R2R monitors mangrove-planted area in Buayan

Mahintana Foundation, Inc. through its Ridge-to-Reef (R2R) Program conducted a monitoring for the adopted area of Sangguniang Panlalawigan Committee on Laws-General Santos City (SP-Gensan) and BLGU-Buayan at Prk. Minanga, Brgy. Buayan, General Santos City on May 29, 2020.

Out of the planted 2,000 mangrove hills, at least 1,000 or 50% survived. Mortalities were caused by algae entanglement and strong wave action. It was observed that the constructed drift materials barrier needed to be repaired and the installed signage to be replaced.

Prohibition Billboard unveiled in celebration of 2020 Month of the Ocean Culmination

Mahintana Foundation, Inc. through its Ridge-to-Reef (R2R) Program participated in the 2020 Month of the Ocean Culmination themed “Free the Seas from Marine Debris” with an unveiling ceremony of the prohibition billboard in partnership with City Environment and Natural Resources Office  – General Santos City (CENRO-GSC) and BLGU – Buayan at Prk. Minanga, Brgy. Buayan, General Santos City on May 29, 2020.

The activity aims to promote awareness and the protection of the coastal and marine resources in Brgy. Buayan. Hon. Rogelio Solis, Punong Barangay of BLGU-Buayan, Mr. Allan Marcilla, EnP, CENR Officer-GSC, Ms. Joy Ologuin, Protected Areas Superintendent – Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape (PASu-SBPS) encouraged the Minanga community and the people’s organizations to be frontliners in preserving and protecting the marine resources against illegal activities. The billboard informs the public on P.D. 705/E.O. 2277/P.D. 7161, and R.A. 11038 otherwise known as the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System (ENIPAS) Law and on the City Ordinance No. 43, Series of 2018 “An Ordinance Establishing the Datu Sharif Zainal Abedin Mangrove Eco-Tourism Zone, Situated in Barangays of Bula, Baluan, Buayan All of this City, Prescribing Guidelines for its implementation and for other purposes”.

AMCOOP Foundation feeds the volunteers on Labor Day

May 1, 2020 – the AMCOOP Foundation donated 60 lunch packs to the relief operations volunteers on Labor Day. AMCOOP thanked Mahintana for the opportunity to feed the unsung heroes of Polomolok. For those who are interested to donate, please contact us through our Facebook page or through our telephone number (083) 500-2796.