In partnership with the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and
Management Office (MDRRMO) Polomolok and BLGU Klinan – 6, the Ridge-to-Reef
Program conducted the Disaster Preparedness and Response Training on October
17, 2019 (Thursday), at Session Hall of Brgy. Klinan – 6, Polomolok South
Cotabato. A total of 32 individuals participated the training from Barangay
Klinan 6 Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT), Barangay Health
Workers (BHW), Purok Chairmen and the Pag-asa Youth Association of the
Philippines (PYAP). This activity aims to capacitate these individuals
how to respond to calamities and emergencies.
Resource Speaker Mr. Jeffrey P. Maslog presented about local
and Philippine Disaster Situation, Reduction and Management at Climate Change
Adaptation and Preparedness, Prevention, Mitigation for Each Hazard while
MDRRMO Staff Ms. Gizelle Marie S. Dorado also presented about National Warning
System and Providing Basic First Aid and Bandaging.
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.
In line with the celebration of its 12th founding
anniversary, Mahintana-HEALTH Plus project joins the medical-dental mission cum
“Lakbay Buhay Kalusugan (LBK)” in partnership with the Provincial Government of
Sarangani through its Provincial Health Office headed by Dr. Arvin Alejandro,
Provincial Health Officer and Municipal Government of Malapatan headed by Hon.
Salway Sumbo, Municipal Mayor and Dr. Bong Remitar, Municipal Health
Officer. The LBK was held in Barangay
Kinam, Malapatan on October 15, 2019, also in line with the celebration of
their 6th Tuke Fali Festival. Barangay Kinam is one of the
Geographically Isolated and Depressed Areas (GIDAs) where majority of its residents
are Blaans and other Indigenous Peoples.
The activity served at least 482 indigent patients with dental and
laboratory services, family planning and implanon insertion, medical
consultation and distribution of free medicines, feeding of undernourished
children, PhilHealth enrollment, and dog vaccination. The pregnant women were
given priority in order to address challenges on maternal and child mortalities.
Several residents also availed the PhilHealth enrollment to ensure access to free
government health services whenever they are hospitalized. Additional residents
will also be served of the same services through the Rural Health Unit of Malapatan
and DOH Human Resources for Health manpower the following day, October 16.
Mahintana Foundation, Inc.,
through its HEALTH Plus project sponsors the Association of Municipal/City
Health Officers of the Philippines (AMCHOP) – South Cotabato Chapter Quarterly
Meeting on October 15, 2019 at Viajera Dine, Koronadal City, South
Cotabato. The meeting was attended by 5
Municipal Health Officers (MHOs) from Sto. Nino, T’boli, Tantangan, Tampakan
and Lake Sebu, 3 representatives from Integrated Provincial Health Office
(IPHO) headed by Dr. Rogelio Aturdido, Jr., Provincial Health Officer (PHO) and
2 representatives from Mahintana Foundation, Inc. Dra. Jocelyn Bayquin, MHO of
Lake Sebu, AMCHOP President and presider of the meeting, started with giving of
rationale which is a follow-through activity of the Strategic Planning workshop
held at Venue 88 and clear out any misunderstanding regarding the Universal Health
Care (UHC) implementation. She updated
the group that the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the law has already
been signed thus, will become the basis of the province’s implementation as one
of the advanced sites. Dr. Aturdido also
updated the group that the Zuellig Family Foundation (ZFF) with their Bridging
Leadership program will gather the Provincial Governor and all Municipal/City
Mayors to orient them about UHC and deepen their understanding on the Special
Health Fund on October 22, 2019. Mr.
