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.
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.
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
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.
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
A total of 500 forest
trees were planted by approximately 100 participants
at the 1,000-linear meter area.
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.
Seven management staff of
Surigao Economic Development and Microfinancing Foundation, Inc. (SEDMFI) led
by their Executive Director, Ms. Imelda Wines, conducted Learning Visit at
Mahintana Foundation, Inc. and South Cotabato Provincial Hospital (SCPH) to
benchmark on implementation of HEALTH Plus. The activity held on October 24-25,
2019 started with the presentation of the implementation of Social Franchising
System in the Philippines including history, objective, social franchising, institutional
arrangement and different business models of HEALTH Plus by Ms. Margie S.
Managuit, Project Manager. It was
followed by presentation of the 12-year experience of the foundation on HEALTH
Plus including history & background, initial investment, project areas,
12-year performance and milestones, success factors, gaps and challenges. The participants also shared the challenges
with their public hospitals which are lack of budget support to the provincial
hospital, clients are navigated to Caraga Regional Hospital due to lack of
manpower, medical supplies and equipment at the public hospitals. These concerns may be the hindering factors
for them to successfully implement the HEALTH Plus. Ms. Managuit suggested to lobby and to provide
technical assistance to the local government for the upgrading of the public
health facilities considering the implementation of the newly-approved
Universal Health Care Law.
On the second day, the participants
visited SCPH to learn on the billing and collection process with Dr. Rodit
Delfino, Admin Officer, Atty. Marnito Cosep, OIC, Provincial Legal Office and
Ms. Cynthia Barrientos, CPA, Provincial Accountant, facilitated by Ms.
Managuit. Dr. Delfino testified on the active partnership between Provincial
Government and Mahintana which is an important facilitating factor on the
successful and sustained implementation of the project. Ms. Barrientos also suggested for SEDMFI to
bring with them the provincial department heads on their next learning
visit. At the end of the 2-day
activity, SEDMFI partners were very
happy of their learning and were encouraged to implement HEALTH Plus in their
region also to increase access of more indigent patients to quality and
affordable medicines and supplies.
Mahintana also committed to assist SEDMFI in the establishment of their
chosen HEALTH Plus model/s.
The HEALTH Plus project implemented by Mahintana Foundation, Inc. conducted Technical Working Group meeting on October 23, 2019 at Maasim Municipal Hospital (MaaMH) with 3 representatives from the hospital headed by their Chief of Hospital, Dr. Rosalie Sobretodo and 3 representatives from Mahintana-HEALTH Plus led by their Project Manager, Ms. Margie S. Managuit. Ms. Jea A. Roque, RPh, HEALTH Plus Supervising Pharmacist presented the accomplishments of HEALTH Plus Shop-in-a-Shop, a hospital-based complementary pharmacy located in MaaMH and managed by the project. Accomplishments as of September, 2019 include number of patients served, served and unserved drugs and medicines, Type ABC inventory, Drug Price Comparison Survey results and financial performance. Some of the challenges raised during the meeting were the unpredictable change of fast-moving items due to change in the doctors-on-duty which led to stock-outs both at the hospital pharmacy and HPSiS and the increase amount of expenses due to renovation of HPSiS which results to a negative bottomline. At the end the meeting, the participants agreed to set-up a Revolving Drug Fund (RDF) amounting to P20,000 for the HPSiS to temporarily address stock-outs.
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.
Four representatives from Polomolok Municipal Hospital (PMH) headed by Dr. Graciano P. Vencer, Chief of Hospital (COH), and three from Mahintana Foundation, Inc. (2 from PPF and 1 from HPSiS) led by Ms. Margie S. Managuit, HEALTH Plus Project Manager, convened for a Technical Working Group (TWG) meeting on October 18, 2019 at COH office of PMH. The meeting started with the presentation of accomplishments of HEALTH Plus Shop-in-a-Shop (HPSiS) as of September, 2019 including number of patients served, served and unserved prescriptions and financial performance. It was noted that there was really decrease in the gross revenue of the HPSiS comparing it to previous year due to the availability of drugs, medicines and supplies at hospital pharmacy. Ms. Wency Musa, PMH Admin Officer, also updated the participants that there is still P1M budget allocated for payment to Mahintana. She added that there wouldn’t be any concerns on payables of the hospital to HPSiS until the end of the year. Ms. Analyn Lingganay, PMH Liaison Officer, also raised the concern on the returned Statement of Accounts (SOAs). They then resolved and agreed that there should be checking of SOAs first at the HPSiS level before submitting it to hospital bookkeeper. They also agreed that the submission is at 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily to avoid backlogs.
Ms. Managuit also informed the body that the DOH-FDA is doing their regular monitoring of the hospital pharmacies. She suggested for HPSiS to transfer beside the hospital pharmacy since the former is a rider to the LTO and under the supervision of the hospital pharmacy. At the end of the meeting, they agreed for Mahintana to fastrack the renovation of the new location of the hospital pharmacy and HPSiS; PMH also requested for 10 pallets for their storage to comply with FDA requirements.
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.