We are Hiring!

Mahintana Foundation Inc. is hiring a Project Officer with the following qualifications:

  • Preferably Food Technology graduate
  • Preferably has work experience in quality assurance
  • Has passion for baking
  • Driving license holder 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 addressed to:

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

HEALTH Plus turns over 70% of SCPH & NDH shares to SoCot Provincial Gov’t

Mahintana Foundation, Inc. through the HEALTH Plus Project turned over 70% of shares of South Cotabato Provincial Hospital and Norala District Hospital to the Provincial Government of South Cotabato on July 13, Monday.

Governor Reynaldo Tamayo, Jr., Dr. Conrado Braña the SCPH Chief of Hospital, and Dr. Mila Quinton the NDH Chief of Hospital attended the turnover during the flag ceremony at the Provincial Capitol of South Cotabato. Ms. Liza Hora, Executive Director, and Ms. Margie Managuit, HEALTHPlus project manager represented Mahintana Foundation, Inc.

Combined, the shares amount to Php 2,529,769.54 (SCPH Php 2,233,987.04, NDH Php 295,782.50).

MFI and MENRO meet for Waste-to-Energy Project Proposal

Mahintana Foundation Inc. and the MENRO-Polomolok conducted a follow-through meeting regarding the Waste-to-Energy Proposal on July 6, 2020 at MFI Conference Room, Cannery Housing, Brgy. Cannery Site, Polomolok.

The meeting agenda focuses on the proposed project’s financials and preparatory activities prior to its implementation. Present in the meeting was Mr. Martiniano Magdolot, Ms. Ella Mae Babao and Mr. Luwee Roy Siacor of MFI and Mr. Eric Leonardo, Mr. Efren Lapinid and Mr. Jaime Lumbos of MENRO-Polomolok. It was discussed that to sustain the project, sure market must be established by tapping potential partners (Pollution Control Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PICAPI) – Polomolok Chapter, industries/companies within Polomolok area) prior to its implementation. Among the key agreements are the following: conduct financials review, meet PCAPI-Polomolok Chapter and Dolefil Pollution Control Officers regarding the proper disposal of special wastes, plan strategy to convince households to pay for garbage fees, revisit the Genar 22 Facility in Laguna for assessment of project feasibility and sustainability in Polomolok, secure a copy of current Waste Analysis and Characterization Study (WACS) data from, and conduct a meeting prior to project presentation to mayor.

Mahintana envi team flies drone over gullies

Mahintana environment team led by Project Coordinator Ms, Ella Mae M. Babao monitored the vegetation in the field gullies 112B/113C, Polo, 103AC, Cannery and 113A, Brgy. Kinilis on July 4, 2020.

During the flight, the following were observed: a) Field gully 112B/113C has increasing vegetation and stability of banks. Although there are some areas that need to be reinforced with bamboo planting; b) Field gully 103A/C leading to Ma. Rosa Creek has dense vegetation at the upstream area however, the gully bed and bank after the last drop structure going downstream has widened and has lesser vegetation; c) Field gully 113A has high vegetation on the whole stretch. There is a sighting of a Black-shouldered Kite (though not confirmed) midstream of the gully last June 2019 and during the gully walk (July 2020). There are also areas observed that needs indigenous stone dike reinforcement. The recommendation is to prioritize tree growing and indigenous stone dike construction at field gully 103AC.

MFI and SLSPI document a rare bird in Brgy. Kinilis

Mahintana Foundation, Inc. (MFI) in partnership with the St. Lorenzo School of Polomolok, Inc. (SLSPI) conducted a photo documentation of the Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus) also known as Black Shouldered Kite and other avifauna found at Field 113A/B gullies, Brgy. Kinilis, Polomolok, South Cotabato on July 4, 2020. A team of five instructors went to SLPSI-adopted area where a pair of mature kites produced four offsprings observed since 2018.

The Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus) is a small diurnal bird of prey in the family Accipitridae best known for its habit of hovering over open grasslands in the manner of the much smaller kestrels. This Eurasian and African species was sometimes combined with the Australian Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris) and the White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus) of North and South America which together form a superspecies. This kite is distinctive, with long-wings, white, grey and black plumage and owl-like forward-facing eyes with red irises. Although mainly seen on the plains, they are sometimes seen on grassy slopes of hills in the higher elevation regions of Asia. They are not migratory, but make short-distance movements in response to weather (Source: Wikipedia).

