PostHeaderIcon Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Bamboo Model House Project

March 20, 2018 marks the commencement of construction of the Bamboo Model House Project. The project is funded by Dole Philippines, Inc. implemented by Mahintana Foundation, Inc. in partnership with LGU-Polomolok, BLGU-Cannery, Dolefil Kaugnay, LEAD Trio. It will be constructed by Unified Engineering Workers Multi-Purpose Cooperative together with the Palkan Bamboo Association. This project aims to help establish a sustainable eco-tourism site in Polomolok by utilizing indigenous materials and maximizing the locals’ skills and resources.

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Hon. Antonio Octavio, Cannery Brgy. Capt. gave the welcome remarks. He is grateful that Brgy. Cannery was chosen as the location of the bamboo house. Then, Ms. Liza D. Hora of Mahintana presented the project background followed by the messages of support from Mr. Francis R. Gales, LEAD.PH President and Kaugnay Representative and Mr. Eronio P. Muno, MPDO and LGU representative.


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PostHeaderIcon EU Kick Off Information Meeting of New Civil Society Beneficiaries from the CSO-LA and EIDHR Programmes


The EU Delegation office conducted a kick-off information meeting of new civil society beneficiaries from the CSO-LA and EIDHR programmes on March 20, 2018 at EU Delegation Office in Makati City. The RESOURCEGov 2 project was represented by Mr. Roel Ian P. Blanker (Project Manager), Ms. Wilma C. Jumilla (Project Admin & Finance Officer), and Ms. Jessica J. Teves (MINCODE Finance & Admin Officer). The meeting started with a quick introduction of the EU delegates. The participants were given an overview of the approved project grants through a brief presentation of all new projects and their respective grant beneficiaries. The meeting focused on the discussion of EU’s contractual & financial requirements, and visibility requirements where the CSO beneficiaries had the chance to have a dialogue with EU delegates to clarify their issues and concerns.

PostHeaderIcon Immersion Work Culmination Program for DPS SHS Students

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Three (3) Grade 12 Humanities and Social Studies (HUMSS) senior high school (SHS) students of Dole Phil. School (DPS) worked from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM for 10 days in Mahintana Foundation Inc. for the Work Immersion Program, a requirement of senior high school. Ms. Ma. Virginia Jayoma, Ms. Yedda Marie Bandojo and Ms. Camila Fernanda Cedeno were exposed to the operations of the organization’s projects and activities. The immersion work program started on February 26, 2018 and culminated on March 9, 2018.

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PostHeaderIcon Scale-up RePAIR Project Launching and Orientation


Mahintana Foundation Inc. (MFI) launched the Scale-up Reduced Pollution through Vegetation and Rehabilitation (Scale-up RePAIR) Project at Dolores Farm Resort, Polomolok, South Cotabato on March 16, 2018. The project launching and orientation was attended and participated by 52 participants coming from Polomolok and Tboli Local Government Unit, Barangay Officials, concerned government agencies and community farmer partners.


Ms. Ella Mae M. Babao, Project Coordinator, presented the activity overview and the key roles of the participants in the project implementation. PENRO-SC representative Mr. Wahid Amella expressed his gratitude and appreciated Mahintana as its partner in environmental protection and other initiatives. He encouraged the project beneficiaries to be responsible and to support the project and other Mahintana programs. MFI President & CEO Mr. Martiniano L. Magdolot explained the brief background of the project and the Foundation for Philippine Environment as funding donor of the project.  Ms. Babao then briefly discussed the project background, description, objectives, overall strategies, planting design and sustainability of the project. An open forum and project feedbacking followed facilitated by Ms. Maria Theresa B. Catalan.


Mr. Eupee Abedin of MENRO-Polomolok and EMB XII representative Mr. Izar Jesson Claudio gave their messages of support to the project. Mr. Claudio acknowledged the effort of Mahintana in promoting the environmental protection and assured and committed to support the project through conducting of water sampling and monitoring of the water quality of the Silway River and help support the farmer-partners through capacity building.


The Scale-up RePAIR of Silway River (Phase 3) project is a P2,000,000.00 worth – one (1)-year project funded by the Foundation for the Philippine Environment (FPE) implemented by Mahintana Foundation Inc. The project seeks to help reduce the water pollution and rehabilitate the Silway River System/Watershed of Barangays Lumakil, Rubber, Polomolok and Basag, T’boli, South Cotabato through strategies on Riverbank Vegetation Enhancement, Food Access and Alternative Livelihood Options and Policy and Environmental Advocacy.

