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Mahintana Foundation, Inc.

Annual Report


Mahintana Foundation, Inc.

Mahintana History

History of Mahintana


Vision and Mission

Vision & Mission


Development Strategies Development Strategies Messages Messages

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EnvironmentalConservation Conservation&&Regeneration Regeneration Environmental


Livelihood Enhancement & Enterprise Development Cooperative Development & Institution-Building Cooperative Development & Institution-Building

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Basic Social Services


Project Summary 2009, FProject Summary 2009


Future Directions


Independent Auditors’ Report


Mahintana Staff, Board ofFinancial Trustees Statements


Mahintana Staff, Board of Trustees


Basic Social Services

SGV & Co Statements


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istory of Mahintana


he humble beginnings of Mahintana Foundation, Inc. trace back 32 years ago when a group of executives from Dole Philippines, Inc. and professionals from South Cotabato organized the foundation on August 12, 1977. In honor of the indigenous communities inhabiting the area, the term mahintana was coined from the B’laan terms mahin (sea) and tana (land). The B’laan is an indigenous tribe regarded as one of the earliest settlers in Southern Mindanao. MFI was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on September 12, 1977 (Registration No. 75603) as a private, non-stock, non-profit so-

cial development foundation, with Dr. Jorge F. Calderon, Sr as its Founding Chairperson. The foundation was then under the direct supervision of the Community Relations Department of Dole Philippines, Inc., with its initial programs on health (immunization), water system establishment, and reforestation of gullies and riverbanks within the areas of Mt. Matutum. To give more elbowroom to the foundation in developing and implementing its programs and projects, the foundation spun off from the company’s direct supervision in 1993, though it still continually extends its assistance in the implementation of various Community Development projects of

Dole Philippines, Inc. Over the years, Mahintana has expanded its programs and operations in close partnership with a variety of development players in the community. It has established strong networks and linkages with various local and foreign resource organizations, which was instrumental in building effective partnerships with the Local Government Units (LGU), Non-Government Organizations (NGO), private sector, the academe, and other development players in the area. Among our initial donor organizations, supporting our conservation activities along the Mt. Matutum Protected Landscape (MMPL) and the Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape (SBPS), is the Australian Agency

for International Development-Philippine Australian Community Assistance Program (AusAID-PACAP) who had been supporting our programs since 1994 to 2008. Another longterm partner in helping the Muslim communities in Sumbakil, Polomolok, South Cotabato is the Lutheran World Relief (LWR), who had been supporting our agricultural production and marketing program since 2002 up to the present time. Currently, Mahintana is governed by a Board of Trustees (BOT) coming from the corporate, business and social development institutions, and is supported by professional staff with backgrounds in various disciplines.


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Mahintana aspires n improved quality life of people in a sustainable environment.


Mahintana shall improve the quality of life of assisted communities by actively implementing sustainable socioeconomic and environmental programs through teamwork, dynamic leadership and excellence, with utmost integrity and commitment.


evelopment Strategies Impact Area Development •

A community specific and integrated development approach, which seeks to create optimum impact on target beneficiaries and communities.

Partnership Development •

Forging and building strong development partnership with government, NGOs, POs, donors and other stakeholders to enhance the progress of attaining development goals and objectives.

Resource Mobilization and Leveraging •


Accessing and mobilizing both internal and external resources to increase coverage and beneficiaries


essage from the President


ear 2010 highlights another period of service delivery in our pursuit of helping communities help themselves. It is worth noting that despite being confronted with the trying times, we were fortunate to have been able to manage in upholding our commitment as develop-

ment workers of our assisted communities. We would like to express our gratitude to everyone for the complementing effort in making Year 2010 remarkable and possible. We attribute our accomplishments to the steadfast support and trust of our fund donors and the dynamic partnerships of our re-

spective Local government Units and stakeholders. Indeed, our success is your success. Likewise, we acknowledge the unwavering faith of our Board of Trustees and the strong dedication of our staff who professionally implemented the foundation’s projects. As we embark on our

journey for Year 2011, we invite our partners to share with us a new year of opportunities and learning experiences in realizing our shared endeavors. We will continue our service-delivery with optimism and enthusiasm in our pursuit of helping communities help themselves. God bless and Mabuhay!




xecutive Director’s Report


his year underscores Mahintana’s 33 years of comprehensive and intensive groundwork in realizing its mission and imparting its legacy to its assisted communities. Year 2010 had been a productive year for us. Though we had our share of challenges, we took them as opportunities to strengthen our commitment and sustain our undertakings. This year had been the conclusion period of three (3) of our projects. Nonetheless, it also witnessed the launching of three (3) new projects from our USAID contracting partners. In addition, we received the ongo-


ing support of our longtime partners and fund donors, the Lutheran World Relief (LWR) and the European Union (EU), among others. On top of it, we regularly received assistance from Dole Philippines, Inc., of which, will intensify as they scale-up their development plan. These projects have considerably increased the reach of our Programs. Most significant, these forged new affiliations focused on public-private partnership (PPP) in support to the national government’s new direction of sustaining its programs of development. Our accomplishments reflect the active par-

ticipation of everyone involved in our undertakings. Hence, we acknowledge and convey our deep appreciation to our generous fund donors, stakeholders, local government units (LGU) and provincial offices, and other key development players for sharing their invaluable inputs for the success of our project implementations. We are also happy with the support of our Board of Trustees (BOT) and the dynamism of our staff who effectively implemented our different projects. As we approach the culmination of our 5-year development plan, we are set to review our past

performances to help us gauge our major programs’ accomplishments, milestones, and areas of improvement. Likewise, we are set to revisit our objectives in the identification of new directions, strategies, and interventions to fit the dynamic development of our communities. Equally, we are set to look into the organizational structure of Mahintana to respond to the new directions and demands of the organization. Thank you and looking forward for a better future!



