TFP2K meets for master planning

Mahintana hosted the Task Force Polomolok Kalikasan at Kaligtasan (TFP2K) Flood Risk Management (FRM) Technical Team and Master Plan meeting at Mahintana Foundation, Inc., Cannery Housing, Brgy. Cannery Site, Polomolok on February 7, 2020.

The meeting aims to formulate flood mitigating measures as well as discuss the direction of the task force based on the agreed master plan. The said activity was participated by Municipal Planning and Development Officer Mr. Eronio Muno, Engr. Danny Pelias, EnP, Dolefil Community Relations Department (DCRD) Manager Ms. Leamor Bañaga, DCRD South Zone Supervisor Mr. Evren Managuit, Dolefil Soil Conservation Department/North Zone Manager Mr. Rowen Lacanaria, Dolefil Soil Conservation Department/South Zone Manager Mr. Danny Dagooc.

LGU Malungon and KDFI benchmark R2R Projects

The Ridge-to-Reef Project, under the environmental program of Mahintana, facilitated the benchmarking activity of LGU Malungon and Kasilak Development Foundation Inc. (KDFI) at Field 109A/C Gullies, Cannery Community Nursery, Bamboo House, Brgy. Cannery Site, Polomolok on February 6, 2020. The LGU Malungon, in partnership with KDFI, intends to replicate the environmental initiatives in their municipality.

The next steps are the coordination meeting to decide what intervention the LGU will adopt and presentation to the Malungon municipal mayor for review and finalization of plan.

MFI benchmarks bamboo hub

In its goal to make sustainable livelihood and homes for the communities, Mahintana Foundation Inc. benchmarked the proposed bamboo hub at the Municipal Tourism Office (MTO) and Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) in Tampakan, South Cotabato on February 4, 2020. Project Officer Mr. Luwee Roy Siacor also visited the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) and South Cotabato Economic and Investment Promotion Center (SCEIPC), South Cotabato to learn about the bamboo-based programs and projects that they developed. Mahintana is set to submit a project proposal to the technical working group of the engineered bamboo of South Cotabato Province on the 10th of February to access needed assistance from the said group.

Mahintana formulated its own sustainability plan employing the bamboo production (i.e., engineered bamboo and bamboo crafts) in its livelihood and social enterprise program. The bamboo production aims to not only help the communities build sustainable, affordable homes and earn a livelihood, but also, conserve and protect the environment through bamboo farming.

RESOURCEGov orients LGU Malapatan on ODK-based RPTax Mapping

The RESOURCEGov 2 Project oriented the selected personnel of LGU Malapatan on ODK-based Real Property Tax (RPTax) and business mapping on January 29-31, 2020. The 18 participants (Male 6, Female 12) were the heads and staff from different LGU departments: Municipal Treasurer Office (MTO), Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO), Municipal Assessor Office (MASSO), and Municipal Planning and Development Office (MPDO).

The 3-day activity comprised of the orientation, mock mapping where the enumerators were assigned to different barangays, and presentation of the results. On the 1st day, the participants made their ODK-based forms. On the 2nd day, the MTO sent enumerators to 6 barangays, the BPLO enumerators went to 4 barangays, the MASSO mapped the Poblacion area, while the MPDO monitored three projects. On the 3rd day, the results were

For the RPTax Mapping, the MASSO plans to use the ODK and Tableau Systems on top of the ArcView System to make faster, better data collection, visualization, and data analysis regarding RPTax.

DPS assesses the biodiversity strips

Mahintana Foundation, Inc., in partnership with the Dole Philippines School (DPS), conducted a Biodiversity Strips Assessment (BSA) at field 117C/D gullies Brgy. Polo, and field 116A/B/C, 101C gullies, Brgy. Upper Klinan, Polomolok, South Cotabato on January 25, 2020.

SLSPI surveyed their assigned areas to document, assess, and observe the current condition of the macroflora and macrofauna composition in the said areas. It was agreed during the activity, that DPS shall have a follow through assessment on January 31, 2020 and they also agreed to submit their report output by the end of March 2020.