HIRING: Project Officer

Mahintana Foundation, Inc. is hiring for the position of project officer with the following qualifications:

  • Background on philosophy or social work-related field
  • With driver’s license for motorcycle and can drive a motorcycle
  • Preferably Muslim
  • Preferably resides in Polomolok
  • Background on peace-building activities is an advantage

Interested applicants may submit their application letter, resume, Transcript of Records, and other pertinent documents to mahintana_mfi@yahoo.com, letter addressed to:

Mahintana Foundation, Inc.
Cannery Housing, Cannery Site
Polomolok, South Cotabato

HIRING: Supervising Pharmacist

Mahintana Foundation, Inc. is hiring for the position of Supervising Pharmacist with the following qualification:

  • Licensed pharmacist

Job description:

  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of the HEALTH Plus warehouse and all its outlets;
  • Consolidates purchase requests of HEALTH Plus outlets and clients to be submitted to Supply Chain Officer for review and PO preparation;
  • Ensures that requested medicines and supplies from outlets and clients are completely procured, packed, and delivered per outlet on time;
  • Ensures that quality standards of delivered medicines are strictly followed;
  • Serves as liaison officer to facilitate prompt and accurate transactions concerning the HEALTH Plus products such as outlet’s work schedules of Pharmacists and Pharmacy Assistants and adherence of all outlets to 5S (sweep, sanitize, systematize, self-discipline, sort);
  • Provides support to the internal audit team in the conduct of regular stocks and sales inventory at the HPSiS and PPF level;
  • Manages stock levels of the PPF in coordination with the Supply Chain Officer and Warehouse Officer;
  • Assist in destroying and disposing of expired drugs if need arises;
  • Checks items prepared by warehouse officer prior to delivery;
  • Checks accreditation documents of the suppliers and recommends approval to Operations Officer and Project Manager;
  • Assists in satisfying FDA, EDPMS and PDEA requirements and adhere to their rules and regulations;
  • Responsible in handling, preparation and participation in PhilGEPS-related activities such as but not limited to its accreditation, submission of quotation and bids, and preparation of documents and stocks on awarded bids;
  • Coordinate with PPF supply chain and operations officer on the medicines and supplies for bidding;
  • Perform other HEALTH Plus related activities

Interested applicants may submit their application letter, resume, Transcript of Records, and other pertinent documents to mahintana_mfi@yahoo.com, letter addressed to:

Mahintana Foundation, Inc.
Cannery Housing, Cannery Site
Polomolok, South Cotabato

HIRING: Project Officer for Nutripan

Mahintana Foundation, Inc. is hiring for the position of Project Officer under the Nutripan project with the following qualifications:

  • Graduate of business administration or any business-related course with accounting background
  • Preferably has experience working in the food industry
  • Has passion for baking
  • Having a driver’s license is an advantage
  • Willing to do fieldwork
  • With good moral character

Interested applicants may submit their application letter, resume, Transcript of Records, and other pertinent documents to mahintana_mfi@yahoo.com, letter addressed to:

Mahintana Foundation, Inc.
Cannery Housing, Cannery Site
Polomolok, South Cotabato

HIRING: Project Officer

Mahintana Foundation, Inc. is hiring a project officer:

  • Agriculture-related course graduate
  • Preferably with experience as a farm developer
  • Preferably residing in Polomolok

Interested applicants may submit their application letter, resume, Transcript of Records and other pertinent documents to mahintana_mfi@yahoo.com with the letter addressed to:

Mahintana Foundation, Inc.
Cannery Housing, Cannery Site
Polomolok, South Cotabato

NOTICE: On Operation Continuity


To our dear partners and stakeholders in community development:
Hoping all is well with you at this time. This is an update to our previous notice dated May 10, 2021, wherein all Mahintana staff will shift to work-from-home setup as required by Municipal Health Office protocols due to COVID-19 exposure. We have also completed the disinfection and sanitation of our office. All our staff have undergone the RT-PCR test and, unfortunately, some of our staff have contracted the virus. We are now working closely with the LGU-MHO for the contact tracing and to inform our partners who are potentially exposed to our affected staff.

Despite this, we continue to deliver our programs and services to all our partners, stakeholders, and community beneficiaries. You may directly coordinate with our officers and staff of your concern via phone call or virtual meetings. We will resume office on May 24, 2021 or until further notice.

