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).
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
Mahintana Foundation Inc., represented by Project Officer Mr.
Luwee Roy Siacor, participated in the different council meetings from June 16-17,
2020 in Tupi, South Cotabato. Mahintana is actively sitting as member of the
different councils and has been in partnership with the LGU in its various
On July 16, Mr. Siacor attended the
Municipal Development Council Meeting where the Supplemental Annual Investment
Program and the COVID-19 response were discussed. He also attended the 2nd
Quarter Joint Municipal Peace and Order Council and Municipal Anti-Drug Abuse
Council and another meeting with the Tupi Task Force Against COVID-19 on July
Mahintana Foundation Inc. supported Kablon
National High School’s Brigada Eskwela by turning over medical supplies on June
15, 2020 at Mahintana Foundation, Inc.
Office, Cannery Housing, Brgy. Cannery Site, Polomolok,
The supplies composed of two (2)
gallons of alcohol, two (2) boxes of surgical gloves, 100 pieces washable
facemasks and 200 pieces of bread for snacks.
These supplies shall be used as preventive measure of COVID-19
Mahintana Foundation, Inc. conducted a random interview with select Crossing Palkan-based bamboo crafters in line with MFI’s plan to pursue bamboo social enterprise projects through crafts-making and bamboo-based housing on June 13, 2020 at Prk. 4, Brgy. Crossing Palkan, Polomolok, South Cotabato.
The activity involved three (3)
random bamboo craft makers namely, Mr. Ronelo Apitong, former Palkan barangay
captain and proprietor of Joycylaine Bamboo Crafts, Mr. Angelo Bañas and Ms. Lilibeth Bañas of Bañas Bamboo Crafts. The discussions were
focused on the supply of bamboo resources, buying price of bamboo poles,
products offered, trainings involvement (government and private sponsored), and
machineries used for the production. The bamboo crafters shared that they underwent
basic to intensive trainings organized by the Department of Trade and Industry
(DTI), Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Philippine Bamboo
Industry Development Council (PBIDC) and other private institutions. Trainings involve
small crafts/novelty items (spoon, fork, straw, lampshades, shelves, sala sets,
chandeliers), bamboo preservation methods, and etc. They have also participated
benchmarking activities with other bamboo craft shops in the Philippines to
learn their best practices. However, due to lack of machineries, market, and
skilled workers the small crafts-making did not materialize which subsequently
forced crafters to opt for products such as huts and sala sets that has a more
Mahintana Foundation Inc. conducted the Operations
and Financial Management for the beneficiaries of the Kinilis Potable Water
System (KPWS) Rehabilitation Project on June 10, 2020 to ensure the sustainability
of the project after the turnover. The training was attended by 25 participants
from BLGU Kinilis Council and staff, Prk. 8 residents represented by the
Matutum Coffee Producers Association and Greentropics with speakers from
Polomolok Water District, WatSan RHUB-XII and Mahintana Foundation, Inc.
Brgy. Kinilis Captain Hon. Floro Tagaban gave
a welcome message thanking the donor, implementer and everyone who attended the
event. Mahintana Project Coordinator Ms. Ella Mae M. Babao then gave the background
and overview of the training. The
one-day training was about four topics: 1) Water System Operations and
Maintenance and 2) Water Quality Testing both presented by Polomolok Water
District, 3) Asset/Cash Management by Mahintana, 4) BWASA and Policy Review by RHUB
XII. The turnover ceremony is scheduled on June 30, 2020.
Mahintana Foundation, Inc. through
its Ridge-to-Reef (R2R) Program conducted
a monitoring for the adopted area of Sangguniang Panlalawigan Committee on
Laws-General Santos City (SP-Gensan) and BLGU-Buayan at Prk. Minanga, Brgy. Buayan, General Santos City on May 29, 2020.
Out of the planted 2,000 mangrove
hills, at least 1,000 or 50% survived. Mortalities were caused by algae
entanglement and strong wave action. It was observed that the constructed drift
materials barrier needed to be repaired and the installed signage to be
Foundation, Inc. through its Ridge-to-Reef (R2R) Program participated in
the 2020 Month of the Ocean Culmination themed “Free the Seas from Marine
Debris” with an unveiling ceremony of the prohibition billboard in partnership
with City Environment and Natural Resources Office – General Santos City (CENRO-GSC) and BLGU –
Buayan at Prk. Minanga, Brgy.
Buayan, General Santos City on May 29, 2020.
activity aims to promote awareness and the protection of the coastal and marine
resources in Brgy. Buayan. Hon. Rogelio Solis, Punong Barangay of BLGU-Buayan,
Mr. Allan Marcilla, EnP, CENR Officer-GSC, Ms. Joy Ologuin, Protected Areas
Superintendent – Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape (PASu-SBPS) encouraged the Minanga
community and the people’s organizations to be frontliners in preserving and
protecting the marine resources against illegal activities. The billboard informs
the public on P.D. 705/E.O. 2277/P.D. 7161, and R.A. 11038 otherwise known as the
Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System (ENIPAS) Law and on the
City Ordinance No. 43, Series of 2018 “An Ordinance Establishing the Datu
Sharif Zainal Abedin Mangrove Eco-Tourism Zone, Situated in Barangays of Bula,
Baluan, Buayan All of this City, Prescribing Guidelines for its implementation
and for other purposes”.
May 1, 2020 – the AMCOOP Foundation donated 60 lunch packs to the relief operations volunteers on Labor Day. AMCOOP thanked Mahintana for the opportunity to feed the unsung heroes of Polomolok. For those who are interested to donate, please contact us through our Facebook page or through our telephone number (083) 500-2796.
Surallah Biogas Ventures donated Php 75,000 to LGU Polomolok in support to COVID-19 Task Force Hinabang. Mr. Heracleo Banogon personally visited Hon. Mayor Honey Lumayag-Matti on April 30, 2020, Thursday.