R2R joins coordinative meeting on Silway River Ecopark Project

During the presentation of the developmental approaches by participating government agencies and MFI as basis on the implementation of Silway River Ecopark Project

Hon. Shirlyn Bañas-Nograles, Representative of the 1st District of South Cotabato and General Santos City, requested Mahintana Foundation, Inc, (MFI) through the Ridge-to-Reef (R2R) Program to participate in the coordinative meeting on the proposed Silway River Ecopark Project on February 24, 2021.

Silway River Ecopark Project aims to rehabilitate and develop the Silway riverbank to protect its constituents living in the nearby coastal area from the onslaught of storm surges. The project covers portion of Brgy. Dadiangas West and Labangal facing the coast of Sarangani Bay turning it into an esplanade and eco-tourism park. The final stage of the preparation pf its master plan and the inventory and consultation with the residents living in the aforesaid danger zones are underway.

Since the project is still on its developing stage and need to find appropriate holistic approaches for the project’s implementation, Mahintana presented its best practices on environmental protection and conservation measures, the Silway-Klinan River Watershed to Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape (SKRW-SBPS) Ridge-to-Reef (R2R) Program as a reference for Silway River Ecopark Project.

Notable attendees include Mr. Radzak Sinarimbo (PENRO-South Cotabato), Ms. Ma. Elvira Lumayag (DENR-CENRO Gensan), EnP. Allan Marcilla, MSDS (City ENRO-Gensan), Mr. Ariel Austin Acosta (Representative of DENR-MGB XII), Engr. Emerald Signar (City Engineer’s Office – Gensan).

As a result of the meeting, there will be a harmonization of development approaches within Silway River of both LGU and private sector, creation of the task force or committee for Silway River Ecopark Project, and formulation of the Silway River Development Master Plan.

SOLARES conducts ODK Training to Bacbacan MPC

The SOLARES team through Engr. Dhan Jaycle Diolanto, project officer for Sultan Kudarat, conducted an Open Data Kit (ODK) Training for Bacbacan Multipurpose Cooperative (BMPC) at Lebak, Sultan Kudarat on February 23, 2021 as part of the project component on capacity building/technical assistance to partner cooperatives. Engr. Diolanto coordinated with BMPC regarding their need for knowledge on ODK forms for their loan applications, credit recommendation and approval, and membership applications. With this, the process of data gathering and management can be improved and made more efficient.

Engr. Diolanto (in black) with BMPC at the ODK Training

MFI successfully launches ProPEACE Programme

Clockwise from lower left: DILG Asec. Alexander Macario, ProPEACE Programme Manager Mr. Roel Ian Blanker, MOU ceremonial signing, guests and participants

To officially commence the GCERF-funded (Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund) Promoting Peace Engagements and Community Empowerment (ProPEACE) Programme, Mahintana Foundation, Inc. (MFI) together with CSOs, partners, and other stakeholders held a programme launching on February 18, 2021, at The Farm, Carpenter Hill, Koronadal City, South Cotabato.

Notable guests include Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Assistant Secretary for Public Safety and Security Alexander Macario, DILG XII, DepEd 12, and local chief executives of Sarangani and South Cotabato.  A ceremonial signing of the memorandum of understanding with Local Chief Executives and partner organizations also took place.

ProPEACE programme aims to contribute to the overall peace and security of the region by increasing religious and cultural tolerance. It will be implemented two years in Sarangani and South Cotabato in 8 target municipalities.

HIRING: Assistant Baker for Nutripan Surallah

Mahintana Foundation, Inc. is looking for an assistant baker for Nutripan Surallah.

  • Preferably residing in Surallah or neighboring municipalities
  • Has experience in baking

Interested applicants may submit their application letter, resume, Transcript of Records and other pertinent documents to our front desk at Mahintana Foundation, Inc., Cannery Housing, Cannery Site, Polomolok, South Cotabato (open from Monday-Friday 7AM-5PM except holidays) or to mahintana_mfi@yahoo.com with the application letter addressed to:

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

URGENT HIRING: Project Bookkeeper

Mahintana Foundation, Inc. is hiring a Project Bookkeeper:

  • Accounting/Finance-related course graduate
  • Willing to travel, has drivers’ license, and knows how to drive
  • Has good written and interpersonal skills

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

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