Cooperative Month celebrated thru tree growing

In the celebration of the Cooperative Month, the Tupi Integrated Agricultural Cooperative (TIAC), Tupi, South Cotabato conducted tree growing on October 31, 2019 at Sitio Glandang, Brgy. Palkan, Polomolok, South Cotabato.

A total of six hundred (600) hills of fruit and forest trees were planted during the activity. A memorandum of agreement was also established for both parties to look after and nurse the plants in order to ensure its growth.

RESOURCEGov featured in Mindanao Journal

The RESOURCEGov 2 Project was featured in Mindanao Journal for its issue dated October 21-27, 2019. The paper, circulated in Davao City, wrote about the 2-year accomplishments of the project as reported during the 2nd Annual Review and Planning Workshop on October 24-25, 2019 at Dusit D2, Lanang, Davao City. The Mindanao Journal and other media partners were invited during the said activity to witness the presentations of the project accomplishments and the LGU/CSO partners’ testimonies and feedbacks.

Skylarks support “Save the Environment” Program

In partnership with Mahintana Foundation, Inc, the Theta Sigma Omega Skylarks Fraternity and Sorority International 1975 – Polomolok Chapter at Lusanez River bank, Brgy. Bentung, Polomolok South Cotabato conducted tree growing activity at Lusanez River bank, Brgy. Bentung, Polomolok South Cotabato on October 27, 2019. According to the organization, the activity is a support to the “Save the Environment” Program of the government.

A total of 50 hills of assorted fruits and forest trees were planted which covers an estimated area of 274 sq. m. and attended by approximately 25 participants.

Group of fraternities conducts tree growing activity

As part of its on-going community extension services program, the Tau Gamma Phi & Sigma, Triskelions Grand Fraternity & Sorority (Notre Dame of Dadiangas University Chapter) conducted a tree growing activity in partnership with Mahintana Foundation, Inc. at Sitio Datal Salvan, Brgy. San Jose, General Santos City on September 22, 2019.

A total of 500 forest trees were planted by approximately 100 participants at the 1,000-linear meter area.

RESOURCEGov Project concludes its 2nd year with Annual Review and Planning Workshop

Ending the Year 2 of project implementation, RESOURCEGov Project conducted the Annual Review and Planning Workshop on October 24-25, 2019 at Dusit D2, Lanang, Davao City. The activity was attended by 104 (Male 59, Female 45) comprised by guests from EU Delegation to the Philippines, DILG Central Office, DBM 12, BLGF 12, the Sarangani Vice Governor, local chief executives of the 14 LGU partners and their respective CSO representatives, project management and implementation teams, and the media.

The 2-day activity became an avenue for presentations of the accomplishments and financial updates, as well as, sharing of best practices of the project areas in video testimonials and in open forums. Key messages of support and response to the accomplishments were given to wit: Program Officer Ms. Carol Maningo of the Delegation of European Union to the Philippines, DILG XI Assistant Regional Director (ARD) Atty. Abdullah Matalam, DBM XII Regional Director (RD) Mr. Akmad Usman, BLGF XII RD Mr. Jeany Tedera, and Sarangani Vice Governor Dr. Elmer De Peralta. During the open forums, challenges and opportunities were discussed and among the support gained for the project implementation is the Sarangani Province Vice Governor’s Office’s pledge of Php 3.5M worth of the computers for the cascade of LITS to the barangays of Sarangani. Also, RD Usman shared that national government is to increase the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) and hopes that the LGUs will use the remaining year of the project to equip themselves. For the planning workshop, the spending plan per LGU was distributed to the respective LGU representatives to plan for the Year 3. The consolidated spending plan was presented by the project bookkeepers on Day 2.

DARBC grows 1,500 Trees

In celebration of the Cooperative Month Celebration, the Dolefil Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Multipurpose Cooperative conducted a tree growing activity in partnership with Mahintana Foundation, Inc. (MFI) thru the  R2R Program at Field 405A Gully, Brgy. Kablon, Tupi and Field 109C Gully, Brgy. Cannery Site, Polomolok, South Cotabato on October 19, 2019.

A total of 1,500 forest/fruit trees were planted by approximately 60 participants at the 14-hectare areas.

R2R trains BLGU Klinan on Disaster Preparedness and Response

In partnership with the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) Polomolok and BLGU Klinan – 6, the Ridge-to-Reef Program conducted the Disaster Preparedness and Response Training on October 17, 2019 (Thursday), at Session Hall of Brgy. Klinan – 6, Polomolok South Cotabato. A total of 32 individuals participated the training from Barangay Klinan 6 Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT), Barangay Health Workers (BHW), Purok Chairmen and the Pag-asa Youth Association of the Philippines (PYAP). This activity aims to capacitate these individuals how to respond to calamities and emergencies.

Resource Speaker Mr. Jeffrey P. Maslog presented about local and Philippine Disaster Situation, Reduction and Management at Climate Change Adaptation and Preparedness, Prevention, Mitigation for Each Hazard while MDRRMO Staff Ms. Gizelle Marie S. Dorado also presented about National Warning System and Providing Basic First Aid and Bandaging.