Mahintana assists LGU Polomolok’s CoViD-19 Relief Operations

Mahintana Foundation Inc. continues to stay true in its commitment in building communities by supporting the LGU Polomolok’s CoViD-19 Relief Operations. It has actively assisted in the packing of the relief goods and monitoring the distribution per barangay. The organization also introduced the use of the ODK, an ICT tool, for the data gathering and mapping of the relief operation distribution. While the organization oversees the packing of the relief packs, the volunteers are from the different cooperatives and Dolefil managerial staff.

Mahintana Executive Director Ms. Liza D. Hora sits as the vice-chair of the Polomolok CoViD-19 Task Force Hinabang, the task force responsible for peaceful and transparent relief operations amid the CoViD-19 crisis.

Mahintana presents projects to DTI XII

Mahintana Foundation, Inc. presented the projects with Social Enterprise/Livelihood component on March 5, 2020 to DTI-Region XII in order to gain partnership for the programs and grants they can offer. Four representatives from DTI namely Mr. Babylon Maganaka Jr., OIC-Chief, Ms. Darlen Joy Galope-Morales, Business Counselor, Ms. Rhea Mae Casipe, SSF Staff and Mr. Ross Vincent Carillo, IT, visited the office and project sites. The projects presented were: 1) Nutripan BREAD, 2) Ridge-to-Reef – Bamboo-based plan, 3) Renewable Energy.

Ms. Yvonne Templonuevo presented the Nutripan BREAD background and plan for expansion at Lake Sebu and Polomolok National High School – Technical Learning Resource Center. Mr. Maganaka is very interested with the Nutripan since it will be the first bakeshoppe/SE that will be assisted by DTI in South Cotabato. This was followed by the presentation of Ms. Ella Mae M. Babao on the R2R background highlighting the bamboo-based crafts/products. Then Mr. Jobe Tubigon also briefly discussed the Solar-powered project and possible equipment of DTI related to renewable energy.  

After the presentations and discussions, the team proceeded to the Bamboo Model House to check and visit.

RESOURCEGov 2 meets with Sarangani PVGO

The partnership between the RESOURCEGov 2 Project and the Sarangani Provincial Vice Governor’s Office (PVGO) is continuously forged. On the 3rd of March 2020, the project team was invited by the Sarangani PVGO for a meeting at the Vice Governor’s Office to discuss the updates of the cascade of the LITS to the barangays, coined as the BLITS by the PVGO, and the upcoming training of trainers on March 5-6, 2020. The meeting was attended by 7 participants (Male 3, Female 4).

As agreed during the 2nd Annual Review and Planning Workshop, the Sarangani PVGO shared that the 5th level of its BLITS is the provision of the computer hardware to 141 barangays in Sarangani. This will ensure that the LITS will be used in the BLGUs that will help them in codification, archiving and tracking of legislative documents.

RESOURCEGov 2 facilitates CSIS Survey in Lake Sebu

To assess the awareness, availment and satisfaction of the citizens of a certain local government unit, the DILG designed the Citizen Satisfaction Index System (CSIS) survey that requires a random 150 respondents to be interviewed regarding the services of the LGU. The RESOURCEGov Project made the CSIS survey one step higher by facilitating it using the ODK system instead of the traditional pen and paper.

RESOURCEGov 2 Project Team headed by the Project Manager Mr. Roel Ian P. Blanker conducted a CSIS orientation to the Mun. Mayor Hon. Floro Gandam and the enumerators from the Santa Cruz Mission School Inc. (SMSCI) on February 17, 2020. Project Officer Mr. Jan Solomon Edrozo attended an ABC (Association of Barangay Captains) meeting at ABC building, Lake Sebu on February 19th to inform and update all the barangay captains about the on-going CSIS survey in their respective barangays. In the following days, the project officer closely monitored the actual CSIS survey conducted by 13 enumerators until February 27, 2020 as far as Brgy. Ned. The data will be consolidated on March 5, 2020.

The first round of ODK-based CSIS survey for the eight focal LGUs was conducted by the RESOURCEGov 1 Project in 2016. The results of 2016 and 2020 will be compared after the consolidation of the latter survey.