Hoping for your kind understanding and support as usual as we remain steadfast in our commitment in serving our communities in these trying times. Together, let’s proactively beat COVID19 and progress safely in this better normal.

Stay safe and healthy,
MFI Management

Mahintana completes Bamboo Bootcamp’s Carpentry Crash Course

For its Environmental Sustainability Plan through the establishment of its Sustainable Ecotourism and Environment-based Innovations Demonstration (SEED) Farm, Mahintana FOundation, Inc. participated in the Bamboo Bootcamp: Carpentry Crash Course Training on May 5-8, 2021 at Montenawin Eco-Resort & Restaurant/ Brgy. Baganihan, Marilog District, Davao City. Bamboo Bootcamp is a non-profit organization based in Davao City which specializes in bamboo building fundamentals.

Bamboo Carpentry Crash Course is a 4-day intensive training highlighting the essentials in building with bamboo through traditional and contemporary construction techniques. During the workshop, the participants were tasked to build a medium-sized bamboo structure.

Mahintana staff completed the carpentry module which included lectures on bamboo building properties, treatment and treatment methods, and lashing technique (ropemanship) and practical demos on using power tools, joinery and connections, bamboo splitting, methods for walls, floors, etc.

SOLARES deploys 100 solar home system units to Sarangani for pilot installation

Beneficiaries bring home their SHS packages; solar panel installation by SOCOTECO II

The SOLARES project staff conducted a pilot installation of 100 Solar Home System (SHS) Units at Datal Basak, Brgy. Kablacan, Maasim, Sarangani Province on May 3-4, 2021. The pilot installation will serve as an example to the neighboring sitios/puroks, barangays and municipalities that the SHS unit is capable of providing basic needs of energy in each household.

The project staff together with SOCOTECO II – SBU prepared 120 SHS units for the pilot installation. Due to the terrain condition at Datal Basak, SHS units were transported by foot (from the nearest point the truck could reach to the venue).

Distribution formally started after lunch. The project team conducted an orientation to the beneficiary households, with information on SOLARES, its donor European Union, and the implementing partners of Mahintana Foundation, Inc. and Peace and Equity Foundation.

Community members showed appreciation, including those who initially showed no interest during SOLARES and SOCOTECO II social marketing. Several still requested to apply and avail of the SHS units, seeing their neighbors using the light provided by the project.

SOLARES, SOCOTECO II, and partners conduct Ceremonial Unloading of 3,000 Solar Home System Units

Zoom screenshot

With the arrival of solar home system units to SOLARES partner electric cooperatives, SOCOTECO II celebrated this event on Monday morning through a ceremonial unloading and acceptance together with SOLARES implementers, Mahintana Foundation, Inc. and Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) on April 19, 2021 at the SOCOTECO II Warehouse, Brgy. Apopong, General Santos City. Along with PEF, joining online were the National Electrification Administration (NEA), the Department of Energy (DOE), SOCOTECO II Board of Directors and staff, and Sino Soar Hybrid (Beijing) Technology Co,. Ltd. through Mr. Phoenix Zhang.

Mr. Martiniano L. Magdolot, president of Mahintana and project director of SOLARES, delivered the opening remarks by thanking European Union for the opportunity of implementing the project on renewable energy and sharing brief updates on the project and the active collaboration among multiple organizations for the SOLARES project. The Department of Energy gave their message of support through Mr. Marc Louie L. Olap, OIC, Rural Electrification Administration and Management Bureau; Ms. Alice de Guzman also expressed her support during the event. Mr. Zhang shared that it was a great honor to be participating in the event. He shared how from 2017, Sino Soar Hybrid (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd. supplied the Philippines over 20,000 units and counting despite the difficulties faced during shipping amidst the pandemic. He hopes to continue contributing to bring more light to Mindanao and the whole country.

After the video presentation for the ceremonial unloading (as the units had arrived a few days before), SOCOTECO II through Mr. John Tindoy (SBU Coordinator) and Engr. Angelico Boiser (Area Engineer) facilitated the unboxing of the SHS package, showing functional components included in the box. In his message of acceptance, Mr. Geronimo D. Desesto, General Manager of SOCOTECO II recognized notable local and international dignitaries of the partnership in realizing SOLARES and their role of developing and supporting the renewable energy projects to remain relevant in the power sector.

