MASS-SPECC connects with RESOURCEGov Project

Having attended the Mindanao Learning Exchange on August 29, 2019 and learned about the ODK System, Mindanao Alliance of Self-Help Societies Southern Philippines Educational Cooperative Center (MASS-SPECC) expressed its interest to adopt the system to be used in profiling and data collection of the different member cooperatives. Thus, RESOURCEGov Project Team oriented the MASS-SPECC Manager and IT Manager in their office. Eventually, MASS SPECC might tap MINCODE and RESOURCEGOV Team in building capacity of cooperatives in using the systems and tools introduced by RESOURCEGov

Officers convene for Operations’ Meeting

RESOURCEGov Project Officers of AADC, Kasilak Foundation, PhilDHRRA and MINCODE conducted an Operations’ Meeting on September 23, 2019 at Villa La Selva Agri-Tourism Resort, Lower Pisaan, San Francisco, Agusan Del Sur. The team discussed the visibility action/plan, review on the draft partnership agreement with Academy for Good Governance, and draft program for the Provincial CSO Forum for Surigao del Sur.

RESOURCEGov meets PIT for Regions 11 & 13 Areas

September 19, 2019 – RESOURCEGOV Phase 2 Project Implementation Team for Regions XI and XIII areas at Rue Mango Apartelle and Suites. It was attended by 11 partners from Agri Aqua Development Coalition-Mindanao (AADC), Kasilak Foundation, Inc., Philippine Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in the Rural Areas-Mindanao (PhilDHRRA), MINCODE Secretariat and Mahintana Foundation, Inc.   The meeting aims to update and review the project implementation in the Municipalities of New Bataan and Maragusan for Compostela Valley Province, Tago, Tagbina and Barobo for Surigao del Sur Province and Remedios T. Romualdez for Agusan del Sur. Other matters included the program flow of the Annual Review and Planning Workshop to be held on October 24-25, 2019.

AF-Mindanao facilitates Communication Workshop

The Association of Foundations (AF) – Mindanao, together with Evident PH, facilitated the Communication Capacity Development Workshop on September 10-11, 2019 at Avior Hotel, Santiago Blvd., General Santos City for AF member and non-member organizations. It was attended by 25 participants from 12 different organizations in Mindanao. Mahintana staff who joined the workshop were Ms. Lorielyn Patoc from RESOURCEGov2 Project, Mr. Dhan Jaycle Diolanto and Ms. Rochelle Juevesano from the SOLARES Project.

For Day 1, the topics focused on the role of non-government organizations, communication models and communication theories, value of communication in development activities and projects, project analysis, GOST, stakeholders, and creating an Outcome House. Day 2 was further specific to creative communications for development projects, writing for stakeholders, using visuals, and basics of photography and videography. Outcomes were emailed to the Evident advocacy team for review and feedback.

Urgent Hiring!

Mahintana is looking for an IT Officer with the following qualifications:

  • Candidate must be an Information Technology or Computer Science graduate with accounting background is an advantage
  • Experience in software programming is an advantage
  • With good analytical, written and verbal communication skills
  • With good moral character

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

Mr. Martiniano L. Magdolot  
President and CEO
Mahintana Foundation, Inc.

LGU President Roxas visits LGU President Quirino

As one of the pilot areas in Region 12, the LGU President Quirino became a learning site for other LGUs from different regions because of their successful use of the ODK System in the Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO). On August 23, 2019, RESOURCEGov Project Officer Mr. Gamaliel H. Moquete facilitated the learning visit of LGU President Roxas to LGU President Quirino for Business Tax Processing and Application with a total of 10 participants (Male 4, Female 6).

President Quirino BPLO Officer Mr. Jimmy Sotelo presented how they do their Business Tax Processing and Application while BPLO Encoder Ms. Linlet Marohomsalic shared how they were able to target the business collections through the use of ODK. Mr. Sotelo showed the ODK graphs to the body.

HEALTH Plus Project orients new HPSiS Staff

Mahintana Foundation, Inc., through its HEALTH Plus Project, conducted a two-day orientation-training to five newly-hired HEALTH Plus Shop-in-a-Shop (HPSiS) staff on August 22-23, 2019 at Sarangani Resources Corporation (SRC) Conference Room, Cannery Housing, Cannery Site, Polomolok, South Cotabato.  The orientation aims to enhance the knowledge and appreciation of the foundation and the project including its history, rationale, objectives, and benefits of its. Also, to improve their knowledge and skills on Point-Of-Sale (POS) System, supply chain processes and SOA preparation and basic policies and procedures. Each topic was facilitated by the HEALTH Plus personnel according to thenamely HEALTH Plus Management Information System (HPMIS) Officer Mr. June Ritche Cagata, Supply Chain Officer Mr. Nolimar Abesar, Supervising Pharmacist Ms.  Jea Roque, Project Bookkeeper Mr. Froilan Dave Cosep, and Project Admin Assistant Ms. Everly Planes.

The newly-hired staff will be deployed to HPSiS outlets in South Cotabato Provincial Hospital (3) in Koronadal City, South Cotabato and Sarangani Medical Center (1) in Alabel, Sarangani and Glan Medicare Community Hospital (1) in Glan, Sarangani. One staff from Dr. Jorge P. Royeca Hospital in General Santos City participated in the 2nd day of the training to catch up on the Pharmacy 101 Orientation.

Mahintana serves Brgy. Tubeng with Lakbay Buhay Kalusugan 2019

Holding true to its commitment in working towards sustainable and resilient communities, Mahintana Foundation Inc. conducted its Lakbay Buhay Kalusugan at Brgy Tubeng, Tupi on August 20, 2019, Tuesday as one of the highlight activities for its 42nd Founding Anniversary. The medical mission served a total of 684 beneficiaries in Tubeng through the HEALTH Plus Project together with its partners, the Integrated Provincial Health Office of South Cotabato, Lion’s Club, Philippine Dental Association—South Cotabato, Rural Health Unit of Tupi, Human Resource for Health, Department of Education, Barangay Council, and suppliers.

Pregnant women, senior citizens, grade school students, and residents across different age groups availed oral health services aboard the Department of Health Dental Health Bus, laboratory services—such as HIV screening and blood typing, implant insertion for Family Planning clients and counseling, immunization and deworming, urinalysis, eye check-up, medical check-up,  receiving vitamins, medicine, and ointment. Lectures on dengue awareness including Operation Kulob were also given to pupils and teachers of Tubeng Elementary School and Atbangan Elementary School.

BFP New Bataan adopts ODK System

RESOURCEGov Project, spearheaded by AADC Project Officer Mr. Alvin Frasco, facilitated the ODK Training for the New Bataan Bureau of Fire Protection on August 19, 2019 at the BFP Station, New Bataan, Compostela Valley. The training was participated by 13 staff (Male 12, Female 1).

The BFP personnel were able to formulate two ODK forms namely After Inspection Report (AIR) and Business Inspection Survey (BIS). The participants performed a mock survey using the said forms and presented the results. They were impressed that the system is easy to use and reports are readily generated after data consolidation. Agreed after the presentation that the BFP personnel will: 1) generate forms that are mandated by the government from the bureau, 2) do dry run of the forms, and that RESOURCEGov Team will conduct a monitoring and assessment activity by December 2019.

RESOURCEGov Project supports New Bataan CSOs

As one of its interventions, the RESOURCEGov Project conducted the Civil Society Organization (CSO) Assembly of New Bataan on September 11-12, 2019 in collaboration with the LGU and DILG. Mayor Geraldford N. Balbin showed his support to the CSOs by encouraging them with a message to continue their active participation. CSO representatives were selected for the different local special bodies.