Mahintana Foundation Inc., through the RESOURCEGov Project, and the Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF) 12 sealed their partnership with the signing of the MOU and project launching on July 16, 2019 at Viajer Dine and Café, Brgy. Morales, Koronadal City. The event was attended by BLGF 12 staff, provincial and city treasurers and assessors, Dole Philippines Inc. representative and the project team to a total of 33 participants (Male 17, Female 16). The partnership aims to popularize the use of the Open Data Kit (ODK)-based tax mapping and the Qlik as a data analytics tool in the region and aims to model the utilization of the systems to the whole country.
Mahintana President & CEO Mr. Martiniano L. Magdolot shared that the project interventions helped the eight beneficiary LGUs of the project increase their local collections in Phase 1. BLGF 12 Regional Director Mr. Jeany T. Tedera expressed his gratitude to Mahintana in sharing the ODK and Qlik for free, as well as, hopes that the partnership with the organization will be fruitful. Ms. Leamor Bañaga, Dole Philippines Inc. representative, commended the initiative of the partners in adopting IT-based tools that will benefit the LGUs and the communities.
BLGF, a bureau under the Department of Finance, oversees the provincial, city and municipal treasurers and provides them technical assistance on economic growth of the local government units.