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.

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.

Mahintana assists the GSP-PPNHS Tree Growing Activity

October 12, 2019, Saturday – Mahintana Foundation Inc., through its R2R Program, assisted during the tree growing activity of Girl Scouts of the Philippines Poblacion Polomolok National High School Chapter (GSP-PPNHS) along the riverbank of Purok Masikap, Brgy. Pagalungan, Polomolok, South Cotabato. A total of 1,800 assorted seedlings were planted sponsored by different organizations including Mahintana which covers an estimated area of 6,300 sq. m. The activity was a proposed project entitled Ecology: Mini Forest for Chief Girl Scout Medal Scheme by PPNHS Grade 8 Student Ms. Kristina Andrea L. Mirasol, an active member of the GSP South Cotabato Council.

The 1,600 participants were from 32 different organizations and entities, among of them are BLGU Pagalungan, MENRO Polomolok,  F’lomlok Mio Club (FMC), Philippine Road Sport Confederation (PRSC), Pagalungan Tricycle Operations and Drivers Association (PATODA), Philippine National Police (PNP), Poblacion Polomolok National High School (PPNHS) students, Public Vehicle Club of PPNHS (POBTODA), Pagalungan Elementary School, Best College of Polomolok, Inc., Gensan Rafols Industry Machine Shop and etc.

R2R supports UEWMPC’s Tree Growing and Stone Dike Construction

The Ridge-to-Reef (R2R) Program of Mahintana Foundation Inc. supported the Tree Growing and Ceremonial Stone Diking Activity of Unified Engineering Workers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (UEWMPC) on October 12, 2019 in celebration of the Cooperative Month. A total of 1,000 hills of bamboo and assorted fruit and forest trees were planted at Prk. Pagkakaisa, Maligo, Polomolok in partnership with MENRO Polomolok and at least 50 meters of indigenous stone dike was constructed prior to the activity.

The R2R Team also checked on the previous year’s planted bamboos and forest trees which were in very good condition.