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PostHeaderIcon Mahintana holds Grand Opening of Nutripan in Surallah, South Cotabato

(clockwise from L to R) Municipal Mayor of Surallah, Hon. Antonio Bendita, giving his message of support; students enjoying the nutritious Nutripan Bread; blessing of the newly purchased van which will be used for the delivery of bread products; and ceremonial blessing of the bakeshop building

(clockwise from top left) Municipal Mayor of Surallah, Hon. Antonio Bendita, giving his message of support; students enjoying the healthy Nutripan breads; blessing of the newly purchased van and the bakeshop building

The community in Surallah gathered to celebrate the opening of Lutheran World Relief-funded Nutripan BREAD (Business for Rural Economy and Agriculture Development) Project last September 07, 2017 at the Municipal Health Office. The store’s opening marks the next phase of growth for the project which was established as a social enterprise that aims to improve access to healthy, nutritious and less costly snack foods among school children by providing alternatives to junk foods sold around the schools and communities.

The Grand Opening was graced by Mr. Recto Puno, Director for Dole Surallah Cannery Operation; Atty. Melquiades Hernandez III, Dolefil’s Director for Corporate Affairs Division; Mr. Martiniano Magdolot, MFI’s President & CEO; and witnessed by top officials and members of the Municipal Government of Surallah represented by Hon. Antonio Bendita, City Mayor and Dr. Neil Crespo, Municipal Health Officer. The School Principals and Nutrition Coordinators including students from Surallah  Elementary School were also present to show their support. Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Health Plus Program’s Lakbay Buhay Kalusugan benefits 437 beneficiaries in Brgy. Small Margus, Sarangani Province

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Despite the overbearing heat, beneficiaries arrived in the venue and lined up early in the morning to avail the following services: (clockwise from top left) cholesterol & RBS screening; ABI testing; ear cleaning; free eye glasses for senior citizens; dental services; and received free cintronella-based spray for anti-dengue

The recently conducted Lakbay Buhay Kalusugan (LBK) held on September 7, 2017 has served around 437 beneficiaries residing in Brgy. Small Margus, Glan, Sarangani Province. Mahintana Foundation, Inc., through its Health Plus Program, partnered with the Province of Sarangani, through its Provincial Health Office, to bring health information and services to geographically isolated and disadvantaged communities targeting pregnant mothers, fathers and their children. As a kick-off event for the Health Plus Program’s celebration of its 10th year implementation, this initiative was also organized to help promote health consciousness that will further raise the knowledge and understanding of the public about health, wellness and nutrition.

The LBK team led by Ms. Margie Managuit, Health Plus Program Manager, travelled to the remote area of Brgy. Margus early in the morning to bring health services to its identified constituents. These services include:  (a) medical consultation; (b) dental services; (c) prenatal services; (d) laboratory services (e.g. hematocrit level monitoring, cholesterol & RBS, Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) screening, blood typing, hepatitis & syphilis screening, urinalysis); (e) Filariasis rapid diagnostic tests; (f) TB screening and diagnostics; (g) ear cleaning services; and (h) Implanon insertion/removal as a birth control method. Also, pregnancy kits composed of calcium carbonate, adult and newborn diapers, cotton buds, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste were given to pregnant women. Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Polo Day Care Center Turnover Ceremony

After Polo DCC_Fotor_CollageDole Philippines, Inc. partnered with Mahintana Foundation, Inc. for the renovation of the Polo Day Care Center building to make it a conducive place for learning for the preschool aged children. On September 5, 2017, the turnover ceremony and the blessing of the school building took place graced by Mr. Randolph I. Fleming, Dolefil’s VP and Managing Director; Mr. Martiniano L. Magdolot, Mahintana’s President & CEO; Hon. Ariston P. Leoberas Jr., Brgy. Captain; and Ms. Glanica Manguiguilid, MSWDO. Also present to witness the ceremonial turnover were the parents of the pupils, teachers and barangay officials. Over 50 pupils enrolled in the day care center will benefit from the project.

Hon. Leoberas opened up the ceremony with a brief message of thanks and acknowledged the concerted efforts of Dolefil and Mahintana for the successful completion of the project.

