Mahintana and SRC host the 6th Alay Gabay Para Maginhawang Buhay Golf Tourney

In celebration to their 42nd Anniversary, Mahintana Foundation Inc. and Sarangani Resources Corporation (SRC) kicked off its celebratory month with a thanksgiving mass on August 2, 2019 held at Jesus, the Good Shepherd Parish, Cannery Site, Polomolok, and hosted the 6th Alay Gabay Para sa Maginhawang Buhay Invitational Golf Tournament on August 3-4, 2019 at Kalsangi Golf Course, Polomolok. The golf tournament was participated by 81 players and raised around Php 1.5M that is aimed to purchase wheelchairs to be distributed to differently-abled persons in SOCSKSARGEN. The fund-raising activity has four Gold, 31 Silver, 12 Bronze, and 21 participating sponsors.

Dole Vice President for Quality, New Product Development and Sustainability Mr. Harlan Sunada, Dole Industrial Planning Director Mr. Yohei Kajikawa and Consultant to the DENR Regional Director Mr. Moy Saruang showed off during the ceremonial tee-off on Sunday morning, August 4.

Mahintana President & CEO Mr. Martiniano Magdolot delivered the opening remarks, thanking the sponsors and players for supporting the tournament. Dole Vice President & Managing Director Mr. Randy Fleming gave his message of support and expressed his gratitude for such eye-opening opportunities that also engage the community.

Winners of the tournament are as follows:

  Class AB Class C Class D
Champion Sanny Boy
Paloma
Arnold Guerrero Yohei Kajikawa
1st Runner Up Roel Palaca Diosdado
Ordanza
Jason Calderon
2nd Runner Up Louie Perez Ronald Gumawa Gabriel Santos

From 2008 to 2016, Alay Gabay Para sa Maginhawang Buhay has already distributed a total of 3,375 wheelchairs from golf tournament proceeds of Php 6.46M.

Below are our dear sponsors:

HEALTH Plus and Nutripan eyeing project expansion in Lake Sebu

Mahintana Foundation Inc., specifically the HEALTH Plus and Nutripan Projects, was invited to present the said projects in a consultation meeting organized by the Municipal Health Office (MHO) of Lake Sebu on July 23, 2019 at Dolores Lake Resort, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato. This meeting aims to discuss the establishment of the HEALTH Plus and Nutripan Projects that will help address the limitations of health-related services of the municipality.

During her opening remarks, Lake Sebu MHO Head Dr. Jocelyn Bayquin expressed her gratitude for the active partnership with Mahintana and shared her hopes that while the HEALTH Plus and Nutripan Projects will help address health issues, it will also generate employment in the locality. HEALTH Plus Project Manager Ms. Margie Managuit and Nutripan Project Coordinator presented the respective projects. A Technical Working Group and a Municipal Management Committee were organized for better project planning and implementation.

ARH conducts Room to Room Campaign in UKNHS

ARH Program continues its room to room campaign to partner schools. On July 19, 2019, HEPOs, ARH advocates, and Mahintana conducted the campaign in Upper Klinan National High School (UKNHS) participated by six nurses from the Municipal Health Office of Polomolok.

ARH Volunteer Ms. Wiki Hamilton, Project Officer Ms. Rochelle Juevesano, and HEPOs visited UKNHS Principal Romeo Jerao. Eleven peer educators of UKNHS welcomed and assisted the HEPOs in the campaign. ARH advocates Ms. Rachel Monserat, Ms. Nelia Gay Alinagsa, and Ms. Quenie Diana facilitated the schedules of the sections.

The campaign catered to all students of the junior high and senior high school. The HEPOs were assigned topics to discuss over an average of 10 to 15 minutes: on Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Use, Mental Health, Stress Management, STI/HIV/AIDS, and Adolescent Reproductive Health. The HEPOs equipped themselves with references through a PowerPoint presentation and visual aids, using the LED monitor of the classrooms or their laptops.

RESOURCEGov Team monitors the LITS in SP GenSan

RESOURCEGov 2 Project Manager Mr. Roel Ian P. Blanker together with Leonardo M. Rendon, former Project Officer visited the Office of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of General Santos City to conduct courtesy visit to the new LITS in-charge and troubleshoot their Legislative Information Tracking System (LITS) on July 5, 2019.  The team met with Mr. Art Amoncio, the Computer Programmer of the office who is also the new staff in-charge of LITS. After a round of introduction, the group discussed about the malfunction of the LITS and deduced the cause of the problem. Initially, some staff were complaining that they can no longer encode in the system after the Security Firewall Software of the network’s main server has expired and uninstalled. During the troubleshooting, Mr. Blanker checked the error and it showed that the users of the system cannot connect to the database, however, the computers connected to the network can actually connect to each other and also can also detect the database. After an hour of checking the computer services, re-running of LITS installation, and reviewing the network configuration, the group found out that the issue was the Windows Firewall. Since the Server’s Firewall was uninstalled, the computers automatically shifted to its default Firewall software which blocks connections to the LITS. When the team added the LITS connection port as authorized and allowed in the firewall, all the computers using LITS have detected the database. The LITS staff were able to use the system again after being down for a few days.

Firewall is a network security system that monitors and controls incoming and outgoing network traffic based on predetermined security rules. It typically establishes a barrier between a trusted internal network and untrusted external network, such as the Internet.

Mahintana awarded by PCNC

Mahintana Foundation Inc. received a Plaque of Appreciation by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC) on July 4, 2019 during its 20th Annual Assembly for being a PCNC certified organization since 1999. The plaque was received by Mahintana Admin and Finance Officer Ms. Wilma C. Jumilla from PCNC Executive Director Mr. Luis P. Morales.

