RESOURCEGov implements CSIS Survey in Malapatan

Project Officer Mr. Jan Solomon Edrozo facilitated the orientation and the implementation of the CSIS survey for Malapatan, Sarangani on July 20-27, 2020. The 10 selected enumerators (Male 8, Female 2) were CSOs from the local health board, municipal development council, and farmers and fisheries cooperatives. The presentation of the CSIS results to the municipal mayor and department heads is set on 2nd week of August for the formulation of action plans.

Mahintana-DILG XII plan for the online learning exchange on COVID-19 response

Mahintana Foundation Inc. team led by its Executive Director Ms. Liza D. Hora conducted a brief meeting with the DILG XII Regional Director Ms. Josephine C. Leysa on July 6, 2020 at the DILG XII Regional Office, Carpenter Hill, Koronadal City. The meeting, aimed to plan for the online learning exchange, was attended by the 8 participants (Male 3, Female 4). The Mahintana team was composed of Ms. Hora, Program Manager Mr. Jobe C. Tubigon, RESOURCEGov 2 Manager Mr. Roel Ian P. Blanker, and RESOURCEGov Documenter Ms. Lorielyn P. Patoc while other DILG XII participants included Assistant Regional Director Ms. Lailyn A. Ortiz, Project Development Monitoring Unit Head Ms. Herminia S. Ontoy and Development Management Officer II Mr. Ruel B. Tuble.

DILG XII responded to the invitation of Mahintana by expressing their interest to co-sponsor the activity along with the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force-Emerging Infectious Diseases (RIATF-EID) XII and Regional Task Force-COVID19. invite DILG Undersecretary for Plans, Public Affairs and Communications Jonathan Malaya, and the Local Government Regional Resource Center (LGRRC) XII. The online sharing is scheduled on July 22, 2020, 9:00AM thru Zoom.

RESOURCEGov 2 presents CSIS Results to LGU Lake Sebu

Project Team headed by Project Manager Mr. Roel Ian Blanker conducted the presentation of Citizen Satisfaction Index Survey (CSIS) to the local chief executive and the relevant department heads on June 17, 2020 at the SB Conference Hall. The presentation, facilitated by Project Officer Mr. Jan Solomon Edrozo, was attended by 15 participants (Male 9, Female 6).

Hon. Mayor Floro Gandam gave the opening remarks and thanked Mahintana Foundation for the unending support and partnership. Mr. Blanker, in turn, thanked the presence of the LCE and the heads during his short introduction about the CSIS presentation. Mr. Edrozo then presented the results of the CSIS survey conducted on February 17-27, 2020 in partnership with the Sta. Cruz Mission School Inc. (SCMSI). The mentioned local research institute (LRI) was also the LGU’s local school board member represented by Ms. Maria Gandam. She shared that the partnership with the LRI highlights the cooperation between the local government unit and the private sectors to achieve transparent and accountable local governance. Mr. Blanker assured that the results are not the gauge of the performance of the LGU, rather, how the citizens see the LGU’s service delivery. Hon. Mayor Gandam said that the CSIS results will help them improve the quality of the services for the Lake Sebu constituents. It was then agreed that the CSIS results will be presented during the ExeCom Meeting on July 14, 2020 for the LGU to plan their next steps.

RESOURCEGov 2 meets with Sarangani PVGO

The partnership between the RESOURCEGov 2 Project and the Sarangani Provincial Vice Governor’s Office (PVGO) is continuously forged. On the 3rd of March 2020, the project team was invited by the Sarangani PVGO for a meeting at the Vice Governor’s Office to discuss the updates of the cascade of the LITS to the barangays, coined as the BLITS by the PVGO, and the upcoming training of trainers on March 5-6, 2020. The meeting was attended by 7 participants (Male 3, Female 4).

As agreed during the 2nd Annual Review and Planning Workshop, the Sarangani PVGO shared that the 5th level of its BLITS is the provision of the computer hardware to 141 barangays in Sarangani. This will ensure that the LITS will be used in the BLGUs that will help them in codification, archiving and tracking of legislative documents.

RESOURCEGov 2 facilitates CSIS Survey in Lake Sebu

To assess the awareness, availment and satisfaction of the citizens of a certain local government unit, the DILG designed the Citizen Satisfaction Index System (CSIS) survey that requires a random 150 respondents to be interviewed regarding the services of the LGU. The RESOURCEGov Project made the CSIS survey one step higher by facilitating it using the ODK system instead of the traditional pen and paper.

RESOURCEGov 2 Project Team headed by the Project Manager Mr. Roel Ian P. Blanker conducted a CSIS orientation to the Mun. Mayor Hon. Floro Gandam and the enumerators from the Santa Cruz Mission School Inc. (SMSCI) on February 17, 2020. Project Officer Mr. Jan Solomon Edrozo attended an ABC (Association of Barangay Captains) meeting at ABC building, Lake Sebu on February 19th to inform and update all the barangay captains about the on-going CSIS survey in their respective barangays. In the following days, the project officer closely monitored the actual CSIS survey conducted by 13 enumerators until February 27, 2020 as far as Brgy. Ned. The data will be consolidated on March 5, 2020.

