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.

PostHeaderIcon “Takbo Para sa Kalikasan at Kalusugan” Fun Run for-a-cause

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PostHeaderIcon Polomolok Task Force Kalusugan (PTFK) project: Pre-judging on Song Writing and Tagalog Spoken Poetry Contests

(top photo) 10 entrants for the Tagalog Spoken Poetry contest pose for a group picture after the pre-judging event; (lower photo) Judges for the Song Composition contest listening to each video-recorded song entry;

(top photo) 10 entrants for the Tagalog Spoken Poetry contest pose for a group picture after the pre-judging event; (lower photo) Judges for the Song Composition contest listening to & evaluating each video-recorded song entry;

To raise the level of awareness of teenage groups regarding adolescent sexuality & reproductive health and help improve their quality of life & well-being, Mahintana Foundation through its Polomolok Task Force Kalusugan (PTFK) project organized an interschool Song Composition and Spoken Poetry Competitions joined in by students from public and private secondary schools as well as the Out-of-School youth in Polomolok, South Cotabato. All the entries reflecting the theme: “Sining at Musika Para Sa Kabataan: Rated PG #Pagibig Goals” went through a pre-selection process done by a panel of judges, with expertise in literary and music industry.

The winning entries, both for Song Composition and Tagalog Spoken Poetry will be the highlight of the Adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH) Day celebration on August 25, 2017 which will be held at Polomolok Gymnasium, South Cotabato.

Tagalog Spoken Poetry

Ten (10) schools participated in the “Tagalog Spoken Poetry” competition and underwent a preliminary round of judging which was conducted on July 21, 2017 at MFI conference room. The participants delivered their spoken word and performed live. Their entries were original compositions based on the theme which covers topics on love, self-esteem, healthy thinking and relationship with the family. Out of 10 entrants, the top 5  were from Upper Klinan National High School, Poblacion Polomolok National High School, St. Lorenzo School of Polomolok, Matutum View Baptist Academy and Bentung Sulit National High School.

Song Composition 

There were seven (7) song entries from different schools for the “Song Composition” contest. The video-recorded performance entries were evaluated by judges, who are musically inclined professionals with expertise in song writing, singing and performing. The judges listened to each song entry during the preliminary round of judging held on July 24, 2017 at Café Amoree, General Santos City and selected top 5 song entries based on the following criteria: song content’s clarity and relevance to the theme, quality of the tune and its originality. The chosen top 5 were from Dole Philippines School, Poblacion Polomolok National High School, St. Lorenzo School of Polomolok, Landan National High School and Polomolok National High School.

 

PostHeaderIcon Grand Launching of the Lutheran World Relief-funded Nutripan BREAD (Business for Rural Economy and Agriculture Development) Project at Koronadal City

Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding: (from L to R) Ms. Ms. Femia Baldeo, LWR Country Director; Mr. Martiniano Magdolot, MFI President & CEO; Hon. Hon. Peter Miguel, City Mayor of Koronadal, Mr. Melquiades Hernandez, Dolefil's Director of Corporate Affairs Division; Mr. Daniel Pajel, Citi Division Administrative VI; Ms. Veronica Daut, CNAO

The partnership was made official through the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding: (from L to R) Ms. Femia Baldeo, LWR Country Director; Mr. Martiniano Magdolot, MFI President & CEO; Hon. Hon. Peter Miguel, City Mayor of Koronadal, Mr. Melquiades Hernandez, Dolefil’s Director of Corporate Affairs Division; Mr. Daniel Pajel, Citi Division Administrative VI; Ms. Veronica Daut, CNAO

To scale up the success of the Nutripan project, Mahintana Foundation, Inc. recently launched the Lutheran World Relief-funded Nutripan BREAD (Business for Rural Economy and Agriculture Development) Project at Koronadal City on July 10, 2017. This project, established as a social enterprise, 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 Launching was graced by Ms. Femia Baldeo, LWR  Country Director; Mr. Roderick Valones, LWR Program Manager; 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 City Government of Koronadal represented by Hon. Peter Miguel, City Mayor; Dr. Rogelio Artudido, Jr, IPHO of South Cotabato; Ms. Maria Anna Uy, PSWDO-OIC and Ms. Veronica Daut, CNAO. The School Principals and Nutrition Coordinators including students from Mariano Villegas Elementary School were also present to show their support.

The City Mayor of Koronadal, Hon. Peter Miguel, expressed his profound gratitude to LWR, Dolefil and MFI for the fast implementation of the project and assured his support, saying that the City Government will provide assistance for the success and sustainability of the project and to other endeavors that will help promote the welfare of the people and improve the delivery of basic services to communities.

