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PostHeaderIcon “Mahintana facilitates Technical Working Group Meeting on HEALTH Plus project implementation in Norala District Hospital”


As part of the HEALTH Plus Project’s monitoring and evaluation of the performance of the HEALTH Plus Shop in a Shop outlet in the Norala District Hospital (NDH) Mahintana Foundation conducted their first Technical Working Group meeting for the year which was held on March 01, 2018 at the Chief Nurse’s office. It was attended by Dra. Mila Quinton, the Chief of Hospital, Ms. Adelyn Dequico, the Hospital Administrator, Mr. Ben Maypa, the Chief Nurse, and Ms. Helen Soldevilla, Hospital Pharmacist from NDH and Mr. Franz Andrei Cruspero, MFI-HEALTH Plus Operations Officer, Ms. Normelita Lauron, Project Bookkeeper and Ms. Yedda Marie Bandojo, On-the-Job Trainee from Dole Philippines School. new3

The meeting started with the presentation of the Hospital Admissions and Served and Unserved prescriptions for January 2018, wherein the graphs clearly showed an increasing trend in admissions and a decreasing percentage of prescriptions served by the HPSiS outlet. Dr. Quinton said that the increase of admissions were mainly because of the new doctors and specialists that were employed by the hospital. Ms. Soldevilla stated that the decrease of prescriptions served is because of the availability of drugs, medicines and supplies in the hospital pharmacy. Ms. Lauron, presented the financial performance of the outlet for the year 2017. new4

Other issues and concerns of the hospital were that there was an alarming increase of snake bites, Dr. Quinton requested Mahintana Foundation to supply at least 2 bottles of anti-venom in the HPSiS outlets in case of emergencies.

PostHeaderIcon HEALTH Plus facilitates Site Visitation of MPA and MBA students of NDDU-NDKC at SCPH-HPSiS

Health is one of the major concerns in the Philippine society as well as to the other nations. With the growing needs for the improvements and the increasing number of newly found diseases, Filipinos, especially the indigents, marginalized and oppressed, are now suffering as to how they will afford their medications. To address this concern, Mahintana Foundation has developed their HEALTH Plus Project, specifically the Health Plus Shop-in- a-Shop (HPSIS) which is one of the four business

The event provided the participants with information on the vision, mission, functions, objectives, operations management, fund source, 3-year comparative financial statements and best practices, awards and recognitions of HEALTH Plus project in the province of South Cotabato. new2

The event provided the participants with information on the vision, mission, functions, objectives, operations management, fund source, 3-year comparative financial statements and best practices, awards and recognitions of HEALTH Plus project in the province of South Cotabato.  They were also informed about the contributions of the project to the overall goal of the province of improving delivery of health services to its constituents: reduction of out-of-pocket expenses of households, compliance to NBB policy of PHIC, increasing PHIC reimbursements of the hospital through the increased hospital due to its improved health services and facilities.600x300

At the end of the activity, the participants commended the political leadership of PLGU of South Cotabato, the active support of Mahintana Foundation, Inc. and the commitment and partnership of both sectors which contributed to the successful implementation of the project.

PostHeaderIcon Mahintana hosts Technical Working Group (TWG) Meeting of HEALTH Plus project in Sarangani

40 participants from the Provincial Health Office (PHO), Provincial Accounting Office (PACCO), Provincial Treasurer’s Office (PTO), Office of the Provincial Governor and 4 public hospitals of Sarangani (Malungon, Glan, Maasim and Kiamba) participates in the TWG meeting of Mahintana’s HEALTH Plus Project held on February 07, 2018 at Kalsangi Club House, Polomolok, South Cotabato. The said meeting, facilitated by PHO of Sarangani, led by Dr. Arvin Alejandro, Provincial Health Officer, opens with presentation of rationale which is to identify gaps and challenges and recommendations leading to and improved effective and efficient delivery of health services to its target clients.2 - Copy (2)

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PostHeaderIcon HEALTH Plus Project sponsors Training-workshop on Budget and Inventory Management for South Cotabato public hospitals


As a commitment of Mahintana Foundation, Inc. (MFI) to actively provide technical assistance to Provincial Government of South Cotabato (PGSC) in improving delivery of health services by public hospitals to indigent communities, specifically on increasing access to quality but affordable drugs, medicines and supplies, the foundation, through its HEALTH Plus Project, facilitates the conduct of Training-Workshop on Budget and Inventory Management at Mt. Sabrina, Tambler, General Santos City on February 01-02, 2018.  The training-workshop was participated by Integrated Provincial Health of South Cotabato, headed by Dr. Rogelio Aturdido, Jr., who gave the Welcome Remarks during the Opening Preliminaries and the Chief of Hospitals, Admin Officers, Pharmacists, Supply Officers, Bookkeepers and Billing-in-Charges of 4 public hospitals in the province:  South Cotabato Provincial Hospital (SCPH), Norala District Hospital (NDH), Polomolok Municipal Hospital (PMH) and Upper Valley Community Hospital (UVCH).

