LITS in South Cotabato LGUs monitored

RESOURCEGov 2 Project Officer Mr. Aristotle Sunada visited the expansion areas of South Cotabato on June 25, June 30 and July 2, 2020 for Legislative Information Tracking System (LITS) monitoring. He met with SB Secretary and staff of LGUs Norala, Banga, Sto. Niño, Surallah, T’boli, Tantangan, Tupi, and Polomolok. Whilst the other seven LGUs continued to utilise the LITS, LGU Norala is not using the system due to poor transition from the previous LITS administrator to the current SB staff. The result of the monitoring shows that the LGUs encoded a total of 22,244 resolutions, 933 ordinances, and 376 sessions.

MFI turns over PPEs worth Php 600K to South Cotabato IPHO

Mahintana Foundation Inc. (MFI) turned over 500 goggles, 500 head covers, 500 isolation gown sets (including foot cover and head cover), 500 N95 NIOSH masks and 300 pcs face shields to Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) of South Cotabato for use by the COVID-testing Center located at Dr. Arturo P. Pingoy Memorial Medical Center (DAPMMC) on July 2, 2020.

The PPEs are worth Php 608,240.13 taken from the proceeds of Palo Kontra Droga Golf Tournament held in 2018 realigned to COVID-19 response and management.

Mahintana participates the Tiwan’s Bato Peak Agri-Tourism Park Reopening

Mahintana Foundation, Inc. participated the reopening of Tiwan’s Bato Peak Agri-Tourism Park and dedication of kubo on July 1, 2020 at Prk. 6,Sitio Bato, Brgy. Landan, Polomolok, South Cotabato. The agri-tourism park accommodates travelers to meditate, relax and enjoy a panoramic view of Mt. Matutum Protected Landscape and the overlooking Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape. The park’s soft opening was held on March of 2020 but was stalled by the current pandemic.

The peak is said to be a sacred ground for the Blaan tribe who also protects and preserves the area. It was also noted that a total of 10 centenarians were living in the area, including Yabing Masalon Dulo, who is known as a weaver of traditional Blaan costume called “Ikat”. Tourists can now visit the place in limited slots and are advised to follow IATF Guidelines on COVID-19 (wearing of facemasks and social distancing).

Mahintana meets with the PASu-MMPL for new PAMP guidelines

Mahintana Foundation Inc., represented by Mr. Luwee Roy Siacor, participated the coordination meeting with the Protected Area Superintendent – Mt. Matutum Protected Landscape (PASu – MMPL) and Dole Stanfilco Division at Conference Room, Station 88, Dole Stanfilco Division, Brgy. Kablon, Tupi on June 18, 2020.

The agenda of the meeting focuses on the rules on special uses and allowable projects and facilities within MMPL which may affect the operations of Dolefil/Dole Stanfilco Division based on the new guidelines of the Protected Area Management Plan (PAMP).

RESOURCEGov 2 presents CSIS Results to LGU Lake Sebu

Project Team headed by Project Manager Mr. Roel Ian Blanker conducted the presentation of Citizen Satisfaction Index Survey (CSIS) to the local chief executive and the relevant department heads on June 17, 2020 at the SB Conference Hall. The presentation, facilitated by Project Officer Mr. Jan Solomon Edrozo, was attended by 15 participants (Male 9, Female 6).

Hon. Mayor Floro Gandam gave the opening remarks and thanked Mahintana Foundation for the unending support and partnership. Mr. Blanker, in turn, thanked the presence of the LCE and the heads during his short introduction about the CSIS presentation. Mr. Edrozo then presented the results of the CSIS survey conducted on February 17-27, 2020 in partnership with the Sta. Cruz Mission School Inc. (SCMSI). The mentioned local research institute (LRI) was also the LGU’s local school board member represented by Ms. Maria Gandam. She shared that the partnership with the LRI highlights the cooperation between the local government unit and the private sectors to achieve transparent and accountable local governance. Mr. Blanker assured that the results are not the gauge of the performance of the LGU, rather, how the citizens see the LGU’s service delivery. Hon. Mayor Gandam said that the CSIS results will help them improve the quality of the services for the Lake Sebu constituents. It was then agreed that the CSIS results will be presented during the ExeCom Meeting on July 14, 2020 for the LGU to plan their next steps.