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.
Mahintana Foundation, Inc. (MFI) presented the 2019 Accomplishments of the Ridge-to-Reef (R2R) Program and Zero Open Defecation
(ZOD) Program to the Association
of Barangay Captains (ABC) at
Liga ng mga Barangay Office,2nd Floor, Municipal Gymnasium, Poblacion,
Polomolok on December 12, 2019.
As a part of the livelihood component of SOLARES, Mr. Stefan Babera, project officer of Peace and Equity Foundation visited Brgy. Keytodac, Lebak, Sultan Kudarat on November 19, 2019.
Mr. Babera called a meeting on preparation for the next operation of the association, particularly for their coffee and corn consolidation and trading, and production loan support to officer-members. Mr. Arnel Butron, President and Mr. Arnold Colcolan, Business Manager participated in the meeting.
One of the agenda included setting up of financial management system. For coffee and corn operations, there were four (4) books of transaction presented to the association; inventory book (purchase of coffee), sales book (delivery), operating expense book and cash book. Discussion covered the content of these books and most importantly the division of work among Mr. Butron and Mr. Colancolan.
Participants also tackled documentation of operation flows. Constraints faced by the association were on the recording of transactions due to the voucher signatories which cause confusion, delays, and mixups of records. The association will implement the open-market marketing strategy for this year.
Mr. Babera assisted Keytodac for a few more days to guide the operation.
In celebration of the 80th Foundation Anniversary and 12th Malambuon Festival, the BLGU – Poblacion, Polomolok conducted a tree growing activity in partnership with the Mahintana Foundation, Inc. at Demonstration Farm, Prk. Aquino Gate, Pobalcion, Polomolok on November 23, 2019. A total of 200 bamboo, fruit and forest trees (100 Bb, 100 F/F) were planted by approximately 300 participants in the 1-hectare area.
Mahintana Foundation, Inc. (MFI) participated on the CBFRM
Output 3 Validation Workshop for the Buayan Malungon River Basin (BMRB) at
Pinobretel, Tiongson St., General Santos City on November 22, 2019.
The purpose of the said workshop is to formulate/support the
plans and implementation of the CBFRM of the municipalities within the
Buayan-Malungon River Basin (BMRB).
As a follow-through activity of the Annual Review and Planning Workshop, RESOURCEGov Team conducted its 8th Project Implementation Team – Project Management Team (PIT-PMT) Meeting on November 18-19, 2019 at Blue Lotus Hotel, Davao City. The 2-day activity, attended by 24 team staff and partners (Male 12, Female 12), aimed to refine the spending plan for Year 3 and discuss the next steps and schedules of the project implementation team.
After the preliminaries, Mahintana Pres. & CEO Mr. Martiniano L. Magdolot gave the welcome address reminding the team that the project is already in its last year of implementation and must focus on building pool of experts to sustain the project gains. Project Head Bookkeeper Ms. Jovelyn Vilbar and (MINCODE) Bookkeeper Ms. Jessica Jose-Teves presented the consolidated spending plan per LGU as the result of the planning workshop conducted in October. During the presentations, issues and concerns were raised and discussed in the plenary. Suggestions and recommendations from participating DILG partners were noted. Financial workshops were conducted to do necessary revisions and refinements to the spending plan. On the 2nd day, the minor revisions were made and presented to the plenary. Key agreements include the following: 1) revisit the budget and consider to forego some activities to give way to the other proposed activities; 2) Inform the MLGOOs of the 2016 CSIS results before the conduct of the 2020 CSIS survey (Region 12) c/o project officers; 3) decide collectively on where to get budget for the LITS roll-out for the barangays of Sarangani, among others. The next step is to submit the finalized annual interim and financial reports and request for budget realignment will be sent at the end of the month.
Mahintana Foundation, Inc. participated
the MENRO – Polomolok MOA Meeting at Municipal
Ecotourism Office, Municipal Plaza, Polomolok on November 19, 2019. The
meeting aims to bind all the roles and activities of all willing volunteer stakeholders
who area dedicated and committed to preserve the environment as well as part of
the endeavor to solve the global warming brought about by green-house gases
Among the agreements are the following: MENRO-Polomolok shall designate the tree growing areas for the stakeholders and shall verify if it is National Greening Program (NGP) or other government adopted areas; stakeholders shall provide tree guards (made of bamboo, pallets, lumber) painted with agreed color scheme and set the time of maintenance of their respective adopted areas; MENRO-Polomolok shall conduct Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) Campaign for all participating enterprises; and MENRO-Polomolok together with stakeholders shall set a schedule for MOA signing.