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PostHeaderIcon MFI’s HEALTH Plus Project joins NPF and NCIP in Coordination Meeting with DOH-XII in Cotabato City

On January 31, 2018, Mahintana Foundation, Inc. joins National Pharmaceutical Foundation (NPF), HEALTH Plus mother franchisor, and National Commission on Indigenous People in a Coordination meeting with DOH-XII representatives.  NPF CEO Ms. Teofila Remotigue explained the rationale of the meeting, which are to do courtesy call, discuss gaps and challenges in the delivery of health services to the IPs and how well the DOH effectively respond to their needs and gather data on the IPs served by DOH.  Ms. Kathy Cino, Development Management Officer III and GIDA-IP Coordinator, initially explained that DOH aims to have 100% enrollment of indigents to PHIC, but currently the data says that the enrollment is only 92%.  She added that the 8% variance might have come from the IP community.222222222

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PostHeaderIcon HEALTH Plus Project participates in the Consultative Meeting with IPs of Barangay Lower Mainit, Malungon.


Mahintana Foundation, Inc. (MFI) through its HEALTH Plus Project, and in partnership with its mother franchisor, National Pharmaceutical Foundation (NPF) and National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP), participates in the Consultative Meeting with IPs of Lower Mainit, Malungon, Sarangani initiated by NCIP. The Consultative meeting, held on January 30, 2018 at Barangay Lower Mainit, aims to present the current assistance of NCIP in the establishment of “Balikwat” ng Tagakaolo and  gather information on the viability of establishing RONPDs or Botika ng Barangay in partnership with NPF and MFI under the HEALTH Plus Project.  “Balikwat” which means “trading” in their dialect, is a mini grocery store established as a livelihood enterprise of IPs living in the community. Ms. Teofila Remotigue, CEO of NPF, presented HEALTH Plus project and MFI as its Provincial Pharmaceutical Franchisee (PPF) implementing the project within Region 12.


Mr. Martiniano L. Magdolot, President & CEO of MFI, congratulated NCIP for the commencement of this project, expressed his gratitude for MFI to be part of this partnership and further suggested for the community to think of other viable enterprise such as farming or any agricultural activities with the vast terrestrial properties the IPs owned as their ancestral domain.  Some of the key agreements were as follows: for the Tribal Council to conduct a meeting to discuss on other viable projects with the funding assistance from NCIP.   During the said meeting, NCIP spearheaded by Commissioner Era Espa?a, turned over to the Tribal Council additional funding assistance for the “Balikwat” amounting to P50,000.

PostHeaderIcon MFI, 4 other NGOs shared honors of 1st Galing Pook Citizenship Award

photos, clockwise from top right: MFI Executive Director Martiniano Magdolot receives the Plaque of Recognition for MFI; Mr. Magdolot, Ms. Hora and Mr. Tito proudly showing the award for PLGU South Cotabato and the Plaque for MFI; mr. Magdolot with the panelists and the presenters from the 4 other NGOs; Mr. Magdolot prepares for the panel presentation and interview.

Mahintana Foundation, Inc., together with the Balay Mindanaw Foundation , Inc. (Cagayan de Oro)  ; Concerned Citizens of Abra for Good Government, Inc. (Abra) ; Shontoug Foundation, Inc. (Baguio City )  and Tagum Cooperative shared the distinction of being recognized as Finalists to the Galing Pook Citizenship Award which is given by the Galing Pook Foundation for the 1st time, along with the annual Galing Pook Awards for Ten Outstanding Local Governance Programs. MFI Executive Director Martiniano L. Magdolot  presented the Health Plus Project before a panel of evaluators on August 30, 2015. Extending  support to Mr. Magdolot were Admin and Finance Officer Liza D. Hora,  Health Plus Marketing Manager Kirstein Tito, Provincial Health Officer  Rogelio Aturdido, Jr. MD and SCPH Chief of Hospital Conrado Braña, MD. MFI was presented with a Plaque of Recognition during the Galing Pook Awards 2015 Awarding Ceremony held at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

