Philippine College of Physicians conducts Tree Growing Activity

At least 12 medical doctors, staff and interns from Howard Hubbard Memorial Hospital and Bontuyan Medical Hospital spearheaded by Philippine College of Physicians planted 150 hills of bamboo at Field 103, Prk. Dignadice, Poblacion, Polomolok on Nov. 8, 2018. The activity was done in celebration of the Annual National Day of Rising (House Bill 4981) and to protect Ma. Rosa Creek from further erosion.

Mahintana treks Kinilis with CTNI Staff

Mahintana Ms. Ella Mae Babao spearheads the Kinilis Trekking on October 27, 2018 with Mr. Fred Fredeluces of Greentropics Coffee Enterprise, Mr. Boyet Buan of Matutum Coffee Producers Association and CTNi staff Mr. Tabilla and Mr. Hilot. The CTNi staff came to assess the plantation. One of the recommendations is the possibility of in situ colning of coffee in Mr. Buan’s area.

R2R Team undergoes Macrosomatic Cloning Training

  

R2R Team participated in the Claveria Tree Nursery, Inc. (CTNi) Macrosomatic Cloning Training conducted for Dole Philippines Inc’s Research Department on October 24-26, 2018 at Mahintana Conference Room and Dole Agri Research Center, Poblacion, Polomolok South Cotabato. This training is a preparatory activity on the Corporate and Community Investment on Tree and Environment – Growing Trees for Pallets Program of the company. It was attended by 17 participants from organizations and institutions namely: Dole Agri Research (6), Cannery Community Nursery (5), Matutum Coffee Producers Association (2), Greentropics Coffee Enterprise (1), Dole Community Relations (1) and Mahintana Foundation, Inc. (2). The resource speakers from CTNi were Forester Ebenezer A. Tabilla, Nursery head and Agriculturist Rex C. Hilot, Extension Forester. This training aims to capacitate the Research Department of the company and several community partners on the techniques and process of Macrosomatic Cloning.

In Macrosomatic Cloning, cuttings (meristems) are obtained from a good mother tree and enhanced to produce more tissues, which further differentiate themselves and become an individual plant or clone of the mother tree. Thus, this will accelerate the propagation of endemic species of trees in the area.

SK-Cannery celebrates 6th Youth Summit

In celebration of the 6th Youth Summit and 7th Leadership Camp, Sangguniang Kabataan of Barangay Cannery Site (SK-Cannery) conducted a tree growing activity at field 102B gully on October 25, 2018. A total of 300 bamboo hills were planted at the mentioned site. The activity was organized by SK-Cannery headed by April Dave Sorioso, SK Chairman, and was participated by 60 youth representatives from Brgy. Cannery, Out of School Youths (OSYs), and youth members of Obed’s House Ministries of General Santos City.

DARBC Celebrates Cooperative Month 2018 with a Tree Growing Activity

In celebration of the Cooperative Month 2018, Dolefil Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Cooperative (DARBC) conducted a tree growing activity at Fields 109ABC gully on October 24, 2018. A total of 1,500 hills of fruit and forest tree were planted at the mentioned sites.

There was a short program before the planting rites which was facilitated by DARBC staff. Mr. Cecilio Balili, Director of DARBC, gave his inspirational message followed by messages of support by  Municipal Cooperative and Development Council (MCDC) Mr. Lory Asilo and Municipal Councilor Nilda B. Almencion of LGU Polomolok. The event was participated by a total of 67 participants from the LGU Polomolok, MCDC, Unified Engineering Works Multi-Purpose Cooperative (UEWMPC), BLGU Cannery, DARBC Clusters, and Mahintana Foundation, Inc. (MFI).

DXCP – CMN 585 kHz. Radyo Totoo & CPAG ARKVentures Enterprise conduct Tree Growing Activity

DXCP – CMN 585 kHz. Radyo Totoo & CPAG ARKVentures Enterprise conducted a tree growing activity on October 20, 2018 at Prk. Pananggalon, Brgy. Poblacion, Malapatan. A total of 1,000 mangrove propagules were planted along the 1 linear Kilometer coastline. A total of 14 CPAG workers participated in the said event.

 

The adopters agreed to conduct a periodic monitoring of the planting site and inform Mahintana of the planting area’s status.

Dolefil Executives Join the Coffee Plantation Trekking

Mahintana assisted and coordinated the coffee plantation trekking activity  of Dolefil Executives on October 13, 2018 at Prk. 8, Kinilis, Polomolok . The area was the adopted community of Mahintana during the MICADEV Project. This is an exposure activity of the Dolefil visitors on the livelihood and culture of the Mt. Matutum Coffee Producers Association which is composed of B’laan Indigenous People.

The Dolefil Executives are Industrial Operations Director Mr. Peter Hamilton and his son Ryland Hamilton, Senior Analyst Mr. Yohei Kajikawa, Industrial Operations Mr. Jorge Arturo Gomez, Agri Research Ms. Adriana Obando and Mr. Roberto Rojas. They were assisted by Mr. Fred Fredeluces, proprietor of Greentropics (supplier of Arabica and Civet Coffee), Ms. Ella Mae M. Babao. Mr. Roel Ian Blanker and Ms. Shinny Ula from Mahintana and Ms. Ma. Theresa Catalan from Dolefil Community Relations Department.

Polomolok NHS plants along 109A Gully

In celebration of their 2018 Science Fair, the Polomolok National High School (PNHS) conducted a tree growing activity on October 12, 2018 at 109A Gully, Brgy. Cannery, Polomolok. A total of 300 bamboo hills were planted as part of their replanting action for the mortalities from their previous planting activity last May 30, 2018. The activity was headed by Mr. Ednie Agtas, PNHS Science Coordinator, which was participated by 50 students.

Farmer-Partners build Vermicomposting Beds

On October 2, 2018, Scale-up RePAIR Phase 3 conducted meeting with the farmer-partners at Brgy. Lumakil, Polomolok and Brgy. Rubber, Polomolok for their plant maintenance fee and vermicomposting bed construction. It serves as the output of their Vermicomposting Training in the previous quarter. Nine (9) farmer-partners participated in the activity for the two barangays. The vermicompost constructed will be used for the maintenance of their planted bamboos and forest and fruit trees and FAITH gardens, specifically on the fertilization for sustainability.