LITS Monitoring and Troubleshooting in LGU T’boli

Project Officers Mr. Byron E. Delandrino and Kurt Jurgen Von D. Lumbao visited the Municipality of T’boli for the monitoring and troubleshooting of the Legislative Information Tracking System (LITS) on May 29, 2018.

The LITS was already installed during the visit on February 6, 2018. Since then, the staff using the system already encoded resolutions, ordinances and minutes to the system. As of the present date, the SB Secretary staff encoded around 150 ordinances ranging from years 1991 to 2017 and 221 resolutions from 2015 to 2017. However, some data can’t be searched through the LITS search tool. The project officers offered solutions such as: a) all attached JPEG files should be replaced with PDF format; b) to start completing the necessary data to draft entries for the features of the system to work. Lastly, to present the LITS and the accomplished encoded entries during the regular or special session of the Sanggunian.

RESOURCEGov Team Conducts Training for Maasim and Malapatan CSOs

RESOURCEGov Phase 2 Project Team conducted CSO Participation to Local Budget Process and CSO Desk Strengthening/CSO Accreditation Training for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) of Municipalities of Maasim and Malapatan, Saranggani Province on May 24-25, 2018 at Mt. Sabrina Panoramic View and Resort Incorporated, Tambler, General Santos City. It was joined by 57 participants (Male 36, Female 20) including the 4 team members.

This is the last leg of the series of two-day trainings to capacitate the CSOs to actively participate to the local budget process and the accreditation process. During the introduction, when Ms. Marie Nisa Suib introduced herself she raised a tag line of Malapatan like when she said “Malapatan” her co-participants from the municipality answered “Mapia Gid!” and same with Ms. Josephine Soledad, their tagline was Maasenso Maasim. Both municipalities are aware of the CSOs’ participation because almost of the CSOs are accredited and invited by Mahintana in Phase 1. Ms. Lala Lumatao, representative of the budget officer of LGU Maasim, inspired everyone to support the project. LGOO IV Mr. Ian Jon Clemente was the resource speaker for the Accreditation Process and Atty. Libertine Cagang discussed the Participation of CSOs to the Local Budget Process. In the course of discussion, questions were raised regarding the appropriation of the budget.

The CSOs were given time to convene and discuss about their next steps. Both CSO networks requested for Lakbay Aral as learning exchange between the two municipalities.

Partnership Exploratory Meeting with Coca Cola Foundation and AF Mindanao SOCSARGEN Cluster

Mahintana Foundation Inc. hosted the Partnership Exploratory Meeting with Coca Cola Foundation and Association of Foundations (AF) Mindanao SOCSARGEN Cluster on April 5, 2018 at Kalsangi Club House.

The meeting was attended by Coca Cola Foundation, Inc. President Ms. Cecile Alcantara and Program Manager Ms. Monina Pacheco, RD Foundation, Inc. AVP & Executive Director (AF VP-Mindanao) Mr. Ryan Vidanes, Conrado & Ladislawa Alcantara Foundation, Inc. AVP & Executive Director Mr. Don Magtulis, Sarangani Province Empowerment Consortium for Commmunity Transformation Forum (SPECTRUM) Provincial Coordinator Mr. Dennis Matt Callo, Coalition of Social Development Organizations in South Cotabato (CSDO-SC) Provincial Coordinator Ms. Jovelyn Vilbar, Tribal Leaders Development Foundation, Inc. & CSDO-SC Chairperson Executive Director Mr. Dennis Librado, OND-HESED Foundation Inc. Representative Ms. Baby Jane, Sarangani Province Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Mr. Rolando Tuballes, Mahintana Foundation, Inc. President & CEO Mr. Martiniano  Magdolot and Admin & Finance Officer Ms. Liza Hora. The body identified collaboration opportunities with Coca-Cola Foundation Inc.’s programs such as water projects and World Without Waste (environmental clean-up). 

EU Partners in Mindanao Complementation Meeting

 

Mr. Martiniano L. Magdolot, President & CEO of Mahintana Foundation, Inc. (MFI) met with Mr. Glen Bais, Mindanao Regional Coordinator of Philippine Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Areas (PHILDHRRA), Ms. Bai Raizza Anayatin, Executive Director of Mindanao Coalition of Development NGO Networks (MINCODE), Mr. Dam Vertido, Executive Director of Mindanao Land Foundation Inc. (MINLAND), and Mr. Isabelo Julius Caezar Benitez, Project Manager of Action Against Hunger (AAH) on February 18, 2018 at the PHILDHRRA Mindanao Office, Lunar St., Marfori Hts, Davao City.

This meeting was an off-shoot of the groups’ representatives’ discussion during the EU Delegation to the Philippines CSO consultation last February 6, 2018 in Makati City to explore complementation among and between EU-assisted partners in Mindanao. Mahintana, with partners MINCODE and PHILDHRAA, was granted the funds for the RESOURCEGov Phase 2 Project, while PHILDHRAA for Consolidating CSO Networks for Citizens’ Engangement Towards Participatory and Accountable Governance for Poverty Alleviation (CCCCE PAG-PR) Project, and MINLAND and AAH for RISE CSO-LGU Project.