SOLARES conducts Accounting for Non-Accountants: A Financial System Installation Workshop

Keytodac Coffee Growers Association (KCGA) and Kalamansig Farmers Agricultural Development and Marketing Association (KFADMA) participated in the Financial System Installation Workshop conducted through the SOLARES project. Ms. Phoebe Montefalcon, CPA assisted by Ms. Donna Funticha both from the PP Montefalcon Accounting Service shared their expertise to the associations in terms of improving their financial documentation in the 2-day workshop last February 27-28, 2020 at the Q Citi Park Hotel, General Santos City.

Sessions consisted of lectures, exercises, and workshop. Ms. Montefalcon discussed introduction of accounting, accounting elements, books of accounts, and the accounting cycle. The participants accomplished sample source documents and posted in book of accounts. The participants prepared trial balances, worksheets and a financial statement. Ms. Montefalcon and Ms. Funticha assisted and assessed their outputs and offered guidance in the preparation.

Regardless of their educational attainment and work experience, participants shared the ease of learning because of how the workshop was packaged specific to operations of their associations, and examples of application in their context.

Mr. Stefan Babera from Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) facilitated the workshop. Mr. Jobe Tubigon, SOLARES project manager, provided insight in his opening remarks on the need for and advantages of proper financial documentation. Ms. Shunie Palacios (PEF) provided clarification and assistance to the associations and thanked both resource speakers and participants to a successful workshop.

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.

Mahintana participated in LGU Tupi’s Retooled Community Support Program Meeting

Represented by Project Officer Mr. Jeric Amparo, Mahintana Foundation, Inc. participated in the Retooled Community Support Program Meeting at Municipal Hall, Tupi last February 26, 2020. The meeting was set to discuss the Orientation of Executive Order No. 70 series of 2018 of PRRD, the preparation on Immersion at Barangay Cebuano, and other relevant matters.

PMAJ Virlen Pampolin, Chief of Police, Tupi Municipal Police Station gave the orientation for the Executive Order No. 70 series of 2018 or otherwise called “Institutionalizing the whole-of-nation approach in attaining inclusive and sustainable peace, creating a National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict and directing the Adoption of a National Peace Framework. Furthermore, Ms. Cristy Buenaflor, of DILG XII, conducted orientation on the Retooled Community Support Program. RCSP is convergence mechanism for LGU particularly in the barangay for the identification of issues and needed interventions. Members of the RCSP will conduct Field validation on March 3, 2020 at Barangay Cebuano, Tupi.

Mahintana participates the Gender and Development Planning and Budgeting Training

Mahintana Foundation, Inc., represented by Project Officer Mr. Jeric Amparo. participated the Gender and Development Planning and Budgeting Training at DILG Office, Municipal Hall, T’boli, South Cotabato last February 24, 2020.

The said training aims to orient the new portal system of the submission of GAD Accomplishment of 2019, and Budget and Plans for 2021. The DILG Province Representative discussed and reviewed the structure of the members of the GAD Focal Point System and Technical Working Group.

UEWMPC conducts tree growing

As one of the continuing partners of Mahintana Foundation, Inc., the Unified Engineering Workers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (UEWMPC) conducted a tree growing activity on February 22, 2020 at 108B field gully, Prk. Pagkakaisa, Brgy. Maligo, Polomolok, South Cotabato. At least 45 cooperative staff along with the project officer of MFI joined who planted 150 hills of bamboo (150 hills) and 100 hills of forest trees were planted in between the constructed indigenous stone dikes at the same area. 

Mahintana evaluates site for DILG XII’s adopted site

Mahintana Foundation, Inc. (MFI) conducted an evaluation on the proposed plating area of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) XII at Barrio 6 (6.477228° N, 124.883349° E), Brgy. Concepcion, Koronadal City on February 20, 2020.

The line agency requested a total of 500 seedlings of bamboo to be planted at the abovementioned site on March 17, 2020.