Flushing at Kinilis Potable Water System Rehabilitation Project

Mahintana, through its Ridge-to-Reef Program, conducted flushing and cleaning activities at the Agos Project – Kinilis Potable Water System at Prk. 8, Brgy Kinilis, Polomolok, South Cotabato. Mr. Ferdinand Frigillana, Municipal Health Office Sanitary Inspector facilitated the flushing and cleaning activities on January 28, 2021.
Flushing and cleaning is done to decontaminate the water system from bacteria using a chlorine solution. Water analysis results for three (3) consecutive sampling activities yielded positive to E. Coli, indicating the presence of micro bacteria in the system.

The nearby community was advised to refrain drinking water directly from the system during the process. The project informed them to store water good for two days, a day prior to the flushing and cleaning activities.

(L-R) Mr. Diamante with Mr. Frigillana discussing the process
(Right) Chlorine solution for water system flushing

Confirmatory water sampling and analysis will be conducted in mid-February.

Ridge-to-Reef joins the Silway River WQMA Action Planning

Mahintana through its Ridge-to-Reef Program, participated in the Gensan Silway River Water Quality Management Area (SR WQMA) Action Planning Workshop on January 27, 2021. The General Santos City action plan will cover 10 years.

Gensan’s City Environment and Natural Resources Office (City ENRO) facilitated the action planning workshop to formulate solutions for the Silway River concerning barangays Mabuhay, San Isidro, Apopong, Dadiangas North and West, City Heights, and Labangal.

The plan will cover SR WQMA stations 1-10 to address three major challenges in General Santos City. Mr. Allan Marcilla, City ENRO, presented the water quality monitoring result of a 3-year basis of SR-Gensan.

[Leftmost] City ENRO Allan Marcilla
at the SR WQMA Action Planing Workshop

During the workshop, it was shared to the group regarding the Zero Open Defecation billboard will be unveiled in February together with DENR-EMB XII.

TFP2K sets directions for 2021

Through the Ridge-to-Reef Program, Mahintana is actively involved in setting the direction of the Task Force Polomolok Kalikasan at Kaligtasan (TFP2K) together with Hon. Alan Ines, Committee Chariman of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) and Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) of the Sangguniang Bayan (SB) of Polomolok and the Municipal Planning and Development Office (MPDO). The core group meeting on January 25, 2021 discussed TFP2K directions for the year.

TFP2K Core Group: Hon. Ines & MENRO Polomolok

As a result, there will be harmonization of tree growing priority areas among barangays, the LGU, Dole Philippines, Inc., and Mahintana through the Tree Growing Master Plan of Polomolok. Through a municipal ordinance, TFP2K will be institutionalized. TFP2K to conduct a study on tricycle windshield standards with Hon. Ines in coordination with the MTFRB, MDRRMO, and Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (TODA). MENRO will review ordinances on Poultry and Responsible Livestock and Pet Ownership.

RESOURCEGov 2 Project conducts Final Conference for Regions 12

The RESOURCEGov 2 Project team conducted the Final Conference and Sustainability Planning for Region 12 on January 26, 2021 at The Farm @ Carpenter Hill, Koronadal City. It was attended by 60 participants (Male 35, Female 25) in the physical and online setup. Observing the COVID-19 protocols of the province of South Cotabato, the project invited only four (4) representatives per LGU while others joined via Zoom.

The activity started with a prayer and national anthem. Mahintana President and Project Director Mr. Martiniano Magdolot welcomed the participants and partners and shared his hopes of a continuous partnership among the government agencies, LGUs and CSOs. DILG XII Regional Director Josephine Leysa and BLGF XII Regional Director Jeany Tedera gave their messages of support and gratitude for the project. Delegation of the European Union in the Philippines Programme Manager Ms. Carol Maningo’s prerecorded message was played where she expressed her congratulations to the project team and the beneficiaries. After the messages, Project Manager Mr. Roel Ian P. Blanker presented the project milestones while Mr. Gilbert Pacificar, independent evaluator, shared the initial results of the end-of-project evaluation. In the afternoon, the participants wrote and presented their sustainability plans. At end of the conference, Mr. Blanker thanked and congratulated everyone for the success of the project implementation even amidst the various challenges.

RESOURCEGov 2 Project conducts Final Conference for Regions 11 & 13

The RESOURCEGov 2 Project team conducted the Final Conference and Sustainability Planning for Regions 11 & 13 on January 21-22, 2021 at Lumpini Hall, Dusit Thani Residences Davao, Davao City. It was attended by 40 participants (Male 25, Female 15) in the physical setup while at least 20 online participants via Zoom. The activity was conducted in a blended (physical and online) setup and split to two days to observe the COVID-29 protocols of Davao City. 

The activity started with preliminaries and messages from DILG XIII Assistant Regional Director Donald Seronay and from Delegation of the European Union in the Philippines Programme Manager Ms. Carol Maningo. Project Manager Mr. Roel Ian P. Blanker presented the project milestones while Mr. Gilbert Pacificar, independent evaluator, presented the initial results of the end-of-project evaluation. In the afternoon, the participants wrote and presented their sustainability plans. As part of the sustainability of gains in the municipalities, the project turned over three (3) tablets to the six (6) LGUs of the said regions.

URGENT HIRING: Project Bookkeeper

Mahintana Foundation, Inc. is hiring a Project Bookkeeper:

  • Accounting/Finance-related course graduate
  • Willing to travel

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

HIRING: Food technology graduate

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