RESOURCEGov 2-RISE CSO-LGU Projects train NC LGUs on ODK-based Tax Mapping

Mahintana’s RESOURCEGov 2 Project teamed up with Action Against Hunger’s (AAH) RISE CSO-LGU to train the LGUs Magpet and Tulunan on ODK-based Business Tax Mapping on July 28-30, 2020 at Elai Resort Hotel and Recreation Center, Kidapawan City. A total of 26 participants (Male 14, Female 12) attended the 3-day activity. The partnership forms part of synergy actions of the EU-funded projects in Mindanao.

RESOURCEGov 2 Project Manager Mr. Roel Ian Blanker and Project Coordinator Mr. Kurt Jurgen Von Lumbao facilitated the training on ODK and Tableau Systems, while AAH’s RISE CSO-LGU Head of Project Ms. Cora Obra turned over the five Android tablets to the LGUs for ODK use. Part of the training is the mock business tax mapping in the respective LGUs where they appreciated the intervention and committed to implement the ODK-based tax mapping.

We are Hiring!

Mahintana Foundation Inc. is hiring a Project Officer with the following qualifications:

  • Preferably Food Technology graduate
  • Preferably has work experience in quality assurance
  • Has passion for baking
  • Driving license holder is an advantage
  • Willing to do fieldwork
  • With good moral character

Interested applicants may submit their application letter, resume, Transcript of Records and other pertinent documents to mahintana_mfi@yahoo.com addressed to:

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mahintana Foundation, Inc.
Cannery Housing, Cannery Site
Polomolok, South Cotabato

RESOURCEGov implements CSIS Survey in Malapatan

Project Officer Mr. Jan Solomon Edrozo facilitated the orientation and the implementation of the CSIS survey for Malapatan, Sarangani on July 20-27, 2020. The 10 selected enumerators (Male 8, Female 2) were CSOs from the local health board, municipal development council, and farmers and fisheries cooperatives. The presentation of the CSIS results to the municipal mayor and department heads is set on 2nd week of August for the formulation of action plans.

HEALTH Plus turns over 70% of SCPH & NDH shares to SoCot Provincial Gov’t

Mahintana Foundation, Inc. through the HEALTH Plus Project turned over 70% of shares of South Cotabato Provincial Hospital and Norala District Hospital to the Provincial Government of South Cotabato on July 13, Monday.

Governor Reynaldo Tamayo, Jr., Dr. Conrado Braña the SCPH Chief of Hospital, and Dr. Mila Quinton the NDH Chief of Hospital attended the turnover during the flag ceremony at the Provincial Capitol of South Cotabato. Ms. Liza Hora, Executive Director, and Ms. Margie Managuit, HEALTHPlus project manager represented Mahintana Foundation, Inc.

Combined, the shares amount to Php 2,529,769.54 (SCPH Php 2,233,987.04, NDH Php 295,782.50).

Mahintana-DILG XII plan for the online learning exchange on COVID-19 response

Mahintana Foundation Inc. team led by its Executive Director Ms. Liza D. Hora conducted a brief meeting with the DILG XII Regional Director Ms. Josephine C. Leysa on July 6, 2020 at the DILG XII Regional Office, Carpenter Hill, Koronadal City. The meeting, aimed to plan for the online learning exchange, was attended by the 8 participants (Male 3, Female 4). The Mahintana team was composed of Ms. Hora, Program Manager Mr. Jobe C. Tubigon, RESOURCEGov 2 Manager Mr. Roel Ian P. Blanker, and RESOURCEGov Documenter Ms. Lorielyn P. Patoc while other DILG XII participants included Assistant Regional Director Ms. Lailyn A. Ortiz, Project Development Monitoring Unit Head Ms. Herminia S. Ontoy and Development Management Officer II Mr. Ruel B. Tuble.

DILG XII responded to the invitation of Mahintana by expressing their interest to co-sponsor the activity along with the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force-Emerging Infectious Diseases (RIATF-EID) XII and Regional Task Force-COVID19. invite DILG Undersecretary for Plans, Public Affairs and Communications Jonathan Malaya, and the Local Government Regional Resource Center (LGRRC) XII. The online sharing is scheduled on July 22, 2020, 9:00AM thru Zoom.

MFI and MENRO meet for Waste-to-Energy Project Proposal

Mahintana Foundation Inc. and the MENRO-Polomolok conducted a follow-through meeting regarding the Waste-to-Energy Proposal on July 6, 2020 at MFI Conference Room, Cannery Housing, Brgy. Cannery Site, Polomolok.

