LGU President Roxas conducts ODK-based Business Tax Mapping

The RESOURCEGov Phase 2 Project Officer Mr. Kurt Jurgen Von D. Lumbao conducted Training workshop on ODK/Qlik Systems for LGU President Roxas on July 8-12, 2019 at Elai Resort, Hotel and Recreation Center, Kidapawan City with a total of 37 participants (Male 19, Female 18). The activity is in collaboration with ACF Foundation (Action Against Hunger), another organization that currently implements an EU-funded project in five municipalities in North Cotabato. The 5-day activity consisted of the following: project launching (Day 1), ODK Training (Day 2), and the actual business mapping for the pilot barangays (Days 3-5).

The project launching was attended by Municipal Mayor Hon. Jonathan Mahimpit and all the department heads. Mayor Mahimpit gave an inspirational message esp. to those who are attending the ODK and Qlik Training. He thanked Mahintana and ACF for collaborating in helping the LGU in attaining higher local revenues and committed his support in the implementing the systems.  ACF Head of Project Mr. William Baang turned over 10 Android tablets and 1 desktop unit to the CSOs of the municipality represented by Mr. Tawing Narciso of PROSESO, a cooperative. A signing of the Memorandum of Understanding of Partnership took place between Mahintana, ACF and LGU Pres. Roxas. Questions and suggestions were raised by the participants showing their interest on the training during the tutorial.

On the second day, Mr. Lumbao continued the training and guided the participants with the Qlik. The participants were able to create their own graphs and present the results and finalize the form to be used for the ODK-based business mapping. For the last three days, the participants mapped assigned pilot areas and the results are the following: Without Business Permit – 297;  With Business Permit – 157; TOTAL: 454 active business establishments assessed/mapped

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