PostHeaderIcon Launching and Opening of 9th HPSIS Outlet at Upper Valley Community Hospital in Surallah, South Cotabato

Mahintana Foundation, Inc. in partnership with the Local Government of Surallah, South Cotabato has inaugurated the 9th Health Plus Shop in a Shop (HPSiS) outlet on March 14, 2017 located in the Upper Valley Community Hospital (UVCH), a government supported hospital under the supervision of the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO). The HPSIS outlet, located inside the hospital facility, aims to provide safe and affordable essential generic pharmaceutical and medicinal supplies to poor and indigent patients. Present during the program and formal opening were Vice Mayor Hon. Pinky Divinagracia; Dr. Barbara Libatique, representing DOH-12; Hon. Dardanillo Dar, SP member; Dr. Rogelio Aturdido, PHO of South Cotabato; Hon. Ellen Grace Subere-Albios, SP Chairperson on Health; Dr. Ana Marie Tuburan, UVCH Chief of Hospital; and Ms. Liza D. Hora, representing Mahintana Foundation, Inc. Other guests from 3 government hospitals namely, Norala District Hospital, Polomolok Municipal Hospital and South Cotabato Provincial Hospital, also witnessed the meaningful event.

Vice Mayor Hon. Pinky Divinagracia expressed her gratefulness that the pharmacy was established as part of the local government’s continuing comprehensive health care delivery program of increasing availability and accessibility of affordable quality drugs to public facilities.

As a 2015 Galing Pook Awardee recognized as one of the most outstanding and innovative local governance programs in the Philippines, the Health Plus Program continues to explore the possibility of expanding to other government run hospitals in Sultan Kudarat and North Cotabato provinces to also help reduce the out-of-pocket expenses, as getting sick these days is quite expensive and the burden of paying off healthcare costs and buying medicines can bring a lot of financial problems especially to the poor and marginalized communities .

(Clockwise from top left) Representatives from DOH-12, IPHO-SC, MFI, UVCH were all smiles posing with Dr. HealthPlus Mascot; Dr. Dr. Ana Marie Tuburan, UVCH Chief of Hospital, giving her message of support; Participants listening attentively to Dr. Rogelio Aturdido, PHO of South Cotabato, expressing his gratitude; Dr. HealthPlus touring the facility

(Clockwise from top left) Representatives from DOH-12, IPHO-SC, MFI, UVCH were all smiles posing with Dr. HealthPlus mascot; Dr. Ana Marie Tuburan, UVCH Chief of Hospital, giving her message of support; Participants listening attentively to Dr. Rogelio Aturdido, PHO of South Cotabato; Dr. HealthPlus mascot touring the facility and visiting patients

PostHeaderIcon Blessing and Turnover Ceremony of Tupi Nutripan Bakeshoppe’s Delivery Van

Collage_FotorThe Municipality of Tupi celebrated the Blessing and Turnover of the Tupi Nutripan Bakeshoppe’s delivery vehicle on February 13, 2017 at the Municipal Hall of Tupi, South Cotabato. Dole Philippines, Inc. through Mahintana Foundation, Inc. has provided a delivery van intended for transporting freshly-baked bread products to public schools to expand the market of the bakeshoppe and to provide nutritious bread products to many school-aged children.

The Blessing ceremony was officiated by Fr. Carlo Glenn T. Dela Cruz of Sta. Teresita Catholic Church followed by the cutting of the ribbon and turnover witnessed by the staff of MLGU Tupi including Municipal Councilors (Hon. Glenn Hatulan and Hon. Reynaldo Alburo, Sr.), Department Heads (Ms. Renneted Bergado of MEEDO and Mr. Emil Sumagaysay of MDRRM) and Mahintana Foundation. The Municipal Vice Mayor, Hon. Noel J. Escobillo, expressed his gratitude to Dolefil and Mahintana’s continuous support to the Municipality. “We will be supporting and patronizing the bakeshop to help lower our malnutrition rate,” he said.

PostHeaderIcon Immediate Hiring

Mahintana Foundation, Inc. is in urgent need of one (1) Warehouse Officer

Requirements:

  • Male
  • At least College level (preferably a graduate of medical related course)
  • Experience in warehousing & inventory management is an advantage
  • Computer literate
  • With good written and verbal communication skills
  • With good moral character

Interested applicants may submit their Application Letter, Resume, Transcript of Records and other pertinent documents addressed to :

The Executive Director

Mahintana Foundation, Inc.

Cannery Housing, Cannery Site

Polomolok, South Cotabato

Email address: mahintana_mfi@yahoo.com

PostHeaderIcon MFI holds CSR immersion activity

Nine (9) students from Notre Dame of Dadiangas University taking up a Master’s degree in Business Administration actively engaged themselves during the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) immersion in some of the programs and projects of Mahintana Foundation, Inc. on March 5, 2017. MFI represented by Mr. Roel Ian Blanker and Ms. Mythel Faith Solis, spearheaded the activity.