PostHeaderIcon Legislative Information Tracking System (LITS) Installation in Palimbang, Lebak and Kalamansig, Kudarat


Project Coordinator Ms. Lorielyn P. Patoc and Project Officer Mr. Byron E. Delandrino visited Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat for the installation of the Legislative Information Tracking System (LITS) on March 13, 2018. Mr. Jobe C. Tubigon, Operations Manager of Mahintana Foundation, Inc., joined the team in the installation of the system in Lebak and Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat on March 14-16, 2018. A total of 12 computer units were installed with LITS in the 4-day activity.

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PostHeaderIcon Legislative Information Tracking System (LITS) Installation in Sen. Ninoy Aquino, Sultan Kudarat


Project Coordinator Ms. Lorielyn P. Patoc and Project Officer Mr. Byron E. Delandrino visited Sen. Ninoy Aquino, Sultan Kudarat for the installation of the Legislative Information Tracking System (LITS) installation on March 8, 2018.

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PostHeaderIcon Legislative Information Tracking System (LITS) Installation in Lutayan and Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat and Monitoring Activity in Lake Sebu, So. Cotabato

Project Officer Byron E. Delandrino installed the LITS in Lutayan and Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat on March 5 and 6, 2018, and visited LGU Lake Sebu, South Cotabato on March 7, 2018 to monitor its use of the ODK, Qlik and LITS being one of the partner LGUs in the phase of the project.


The project officer assisted the Lutayan SB Secretary staff Ms. Faith Aniluj Lavilles and Ms. Annalyn B. Carillo in the hands-on installation of the system. The desktop unit’s OS needed to be updated, however, the internet connection is not available at that time. The project officer suggested to install LITS to a laptop personally owned by one of the staff for them to start encoding entries. The SB staff shared that their request for new computer units were approved during the SB session. The LITS was installed successfully in the laptop unit. It was agreed that the database will be transferred to the proposed desktop units when it arrives. The following day, the Mr. Delandrino proceeded to the City of Tacurong as scheduled. Vice Mayor Joseph George L. Lechonsito, MD, DPA, MDMG personally welcomed the project officer and expressed his gratitude to the Project for choosing Tacurong City as one of the beneficiaries. After the courtesy call, the project officer assisted the SB Secretary staff in installing LITS successfully in one main server and one client station. Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon LITS Orientation to the Vice Mayor League of the Philippines Region 12

Project Manager Mr. Roel Ian P. Blanker oriented the Vice Mayor League of the Philippines (VMLP) Region 12 about the Legislative Information Tracking System (LITS) during their meeting on March 9, 2018 held at Palm Pavilion in Tacurong City.


Mr.  Blanker presented the overview about LITS to the vice mayors and shared that the orientation is a follow-through activity of the recent trainings on LITS installations, operations, and maintenance to the P/M/CLGUs of Cotabato Province, Sarangani, South Cotabato, and Sultan Kudarat. The vice mayors appreciated the system and are now implementing the LITS in their offices. The VMLP committee officers encouraged all the LGUs to utilize the free system as it will help improve their tracking and archiving of their legislative documents.

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PostHeaderIcon ODK, Qlik, LITS Orientation to LGUs Barobo and Tagbina, Surigao del Sur

The RESOURCEGov 2 Project team, thru MINCODE and its member network Kasilak Development Foundation (KDFI), Inc., conducted a series of orientation and training about ODK, Qlik, and LITS to 20 participants (11 male, 17 female) from LGUs Tagbina and Barobo of Surigao del Sur on March 5-9, 2018 at Maxze Bed and Breakfast, Lanang, Davao City.


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PostHeaderIcon Mahintana Foundation, Inc. Awarded as the Best Non-Government Organization by DSWD

Mr. Martiniano L. Magdolot, President & CEO of Mahintana Foundation. Inc., joined by Atty. Melquiades L. Hernandez III, Corporate Affairs Director, Dole Philippines, Inc., received the Best Non-Government Organization Plaque during the the “Pagkilala sa Natatanging Kontribusyon sa Bayan (PaNata Ko sa Bayan) Awards” of the Department of Social and Development (DSWD) Central Office, Quezon City on March 8, 2018.

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The core message of DSWD is “We would never be able to succeed in our work of helping Filipinos in need without our partners. In all advocacy campaigns and operations, we work with so many others to meet common goals: help those in need and serve with compassion” as it gave recognition to its various partners and stakeholders. DSWD OIC Emmanuel A. Leyco said that the awards are “the Department’s way to thank the various groups and individuals who have helped us in providing programs and services for the vulnerable sectors that we serve, such as older persons, persons with disabilities, poor families, disadvantaged and abused women, children and youth.”

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