PCNC is a private voluntary, non-stock, non-profit corporation that will serve as a service organization whose main function is to certify non-profit organizations that meet established minimum criteria for financial management and accountability in the service to underprivileged Filipinos.

Mahintana attends the Europe Day Celebration

The Mahintana Foundation, spearheaded by Mr. Martiniano L. Magdolot, the President & CEO graced the Europe Day Celebration held at Dusit Thani Manila, Makati, Philippines on May 9, 2019. Joining him are Mr. Jobe C. Tubigon and Mr. Roel Ian P. Blanker, the managers of the EU-funded projects of the organization and also Ms. Jean Jumilla, one of the project’s Admin and Finance Officer and Mahintana’s Accountant. The Europe Day marks the birthday of EU, a political and economic union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe. The event highlights the friendship and partnership of the EU and the Philippines that was attended by various government officials, civil society organizations, embassies, and EU officers & staff. This also served as an avenue for organizations involved with EU to get to know each other and exchange contacts for possible collaborations. The Europe day is also celebrated worldwide thru its delegation offices.

Itochu President and COO visits Gully 113BC

Itochu’s President and COO Mr. Yoshihisa Suzuki, together with Dolefil VP & Managing Director Mr. Randy Fleming, Community Relations Manager Ms. Leamor Bañaga and other management staff from Dolefil and Itochu visited the different Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects of the company. They visited the 5ingkowelahan classroom at Perfecto B. Salada Elementary School, Dole Gawad Pag-ibig Community and the 113BC field gully on April 10, 2019.

Mahintana President and CEO Mr. Martiniano L. Magdolot gave a brief background about Ridge-to-Reef Program and its accomplishments. Mr. Suzuki acknowledged the program and was interested on the Trees-For-Pallets Project proposed by Mr. Yohei Kajikawa.

Mahintana Foundation is hiring!

We are in need of:

Project Coordinator/ Procurement Officer

  • Graduate of any 4-year business-related course
  • With experience in procurement management, administration & supervision
  • With good oral and written communication and leadership skills
  • With driver’s license
  • Willing to do fieldwork
  • With good moral character

Application letters must be addressed to:

THE PRESIDENT & CEO
Mahintana Foundation, Inc.
Cannery Housing, Cannery Site
Polomolok, South Cotabato
(083) 500-2796
mahintana_mfi@yahoo.com

Applicants may submit their application requirements (application letter, resume, and TOR) thru our email address or in person to our office.

A Student’s Gratitude Speech for Mahintana’s Work Immersion Program

Three from the Dole Philippines School (DPS) Grade 12 students of HUMSS strand, Gilmore Leaño, Sairah Sipe, and Ronjey Rendon, underwent the 2-week Student Work Immersion Program in Mahintana Foundation Inc. in January 2019. Mr. Leaño and Ms. Sipe were designated to work in the Ridge-to-Reef (R2R) Project under the supervision of R2R Coordinator Ms. Ella Mae Babao. On the other hand, Mr. Rendon was assigned in Nutripan Project under Ms. Yvonne Templonuevo’s watch. Admin & Finance Officer Ms. Liza D. Hora received a Certificate of Appreciation from DPS in behalf of the organization. Adolescent Reproductive Health Volunteer Ms. Wiki Hamilton was also recognized in the speech for her invaluable support to the immersion work experience.

During the Grade 12 Culmination Program of DPS on March 8, 2019, the immersion students were given the opportunity to share their work experiences. Booths were also set up with photos of their immersion work. Mr. Leaño representative of the HUMSS students who worked in Mahintana, shared:

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” Yes, nothing is going to lose when you help someone.

“Building resiliency and sustaining development has been the bullseye of the institution. Empowering people’s capacity has also been greatest investment – we learned, through this institution, on how to help others by helping themselves. It is not just all about helping others and giving what they need but also helping them to stand and live by their own efforts. As we entered the foundation, the Mahintana force had embraced us with love and care as if we had never felt like anyone else inside the room. In fact, they treated us like family. Two weeks were a bit short for us. Short as it was, however, we cherished the moments that the institution had taught us.”

More than the appreciation of the environmental and socio-economic development interventions, he cherished the learnings and experiences, as well as, relationships built with the mentors and co-workers in Mahintana.  Also, he mentioned that with Mahintana, they were able to immerse with the culture and dream of the community and travel to the project sites as an exhilarating experience. Mr. Leaño encouraged the incoming Grade 12 HUMSS and Grade 11 students to freely express their insights and creative juices in developing the society.

HUMSS, or Humanities and Social Sciences, is one of the tracks offered to senior high school in DepEd’s Kto12 Program. It is the strand for students who will take up communication arts, liberal arts, education, and other social science-related courses in college. Meanwhile, the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) strand students worked in Dole Philippines, Inc.

We are still hiring!

Mahintana Foundation, Inc. is in need of the following:

  1. Project Coordinator (1)
  • Graduate of Electrical or Electronics Engineering or any engineering course (with or without license)
  • Male/Female
  • Experience in off-grid solar panel installation is an advantage
  • With good oral and written communication and leadership skills
  • With driver’s license
  • Willing to do fieldwork
  • With good moral character

2. Project Officers (2)

  • Graduate of Electrical or Electronics Engineering or any engineering course (with or without license)
  • Male/Female
  • Experience in off-grid solar panel installation is an advantage
  • With driver’s license
  • Willing to do fieldwork
  • With good moral character

3. Project Officer (1)

  • Graduate of any course
  • Good in oral and written communication skills
  • With good moral character

Application letters must be addressed to:

THE PRESIDENT & CEO
Mahintana Foundation, Inc.
Cannery Housing, Cannery Site
Polomolok, South Cotabato
(083) 500-2796
mahintana_mfi@yahoo.com

Applicants may submit their application requirements (application letter, resume, and TOR) thru our email address or in person to our office.