PostHeaderIcon MFI, PLGU-South Cot’s partnership for Health Plus Project wins Galing Pook Award 2015


Governor Daisy P. Avance- Fuentes receives the Galing Pook Award recognizing the Health Plus project and the Minahang Bayanihan project implemented by the provincial government. Presenting the award was Galing Pook National Selection Committee Chairperson and Former Sarangani Governor Miguel Rene Dominguez.

The Public-Private engagement between Mahintana Foundation, Inc. and the Provincial Government of South Cotabato  in the implementation of the Health Plus project aimed at increasing access of the marginalized sector to affordable and quality essential drugs and medicines has earned the highest honors during the recently concluded Galing Pook Awarding Ceremony  held at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City on September 01, 2015. This was alongside PLGU South Cotabato’s entry Minahang Bayanihan aimed at regulating the practice of small scale mining and promoting sustainable mining practices in the province. No less than the Provincial Governor , Hon. Daisy P. Avance-Fuentes presented both projects during the panel presentation and deliberation on August 31, 2015. Showing support to the project and to the Governor during the panel presentation was the South Cotabato contingent composed of provincial officials (Sangguniang Panlalawigan members), chiefs of offices and representatives from Mahintana and the Integrated provincial Health Office. The two projects submitted by the Provincial Government were among the finalists recognized as the Ten Outstanding Local Governance Programs and eventually earned the top distinction for PLGU South Cotabato.

photos clockwise from top right: promo materials showcasing the ten finalists during the Governance Fair; South Cotabato also won the Best Booth award during the Governance Fair and Exhibit; Gov. Fuentes gamely poses with the South Cotabato contingent who showed support during the panel presentation and interview; a sweet moment of victory reflected in this photo op with the entire South Cotabato contingent.

PostHeaderIcon 38th MFI, SRC Anniversary Lakbay-Buhay-Kalusugan gathers 54 volunteers to serve 172 beneficiaries

Harnessing the commitment and support of  54 volunteers from various partner organizations , Mahintana and Sarangani Resources Corporation were  able to extend free medical and dental services to 172 beneficiaries coming from several adopted communities in Polomolok. The Lakbay-Buhay-Kalusugan medical/dental mission, held on August 12, 2015 at the Jorge Calderon, Sr. Park  was part of the 38th Foundation Anniversary of Mahintana Foundation, Inc. and Sarangani Resources Corporation. services offered during the LBK were  health lectures, medical consultation, bone scanning, FBS screening, dental consultation, dental cleaning, tooth extraction, and dispensing of free medicines and supplements.

The LBK was also possible with the support of volunteers from the South Cotabato Integrated Provincial Health Office, Municipal Health Office- Polomolok, Howard Hubbard Memorial Hospital, Philippine Dental Association – GenSan Dental Chapter, Rotary Club of Polomolok 101, Drs. Ric and Rose Rodaje  and the BLGU’s of Cannery Site, Koronadal Proper, Lumakil, Sulit, Bentung and  Sumbakil and the management and staff  of Mahintana and SRC, who also manned different posts during the medical/dental mission.


PostHeaderIcon Galing Pook Foundation cites MFI’s Health Plus Project as national finalist for Galing Pook Citizenship awards

Watchers and patients queue at the SCPH Health Plus Shop in a Shop window to avail of medicines and medical supplies not available at the hospital pharmacy.

Along with the qualification of the Provincial Government of South Cotabato’s entries (Minahanang Bayanihan (PEMO) and the Public-Private partnership on the  Health Plus in South Cotabato (IPHO) to the list of finalists for the  Galing Pook Awards, Mahintana’s implementation of the Health Plus project in SocSarGen was also recognized as a finalist for the First Galing Pook  Citizenship Award, aimed at identifying and recognizing individuals and civil society organizations whose development work in the community level produces positive impacts,  promotes values and highlights good governance worthy of emulation by other CSOs and LGUs. The Presentation of the project and its impacts before a panel of evaluators and the ensuing Interview  will be on August 31, 2015 and the Awarding Ceremony will be at the SMX Convention and Events Center, Pasay City.

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