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A.NATIONAL COMMITTEE
1.

Er. Florencio F. Padernal
Chairman
Philippine National Committee of the International
Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (PNC-ICID)
Vice Chairman
National Irrigation Administration (NIA)
National Government Center
E. De Los Santos Avenue, Quezon City 1100

Tel : (632) 922-2795, (632) 926-4510, (632) 926-4508
Fax : (632) 926-2846
Email : ffpadernal@nia.gov.ph, pnc-icid@nia.gov.ph
Website : http://www.nia.gov.ph/pnc-icid.php?option=whatitis

B.NATIONAL COMMITTEE PRESIDENT / CHAIRMAN
2.

Er. Florencio F. Padernal
Chairman
Philippine National Committee of the International
Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (PNC-ICID)
Address as above

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COUNTRY PROFILE - PHILIPPINES


The Philippines is an island nation located in Southeast Asia. It is composes of 7 107 islands called the Philippine Archipelago, with an area of approximately 300 000 km2 (Table 1). The archipelago is bounded by the Bashi Channel in the north, the Philippine Sea (Pacific Ocean) in the east, the Sulu and Celebes Seas in the south and the South China Sea in the west. Its northernmost islands are approximately 240 km south of the island of Taiwan, and the southernmost islands lie 24 km off the coast of Borneo (Malaysia). The islands are commonly divided into three island groups, which are further divided into regions, provinces, cities and municipalities and barangays. The islands and their respective administrative regions are:

  • Luzon, 142 000 km2, composed of eight administrative regions: Ilocos (Region I), Cagayan Valley (Region II), Central Luzon (Region III), Calabarzon (Region IV-A), Mimaropa (Region IV-B), Bicol Region (Region V), National Capital Region and Cordillera Administrative Region);
  • Visayas, 56 000 km2, composed of three administrative regions: Western Visayas (Region VI), Central Visayas (Region VII) and Eastern Visayas (Region VIII));
  • Mindanao, 102 000 km2, composed of six administrative regions: Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX), Northern Mindanao (Region X), Davao Region (Region XI), Soccsksargen (Region XII), Caraga (Region XIII) and Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao).


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