SK Cannery Federation and Ridge to Reef plant bamboos for Pinyahan 2021

Mahintana Foundation Inc. through its Dolefil-assisted Ridge-to-Reef Program in partnership with the SK Federation of Cannery Federation conducted a bamboo planting activity in celebration of the 2021 Pinayahan Festival.

The group planted 150 hills of Bamboo at UNIFIED Ranch, 108B, Brgy. Upper Klinan, Cannery Site, Polomolok, South Cotabato on September 25. 2021 marks the 14th year of the Pinyahan Festival which started on 2007, as a celebration and giving thanks to the pineapple, locally pinya, which has changed the way of in Brgy. Cannery Site.

URGENT HIRING: Assistant Baker

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

  • Preferably residing in Koronadal
  • 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 with the application letter addressed to:

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

SOLARES trains for survey on Sultan Kudarat coffee profile

SOLARES trained 33 enumerators on mobile-based data gathering and validation in early September.

Partnering with the Coalition of Social Development Organizations South Cotabato (CSDO-SC), the SOLARES team headed by EnP. Jobe C. Tubigon, project manager, conducted a training last August 31 to September 1 – 3, 2021 for the ODK-based data gathering/validation of coffee farmers’ profiles in Lebak and Kalamansig. Invited participants actively shared their recommendations regarding the form. They showing understanding towards the topic. The survey was generated through Kobotoolbox or Open Data Kit.

Following this training, SOLARES deployed enumerators to Lebak and Kalamansig last September 6, 2021. Data gathering/validation will determine actual agricultural/coffee production profile of the two municipalities. Results will reveal socio-economic and geographical profiles of at least 6,000 coffee growers in these municipalities and validate the Productive Uses of Renewable Energy (PURE) support. These also include the gaps on highly efficient and appropriate post-harvest/processing facilities/equipment. Potentially, through the survey, the project can further engage nearby communities to support profiling in their municipalities.

With this, an established database contributes to a responsive coffee industry in the province of Sultan Kudarat which was highly emphasized in recent consultations with the Sultan Kudarat Coffee Council. The database must include geographical, socio-economic/production, and marketing profiles (including production and marketing concerns) of coffee growers, producer organizations, processors, intermediaries, dealers/brokers, exporters, roasters/grinders, and other actors of the Sultan Kudarat coffee value chain. The survey is set to be completed this October.

Regional Intelligence Unit Region XII partners with Ridge to Reef for the tree growing activity

Mahintana Foundation, Inc. through its Dolefil-assisted Ridge to Reef Program, together with the Regional Intelligence Unit of Region XII conducted a tree growing activity at Sitio Ulo Landan, Brgy. Landan, Polomolok, South Cotabato on September 11, 2021. The activity supports economic and environmental status improvement and benefits of the upland and downstream areas of the Silway-Klinan River Watershed. The group consisted of the intel unit of Regional Intelligence Unit of Region XII headed by Police Lieutenant Colonel OIC Region XII Narciso D. Langcauon and members of Alpha s Kappa Rho Fraternity and Sorority planted 200 seedlings of fruit-bearing trees on Saturday morning.

Mahintana participates in the 1st Region 12 Bamboo Council Meeting

The Department of Trade and Industry Region 12 (DTI 12) as the chair of the newly created Region 12 Bamboo Industry Development Council or Kawayan Dose., Mahintana Foundation, Inc. as co-chair, and PLGU Sarangani as the vice-chairperson, conducted the first Regional Bamboo Council Meeting on September 2, 2021 through an online platform and physical meeting.

Organizing and strengthening the council was done through the discussion of the following agendas: Identification and finalization of membership (Government Sector Representatives: DENR, DA, DA-ADPO, DOST, DAR, PLGUs, DepEd, NHA, DOLE, TESDA, ATI, NCIP and MinDA, Private Sector Representatives: Cotabato Province – Central Mindanao Green Workers Assoc. & Green Workers Corporation, Sultan Kudarat – Bamboo Crafters Association (Tacurong), Sarangani: Conrado Ladislawa Alcantara Foundation, Inc. (CLAFI), South Cotabato: Mahintana & SCBIDC, Financing Institutions: DBP and LBP, Academe: South Cotabato State College, Mindanao State University, Sultan Kudarat State University and University of Southern Mindanao (Kabacan and Kidapawan), creation of relevant committees, discussion on establishing a quorum during meetings, identification of Secretariat (DTI 12 Industry Development Division), activities for the World Bamboo Day 202 with the theme “Alay ng Bayan sa Inang Kalikasan, Kawayan!

Mahintana as the co-chairperson delivered the closing message highlighting “Building networks among those working in the field of research and information services, on policy development and implementers for the council and in moving forward to the development of the regional bamboo roadmap, are part of the important mission for the council. Like a bamboo, “The first year it sleeps, the second year it creeps, the third year it leaps.” Let the council continually cultivate one another and build strong roots for our region.”