The RESOURCEGov 2 Project team
convened for the 10th PIT-PMT Meeting on October 15, 2020 via Zoom
attended by 22 participants (Male 9, Female 13). The meeting discussed about
the approved 3-month project extension, remaining project activities, and
project financial updates.
Among the remaining major
activities include the Training of Trainers for identified experts in the LGUs,
installation and turnover of 141 computer units to Sarangani BLGUs, publication
of the best practices book, monitoring, end-of-project evaluation, and exit
conferences in the partner LGUs.
Mahintana Foundation, Inc., seeks the services of a
consultant/evaluator to do an end-of-project evaluation for one of its projects
that will end in October 2020.
The consultant/evaluator of end-of-project evaluation must
have educational qualification, expertise and a minimum of 5 years work
experience on project evaluation involving programs on CSO governance, participatory
governance, public fiscal administration, revenue generation, budget
tracking/management, legislation/legislative tracking, project monitoring, and
data management system. The duration of the evaluation will be around 23
working days, starting September 21, 2020 to October 21,
For parties interested in this consultancy/bidding, please address your CV to Ms. Liza D. Hora, Executive Director, Mahintana Foundation, Inc., Cannery, Polomolok, South Cotabato and email to email@example.com. Deadline of submission is on September 11, 2020. Please refer to the Terms of Reference in the link below:
Mahintana Foundation, Inc., through its RESOURCEGov 2 Project, conducted the Mindanao-wide Talakayan Kontra COVID-19 with the theme “CSO-LGU Bayanihan: Mga Aksyon sa Kasalukuyang Panahon” on August 6, 2020. At least 58 participants were present including Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary for Plans, Public Affairs & Communications Usec. Jonathan E. Malaya, DILG XII Regional Director Ms. Josephine Leysa, DOF-BLGF XII Regional Director Mr. Jeany Tedera, municipal mayors and representatives of partner local government units (LGUs), and civil society organizations (CSOs) from Regions XI, XII and XIII. The event was also aired through Facebook live.
Organized with the DILG XII, RIATF-EID XII and
RTF-COVID 19 XII, the event aimed to provide an avenue for sharing
the various initiatives and learnings of the LGUs and the CSOs regarding
COVID-19 crisis response and management. This activity also supports the Listong Ugnayan, COVID-19 ay Labanan Online Talakayan Series rolled out by the DILG thru the Local Government
The presenters are the following:
Mr. Roel Ian P. Blanker, EnP for Mahintana Foundation, Inc., Ms. Jennifer C.
Bretaña, EnP for the Provincial Government of South Cotabato on South
Cotabato-COVID-19 Contact Tracing System, Ms. Yvonne Saliling for the
University of Southern Mindanao, Ms. Raizsa Mae Anayatin for MINCODE and its
member networks, Mr. Lyndon Arbes for the Action Against Hunger, and Mr. Garie
Briones for the Conciliation Resources. Delegation of the European Union to the
Philippines Programme Manager Ms. Caroline Maningo sent a message of support encouraging
the continuous partnership among the CSOs and LGUs. Mahintana Foundation Inc.
President Mr. Martiniano L. Magdolot shared the synthesis of the Talakayan
stating the importance of active partnership and embracing the spirit of
bayanihan. The Mindanao-wide Talakayan Kontra COVID-19 did not only affirm the
positive impact of the CSO-LGU partnership but also enriched the experiences
and strengthened the resolved to help their respective
communities especially in this time of crisis.
RESOURCEGov 2 Project teamed up with Action Against Hunger’s (AAH) RISE CSO-LGU
to train the LGUs Magpet and Tulunan on ODK-based Business Tax Mapping on July
28-30, 2020 at Elai Resort Hotel and Recreation Center, Kidapawan City. A total
of 26 participants (Male 14, Female 12) attended the 3-day activity. The
partnership forms part of synergy actions of the EU-funded projects in
2 Project Manager Mr. Roel Ian Blanker and Project Coordinator Mr. Kurt Jurgen
Von Lumbao facilitated the training on ODK and Tableau Systems, while AAH’s RISE
CSO-LGU Head of Project Ms. Cora Obra turned over the five Android tablets to
the LGUs for ODK use. Part of the training is the mock business tax mapping in
the respective LGUs where they appreciated the intervention and committed to
implement the ODK-based tax mapping.
Project Officer Mr. Jan Solomon Edrozo facilitated the orientation and the implementation of the CSIS survey for Malapatan, Sarangani on July 20-27, 2020. The 10 selected enumerators (Male 8, Female 2) were CSOs from the local health board, municipal development council, and farmers and fisheries cooperatives. The presentation of the CSIS results to the municipal mayor and department heads is set on 2nd week of August for the formulation of action plans.
