As Mahintana Foundation Inc. co-chairs the Polomolok CoViD-19 Relief Operations, the foundation also promoted the use of ICT tools such as the Open Data Kit through the household profiling in partnership with the LGU. A total of 39 individuals (Male 24, female 15) including the Mun. Mayor Hon. Honey Lumayag-Matti, Mahintana represented by Project Manager Mr. Roel Ian Blanker and Project Officer Mr. Aristotle Sunada, barangay captains, and SK chairmen attended the meeting and orientation on April 18, 2020 at Polomolok Municipal Gymnasium. The profiling shall commence on the 19th of April.
Mahintana Foundation Inc. donated 100 coveralls to the Provincial Government of South Cotabato through the South Cotabato Provincial Hospital (SCPH) on April 20, 2020. Dr. COnrado Braña, SCPH Chief of Hospital, received the coveralls.
Donated coveralls will be distributed to all province-managed hospitals: South Cotabato Provincial Hospital (SCPH), Norala District Hospital 9NDH), Polomolok Municipal Hospital (PMH), and SOCSARGEN General Hospital.
The European Union in the Philippines featured Mahintana Foundation Inc. in its Facebook page on April 13, 2020. The article posted was about the how the organization cooperates with the Local Government Unit of Polomolok in its fight against COVID-19 through overseeing the LGU’s relief operations.
As a part of the COVID-19 Relief Operations Committee, Mahintana Foundation, Inc. assisted with PPE donations received from RD Foundation for Howard Hubbard Memorial Hospital on April 6, 2020. The donations include: 1,500 pcs. of surgical masks, 100 pcs. masks with eye shield, 45 pcs. N95 masks, 40 pcs. isolation gowns, and 50 pcs. surgical hoods.
The Kalsangi residents represented by Dolefil Human Resource Director Ms. Julie Burgos supported the community by waiving their share of relief packs.
Moreover, the Dolefil managerial staff volunteered in the packing of goods in Dole Gymnasium on April 4, 2020, Saturday.
Mahintana Foundation Inc. continues to stay true in its commitment in building communities by supporting the LGU Polomolok’s CoViD-19 Relief Operations. It has actively assisted in the packing of the relief goods and monitoring the distribution per barangay. The organization also introduced the use of the ODK, an ICT tool, for the data gathering and mapping of the relief operation distribution. While the organization oversees the packing of the relief packs, the volunteers are from the different cooperatives and Dolefil managerial staff.
Mahintana Executive Director Ms. Liza D. Hora sits as the vice-chair of the Polomolok CoViD-19 Task Force Hinabang, the task force responsible for peaceful and transparent relief operations amid the CoViD-19 crisis.
To support the CoViD-19 relief operations of LGU Polomolok, the Mahintana staff chose to waive their share of the food packs. In the Mahintana’s Facebook page, they urged others to do the same by posting their photos with the waiver ending with the #PayForward.
Amidst the enhanced community quarantine in South Cotabato, Dole Philippines, Inc. and Mahintana Foundation, Inc. sustains its cooperative efforts to support the community. On March 24, 2020, the local government unit of Polomolok received 250 hygiene kits—each kit included 1 bar of soap, 1 small towel, 2 reusable masks, and 1 500ml bottle of isopropyl alcohol for their COVID-19 frontliners. In the same week, 45 hygiene kits were distributed to barangay health workers of Brgy. Cannery. Dole Philippines, Inc. through Mahintana provided 10 sprayers and 10 1L disinfectants to the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office of South Cotabato. Through the help of Brgy. Cannery, TIBUD, Dole Gawad Pag-ibig, and Elmer’s Tailoring, as of March 27, 23,293 face masks are being produced and distributed to employees of Dole Philippines, Inc.
Represented by Project Officer Mr. Jeric Amparo, Mahintana Foundation, Inc. participated in the Retooled Community Support Program Meeting at Municipal Hall, Tupi last February 26, 2020. The meeting was set to discuss the Orientation of Executive Order No. 70 series of 2018 of PRRD, the preparation on Immersion at Barangay Cebuano, and other relevant matters.
PMAJ Virlen Pampolin, Chief of Police, Tupi Municipal Police Station gave the orientation for the Executive Order No. 70 series of 2018 or otherwise called “Institutionalizing the whole-of-nation approach in attaining inclusive and sustainable peace, creating a National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict and directing the Adoption of a National Peace Framework. Furthermore, Ms. Cristy Buenaflor, of DILG XII, conducted orientation on the Retooled Community Support Program. RCSP is convergence mechanism for LGU particularly in the barangay for the identification of issues and needed interventions. Members of the RCSP will conduct Field validation on March 3, 2020 at Barangay Cebuano, Tupi.