PNHS conducts Biodiversity Strips Assessment

Mahintana Foundation, Inc. in partnership with the Polomolok National High School conducted a Biodiversity Strips Assessment (BSA) at Field 113B/C, 116C, 112B gullies, Brgy. Polo, and field 109A/B gullies, Brgy. Cannery Site, Polomolok, South Cotabato on January 15, 2020. PNHS teachers and students surveyed their assigned areas to document, assess, and observe the current condition of the macroflora and macrofauna composition in the said areas.

It was agreed during the activity, that PNHS shall have a follow through assessment on February and they also agreed to submit their report output by the end of March 2020.

BBGTF convenes for reorientation

On January 10, 2020, Mahintana Foundation Inc. facilitated the Barangay Bantay Gully Task Force (BBGTF) Reorientation activity at Mahintana Conference Room, Cannery Housing, Brgy. Cannery Site, Polomolok. The activity aims to capacitate BBGTF members pertaining environmental laws and policies (both national and local) which tackles Solid Waste Management (ESWM), tips on apprehensions, and the BBGTF legal basis.

The body agreed the following: a) LGU Polomolok, MENRO and BLGUs to identify enterprise owners and operators within Polomolok; b) the BLGUs shall adopt the Responsible Pet Ownership Ordinance; c) schedule of the BBGTF monthly meeting will be on January 31, 2020.  

We are hiring!

We are looking for one (1) Project Officer:

  • Preferably an Information Technology or Computer Science graduate
  • With good oral and written communication and leadership skills
  • Willing to be assigned in Sultan Kudarat and North Cotabato areas
  • With driver’s license
  • Willing to do fieldwork
  • With good moral character

Application letters must be addressed to:

THE PRESIDENT & CEO
Mahintana Foundation, Inc.
Cannery Housing, Cannery Site
Polomolok, South Cotabato
(083) 500-2796
mahintana_mfi@yahoo.com

Applicants may submit their application requirements (application letter, resume, and TOR) thru our email address or in person to our office.

We are hiring!

Mahintana is in need of the following:

1.) One (1) Agronomy graduate with the following qualifications:

  • With good oral and written communication skills
  • With driver’s license
  • Willing to do fieldwork
  • With good moral character

2.) One (1) Food Technology/ Hotel & Restaurant Management graduate with the following qualifications:

  • With good oral and written communication skills
  • Willing to do fieldwork
  • With good moral character

Interested applicants may submit their application letter, resume, Transcript of Records and other pertinent documents to mahintana_mfi@yahoo.com addressed to:

THE PRESIDENT & CEO
Mahintana Foundation, Inc.
Cannery Housing, Cannery Site
Polomolok, South Cotabato

URGENT HIRING

Mahintana is looking for a Registered Pharmacist to be assigned at the South Cotabato Provincial Hospital with the following qualifications:

Interested applicants may submit their application letter, resume, Transcript of Records and other pertinent documents to mahintana_mfi@yahoo.com or to healthplusppf@gmail.com addressed to:

Mr. Martiniano L. Magdolot
President and CEO
Mahintana Foundation, Inc.

PEF and Mahintana conduct SOLARES Financial Management Assessment and Monitoring

The SOLARES team composed of Ms. Grace B. Miguel, SOLARES Project Bookkeeper and Mr. Stefan H. Babera, PEF Livelihood Project Officer visited the partner MFIs and POs in the SOLARES covered municipalities in Sultan Kudarat and Sarangani Province to conduct a financial management assessment and monitoring on December 17-19, 2019.

The first partner visited was the Kalamansig Farmers Agricultural Development and Marketing Association (KFADMA), formerly the Kalamansig Coffee Industry Development Council (KCOINDECO), located in Brgy. Sta Clara, Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat. The team discussed with key officers headed by Mr. Fernando Saycon, KFADMA President. As of today, the association has registered with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).

