As Mahintana Foundation Inc. co-chairs the Polomolok CoViD-19 Relief Operations, the foundation also promoted the use of ICT tools such as the Open Data Kit through the household profiling in partnership with the LGU. A total of 39 individuals (Male 24, female 15) including the Mun. Mayor Hon. Honey Lumayag-Matti, Mahintana represented by Project Manager Mr. Roel Ian Blanker and Project Officer Mr. Aristotle Sunada, barangay captains, and SK chairmen attended the meeting and orientation on April 18, 2020 at Polomolok Municipal Gymnasium. The profiling shall commence on the 19th of April.
Mahintana Foundation Inc. donated 100 coveralls to the Provincial Government of South Cotabato through the South Cotabato Provincial Hospital (SCPH) on April 20, 2020. Dr. COnrado Braña, SCPH Chief of Hospital, received the coveralls.
Donated coveralls will be distributed to all province-managed hospitals: South Cotabato Provincial Hospital (SCPH), Norala District Hospital 9NDH), Polomolok Municipal Hospital (PMH), and SOCSARGEN General Hospital.
The European Union in the Philippines featured Mahintana Foundation Inc. in its Facebook page on April 13, 2020. The article posted was about the how the organization cooperates with the Local Government Unit of Polomolok in its fight against COVID-19 through overseeing the LGU’s relief operations.
As a part of the COVID-19 Relief Operations Committee, Mahintana Foundation, Inc. assisted with PPE donations received from RD Foundation for Howard Hubbard Memorial Hospital on April 6, 2020. The donations include: 1,500 pcs. of surgical masks, 100 pcs. masks with eye shield, 45 pcs. N95 masks, 40 pcs. isolation gowns, and 50 pcs. surgical hoods.
Mahintana Foundation Inc. continues to stay true in its commitment in building communities by supporting the LGU Polomolok’s CoViD-19 Relief Operations. It has actively assisted in the packing of the relief goods and monitoring the distribution per barangay. The organization also introduced the use of the ODK, an ICT tool, for the data gathering and mapping of the relief operation distribution. While the organization oversees the packing of the relief packs, the volunteers are from the different cooperatives and Dolefil managerial staff.
Mahintana Executive Director Ms. Liza D. Hora sits as the vice-chair of the Polomolok CoViD-19 Task Force Hinabang, the task force responsible for peaceful and transparent relief operations amid the CoViD-19 crisis.
Amidst the enhanced community quarantine in South Cotabato, Dole Philippines, Inc. and Mahintana Foundation, Inc. sustains its cooperative efforts to support the community. On March 24, 2020, the local government unit of Polomolok received 250 hygiene kits—each kit included 1 bar of soap, 1 small towel, 2 reusable masks, and 1 500ml bottle of isopropyl alcohol for their COVID-19 frontliners. In the same week, 45 hygiene kits were distributed to barangay health workers of Brgy. Cannery. Dole Philippines, Inc. through Mahintana provided 10 sprayers and 10 1L disinfectants to the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office of South Cotabato. Through the help of Brgy. Cannery, TIBUD, Dole Gawad Pag-ibig, and Elmer’s Tailoring, as of March 27, 23,293 face masks are being produced and distributed to employees of Dole Philippines, Inc.
The Polomolok Task Force Kalusugan (PTFK), in cooperation with the the Municipal Cooperative Development Council (MCDC), conducted a monitoring visit to the different cooperatives in Polomolok for the preventive measures they implement on COVID-19 on March 17, 2020. Mahintana Project Coordinator Ms. Yvonne Templonuevo,, Project Officer Mr. Jeric Amparo and LGU Polomolok Cooperative Development Specialist II Mr. Jay Hijos conducted the said monitoring visits to 12 cooperatives in the municipality.
The cooperatives monitored are the following: Landan Peoples MPC, Polo Samahang Nayon MPC, Polomolok Manpower Services Cooperative, LEAD.PH, Dolefil Community MPC, Polomolok Teachers Consumer Cooperative, Polomolok MPC, PERA MPC, ICTUS MPC, MEDIATRIC MPC, UEWMPC, Cannery MPC, and FARB MPC. The findings include: no thermal scanner, no alcohol/washing area, no disinfectant, and no IEC materials posted about COVID-19. The cooperatives were also informed that they must have these in the vicinity.
Mahintana installed a washing area at the entrance for staff and guests to use before entering the office.