With the successful conduct of the Graduation Ceremony and Province-wide Launching of KBPK Project last July 2009, Mahintana Foundation, Inc.,together with some of its donors and partners, began the City/Municipal-wide Launching of its Phase III. The four (4) identified municipalities and one (1) city where the said launchings were held were Surallah, Lake Sebu, T’boli, Tampakan and Koronadal City. Those series of activities which were facilitated by the City/Municipal Nutrition Action Officers (C/MNAO) together with their nutrition aides.
Toothbrush and toothpaste, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Polomolok 101, Rotary Club of Koronadal, and Dole Philippines, Inc. were distributed as part of the hygiene kits. After the end of every activity, Dole pineapple juice with Vitamin C content and biscuits or bread, given by Dole Philippines, Inc. as the major sponsor, were distributed to the children-beneficiaries, as their initial supplemental feeding.
The Nutrition Office of Koronadal City , under the leadership of Ms. Veronica Daot, was the first LGU to conduct its launching. It was held last August 20, 2009 at Barangay Sta. Cruz gym with a total of 63 participants including the Barangay Captains from the three (3) barangay-beneficiaries, Sta. Cruz, Morales and Zone III. Hon. Fernando Q. Miguel, City Mayor and Lt. Gov. Daniel Langga from Kiwanis International Philippine South District of Koronadal gave their inspirational messages during the program. At 2:00 pm of the same day,another launching was conducted at the Municipality of Surallah facilitated by the Municipal Health Officer, Dr. Neil Crespo who also happens to be the MNAO. Eighty (80) preschoolers, out of the 155 children-beneficiaries, attended the activity. The honorable Punong Barangays of the four (4) barangay-beneficiaries, Veterans, Tubi-Allah, Lamsugod and Buenavista were also present in the said activity.
On the first day of the following month, September 01, the Municipality of Lake Sebuconducted its Municipal-wide Launching at their Municipal Gym with 40 children out of 199, from two (2) barangay-beneficiaries who attended the activity. Ms. Nena Twalang, the MNAO, facilitated the activity and invited the Punong Barangays of Lamlahak and Lower Maculan as the project beneficiaries. On September 04, 2009, T’boli followed with their Launching of KBPK, which was held at their Municipal Gym. Being the second largest contingent, next to Polomolok, with 1,032 children-beneficiaries, only 125 of them attended the activity. The Barangay Captains of Afuz, Edwards, Laconon, New Dumangas, Basag and Sinilon as the barangay-beneficiaries, participated the said activity. The Municipal Administrator of T’boli, Mr. Lapastura, rendered his inspirational message, in behalf of the honorable Mayor.
The Municipality of Tampakan, on the other hand, held their KBPK Launching at the Municipal Lobby last September 15, 2009 with 40 children from Barangays Lampitak and Maltana.