A message of support was given by Mr. Fleming conveying the importance of providing a comfortable environment to stimulate student learning. According to him, students learn better when they view the learning atmosphere as positive and supportive.

In closing, Ms. Flordeliz Jugar, the teacher in-charge, expressed her overwhelming joy and gratitude. “We are privileged to be chosen as a beneficiary of this project so in return, we will take responsibility to keep it safe and useful for the children in our community,” she said.   In her message, she also emphasized the need to maintain the building’s spic and span and provide quality educational materials for the children.

In addition, the school will be receiving kiddie chairs and table package which will be donated by Dole Philippines, Inc. Its facilities will also be improved which include the fabrication and installation of grills and whiteboard and renovation of the kitchen area and comfort room.

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PostHeaderIcon Mahintana Commemorates 40 Years of Excellence of Building Resiliency, Sustaining Development

(clockwise from top photo) Four (4) Mahintana employees with loyalty and service awards pose for a group picture; a portrait painting of the late Mr. Bienvenido Perez given to his family; Mr. Martiniano Magdolot, MFI's President & CEO sharing about Mahintana's history; the current staff entertaining the crowd with a dance presentation; the Mahintana Chorale singing an invocation song;

(clockwise from top photo) Four (4) Mahintana employees with loyalty and service awards pose for a group picture together with MFI’s President & CEO and the BOT members; a portrait painting of the late Mr. Bienvenido Perez given to his family; Mr. Martiniano Magdolot sharing about Mahintana’s history; the current staff entertaining the crowd with a dance presentation; and the Mahintana Chorale singing an invocation song;

As part of its 40th Founding Anniversary celebration, Mahintana Foundation, Inc. held its first Employees’ Night on August 26, 2017 attended by more than 100 past and present employees who worked with the foundation since 1977. The foundation has grown a lot since then through continued community engagements and development contributions that had affected the lives of many people.

What made the celebration remarkable was the recognition of the humble beginnings and significant achievements of the foundation through video presentations and testimonies of some of the former and current employees who shared their own experiences that being part of  Mahintana is a privilege and a blessing at the same time. “Working with the foundation is an opportunity for me to discover my skills and hasten my capabilities for professional growth and competence,” Ms. Margie Managuit said.

The special program also consisted of fun games and meaningful conversations over a sumptuous feast. It was also a moment to recognize the loyalty and service of four (4) employees who have worked with the foundation for 5 years and beyond and to also pay tribute to the officers and staff who have passed away. The legacy of service of Mr. Bienvenido Perez who served and guided Mahintana as Assistant Secretary and President for nearly 4 decades was also recognized. Adding to the festive spirit was the intermission numbers through dance and song presentations of the staff and the exciting raffle draw prizes.

“It is with great pride and joy to be part of this celebration commemorating the meritorious accomplishments of Mahintana through the years,” one of the members of the Board of Trustees, Mr. Carlos Baldostamon said. “We all share a lot of experiences and it made the foundation prosper and it also made us better persons,” he added.

MFI President & CEO, Mr. Martiniano Magdolot, expressed his deepest gratitude to everyone who came and recognized the exceptional contributions of the staff, the exemplary leadership provided by the Board of Trustees and the support of development partners and donors, vital for making the foundation attain its success and reach 40 years of excellence.

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PostHeaderIcon Over 7,000 Participants Celebrate Adolescent Reproductive Health Day

IMG_3972_Fotor_Collage3As part of the celebration of the Adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH) Day, Mahintana Foundation, Inc. through its ARH Program, organized a Poster-making, Team Quiz Bee, Tagalog Spoken Poetry & Song-writing/Battle of the Bands Contests with the theme “Sining at Musika Para sa Kabataan: Rated PG #PagibigGoals” held on August 25, 2017 at the Municipal Gymnasium of Polomolok, South Cotabato. This event was successfully conducted with support from Dole Philippines, Inc., Provincial Government of South Cotabato, Local Government of Polomolok, Department of Health, Department of Education, RHU Polomolok, and other development actors and stakeholders including the volunteer efforts of the Health Education Promotion Officers (HEPOs), PNP-Polomolok, Mun. Health Office and the Civil Security Unit.