On December 18, the team visited the office of Ms. Maria Magdalena Ruiz, Loan Officer of Bacbacan Multi-purpose Cooperative located in Poblacion, Lebak, Sultan Kudarat. The team gathered information regarding the financial management system of the cooperative which was fairly established and were closely monitored by MICOOP Area Officers. The system can generate updated financial reports which makes their credit and saving operation easier. With regards to the training needs of the cooperative, they want an in depth analysis and understanding of the financial reports so as to capacitate their staff in interpreting the figures in the report for faster decision making.

The team proceeded to Brgy. Keytodac in Lebak, Sultan Kudarat. The team was welcomed by the association officers headed by Mr. Arnel Butron, the association’s president. They are practicing the traditional financial recording but is maintaining a revolving fund with a higher amount because their geographic setting is far from the bank and it is costly for them to regularly go.

The following day, December 19, the team proceeded to Kiamba in Sarangani Province to visit Kiamba Micro Entrepreneurs Multi-purpose Cooperative (KIMEMCO). The team talked with Mrs. Jane Rojas, BOD Chairperson, Ms. Amaya Albaran, Bookkeeper. The cooperative also maintains a financial recording and reporting system for their credit and savings. Ms. Albaran also gave a demo on how to use the existing system particularly on updating of financial reports and status of credit of borrowers. The team went to Maasim, Sarangani Province to visit Sta. Cruz Multi-purpose Cooperative and they met with Mrs. Juvelyn Besin, Loan Officer of the cooperative.

Overall, the MFIs/cooperatives’ financial recording and management is in place with the help of installed systems in operations and report generation are easier for them. However, cooperatives will have to further improve their skills in interpreting and analyzing financial reports to aid in their decision-making.

MAFI benchmarks MFI’s R2R Program

Mahintana Foundation, Inc. (MFI) through the Ridge-to-Reef (R2R) Program facilitated the Mt. Apo Foundation, Inc. (MAFI) benchmarking of R2R’s projects and interventions at Cannery Community Nursery, Bamboo House, Brgy. Cannery Site and Salol and Awas Rivers, Brgy. Koronadal Proper, Polomolok on December 19, 2019. The main purpose of the activity is to showcase R2R Program’s projects and interventions on the preservation and conservation of the environment to MAFI.

LGU Lake Sebu maps businesses using ODK

RESOURCEGov 2 Project facilitated the 3-day orientation and mock ODK-based business mapping of LGU Lake Sebu on December 16-18, 2019. A total of fourteen participants (Male 10, Female 4) participated in the said activity. Participants included selected staff from Municipal Treasurer’s Office, Municipal Assessor’s Office, Municipal Health Office, and Human Resources Office, and MLGOO Ms. Maria Fe T. Soto.

On the first day, Project Officer Mr. Jan Solomon Edrozo and Project Documenter Ms. Lorielyn Patoc-Capulso conducted the ODK workshop that aimed for the LGU staff to make ODK-based tax mapping form. The next two days, the participants mapped the businesses in the 8 barangays nearest the municipal hall namely: Poblacion, Lamdalag, Luhib, Lahit, Lake Seloton, Bacdulong, Talisay, and Takunel. Overall, the activity surveyed over 165 businesses. In the application status of the businesses mapped, 72% (119 of 165) business renewed their application, 23% (39 of 165) were still new in their status, and 4% (7 of 165) were not yet renewed.

Mr. Ernane V. Blonto, a staff of the Business Permit and Licensing Office, promised that their office will adapt and continue what the RESOURCEGov 2 project has initiated starting by ensuring their own tablets for business tax mapping purposes. Hon. Floro S. Gandam, the Municipal Mayor of Lake Sebu, also expressed his continual support to the projects of Mahintana, especially the RESOURCEGov 2 Project.

MFI facilitates BBGTF Meeting

Mahintana Foundation, Inc. conducted and facilitated the meeting for the Barangay Bantay Gully Task Force at SRC Conference Room, Cannery Housing, Brgy. Cannery Site, Polomolok on December 18, 2019.

The agenda of the meeting was the presentation of 2019 incident reports, updating on BBGTF performance, review of BBGTF Executive Order and Memorandum of Agreement, and mode of reporting and schedule of meetings for 2020.