The Multi-Partite Monitoring Team for Dolefil Upper Valley Operations’ proponents together with the members celebrated the Year-end meeting and Christmas party on November 25, 2016. Proponents of the MMT include Dole Upper Valley Operation, Laconon 100 Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Tboli Farm Growers Multi-Purpose Cooperative, DENR-EMB XII as the Secretariat assisted by Mahintana Foundation, Inc.

Mr. Adolfo Tanco, TFGMPC Manager, presented the accomplishments for 2016 as to the Growership Program status of Coops while the targets for 2017 was discussed by Mr. Jeshurun Cagumbay, the L100MPC Manager. Updates on the areas (hectares) planted with pineapples and its location, community assistance, gully tree planning project, water sampling and fertilizer/pesticide residue sampling results were provided by Mr. Romulo Castor Jr., Dolefil CommRel Supervisor. Last to present was Ms. Florence Furog, EMB-XII/MMT Secretariat, who highlighted the MMT quarterly monitoring activities for 2015 and 2016.

Mahintana shared with the members the 2016 Basic Social Services provided at the Upper Valley Area such as Tree Growing activities, Adopted Nurseries, Chairs-for-trees Program, Tools-for-trees Program, Adopt-A-School Singkowelahan Project, Health Center Renovation Project, Alay Gabay Wheelchair Turn-over, KBPK-Tboli NutriPan Bakeshoppe Operation and Technical Assistance for TFGMPC and L100MPC.

Afterwards, eight (8) representatives formally signed the MMT Manual of Operations namely: Mr. Ronie Lastrill of Brgy. Veterans; Mr. Dante Tidula of Brgy. New Dumangas; Mr. Jeshurun Cagumbay from L100MPC; Mr. Adolfo Tanco Jr. from TFGMPC; Ms. Alita Bornea from FPA; Ms. Yolanda Plaira from MENRO-Surallah; Engr. Elmer Supremo, DOH Representative; and Atty. Justine Kieth Sarabosquez from EMB-XII. The members of the team worked together to put into a single document clear and specific terms to successfully implement community development and social services projects and activities.

Also part of the activity was the review and approval of the Work and Financial Plan for 2017. Atty. Justine Kieth, EMB-XII Legal Officer, initiated the discussion and suggested to allot the benchmarking budget to barangay infrastructure projects and to the reorientation/training for MMT members of the regulations on Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC).

Late in the afternoon, the activity was enlivened by the giving of giveaways and raffle promo as a way to share the yuletide spirit and show appreciation to the support and contributions to all MMT members.

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