The main goal of this occasion is to raise the level of awareness of teenage groups regarding adolescent sexuality, adolescent reproductive health and sexual health issues including teenage pregnancies and the prevention of STI/HIV/AIDS. Intended as an event for-a-cause, all the proceeds that will be collected will be used to support the projects related to the ARH program. Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon 98 Golf Players Participate in Mahintana’s 9th Golf Tournament dubbed as “Palo Suporta Kontra Droga”

Provincial Governor of South Cotabato, Hon. Daisy Avance-Fuentes and Dolefil's Vice President & Managing Director, Mr. Randolph Fleming, expressing their messages of support; (lower photo) one of the winners of the tournament receiving a trophy from MFI's President & CEO, Mr. Martiniano Magdolot

Provincial Governor of South Cotabato, Hon. Daisy Avance-Fuentes and Dolefil’s Vice President & Managing Director, Mr. Randolph Fleming, expressing their messages of support; (lower photo) one of the winners of the tournament receiving a trophy from MFI’s President & CEO, Mr. Martiniano Magdolot

In celebration of its 40th Foundation Anniversary, Mahintana Foundation, in partnership with Dole Philippines, Inc. hosted the 9th Golf Tournament dubbed as “Palo Suporta Kontra Droga” on August 12-13, 2017 participated by ninety-eight (98) golf players coming from different business entities, partner organizations and key stakeholders. This event was organized in support of the program of the government in controlling the proliferation and abuse of illegal drugs in the country, especially in the Province of South Cotabato. All net proceeds will be used to support the construction and establishment of the “South Cotabato Drug Rehabilitation Center” within the compound of the Upper Valley Community Hospital in Surallah, S.C. The drug rehabilitation center shall be managed and operated by the Provincial Government of South Cotabato in close ocordination with other concerned agencies and institutions. Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Urgent Hiring

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

 

  • Project Coordinator (1)
  • Project Officers (4)

Requirements:

Male

Preferably a Graduate of Bachelor’s/College degree in the field of electronics or equivalent

Experience in the related field and/or solar energy/electrical installation is an advantage

Computer literate

With good written and verbal communication skills

With good moral character

Knows how to drive a motorcycle or a four-wheeled vehicle (w/ Driver’s license)

 

  • Project Officers (2)

Requirements:

Male/Female

Preferably a Graduate of any Bachelor’s/College degree

Computer literate

Experience with data management systems/technology is an advantage

With good written and verbal communication skills

With good moral character

 

  • Bookkeeper (1)
  • Cashier (1)

 Requirements:

 Male/Female

Preferably a Graduate of Bacherlor’s/College Degree in Finance, Accountancy, Commerce or any related course

Experience in the related field 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 President & CEO

Mahintana Foundation, Inc.

Cannery Housing, Cannery Site

Polomolok, South Cotabato

Email address: mahintana_mfi@yahoo.com

PostHeaderIcon Qlik Sense System Training-Workshop for HPSiS Outlets Team Leaders

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(top photo) Participants listening attentively to Mr. Cruspero explaining the basic features of the Qlik system; (lower photo) Hands-on Training-Workshop

Health Plus team leaders underwent Qlik Sense Software Training on July 25, 2017 and learned the essential concepts of creating customized data presentations and reports to ensure that, within their level, they can easily comprehend and analyze the accomplishments, monitor the actual sales against targets and performance of their respective HPSiS outlets.

The training involved in-depth inputs of the basics of installation, management and utilization of the revolutionary software combined with hands-on exercises. Mr. Franz Cruspero, Health Plus Project Operations Officer, explained in detail how the system works and guided the team in developing their own templates and converting a raw data into an understandable visualization. They also presented their outputs for a meaningful & interactive discussion.

The training was an opportunity to upscale the capacities and skills of the staff. Most of them appreciated the user-friendly feature of the system, where anyone with no technical skills can easily become fully proficient with it. It was agreed that the staff will utilize the system to improve the overall operational efficiency of every HPSiS outlet.

