5,700 Trees planted in 3 growing activities

In partnership with Mahintana Foundation Inc., three different organizations conducted tree growing activities in the different sites that support the Ridge-to-Reef Program’s efforts in environmental conservation and raising awareness in the communities. A total of 5,700 hills were planted as a results of the said activities.

On June 23, 2019, a total of 500 hills of assorted fruit and forest trees were planted at Prk. 20, Lower Nopol, Brgy. Mabuhay, General Santos City by the Maharlika Action Group Task Force (MAGTF). While on the 25th of the same month, 350 participants from Barangay Council of Klinan 6 and Klinan 6 Integrated School Parents, Teachers and students planted a total 1000 hills of assorted forest trees at Brgy. Klinan 6, Polomolok, South Cotabato. Lastly, Polomolok Water District (PolWD) conducted a tree growing activity on June 29, 2019 at Sitio Miranda, Brgy. Maligo to celebrate the 2019 World Environment Day and 12th Gamtabung Amtutong with a total of 4,200 hills planted. The participants include other stakeholders namely, Local Government Unit of Polomolok (LGU – Polomolok)/ Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) – Philippine National Police (PNP) – Polomolok, Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineering (PSME) – Polomolok, Landbank – Polomolok, Catholic Women’s League (CWL) – Polomolok Socsksargen Raiders Team (SRT), and Mahintana Foundation, Inc. (MFI).

RESOURCEGov Project shares ODK System to LGU Polomolok Treasurer’s Office

The RESOURCEGov 2 Project conducted two (2) batches of Open Data Kit (ODK) training to the staff of LGU Polomolok- Treasurer’s Office on June 28-29, 2019 with the goal of upgrading its systems for digitized business records and mapping of business establishment. A total of 30 participants (14, Male, 16 Female) from the Municipal Treasurer’s Office (MTO) and the project joined the activity. Project Manager Mr. Roel Ian P. Blanker guided the participants in generating their tax mapping form in ODK and allowed them to do initial mapping for greater appreciation of data collection and consolidation using their Android phones and tablets.

The LGU Polomolok, covered by the project as one of its expansion areas in Region 12, has been looking for ways to enhance its revenue by properly recording and locating the growing business establishments in the municipality; thus, it partnered with Mahintana thru the project. With ODK, the LGU will be able to set actual targets rather than based on previous estimates. Moreover, it gives the LGU an oversight of all the business establishments in the municipality thru maps, and allows it to analyse business compositions thru the information filters of ODK. The LGU and the project has set to formally launch its ODK-based Tax Mapping in the municipality on July 11, 2019