Foundation, Inc. participated the Barangay
Micro Business Enterprise (BMBE)
Seminar at DTI Negosyo Center Training Room, Ground
Floor, Municipal Gymnasium, Poblacion, Polomolok on February 7, 2020.
The seminar aims to orient the micro
enterprise operators within the municipality of Polomolok about the services which
DTI offers such as access to market, product development, access to finance,
and investment promotion.
On January 30, 2020, Mahintana Foundation Inc., Dole Philippines, Inc. and Tarami Corporation conducted a ceremonial MOU signing and turn-over of 100 armchairs to Amgu-o Elementary School, Brgy. Landan, Polomolok. Tarami Corporation President Mr. Wada Yutaka, Director Mr. Kuwayawa Makoto, Procurement General Manager Mr. Inoshita Tomohide, and QA General Manager Mr. Fuchigami Takuya were present to witness the armchair turn-over and distributed fruit cups to the schoolchildren. Amgu-o ES Teacher-in-Charge Mr. Delfin S. Sua joyfully received the donation together with the pupils, teachers and parents.
Tarami Corporation donated 1,000 US dollars for the fabrication of the said number of armchairs.
Foundation through Mahintana Foundation, Inc., in partnership with BLGU –
Kinilis, LGU-Polomolok through the MENRO and MHO, DENR 12 – MMPL, and Matutum
Coffee Producers Association (MCPA),
conducted the Kinilis Potable Water
System Rehabilitation Project Orientation at MCPA Coffee Processing
Plant, Prk. 8, Brgy Kinilis, Polomolok on January 20, 2020.
The activity aims
to present the details of the project to the beneficiaries, gain the support
and commitment from the community and BLGU on their counterpart and assess the water
facilities location with the PAMB-MMPL staff. A total of 53 participants from
Prk. 8 community and partners/stakeholders took part on the said activity.
On January 14, 2020, Mahintana Foundation Inc. represented by Project Coordinator Ms. Ella Mae Babao and Project Officer Mr. Jeric Amparo collected water samples at the spring source in Purok 8, Kinilis, Polomolok, South Cotabato. The team was accompanied by Mr. Boyet Buan, a local guide.
Ms. Babao opted to collect water
sample from the existing water collection tank because the natural spring is
situated between two large boulders. The collected water in the sterile bottle
was immediately delivered to Department of Science and Technology (DOST) XII –
Regional Standards and Testing Laboratory (RSTL) Satellite Laboratory. The
results will determine if the water source is potable or needs to be treated.
This water system rehabilitation
project is funded by Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines Inc.
Foundation approved the Kinilis Potable Water System Rehabilitation Project
proposed by Matutum Coffee Producers’ Association (MCPA) in partnership with
Mahintana Foundation Inc. The project aims to rehabilitate the existing
dilapidated water system to sustain access to safe drinking water of IP
community in Purok 8, Kinilis, Polomolok, South Cotabato.
The 4-month project, starting from December 27, 2019 to June
30, 2020, will benefit at least 205 households or 1,044 individuals of Brgy.
Kinilis. The project costs Php 1,051,649.82 with the counterpart of Php
220,080.00 from Dolefil, Mahintana, MCPA, and the BLGU.
In the midst of the calamities experienced in the southern
part of Mindanao, the bayanihan spirit is alive!
On October 31, 2019, Mahintana, Kasilak, Dolefil and Dole
Stanfilco distributed six rolls of tarpaulin (trapal) that will serve as
temporary shelter for the earthquake-afflicted families in North Cotabato. The
second batch of the Caravan of Hope was conducted on November 2, 2019 where Mahintana
Foundation, partner cooperatives, the Rotary Club Central and the Municipal
Cooperative Development Council (MCDC) of Polomolok pooled resources to be
donated to the affected. There were 321 families who received grocery packs,
clothes, beddings and water. The next
batches of the donations will be delivered within the week.
Indeed, Filipinos are resilient in the face of troubles because
of their generosity and bayanihan. #BangonMindanao
Seven management staff of
Surigao Economic Development and Microfinancing Foundation, Inc. (SEDMFI) led
by their Executive Director, Ms. Imelda Wines, conducted Learning Visit at
Mahintana Foundation, Inc. and South Cotabato Provincial Hospital (SCPH) to
benchmark on implementation of HEALTH Plus. The activity held on October 24-25,
2019 started with the presentation of the implementation of Social Franchising
System in the Philippines including history, objective, social franchising, institutional
arrangement and different business models of HEALTH Plus by Ms. Margie S.
Managuit, Project Manager. It was
followed by presentation of the 12-year experience of the foundation on HEALTH
Plus including history & background, initial investment, project areas,
12-year performance and milestones, success factors, gaps and challenges. The participants also shared the challenges
with their public hospitals which are lack of budget support to the provincial
hospital, clients are navigated to Caraga Regional Hospital due to lack of
manpower, medical supplies and equipment at the public hospitals. These concerns may be the hindering factors
for them to successfully implement the HEALTH Plus. Ms. Managuit suggested to lobby and to provide
technical assistance to the local government for the upgrading of the public
health facilities considering the implementation of the newly-approved
Universal Health Care Law.
On the second day, the participants
visited SCPH to learn on the billing and collection process with Dr. Rodit
Delfino, Admin Officer, Atty. Marnito Cosep, OIC, Provincial Legal Office and
Ms. Cynthia Barrientos, CPA, Provincial Accountant, facilitated by Ms.