Mahintana Foundation Inc. team
led by its Executive Director Ms. Liza D. Hora conducted a brief meeting with
the DILG XII Regional Director Ms. Josephine C. Leysa on July 6, 2020 at the
DILG XII Regional Office, Carpenter Hill, Koronadal City. The meeting, aimed to
plan for the online learning exchange, was attended by the 8 participants (Male
3, Female 4). The Mahintana team was composed of Ms. Hora, Program Manager Mr.
Jobe C. Tubigon, RESOURCEGov 2 Manager Mr. Roel Ian P. Blanker, and RESOURCEGov
Documenter Ms. Lorielyn P. Patoc while other DILG XII participants included
Assistant Regional Director Ms. Lailyn A. Ortiz, Project Development Monitoring
Unit Head Ms. Herminia S. Ontoy and Development Management Officer II Mr. Ruel
DILG XII responded to the invitation of Mahintana by expressing their interest to co-sponsor the activity along with the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force-Emerging Infectious Diseases (RIATF-EID) XII and Regional Task Force-COVID19. invite DILG Undersecretary for Plans, Public Affairs and Communications Jonathan Malaya, and the Local Government Regional Resource Center (LGRRC) XII. The online sharing is scheduled on July 22, 2020, 9:00AM thru Zoom.
Mahintana Foundation Inc. and the
MENRO-Polomolok conducted a follow-through meeting regarding the
Waste-to-Energy Proposal on July 6, 2020 at MFI Conference Room, Cannery
Housing, Brgy. Cannery Site, Polomolok.
The meeting agenda focuses on the
proposed project’s financials and preparatory activities prior to its
implementation. Present in the meeting was Mr. Martiniano Magdolot, Ms. Ella
Mae Babao and Mr. Luwee Roy Siacor of MFI and Mr. Eric Leonardo, Mr. Efren Lapinid
and Mr. Jaime Lumbos of MENRO-Polomolok. It was discussed that to sustain the
project, sure market must be established by tapping potential partners (Pollution
Control Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PICAPI) – Polomolok Chapter,
industries/companies within Polomolok area) prior to its implementation. Among
the key agreements are the following: conduct financials review, meet
PCAPI-Polomolok Chapter and Dolefil Pollution Control Officers regarding the
proper disposal of special wastes, plan strategy to convince households to pay
for garbage fees, revisit the Genar 22 Facility in Laguna for assessment of project
feasibility and sustainability in Polomolok, secure a copy of current Waste
Analysis and Characterization Study (WACS) data from, and conduct a meeting
prior to project presentation to mayor.
Mahintana environment team led by Project
Coordinator Ms, Ella Mae M. Babao monitored the vegetation in the field gullies 112B/113C, Polo, 103AC, Cannery
and 113A, Brgy. Kinilis on July 4, 2020.
flight, the following were observed: a) Field gully 112B/113C has increasing
vegetation and stability of banks. Although there are some areas that need to
be reinforced with bamboo planting; b) Field gully 103A/C leading to Ma. Rosa
Creek has dense vegetation at the upstream area however, the gully bed and bank
after the last drop structure going downstream has widened and has lesser
vegetation; c) Field gully 113A has high vegetation on the whole stretch. There
is a sighting of a Black-shouldered Kite (though not confirmed) midstream of
the gully last June 2019 and during the gully walk (July 2020). There are also
areas observed that needs indigenous stone dike reinforcement. The
recommendation is to prioritize tree growing and indigenous stone dike
construction at field gully 103AC.
Mahintana Foundation, Inc. (MFI) in partnership with the St. Lorenzo School of Polomolok, Inc. (SLSPI) conducted a photo documentation of the Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus) also known as Black Shouldered Kite and other avifauna found at Field 113A/B gullies, Brgy. Kinilis, Polomolok, South Cotabato on July 4, 2020. A team of five instructors went to SLPSI-adopted area where a pair of mature kites produced four offsprings observed since 2018.
The Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus) is a small diurnal bird of prey in the family Accipitridae best known for its habit of hovering over open grasslands in the manner of the much smaller kestrels. This Eurasian and African species was sometimes combined with the Australian Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris) and the White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus) of North and South America which together form a superspecies. This kite is distinctive, with long-wings, white, grey and black plumage and owl-like forward-facing eyes with red irises. Although mainly seen on the plains, they are sometimes seen on grassy slopes of hills in the higher elevation regions of Asia. They are not migratory, but make short-distance movements in response to weather (Source: Wikipedia).