In celebration of the strong partnership that Mahintana Foundation has forged with donor organizations and local communities, and in line with the week-long activities marking its 37th Founding Anniversary, members of the Board of Trustees and staff of the foundation took part in environmental activities on August 14, 2014 at Barangay Tinoto, Maasim ,Sarangani Province. The group, headed by Atty. Melquiades L. Hernandez III (BOT member) and Executive Director Martiniano L. Magdolot, conducted a coastal clean-up, in preparation for the releasing of Bangus (Chanos chanos) fingerlings, and planting of 200 mangrove seedlings along the seashore of the Mangrove nursery which is part of the coastal community adopted by the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office of LGU-Maasim.
The activity was also supported by the Conrado and Ladislawa Alcantara Foundation, Inc. with their Project Officers sharing their learning on mangrove reforestation and the importance of mangroves to the ecosystem and its role in minimizing the impact of waves and storm surge thereby contributing to disaster prevention. CLAFI has been providing fingerlings for release in the coastal areas , as part of its commitment to help provide livelihood opportunities for people living in the coastal communities of Sarangani.
Maasim is among the LGUs in Sarangani Province assisted by Mahintana Foundation, Inc. and supported by Dole Philippines, Inc. in areas of social services and environmental protection.