Representing the Board of Directors of SOCOTECO II, vice president Fausto Y. Tan, Jr. delivered his message of acceptance, highlighting the impact of the SOLARES project to MAKIMA (Maasim, Kiamba, Maitum) areas in Sarangani. Mr. Jobe C. Tubigon, project manager of SOLARES thanked the participation of different partners during the event and their contribution to the implementation of the SOLARES project. He also shared to the group the next steps: distribution and installation of the SHS units to Sarangani and Sultan Kudarat areas.

Engr. Lowell Valiente (CPD), Mr. Fausto Tan, Jr., Mr. Magdolot, Mr. Desesto, Mr. Tubigon, and Ms. Liza D. Hora at the join inspection conducted by Mahintana Foundation, Inc. and SOCOTECO II.

Participants proceeded to inspect the units at the warehouse. SOCOTECO II, assisted by SOLARES project officers Engr. Jose Jerry Tayactac and Engr. Mohammad Alver Amanoddin, continued the inventory for the rest of the afternoon.

Participants observed safety protocols such as wearing of masks during the event.

Mahintana participates in the Joint MADAC-MCPC 1st Quarter Meeting

Mahintana Foundation, Inc. participated the joint 1st quarter meeting of Joint Municipal Council for the Protection of Children and Municipal Peace and Order Council and (MADAC- MCPC) on March 29, 2021 at the 3rd Floor Function Room, Municipal Hall, Tupi.

The meeting agenda included MADAC updates, reports, and concerns such as the quarterly conduct of drug clearing operation (and continuous Community-Based Rehabilitation Program (CBRP) for new watchlist, drug testing, and updating of identified People Who Use Drugs (PWUD), after-care monitoring for PWUD who graduated CBRP and continuous drug testing, conduct of community and school-based advocacy by MADAC oversight committee and PNP, proposal for the livelihood 2021 (PWUD), Action Plan of MADAC, Anti-Illegal Drug & BADAC, and presentation of 2020 updates on VAWC, CA, and CICL.

Other relevant matters included the presentation of Dangerous Drug Board No. 3, series of 2017 aimed at strengthening of Barangay Drug Clearing Program.

Mahintana launches ADAPT: ODK M&E Tool for partner grower coops

“If the farmer wins, we all win.”

Nicholaos Yiannakis, Dole Philippines, Inc.

On March 29, 2021, Mahintana Foundation, Inc. through the project on technical assistance to Dolefil pineapple contract growership cooperatives launched the ADAPT (Agricultural Development and Advancement through People and Technologies) System – Phase 1. Dole Philippines, Inc and five grower cooperatives supported the official launching held at Viajera Dine & Cafe, Koronadal, South Cotabato. ADAPT is the the official monitoring and evaluation tool for the coops’ daily field monitoring activities.

Celebrating the launch were 70 cooperative management staff and technicians from five grower cooperatives (1) Landan People’s Multi-Purpose Cooperative headed by Mr. Coskie Sugue Sr., BOD Chairperson and Ms. Edilyn Pabicon, (2) Tupi Integrated Agricultural Cooperative with BOD Chairperson Ms. Edna Guinares and Ms. Angelita Claudio, (3) Polo Samahang Nayon Multi-Purpose Cooperative through their BOD Chairperson Mr. Rolly Demetillo and Manager Ms. Karen Mae Daguro, (4) Laconon 100 Multi-Purpose Cooperative with BOD Chairperson Ms. Rhoda Pecadizo and Manager Agustino Gardoce, and (5) Tboli Farm Growers Multi-Purpose Cooperative with Head Technician Mr. Emerson Espalabra. Dolefil executives supported the event; 14 executives and officers with Mr. Nicholaos Yiannakis, the VP and Managing Director and Mr. Carlos Rodriguez, Agriculture Operations Director.

“If the farmer wins, we all win.” Mr. Yiannakis highlighted in the message of support from Dolefil. Cooperatives BOD chairpersons’ messages of support were expressed, followed by the ceremonial and official announcement of the ADAPT System through Mr. Rodriguez.

The launching event emphasized the significant impact of the system from daily to long term coop activities. The cooperatives shared testimonies from before and on adopting the ADAPT system; the members shared the potential impact to their respective cooperative roles.

Staff and participants observed health and safety protocols in the duration of this event.