The first round of ODK-based CSIS survey for the eight focal LGUs was conducted by the RESOURCEGov 1 Project in 2016. The results of 2016 and 2020 will be compared after the consolidation of the latter survey.

Lambayong, Sultan Kudarat undergoes CSIS Survey

The RESOURCEGov 2 Project conducted CSIS orientation on February 24, 2020 to the enumerators from the Lambayong Polytechnic College. Project Coordinator Mr. Kurt Jurgen Von Lumbao and Project Documenter Ms. Lorielyn Patoc-Capulso facilitated the mock survey on the 27th. The actual CSIS survey commences on February 28, 2020 and will end on March 5, 2020. Consolidation of the data will be done on the 6th of March 2020.

RESOURCEGov Interventions shared during the South Cotabato PDC IDC

Mahintana Foundation thru the RESOURCEGov 2 was invited to present during the South Cotabato Provincial Development Council- Institutional Development Committee (PDC IDC) meeting on February 19, 2020. Representing the CSDO-SC, Project Manager Mr. Roel Ian Blanker shared the project interventions and accomplishments. This is an initiative for the upscaling data management system thru civic tech tools.

RESOURCEGov orients LGU Malapatan on ODK-based RPTax Mapping

The RESOURCEGov 2 Project oriented the selected personnel of LGU Malapatan on ODK-based Real Property Tax (RPTax) and business mapping on January 29-31, 2020. The 18 participants (Male 6, Female 12) were the heads and staff from different LGU departments: Municipal Treasurer Office (MTO), Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO), Municipal Assessor Office (MASSO), and Municipal Planning and Development Office (MPDO).

The 3-day activity comprised of the orientation, mock mapping where the enumerators were assigned to different barangays, and presentation of the results. On the 1st day, the participants made their ODK-based forms. On the 2nd day, the MTO sent enumerators to 6 barangays, the BPLO enumerators went to 4 barangays, the MASSO mapped the Poblacion area, while the MPDO monitored three projects. On the 3rd day, the results were

For the RPTax Mapping, the MASSO plans to use the ODK and Tableau Systems on top of the ArcView System to make faster, better data collection, visualization, and data analysis regarding RPTax.

Koronadal City Engineering Office undergoes ODK Training

The City Engineering Office (CEO) of LGU Koronadal City partnered with Mahintana Foundation thru the RESOURCEGov 2 Project to hasten its compliance to DILG on the inventory of roads and bridges using the Open Data Kit (ODK) system. The LGU has already underwent training with DILG about the online Road and Bridges Information System (RBIS), however, data collection on field remains a challenge. The initial ODK orientation of Mr. Roel Ian Blanker, the project manager with Mr. Zaldy Gayosa, Engineer IV/Chief PDD of the CEO, led to the three-day ODK training-workshop on January 23-25, 2020.

On January 23, the participants were oriented in the Build, Collect, and Analyze processes and were able to make their own ODK forms and conducted a mock survey to test these forms. On the 2nd day, the participants created the ODK-form based on the RBIS of DILG. To ensure that no roads are missed by the system, the participants grouped themselves by barangay and coordinated with the planning to office to come up with an initial inventory of roads to be monitored. On the last day, the participants were deployed to the four barangays as a sample survey site. After the survey, they shared their experiences and learnings. Their learnings included the following: to check the tablets for updates before going to the filed, updating the road maps with planning office, arrangement of survey questions vis-à-vis survey process, removal of some irrelevant questions, and long tape for measuring road width. Next steps were also discussed which includes another round of reviewing and updating of the form based on the actual mapping experience and the actual survey. Overall, the LGU Koronadal CEO staff trained that the ODK-based monitoring is faster and easier than paper and pen.

RESOURCEGov Project orients the South Cotabato 1st Congressional District Office

The RESOURCEGov 2 Project had another opportunity to share the project interventions to the 1st Congressional District of South Cotabato led by Hon. Shirlyn Bañas-Nograles on January 22, 2020. Represented by the project manager Mr. Roel Ian Blanker, the meeting with Mr. Malvin Hatulan and their staff was all about exploring the potentials of the Open Data Kit (ODK) system in addressing the project monitoring issues in the district which covers General Santos City and the municipalities of Polomolok, Tupi and Tampakan. The ODK orientation led to various possible uses of ODK such as profiling, mapping and other data collection requirements of the congressional district. As to date, there are no systems yet tailored to the data gathering needs of the district office. Both parties agreed to conduct a two-day ODK training workshop on February 7-8, 2020.

Cong. Nograles during her previous term as the Vice-Mayor of General Santos City is a project partner under the Legislative Information Tracking System (LITS) intervention. The same team responsible for the implementation of LITS will be trained with ODK.