PostHeaderIcon Job Opportunity

Mahintana Foundation, Inc. is in need of one (1) Electrical Engineer or equivalent

Requirements:

  • Male
  • Experience in the related field and/or solar energy/electrical installation is an advantage
  • Preferably a Graduate of Bachelor’s/College degree in the field of electronics
  • 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 President & CEO

Mahintana Foundation, Inc.

PostHeaderIcon Mahintana’s 40th Foundation Anniversary Celebration Kicks Off with a Fun Run-for-a-cause

DSC_0062_Fotor_CollageMahintana Foundation has lined up a wide array of activities for the month of August as it celebrates its 40th Foundation Anniversary which mirrored its commitment of “Building Resiliency and Sustaining Development” to its assisted communities and project beneficiaries. In gratitude to the successful 40 years, a Thanksgiving service was held on August 4, 2017 at Jesus the Good Shepherd Parish Church officiated by Fr. Jhesreel Irish Calopez and attended by MFI and SRC staff and its partners.

Making the celebration more festive was the kick-off event “Takbo para sa Kalikasan at Kalusugan” Fun Run-for-a-cause held on August 5, 2017, which aims to promote health and wellness, awareness and consciousness and to support projects/programs associated with environmental protection, regeneration and conservation. All the proceeds collected will be used for rehabilitation and beautification of Purok Maria Rosa and enhancing health-seeking behavior of residents through massive Information, Education and Communication campaign activities on health.

Over 1,600 runners coming from donors, sponsors, partner organizations, cooperatives, academe and local stakeholders joined the Fun Run which covered a 5-kilometer route from Brgy. Cannery Gymnasium to the Municipal Gymnasium of Polomolok.

The event was officially opened by Mr. Carlos Baldostamon, SRC President, who was overwhelmed by the total number of participants who arrived at the assembly point early as 4 a.m. and expressed in his welcome message his appreciation to the organizers and volunteers who worked together making the event possible.

Before the actual Fun Run, the participants enjoyed a 10-minute warm-up Zumba workout led by Mr. Ronnie Guilaran of Unified Engineering Cooperative together with the MFI staff and some volunteers from partner cooperatives. The runners started the race the moment the starter’s horn sounded. They passed through 5 drinking and ribbon stations, each station located in different areas with an assigned MFI staff, medics team, marshal and security, and traffic enforcers.

After the run, the participants gathered at the Polomolok Gymnasium while enjoying their refreshments and snacks and later participated in another exhilarating Zumba dance routine.

During the program proper, messages of support were given by Kagawad Ireneo Cabahug, on behalf of the Municipal Mayor of Polomolok, Hon. Honey Lumayag-Matti; Ms. Leamor Banaga, Dolefil Community and Cooperative Relations Development Manager, and Dr. Rogelio Aturdido, South Cotabato Provincial Health Chief. They stressed, in their messages, the importance of supporting environmental stewardship through conservation and sustainable practices and upholding health-related programs and projects.

The top 10 runners who completed the race and made it first to the finish line were recognized and given certificates, tokens and cash prizes. Giveaways were also given to the first 40 runners. This was followed by the awarding of certificates to the partners recognizing their support and contribution, namely: Dole Philippines, Inc., MHO-Polomolok, Recon Crane, Polomolok Manpower Services Cooperative, LGU Polomolok, Tibud sa Katibawasan MPC, Unified Engineering MPC, Cannery MPC, Recon Pact, FARM MPC, Civil Service Unit-Polomolok, Kabalikat Radiocom, Polomolok Municipal Hospital, BLGU Cannery Site, PNP, HHMH, and Bureau of Fire Brigade.

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(top photo) The participants enjoying the upbeat Zumba dance workout after the fun run; (center) Partners receiving their certificates of recognition; (lower photo) The top 10 runners together with the MFI top management and partners

For the closing message, Mr. Martiniano  Magdolot, MFI President & CEO, expressed his heartfelt appreciation and gratitude for all the volunteers, cooperatives, LGU Polomolok and Brgy. Cannery officials, MFI & SRC staff who extended their assistance and for making the fund-raising event a success, considered as another remarkable accomplishment of the foundation.

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