MFI turns over PPEs worth Php 600K to South Cotabato IPHO

Mahintana Foundation Inc. (MFI) turned over 500 goggles, 500 head covers, 500 isolation gown sets (including foot cover and head cover), 500 N95 NIOSH masks and 300 pcs face shields to Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) of South Cotabato for use by the COVID-testing Center located at Dr. Arturo P. Pingoy Memorial Medical Center (DAPMMC) on July 2, 2020.

The PPEs are worth Php 608,240.13 taken from the proceeds of Palo Kontra Droga Golf Tournament held in 2018 realigned to COVID-19 response and management.

Mahintana participates the Tiwan’s Bato Peak Agri-Tourism Park Reopening

Mahintana Foundation, Inc. participated the reopening of Tiwan’s Bato Peak Agri-Tourism Park and dedication of kubo on July 1, 2020 at Prk. 6,Sitio Bato, Brgy. Landan, Polomolok, South Cotabato. The agri-tourism park accommodates travelers to meditate, relax and enjoy a panoramic view of Mt. Matutum Protected Landscape and the overlooking Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape. The park’s soft opening was held on March of 2020 but was stalled by the current pandemic.

The peak is said to be a sacred ground for the Blaan tribe who also protects and preserves the area. It was also noted that a total of 10 centenarians were living in the area, including Yabing Masalon Dulo, who is known as a weaver of traditional Blaan costume called “Ikat”. Tourists can now visit the place in limited slots and are advised to follow IATF Guidelines on COVID-19 (wearing of facemasks and social distancing).

SOLARES visits Maitum: Social Marketing LGU Coordination & Sanitation Supplies for Livelihood Partners

(Upper right) Coordination Meeting: Mr. Ruben Balanag; Maitum Municipal Administrator, Mr. Roel Albellar, KPS-SEED Branch Manager and Engr. Tayactac | (Counter-clockwise) Distribution of sprayers and other supplies: Engr. Amanoddin with Mr. Joel Acas of KPS-SEED; Engr. Tayactac with Mr. Nicholson Tagum from KIMEMCO; Mr. Rodolfo Dela Torre, Jr., General Manager of Sta. Cruz MPC with Engr. Amanoddin

On Wednesday, June 17 SOLARES project staff Engr. Jose Jerry Tayactac and Engr. Mohammad Alver Amanoddin visited Maitum for a coordination meeting with KPS-SEED Microfinance, Inc. regarding the upcoming SOLARES project activities in the area. Engrs. Tayactac and Amanoddin also coordinated with LGU Maitum for social marketing activities with Mr. Ruben Balanag, Municipal Administrator. As Sarangani is under Moderate General Community Quarantine (MGCQ), Mr. Balanag permitted the team for the 1-week conduct of Social Marketing provided that safety protocols will be observed and necessary documents will be secured by the team.

      During the visit, project staff also distributed a total of 3 sprayers, 3 disinfectants, 300 reusable masks to project partners in the livelihood component of SOLARES. Sta. Cruz Multipurpose Cooperative, KPS-SEED Microfinance, Inc., and Kiamba Micro Entrepreneurs Multipurpose Cooperative each received 1 sprayer and disinfectant and 100 washable masks.

       

     

MFI conducts KPWS Operations and Financial Management Training

Mahintana Foundation Inc. conducted the Operations and Financial Management for the beneficiaries of the Kinilis Potable Water System (KPWS) Rehabilitation Project on June 10, 2020 to ensure the sustainability of the project after the turnover. The training was attended by 25 participants from BLGU Kinilis Council and staff, Prk. 8 residents represented by the Matutum Coffee Producers Association and Greentropics with speakers from Polomolok Water District, WatSan RHUB-XII and Mahintana Foundation, Inc.

Brgy. Kinilis Captain Hon. Floro Tagaban gave a welcome message thanking the donor, implementer and everyone who attended the event. Mahintana Project Coordinator Ms. Ella Mae M. Babao then gave the background and overview of the training.  The one-day training was about four topics: 1) Water System Operations and Maintenance and 2) Water Quality Testing both presented by Polomolok Water District, 3) Asset/Cash Management by Mahintana, 4) BWASA and Policy Review by RHUB XII. The turnover ceremony is scheduled on June 30, 2020.

AMCOOP Foundation feeds the volunteers on Labor Day

May 1, 2020 – the AMCOOP Foundation donated 60 lunch packs to the relief operations volunteers on Labor Day. AMCOOP thanked Mahintana for the opportunity to feed the unsung heroes of Polomolok. For those who are interested to donate, please contact us through our Facebook page or through our telephone number (083) 500-2796.