John Salcedo, IPHO Admin Officer, also provided the group updates about the
Local Investment Plan for Health (LIPH) as an output of the strategic planning
workshop. Ms. Marifort R. Rodel, IPHO
point person on UHC, presented the UHC implementation plan of the province for
the next 6 years per integration area: technical, managerial and financial. She also informed the participants that they should
start with their survey since the deadline of PhilHealth on the submission of
the results will be on or before December 31, 2019. Dra. Evelyn Diosana, MHO of Sto Nino, raised
the concern on the budget for printing of survey forms. Ms. Hora suggested that instead of having
manual profiling, for the RHUs to utilize the paperless Open Data Kit (ODK) in
the profiling. She committed for the foundation to sponsor the ODK training for
the enumerators. The group agreed on the
At the end of the meeting, the
participants agreed on the following: IPHO together with Reach Health as TA
provider on UHC, Mahintana Foundation, Inc. and Dra. Bayquin, to enhance the
implementation plan on October 18, 2019 for presentation to the Governor and
Mayors during the October 22 meeting; Mahintana to schedule ODK training for
the enumerators not later than the last week of October, 2019, depending on the
availability of the Resource Speaker, and confer the final schedule for the
training to Dra. Bayquin; MHOs to include in their LIPH the purchase of tablet
and android phones for ODK-based survey and profiling; Ms. Rodel of IPHO to
discuss with DOH 12 for the availability of tablets for temporary use by the
enumerators for profiling to hit PhilHealth’s deadline.
October 12, 2019, Saturday – Mahintana Foundation Inc., through its R2R Program, assisted during the tree growing activity of Girl Scouts of the Philippines Poblacion Polomolok National High School Chapter (GSP-PPNHS) along the riverbank of Purok Masikap, Brgy. Pagalungan, Polomolok, South Cotabato. A total of 1,800 assorted seedlings were planted sponsored by different organizations including Mahintana which covers an estimated area of 6,300 sq. m. The activity was a proposed project entitled Ecology: Mini Forest for Chief Girl Scout Medal Scheme by PPNHS Grade 8 Student Ms. Kristina Andrea L. Mirasol, an active member of the GSP South Cotabato Council.
The 1,600 participants were from 32
different organizations and entities, among of them are BLGU Pagalungan, MENRO
Polomolok, F’lomlok Mio Club (FMC),
Philippine Road Sport Confederation (PRSC), Pagalungan Tricycle Operations and
Drivers Association (PATODA), Philippine National Police (PNP), Poblacion
Polomolok National High School (PPNHS) students, Public Vehicle Club of PPNHS
(POBTODA), Pagalungan Elementary School, Best College of Polomolok, Inc.,
Gensan Rafols Industry Machine Shop and etc.
The Ridge-to-Reef (R2R) Program of Mahintana Foundation Inc. supported the Tree Growing and Ceremonial Stone Diking Activity of Unified Engineering Workers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (UEWMPC) on October 12, 2019 in celebration of the Cooperative Month. A total of 1,000 hills of bamboo and assorted fruit and forest trees were planted at Prk. Pagkakaisa, Maligo, Polomolok in partnership with MENRO Polomolok and at least 50 meters of indigenous stone dike was constructed prior to the activity.
The R2R Team also checked on the previous year’s planted bamboos and forest trees which were in very good condition.
As a result of the 2-day Strategic Planning of South Cotabato public hospitals held on September 19-20, 2019, Mahintana-HEALTH Plus project facilitates the one-day workshop on the Finalization of policy on Free Hospitalization program of the province. This was held on October 09, 2019, Wednesday at Viajera Dine, Koronadal City with 15 participants coming from South Cotabato Provincial Hospital (SCPH), Norala District Hospital (NDH), Upper Valley Community Hospital (UVCH) and Polomolok Municipal Hospital (PMH). The activity, which is facilitated by Ms. Mary Luzviminda T. Herezo, Mahintana Training Consultant and Ms. Jea Roque, RPh, HEALTH Plus Supervising Pharmacist, aims to finalize the policy and guidelines of Free Hospitalization program and establish the organizational structure of South Cotabato Hospital Management Team and its committees for presentation and approval of the Provincial Governor Hon. Reynaldo S. Tamayo Jr. At the end of the workshop, the group agreed for Dr. Conrado Brana, head of the Hospital Management Team (HMT), to set a schedule with the Gov. Tamayo to present said policy and the HMT organizational structure and seek his approval. They also agreed for Ms. Roditt Tolentino, SCPH Admin Officer to finalize the policy and send it to all participants for their comments and other additions.
On October 02-03, 2019, Mahintana’s
HEALTH Plus Project conducted its 3rd quarterly PPF and HPSiS team
meeting at Roadhaus Hotel, General Santos City
attended by 1 management staff, 10 PPF staff and 15 HPSiS team leaders and
pharmacy assistants. The 2-day activity
intends to enhance knowledge and skills of participants on Good Manufacturing
Practices (GMP) based on FDA standards and re-orient them on Supply Chain and
Accounting processes and procedures. It
also aims to present and update the team on the accomplishments of each HPSiS
outlet and the HEALTH Plus project as a whole.