The meeting agenda focuses on the proposed project’s financials and preparatory activities prior to its implementation. Present in the meeting was Mr. Martiniano Magdolot, Ms. Ella Mae Babao and Mr. Luwee Roy Siacor of MFI and Mr. Eric Leonardo, Mr. Efren Lapinid and Mr. Jaime Lumbos of MENRO-Polomolok. It was discussed that to sustain the project, sure market must be established by tapping potential partners (Pollution Control Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PICAPI) – Polomolok Chapter, industries/companies within Polomolok area) prior to its implementation. Among the key agreements are the following: conduct financials review, meet PCAPI-Polomolok Chapter and Dolefil Pollution Control Officers regarding the proper disposal of special wastes, plan strategy to convince households to pay for garbage fees, revisit the Genar 22 Facility in Laguna for assessment of project feasibility and sustainability in Polomolok, secure a copy of current Waste Analysis and Characterization Study (WACS) data from, and conduct a meeting prior to project presentation to mayor.

Mahintana envi team flies drone over gullies

Mahintana environment team led by Project Coordinator Ms, Ella Mae M. Babao monitored the vegetation in the field gullies 112B/113C, Polo, 103AC, Cannery and 113A, Brgy. Kinilis on July 4, 2020.

During the flight, the following were observed: a) Field gully 112B/113C has increasing vegetation and stability of banks. Although there are some areas that need to be reinforced with bamboo planting; b) Field gully 103A/C leading to Ma. Rosa Creek has dense vegetation at the upstream area however, the gully bed and bank after the last drop structure going downstream has widened and has lesser vegetation; c) Field gully 113A has high vegetation on the whole stretch. There is a sighting of a Black-shouldered Kite (though not confirmed) midstream of the gully last June 2019 and during the gully walk (July 2020). There are also areas observed that needs indigenous stone dike reinforcement. The recommendation is to prioritize tree growing and indigenous stone dike construction at field gully 103AC.

MFI and SLSPI document a rare bird in Brgy. Kinilis

Mahintana Foundation, Inc. (MFI) in partnership with the St. Lorenzo School of Polomolok, Inc. (SLSPI) conducted a photo documentation of the Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus) also known as Black Shouldered Kite and other avifauna found at Field 113A/B gullies, Brgy. Kinilis, Polomolok, South Cotabato on July 4, 2020. A team of five instructors went to SLPSI-adopted area where a pair of mature kites produced four offsprings observed since 2018.

The Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus) is a small diurnal bird of prey in the family Accipitridae best known for its habit of hovering over open grasslands in the manner of the much smaller kestrels. This Eurasian and African species was sometimes combined with the Australian Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris) and the White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus) of North and South America which together form a superspecies. This kite is distinctive, with long-wings, white, grey and black plumage and owl-like forward-facing eyes with red irises. Although mainly seen on the plains, they are sometimes seen on grassy slopes of hills in the higher elevation regions of Asia. They are not migratory, but make short-distance movements in response to weather (Source: Wikipedia).

LITS in South Cotabato LGUs monitored

RESOURCEGov 2 Project Officer Mr. Aristotle Sunada visited the expansion areas of South Cotabato on June 25, June 30 and July 2, 2020 for Legislative Information Tracking System (LITS) monitoring. He met with SB Secretary and staff of LGUs Norala, Banga, Sto. Niño, Surallah, T’boli, Tantangan, Tupi, and Polomolok. Whilst the other seven LGUs continued to utilise the LITS, LGU Norala is not using the system due to poor transition from the previous LITS administrator to the current SB staff. The result of the monitoring shows that the LGUs encoded a total of 22,244 resolutions, 933 ordinances, and 376 sessions.

MFI turns over PPEs worth Php 600K to South Cotabato IPHO

Mahintana Foundation Inc. (MFI) turned over 500 goggles, 500 head covers, 500 isolation gown sets (including foot cover and head cover), 500 N95 NIOSH masks and 300 pcs face shields to Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) of South Cotabato for use by the COVID-testing Center located at Dr. Arturo P. Pingoy Memorial Medical Center (DAPMMC) on July 2, 2020.

The PPEs are worth Php 608,240.13 taken from the proceeds of Palo Kontra Droga Golf Tournament held in 2018 realigned to COVID-19 response and management.