Vilmo Limuaco(in jeans) followed by RC Bacolod East President Alfredo Bustamante III and Bacolod City Agriculture engineers.
  • The source of water is the Igmaluya Creek and the earth canal traverses along the steep bank of the creek which is subjected to landslides during the occurrence of rainfall. These landslides cover the earth canal thereby obstructing the free flow of water and also cause damages to portions of the canal.

    Section of Canal supported by sand bags in steep bank area.
  • The total service area of the project is approximately 30 has. and land-use in the area include rice, corn, vegetables and sugarcane.

  • There are two existing SEC-registered organizations in the area, one representing Alangilan and the other is BAGFFA which represents Bgy. Granada. There are a total of 160 members who do not have other source of livelihood except farming.

    Post meeting photo with residents and beneficiaries of 500 meter irrigation canal project with Bacolod City Agriculture officials and Rotary Irrigation committee members.
  • The area is under the agrarian reform program and the farmers have already processed their claims which is now with the Central Office of the Land Bank of the Philippines for valuation.

Objectives of the Project

  1. To upgrade and stabilize the existing irrigation canal of Alangilan irrigation project from a 500 m. earth canal to a 500m. concrete-lined canal.

  2. To increase irrigation efficiency of the project by minimizing conveyance losses like seepage and percolation along the route of the canal.

  3. To increase the potential irrigated area of the project from 30 has. to 50 has. of a combination of rice, corn, vegetables and other high value crop which can augment the needs of Bacolod City.

  4. To provide a source of livelihood for the members in the community thru a year-round farm and other agricultural related activities.

Scheme of Development

THE EARTHEN CANAL drawing water from the dam in background.

       The scheme of development for the upgrading of the existing irrigation project in the area is to tap the members of the community. These members shall be given orientation regarding the additional funds for the upgrading, the source of funds and for them to undertake the excavation and construction of the concrete-lined canal. This would provide the members a source of income during the construction phase. Supervision will be provided by the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist in coordination with the Office of the City Agriculturist of Bacolod City which shall also be responsible for the technology transfer needed for the production of suitable agricultural crops in the area.

Project Cost

Description

Total

IRRIGATION CANAL
Excavation
Concrete Class "A"
Reinforcing Steel
16,840.95
347,990.00
99,618.75

Sub-total

464,449.70

QUARRYING, SCREENING, STOCKPILING AND HAULING OF AGGREGATES FROM SOURCE
Sand
Gravel

17,400.00
37,950.00

Sub-total

55,350.00

MATERIAL HAULING
From Bodega to Jobsite

25,652.00

Sub-total

25,652.00

TOTAL

545,451.70

  1. Total Direct Cost
  2. Contingency (10% of A)
  3. TOTAL PROJECT COST
SAY;

545,451.70
54,545.17
599,996.87
600,000.00

Note: Labor cost=1/3 of total cost
Material cost=2/3 of total cost
Prepared by: NORAH JANE M. RIGOR, Project Officer I
Approved: JAPHET T. MASCULION, Engineer III
 

Diagram

 

City of Bacolod Agricultural Office boss Rene Guanzon(black shirt) flanked by RC BACOLOD EAST PRES. BUSTAMANTE(red shirt) and PP Community Service Director Vilmo Limuaco on his left, Rtn. Civil Engineer Danny Jolipa, member of Irrigation Committee.
Shakehands after the meeting agreeing to cooperation between RC Bacolod East President and head of beneficiaries group.