Ms. Femia Baldeo, LWR’s Country Director, was elated with the new project and partnership with MFI as it explores a new approach not only focusing its initiatives in the health and nutrition sector but also follows a business orientation. She stated, in her message of support, that the project will help alleviate the prevalence of malnutrition, generate sufficient income to improve the bakeshop’s operation and provide additional livelihood to farmers who will be involved in supplying the raw materials for the production of the bread products.

After the short program, the participants witnessed the cutting of the ribbon, blessing and turnover of the bakeshop and delivery van followed by the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish the official partnership and define the rights and obligations of LWR, MFI, Dolefil and the City Government of Koronadal.

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(clockwise from top photo) City Mayor of Koronadal, Hon. Peter Miguel, giving his message of support; Cutting of the ribbon; blessing and turnover of the delivery van; and students enjoying the free Nutripan bread products and Dole pineapple juice.

PostHeaderIcon Dole Gawad Pag-ibig Homeowners’ Association conducts Barangay Peace Keeping Seminar

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PO3 Jonathan Boiser from PNP-Polomolok lecturing about the importance of organizing Barangay Peacekeeping Action Teams (BPATs)

The Dole Gawad Pag-ibig (DGP) Homeowners Association (DGPHA) in coordination with Mahintana Foundation, Inc. (MFI), Barangay Local Government Unit (BLGU) of Cannery Site and Philippine National Police (PNP) conducted the Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT) Seminar on June 25, 2017 at Dole Gawad Pag-ibig Subdivision to improve community security by promoting peace, order and safety.

PO3 Jonathan Boiser from PNP-Polomolok discussed the importance of organizing Barangay Peacekeeping Action Teams (BPATs) who play significant roles when it comes to maintaining peace and security in the community. He also explained the roles and responsibilities of every individual in peace keeping operations as well as policies involved for effective prevention and control of crimes and to empower the DGP community in building trust while maintaining tranquility in their surroundings.

Afterwards, Ms.  Mavic Macailing, Violence Against Women and Children in-charge, lectured on various livelihood programs for women especially to those who are full-time housewives, not only to provide better opportunities but also explore their capabilities and discovering ways where they can be scaled up and contribute to economic empowerment.

Around 120 participants attended the activity composed of DGP beneficiaries and dependents, PNP-Polomolok and BLGU staff and officials. In attendance were Hon. Kagawad Benvienido Baroman; Hon. Kagawad Noel Sapurno; Mr. Noel Tesipao, Task Force on Youth Development representative; Mr. Dave Sorioso, Coordinator of Women’s Organization; Ms. Evangeline Loy; and Barangay Focal Persons in Disaster Risk Management and Solid Waste.

PostHeaderIcon Health Plus Project: Turns Over 70% share of 2016 Net Savings to Provincial Government of South Cotabato

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(L to R) Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Rogelio Aturdido, Jr.; Provincial Board Member, Hon. Ester Marin-Catorce; Provincial Governor of South Cotabato, Hon. Daisy Avance-Fuentes; and the MFI staff (Ms. Margie Managuit, Ms. Normelita Lauron, and Ms. Mary Refany Ureta)

Since 2009, Mahintana Foundation, Inc. through its HEALTH Plus Project has partnered with Provincial Government of South Cotabato on essential drug distribution by establishing HEALTH Plus Shop-in-a-Shop in 4 government hospitals of the province: South Cotabato Provincial Hospital (SCPH, est. in 2009), Norala District Hospital (NDH, est. in 2011), Polomolok Municipal Hospital (PMH, est. in 2013) and Upper Valley Community Hospital (UVCH) in Surallah (est. in 2017).

On June 27, 2017, the project has turned over to the province of South Cotabato the 70% share of the 2016 net savings of the 3 HPSiS in SCPH, NDH and PMH amounting to a total of P1.287M through the Provincial Governor of South Cotabato, Hon. Daisy Avance-Fuentes, Provincial Board Member, Hon.  Ester Marin-Catorce and Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Rogelio Aturdido, Jr.

Dr. Aturdido provided a brief orientation of province’s partnership with Mahintana Foundation, Inc. stating that the project has “helped the provincial and municipal/district hospitals provide essential, quality and affordable drugs and medicines to the indigent patients in the instance that these drugs and medicines are unavailable at the hospital pharmacy”. The Provincial Governor, Hon. Fuentes, who was very happy with the turnover, stated in her message that “the partnership of the Province with Mahintana Foundation, Inc. is very positive which is why the project is replicated in other areas of the region”.

The turnover was conducted during the weekly flag raising ceremony of the province attended by the employees of the PLGU-South Cotabato.

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