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.

Mahintana shares its JICA Experience to Malungon Tourism Office

Mahintana Foundation, Inc.,  through  the R2R Project represented by Ms. Ella Mae Babao, presented  the JICA Ecotourism  Training  learnings and best practice during  the  Ecotourism Management Plan Orientation of  DENR  XII-PAMB  MMPL to the  tourism office staff in  preparation  for  the  updating of their ecotourism management  plan. 

Ms. Babao presented the best practices and learnings including the: Regional Development through the Search for Region’s Pride and a Phenology Calendar, Management and Operation of National Parks in Japan, Policies on Ecotourism in Japan (the role of national government and private-public  solutions), overview on Ecotourism “Understanding Nature Tourism”, and eco-tour activities in the different sites in Japan. She also presented the proposed program named Coffee Plantation Eco-tour to be managed by the local community. Before her presentation, the Protected Area  Superintendent  (PASu) Mr. Gabriel Baute oriented the body about the  outline of  the  management plan and  the  areas  where  they  should focus such  as the   inventory  of potential  ecotourism  sites,  status  of the areas, facilities constructed in  the areas, etc.

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 or to 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.

RESOURCEGov holds CSO Conference in New Bataan

To prepare the civil society organizations for the call for accreditation, the RESOURCEGov Project supported the DILG-and-LGU initiated CSO Conference on August 6, 2019 at the Liga Hall, New Bataan, Compostela Valley. The activity, attended by 28 participants (Male 10, Female 18), aims for the CSOs to understand their roles and get ready for the CSO accreditation.

MLGOO Ms. Jessica Beau Molo oriented the CSOs on the DILG’s memorandum circular that states the time frame of the CSO accreditation and the four mandated local special bodies, while MPDC Ms. Lucresia Polinar facilitated the workshop on the needs and challenges of CSOs in actively participating with the local government.  CSO representatives articulated their need capacity building and venues to showcase and promote their organizational advocacies. A CSO Assembly will be held in September 2019 for the selection of representatives to the local special bodies

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
Arnold Guerrero Yohei Kajikawa
1st Runner Up Roel Palaca Diosdado
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: