SOLARES conducts Factory Acceptance Test Training

Part of the SOLARES Project bidding and procurement process is the Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) and before the contract signing, a successful conduct of FAT must take place first. For a successful FAT, it is important that the project’s FAT team is equipped with technical know-how on how FAT is done. To do this, the SOLARES project requested the technical assistance of ASEP-TA/GIZ, through Mr. David Balleza as technical consultant, for the FAT training and actual conduct of FAT.

The FAT training was aimed at equipping the FAT team/TWG on how to conduct FAT, especially in preparation of actual conduct of FAT in China. The 5-member FAT team is composed of key technical persons from SOCOTECO II (1), SUKELCO (1), Mahintana (2) and ASEP-TA/GIZ (1). Aside from the FAT team, the training was also participated by the key project staff of the SOLARES project as part of building local capacities in FAT, PSI, O&M and other related activities. The 2-day activity was conducted on 30-31 January 2020 at Q CitiPark Hotel, General Santos City with Mr. Balleza of ASEP-TA/GIZ as technical resource person given his experience and expertise in solar/renewable energy.

Key results of the training include sharing and demonstrating the FAT process, protocol, steps, test procedures and FAT requirements per major Solar Home System (SHS) component – the device under inspection (DUI). During demo, visual screening as part of the test procedure was conducted on PV module, battery and battery management system, charge controller, LED lamps, and vending machine/management system (VMS) of the sample SHS unit of PVM Window 1. The demo was based on the draft FAT manual/ guidelines designed by the project (part of the bid documents). Accomplishing sample FAT forms and report by the FAT team was also part of the key results.

Meanwhile, the actual conduct of FAT which was originally scheduled on 10-15 February 2020 in China was postponed due to travel restrictions brought about by the novel Corona virus outbreak.

IFC and Sierra Tropical Ltd. Partners visit and participate in MFI’s tree growing

On January 24, 2020, guests from International Finance Corporation (IFC) Shino Saruta, Operations Manager of IFC. Niraj Shah, Social Specialist of IFC. Jeremy Ansell Senior environmental specialist of IFC and Sierra Tropical Ltd. Head Nurse Maria Hernandez, accompanied by Dolefil VP & Managing Director Mr. Nicholaos Yiannakis, visited Mahintana Foundation Inc. to learn about the organization’s programs and activities on community development. They also toured the Cannery Community Nursery for a short orientation.

To leave a remarkable memory of their visit, they participated in the ceremonial tree growing activity using bagras seedlings at 116C field gully to take part on the advocacy of the foundation on environmental protection and conservation.

IFC and Sierra Tropical Ltd. Partners visit and participate in MFI’s tree growing

On January 24, 2020, guests from International Finance Corporation (IFC) Shino Saruta, Operations Manager of IFC. Niraj Shah, Social Specialist of IFC. Jeremy Ansell Senior environmental specialist of IFC and Sierra Tropical Ltd. Head Nurse Maria Hernandez, accompanied by Dolefil VP & Managing Director Mr. Nicholaos Yiannakis, visited Mahintana Foundation Inc. to learn about the organization’s programs and activities on community development. They also toured the Cannery Community Nursery for a short orientation.

To leave a remarkable memory of their visit, they participated in the ceremonial tree growing activity using bagras seedlings at 116C field gully to take part on the advocacy of the foundation on environmental protection and conservation.

ITOCHU Partners join MFI’s environmental advocacy

On January 22, 2020, guests from ITOCHU Corporation led by Mr. Kotaro Ohno, Audit and Supervisory Board member, Mr. Shuzaburo Tsuchihashi, Audit and Supervisory Board member, Mr. Minoru Niino, Agri Products Dept., Mr. Shinya Watanabe, Dole Asia Holdings and Mr. Tetsuya Kitae, Agri Products Dept. accompanied by Mr. Nicholaos Yiannakis, VP & Managing Director of Dolefil and Mr. Kajikawa Yohei, Industrial Planning Director of Dolefil visited Mahintana for the orientation on the programs and activities of the institution on community development as a CSR arm and affiliate of Dole Philippines, Inc.

After the orientation and presentation of program and accomplishments, the guests participated the ceremonial tree growing activity of bagras seedlings to take part on the advocacy of the foundation on environmental protection and conservation. Earlier that day, the guests visited the pineapple plantation, cannery and packing plants, DGP Community, Adopt-a-School building in Perfecto B. Salada Elementary School, and Chairs-for-Trees fabrication in Unified Eng’g.

Lake Sebu uses ODK in RPTax Mapping

To help the LGUs enhance their local revenue, the RESOURCEGov 2 Project rolled out real property tax (RPTax) mapping trainings using the ODK and Tableau systems. Project Coordinator Mr. Kurt Jurgen Von Lumbao and Project Officer Mr. Jan Solomon Edrozo conducted the RPTax Mapping orientation and mock mapping on January 20-22, 2020. The activity was participated by MLGOO Maria Fe T. Soto, Municipal Assessor Engr. Aurelio B. Alon and 10 enumerators coming from the Mun. Assessor’s Office who mapped 92 properties (Male 9, Female 3).

We are hiring!

We are looking for one (1) Project Officer:

  • Preferably an Information Technology or Computer Science graduate
  • With good oral and written communication and leadership skills
  • Willing to be assigned in Sultan Kudarat and North Cotabato areas
  • 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.

We are hiring!

Mahintana is in need of the following:

1.) One (1) Agronomy graduate with the following qualifications:

  • With good oral and written communication skills
  • With driver’s license
  • Willing to do fieldwork
  • With good moral character

2.) One (1) Food Technology/ Hotel & Restaurant Management graduate with the following qualifications:

  • With good oral and written communication skills
  • 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 addressed to:

THE PRESIDENT & CEO
Mahintana Foundation, Inc.
Cannery Housing, Cannery Site
Polomolok, South Cotabato

URGENT HIRING

Mahintana is looking for a Registered Pharmacist to be assigned at the South Cotabato Provincial Hospital with the following qualifications:

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.

MAFI benchmarks MFI’s R2R Program

Mahintana Foundation, Inc. (MFI) through the Ridge-to-Reef (R2R) Program facilitated the Mt. Apo Foundation, Inc. (MAFI) benchmarking of R2R’s projects and interventions at Cannery Community Nursery, Bamboo House, Brgy. Cannery Site and Salol and Awas Rivers, Brgy. Koronadal Proper, Polomolok on December 19, 2019. The main purpose of the activity is to showcase R2R Program’s projects and interventions on the preservation and conservation of the environment to MAFI.