Managuit. Dr. Delfino testified on the active partnership between Provincial
Government and Mahintana which is an important facilitating factor on the
successful and sustained implementation of the project. Ms. Barrientos also suggested for SEDMFI to
bring with them the provincial department heads on their next learning
visit. At the end of the 2-day
activity, SEDMFI partners were very
happy of their learning and were encouraged to implement HEALTH Plus in their
region also to increase access of more indigent patients to quality and
affordable medicines and supplies.
Mahintana also committed to assist SEDMFI in the establishment of their
chosen HEALTH Plus model/s.
The HEALTH Plus project implemented by Mahintana Foundation, Inc. conducted Technical Working Group meeting on October 23, 2019 at Maasim Municipal Hospital (MaaMH) with 3 representatives from the hospital headed by their Chief of Hospital, Dr. Rosalie Sobretodo and 3 representatives from Mahintana-HEALTH Plus led by their Project Manager, Ms. Margie S. Managuit. Ms. Jea A. Roque, RPh, HEALTH Plus Supervising Pharmacist presented the accomplishments of HEALTH Plus Shop-in-a-Shop, a hospital-based complementary pharmacy located in MaaMH and managed by the project. Accomplishments as of September, 2019 include number of patients served, served and unserved drugs and medicines, Type ABC inventory, Drug Price Comparison Survey results and financial performance. Some of the challenges raised during the meeting were the unpredictable change of fast-moving items due to change in the doctors-on-duty which led to stock-outs both at the hospital pharmacy and HPSiS and the increase amount of expenses due to renovation of HPSiS which results to a negative bottomline. At the end the meeting, the participants agreed to set-up a Revolving Drug Fund (RDF) amounting to P20,000 for the HPSiS to temporarily address stock-outs.
Four representatives from Polomolok Municipal Hospital (PMH) headed by Dr. Graciano P. Vencer, Chief of Hospital (COH), and three from Mahintana Foundation, Inc. (2 from PPF and 1 from HPSiS) led by Ms. Margie S. Managuit, HEALTH Plus Project Manager, convened for a Technical Working Group (TWG) meeting on October 18, 2019 at COH office of PMH. The meeting started with the presentation of accomplishments of HEALTH Plus Shop-in-a-Shop (HPSiS) as of September, 2019 including number of patients served, served and unserved prescriptions and financial performance. It was noted that there was really decrease in the gross revenue of the HPSiS comparing it to previous year due to the availability of drugs, medicines and supplies at hospital pharmacy. Ms. Wency Musa, PMH Admin Officer, also updated the participants that there is still P1M budget allocated for payment to Mahintana. She added that there wouldn’t be any concerns on payables of the hospital to HPSiS until the end of the year. Ms. Analyn Lingganay, PMH Liaison Officer, also raised the concern on the returned Statement of Accounts (SOAs). They then resolved and agreed that there should be checking of SOAs first at the HPSiS level before submitting it to hospital bookkeeper. They also agreed that the submission is at 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily to avoid backlogs.
Ms. Managuit also informed the body that the DOH-FDA is doing their regular monitoring of the hospital pharmacies. She suggested for HPSiS to transfer beside the hospital pharmacy since the former is a rider to the LTO and under the supervision of the hospital pharmacy. At the end of the meeting, they agreed for Mahintana to fastrack the renovation of the new location of the hospital pharmacy and HPSiS; PMH also requested for 10 pallets for their storage to comply with FDA requirements.
On October 16, 2019, Mahintana
Foundation, Inc. through its HEALTH Plus project, joins the Technical Working
Group (TWG) meeting in Lake Sebu with representatives of Rural Health Unit
(RHU) and Community Health Care Complex (previously Lake Sebu Municipal
Hospital) headed by Dra. Jocelyn Bayquin, Municipal Health Officer (MHO) and
Mahintana Foundation, Inc. with Ms. Margie S. Managuit, Project Manager and Ms.
Jea A. Roque, RPh, Supervising Pharmacist and Ms. Yvonne Templonuevo, Nutripan
Coordinator. The meeting started with
updates from Dra. Bayquin on the operations of the hospital with recently
approved PhilHealth accreditation. She
stated that their petty cash of P50, 000.00 per week for medicines and supplies
will not anymore suffice the demand of increasing admitted patients. She recommended for Mahintana to fastrack
establishment of HEALTH Plus in their locality.
She added that the design and program of works for the renovation of the
location of HEALTH Plus Shop-in-a-Shop (HPSiS) is already available and the
cost has reached P158, 000.00. She added
that if ever there are concerns with FDA then the RHU will apply for its own
License to Operate (LTO) with the salaries of the registered pharmacist to be
taken from the operations of HPSiS. For the meantime, she added that, the
hospital is applying for LTO but Ms. Joyce Bagaybay, RPh, has some concerns
with the formulation of the Risk Management Plan (RMP) as one of the
requirements for LTO application. She also stated that the Ordinance
integrating RHU and hospital is already on public hearing, however, there are still
challenges on convincing Sangguniang Bayan (SB) members for its approval.
Ms. Managuit stated that she
will submit the design and program of works to management for their approval
and once approved, she will formulate the service contract and communicate with
Dra. Bayquin to start the renovation. Ms. Roque also stated that she might be
able to help in the formulation of the RMP.
Dra. Bayquin also instructed Ms. Bagaybay to provide the list of fast
moving medicines and supplies of the hospital and Ms. Guia Arroza, Public
Health Nurse, for the RHU to be submitted to Ms. Roque through email for
reference in the initial stocking of Lake Sebu HPSiS.