FMRC Chapters Conduct Tree Growing

As part of their humanitarian services and environmental awareness campaign, the Family Mix Rider Club (FMRC) – Polomolok, Koronadal City, and General Santos City Chapters, conducted a tree growing activity in partnership with Mahintana Foundation, Inc. at Riverside, Prk. Dignadice, Brgy. Poblacion, Polomolok, on January 27, 2019. A total of 100 bamboo hills were planted at the mentioned site. 26 FMRC members from the three chapters participated the activity. FMRC agreed to designate a monitoring team to maintain their adopted area periodically and report to MFI the status of the plants.

Mahintana invites EU Delegates to Conduct Orientation on Contracts

To address the financial concerns with the implementation of the EU-funded projects of Mahintana Foundation, Inc. and its partners, an Orientation on EU Financial and Contractual Policies and Procedures was conducted on January 24-25, 2019 at The Pinnacle Hotel & Suites, Davao City. It was attended by 46 participants from Mahintana, Peace & Equity Foundation (PEF), MINCODE, Kasilak, AADC, PHILDHRRA, and Yamog Renewable Energy Development Group Inc. (Yamog). The 2-day activity aims for the EU grant beneficiaries the common understanding on the EU policies and was facilitated by RESOURCEGov Project Manager Mr. Roel Ian P. Blanker.

Mahintana and SOLARES Project Admin & Finance Officer Ms. Liza D. Hora acknowledged team leaders PEF Program Manager Mr. Omar Salvo, MINCODE Ms. Raizsa Mae Anayatin, and Yamog Program Manager Porterio R. Jabla who introduced their team to the body. Ms. Hora welcomed the EU Delegation to the Philippines Programme Officer Ms. Caroline “Carol” Maningo and Contracts & Finance Officer Ms. Michelin “Chie” Alvarez. Mahintana President & CEO Mr. Martiniano L. Magdolot gave the opening message expressing the combination of excitement and apprehension in implementing two (2) projects funded by EU. He thanked the funding donor for the continued support and trust to Mahintana and hopes to keep its credibility in running the projects. Mr. Magdolot introduced the members of the SOLARES and RESOURCEGov 2 Projects. Ms. Maningo gave a message of support to the grant beneficiaries, encouraging them to take time in understanding EU’s policies. After the expectation check and presentation of the activity overview by Mahintana Operations Manager and SOLARES Project Manager Mr. Jobe C. Tubigon,  Ms. Alvarez started the discussion of the Implementation of Grants Contracts by Beneficiaries. The participants were able to ask relevant questions which were answered by Ms. Alvarez during the course of the presentation. Questions about cash counterpart, exchange rates, procurement procedures, and 60,000 EUR limit support to the third parties were among the concerns raised. Ms. Maningo discussed the two required reports and the deadlines. On Day 2, a recap was conducted, as well as, more discussions and clarifications were made by the participants. The body was divided to two for the breakout sessions to discuss specific concerns with the EU officers. Mr. Magdolot closed the activity saying that the nervousness did not put out the fire and passion to help the depressed communities esp. in the GIDA (geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas).

 

BLGU Poblacion Polomolok Celebrates its 79th Foundation Anniversary with Tree Growing Activity

In celebration of 79th Foundation Anniversary and 11th Malambuon Festival, the BLGU Poblacion, Polomolok conducted a tree growing activity in partnership with LGU Polomolok, Dole Philippines, Inc., and Mahintana Foundation, Inc. at Riverside, Prk. Malinawon, Brgy. Poblacion, Polomolok, on November 24, 2018. A total of 300 hills of bamboo were planted at the mentioned site. 124 individuals participated the activity. The BLGU – Poblacion, Polomolok agreed to monitor their area periodically and report to MFI the status of the plants. Also, the BLGU have designated an individual to monitor the area which will receive monthly grocery supplies from the BLGU.

BLGU Dadiangas West conducts Tree Growing Activity

A tree growing activity at Silway – Fatima Riverside, Brgy. Dadiangas West, Gensan on November 21, 2018. A total of 300 hills of bamboo were planted at the mentioned site. 62 Persons Who Used Drugs (PWUD) of Brgy. Dadiangas West participated the activity as part of their “Cash-for-Work” Program initiatives. The BLGU agreed to monitor their area periodically and report to Mahintana the status of the plants. Also, the BLGU have designated an individual to monitor the area which will receive monthly grocery supplies from the BLGU.

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.