The activity included on-site visits to the Dole Gawad Pagibig (DGP) housing project at Prk. Pagasa, Brgy. Cannery Site, the Nutripan Bakeshoppe and the Ridge-to-Reef program site in Polomolok, S.C. The participants were also oriented in utilizing the free and open-source Open Data Kit (ODK) system for data collection and experienced conducting a survey in 6 DGP project beneficiaries. The students appreciated the meaningful learning experience as it fostered an understanding of the dynamics and scope of various programs/projects of the organization.

(clockwise) Participants visiting the Nutripan Bakeshoppe in Polomolok, S.C.; Surveying project beneficiaries of the DGP housing project; On-site visit of Ridge-to-Reef areas

(clockwise) Participants visiting the Nutripan Bakeshoppe in Polomolok, S.C.; Surveying project beneficiaries of the DGP housing project; On-site visit at Ridge-to-Reef program areas

PostHeaderIcon Basic Geographic Information System (GIS) Training

MFI staff learning the basics of GIS application and recording GPS data using MyTracks

MFI staff learning the basics of GIS application and recording GPS data using their android gadgets

Project Officers of Mahintana Foundation, Inc. attended the training on Geographic Information System (GIS) on March 1, 2017 held at SRC Conference Room, Polomolok, S.C. The training is geared to enhance the knowledge and capacitate the skills of the staff on GIS mapping and operation of GIS application. GIS is one of the computer-based tools used in most of the industries as a mapping system for collecting, managing and analyzing data.

Mr. Roel Ian Blanker, Project Coordinator of the Ridge-to-Reef Program, conducted the training and shared the fundamental concepts of the system including the basics of Quantum GIS. Aside from the general knowledge on GIS imparted during the training, participants were also taught on the basic technical skills in order to create a map which covers 1) Recording of GPS Data, 2) Transferring GPS Data from GPS Device to the computer, 3) Adjusting/Refining locations using Google Earth, and 4) Adding details and generating map using Google Earth.

The participants were able to successfully use the GIS software and generated sample maps using both Google Earth and Quantum GIS at the end of the training.

PostHeaderIcon MFI participates in the DENR-EMB Region XII Silway-Klinan River WQMA Unit Information Education Campaign

16991700_1468476249838153_363071662420717412_o_Fotor_CollageThe DENR-EMB XII Silway-Klinan River Water Quality Management Areas (WQMA) Unit, headed by Engr. Bolawan Sambarani, conducted an IEC on February 28, 2017 on Water Pollution, Health and Sanitation, promoting the importance of preserving and protecting the water bodies including the effects of marine pollution and poor sanitation. At least 150 students, teachers and employees of LGU Polomolok, South Cotabato and Polomolok Water District attended the activity.

Mr. Roel Ian Blanker, representing Mahintana Foundation, Inc. shared about the interventions implemented along the Silway and Klinan Rivers and encouraged the students and the academe to take an active role in helping safeguard the natural environment and controlling and/or eliminating marine degradation.

PostHeaderIcon Job Opportunities

Mahintana Foundation, Inc. is in need of the following:

(4) Project Officers

Requirements:

  • Preferably Male
  • Graduate of Bachelor’s/College Degree in Nursing or any Healthcare related courses
  • Computer literate
  • With good written and verbal communication skills
  • With good moral character

Interested applicants may submit their Application Letter, Resume, Transcript of Records and other pertinent documents addressed to:

The Executive Director

Mahintana Foundation, Inc.

Cannery Housing, Cannery Site

Polomolok, South Cotabato

Email address: mahintana_mfi@yahoo.com

PostHeaderIcon 1st General Assembly (GA) and Election of Officers for Dole Gawad Pagibig Housing Project

(top photo) Mr. Robert Buranday giving his welcome address and message of support to the beneficiaties of the Dole Gawad Pagibig Housing Project; (lower photo) Ms. Mythel Faith Solis, Project Officer in-charge, presenting the DGP Community organizing project

Mr. Robert Buranday giving his welcome address to the beneficiaries of the Dole Gawad Pagibig (DGP) Housing Project (top photo); Beneficiaries listening attentively to the Project Officer in-charge, Ms. Mythel Faith Solis’s presentation about the DGP project (bottom).

On February 26, 2017, Mahintana Foundation, Inc. organized the first General Assembly of the Dole Gawad Housing beneficiaries held at Dole Gawad Pagibig (DGP) subdivision, Brgy. Cannery, Polomolok, South Cotabato. A total of 121 beneficiaries were oriented about the DGP project, their financial obligations and specific roles and tasks in building a productive and sustainable community.