The first day started with a presentation on Supply Chain Processes by Mr. Nolimar G. Abesar, Project Supply Chain Officer, which includes procedures on purchasing, delivery, emergency purchase, recording purchase request and sales in the project’s system. It was then followed by Resource Speaker, Ms. Reyza A. Gabilagon, RPh, on the topic Good Manufacturing Practices specifically on the good distribution, storage and dispensing practices as well as the appropriate measures in maintaining a good quality and integrity when dealing pharmaceutical products and devices. Afterwards, Ms. Normelita R. Lauron, PPF and South Cotabato Bookkeeper, discussed on the accounting procedures and processes focusing on the preparation and management of sales, petty cash fund and revolving drug fund. For admin concerns, Ms. Everly N. Planes, Admin Assistant together with Mr. Froilan Dave B. Cosep, Project Bookkeeper of SarGen area discussed on payroll computation and DTR concerns.
On the second day of the activity, HPSiS
team leaders presented its accumulated accomplishments as of August 2019 on
hospital admissions, served and unserved prescriptions, statement of profit and
loss and aging of accounts receivables. In addition,
Ms. Margie S. Managuit, Project Manager, presented the consolidated
accomplishments and updates of the entire project. She also gave a brief orientation on
Universal Health Care Act and challenged the team on the future directions and
opportunities of the project.
RESOURCEGov Project Team conducted
Pre-Annual Review Meeting on October 1, 2019 at Las Casitas Inn, Matina, Davao
City to prepare for the upcoming Annual Review and Planning Workshop to be held
on October 24-25, 2019. The meeting was attended by 16 project management and staff
(Male 8, Female 8).
Project Manager Mr. Roel Ian P. Blanker
presented the provisional agenda to be finalized, as well as, the list of the invitees
from the government line agencies and other adopters of the project
interventions. MINCODE Executive Director Ms. Raizsa Mae Anayatin shared the
workshop mechanics and the guide questions to be answered. Lastly, Project Head
Bookkeeper Ms. Jovelyn L. Vilbar presented the budget performance report and
the spending plan template. It was agreed that the accomplishment and financial
reports, and spending plan will be sent to MINCODE and member networks for their
In its effort to improve the implementation of Essential Drug Distribution project cum “HEALTH Plus” in DJPRH, Mahintana Foundation, Inc. facilitates its Quarterly Technical Working Group (TWG) meeting held on October 01, 2019 at DJPRH Conference Room. It was attended by 7 representatives from DJPRH led by their Chief of Hospital, Dr. Ryan Oscar Aplicador, who facilitated the meeting and Hospital Administrator, Mr. Glennville Gabriel Francis Gonzalez and 6 representatives from Mahintana Foundation, Inc. led by Ms. Liza D. Hora, Admin and Finance Officer and Ms. Margie S. Managuit, HEALTH Plus Project Manager. There was a presentation of accomplishments and updates of the project by Ms. Jea A. Roque, RPh, HEALTH Plus Supervising Pharmacist. At the end of the meeting, the participants agreed for Mahintana: 1. to provide technical assistance to DJPRH in the data gathering of the hospital admission and served and unserved prescriptions; 2. to provide the list of near expiry drugs, medicines and supplies to Dr. Aplicador; 3. to do tracking/monitor of billing/SOAs at the City Hall level; 4. to check the inventory list of HPSiS and pull-out Type C items or those non-moving inventory items; 5. to analyze the number of HPSiS staff vs. the monthly sales of the HPSiS; 6. to charge expired drugs, medicines and supplies to 70% share of the hospital. They also agreed for DJPRH: 1. to request for drugs, medicines and supplies for approval by Chief of Hospital; 2. Pharmacy to do dispensing of drugs, medicines and supplies as one of the DOH requirements; HPSiS are not allowed to deliver since they are not organic to the hospital; 3. Supply Officer to forward the list of drugs, medicines and supplies required for emergency cart of 10 wards to HPSiS for canvass and quotation. Ms. Jean Montenegro, DJPRH Accountant, updated the group that the City Accounting Office and DJPRH has initially formulated easier, practical and acceptable billing process to be implemented the soonest possible. She will update and again, call for another TWG meeting to present the said process.