Mr. Nicolas Ledesma, Sarangani Resources Corporation (SRC) staff, presented the Deeds of Covenant, restrictions and conditions and discussed the enforced contents in the covenant in protecting the property values. The participants reviewed, agreed and affixed their signatures in all the pages of the agreement.

Officers were later elected through the usual nomination and votation in order to develop new leaders to organize the community. The induction of newly elected officers will be held in simultaneous with the turn-over ceremony of the Batch 2 beneficiaries on March 28, 2017.

Dole Philippines, Inc., represented by the Corporate Affairs Division through the Industrial Relations Department, conceptualized and developed a community organizing project for the beneficiaries of the Dole Gawad Pagibig Housing Program responding to the challenge experienced by most rank and file employees living in either rented or stayed for free dwelling units and/or lots situated in urban poor sites. The project aims to help strengthen employees’ morale and dignity by providing a quality and affordable lot and housing units thereby increasing productivity and performance.

To date, at least 40% out of the 144 of the beneficiaries have occupied their housing units after the turn-over of the 1st Batch on December 5, 2016. Most of the occupants have improved their housing conditions making their area a safe and comfortable place to live in. They also recognized their involvement in implementing various development plans and activities as necessary for the promotion and progress of the community.

PostHeaderIcon Benchmarking activity at the Municipality of Lanuza, Surigao del Sur

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A total of 27 participants visited the Municipality of Lanuza, Surigao del Sur on February 20-22, 2017 to benchmark how the MLGU was able to access the People’s Survival Fund (PSF) with funding close to P 40 million for a 2-year project. The group was composed of representatives from LGUs Polomolok, Tupi, Maragusan and Maasim; PLGU South Cotabato; Mahintana Foundation, Inc.; Tribal Leaders Development Foundation; Sarangani Energy Corporation; Kasilak Foundation; and Conrado & Ladislawa Alcantara Foundation, Inc. (CLAFI). The PSF is a special fund in the National Treasury intended for local government units and accredited local/community organizations/institutions that finances climate change adaptation programs and projects.

The Municipal Mayor of Lanuza, Hon. Salvacion Azarcon, along with the Vice Mayor, Hon. Marvin Azarcon, and Mr. Melchor John Largo, MENRO, warmly welcomed the participants. They urged the group to submit project proposals to PSF for them to access the fund. The profile overview and the PSF Proposal of Lanuza were explained and presented by Mr. Largo. Now, the LGU is pursuing its advocacy of protecting communities from the precarious effects of climate change as well as providing them a climate-resilient sources of income.

The participants were thankful for the inputs provided to them by LGU Lanuza including the basic components and preparations needed in creating a quality project proposal for PSF. They also had the chance to tour the Municipal office and the centennial house known as the “Whitehouse” of Lanuza.

PostHeaderIcon New Dumangas Health Center Renovation Blessing and Turn-over Ceremony

The Brgy. New Dumangas locals participated in the Blessing and Turn-over Ceremony of their newly renovated Health Center on February 14, 2017. Community-based and patient-directed, the Barangay Health Center caters the need of the members of the community by providing first aid, maternal and child health care, diagnosis of social diseases, and other basic health services.

The Health Center was successfully turned-over to the BLGU headed by Hon. Dante Tidula and RHU headed by Midwife Patricia Etana. Hon Tidula thanked everyone who attended and acknowledged all the efforts made in order to materialize the renovation of the facility.

The blessing of the building and the ribbon cutting ceremony were participated by the project donors, sponsors and partners, namely, Mr. Randolph I. Fleming, the VP and Managing Director of Dole Philippines, Inc.; Dr. Salvecio Dagang, Tboli Mun. Admin; Hon. Ronie Dela Pena, SB Chair on Health and Nutrition; Dr. Jospehine Armada, MHO Head; and Ms. Patricia Etana, Brgy. Health Center Midwife. The program also held a simultaneous turnover ceremony of the health center to the BLGU-New Dumangas, RHU and LGU-Tboli by awarding the miniature health center building.

Mr. Randolph Fleming was elated to see both children and their parents supporting the event and encouraged the community to continue to support community-based related projects of the company.

The renovation project was made possible through a private-public partnership of Dole Philippines, Inc. through Mahintana Foundation, Inc. together with the BLGU and LGU-Tboli.

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(clockwise from top photo) The newly renovated Health Center officially opened through a Ribbon cutting ceremony; Turnover of the miniature health center to BLGU headed by Hon. Dante Tidula and RHU headed by Midwife Patricia Etana; Blessing Ceremony witnessed by project donors, sponsors and partners

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