nvironmental Conservation and Regeneration


ahintana promotes and sustains initiatives for environmental protection, conservation, and regeneration through its activities along the uplands of the Mt. Matutum Pro-

tected Landscape (MMPL), river systems, and coastal areas of Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape (SBPS). It continually upholds sustainable development through the proper use and management of

natural resources. The Matutum Integrated Conservation and Development (MICADEV) is the foundation’s flagship component of its Environmental Conservation and Regeneration Program. 25


he Gully Tree Planting Project has developed a Community Nursery and regularly conducted tree planting activities, covering almost 1,000 hectares of gullies in Barangays Maligo, Landan, Polo, Kinilis, and Palkan of Polomolok, South Cotabato.

The project aims to reduce the incidence of flash floods and soil erosion, protect and rehabilitate the MMPL, and increase the source of raw materials for guava jelly production of MMPC.

Implemented in partnership with Dole Philip-

pines, Inc. and BLGUs, the project has facilitated the planting of 90,000 hills of assorted forest and fruit trees, produced an average of 3,000 bottles of guava jelly, and provided income to IP women who cultivated backyard nurseries and sold seedlings, earning for themselves an average income of P1,500/ month.

participated by various stakeholders, Tampakan and Polomolok MLGUs, and the cities of General Santos and Koronadal. One of its highlights was the 5th Amyak Maleh Mt. Bike Challenge, an annual activity in support of

its advocacy to rehabilitate and protect MMPL, which involved bikers in planting trees at the biker’s park during the duration of the race. Amyak Maleh means Climb and Plant in the B’laan vernacular.

DENR - Department of Environment and Natural Resources | LGU - Local Government Unit | MLGU - Municipal Local Government Unit | MMPLPAMB - Mt. Matutum Protected Landscape-Protected Area Management Board | NGO - Non-Government Organization | PPDO - Provincial Planning Development Office

BLGU - Barangay Local Government Unit | IP - Indigenous People | MMPL - Mt. Matutum Protected Landscape | MMPC - Maligo Multi-Purpose Cooperative

Gully Tree Planting Project


he Board, composed of representatives from DENR, PPDO, MLGUs, tribal communities, and NGOs, was formed to handle approvals of funding proposals, budget allocations, and action


plans concerning MMPL. In 2010 MMPL-PAMB in coordination with LGU Tupi, facilitated the 15th Linggo ng Mt. Matutum Celebration with the theme, Kilos Bayan: Huwag Magpatalo sa Klimang Pabago-bago”

Support for MMPL-PAMB

Support for MFPC


rganized in 1996, MFPC aims to bring forest protection at the grassroots level in partnership with DENR and 14 MMPL barangays, in coordination with the Bantay Gubat or DENROs who implement field activities. In 2010 LGU


of Polomolok allocated P250,000 to support DENRO activities. It reported 7 cases of forest abuse. MFPC - Multi-Forest Protection Committee | DENRO - Deputized Environment and Natural Resources Officer | SOCSARGEN - South Cotabato, Sarangani, and General Santos

Palo para sa Bantay Gubat

ahintana initiated a golf tournament in August 2006, together with Dole Philippines and local groups, to help mobilize 70 DENROs, and pay insurance premiums, PhilHealth coverage, and legal fees. Part

of the fund also supports the Scholarship Program of DENRO dependents. The tournament generated over P190,000, supporting 10 college student-beneficiaries, four of which have graduated under the program’s assistance.

Alay para sa Bantay Gubat


imultaneously, the Alay para sa Bantay Gubat Coin Bank Project was launched to support the Scholarship Program and advocacy of environment protection and regeneration of MMPL. Funded by

Mahintana, with support from Dole Philippines, business establishments, the Academe, and Cooperatives, the project generated over P5,000 from 32 cans distributed to various stakeholders within SOCSARGEN.



ivelihood Enhancement and Enterprise Development


ith the intention of helping our target communities improve their productivity and increase


their income, the program actively advocates for judicious utilization and management of indigenous and local resources.

This program supports our organized communities through livelihood and enterprise development assistance.

Productivity Enhancement Assistance for Community Empowerment (PEACE) Project Phase III Year 3


unded by LWR for 3 years at P12.3-million, PEACE is now on its last year of implementation in partnership with SMPC. It aims to directly assist Barangays Sumbakil and Koronadal Proper in Polomolok, Datal Bob in T’boli, and Simbo in Tupi, in the process bringing gains to 485 beneficiaries. On the Marketing, Milling, and Trucking Support component, SMPC increased its purchasing and marketing capacity by 47%, indicated by the increased working capital and acquisition and operation of solar dryer, trucking, warehouse, and rice mill facilities. The project established 5 marketing outlets including 2 Dolefil-assisted cooperatives and developed partnership with 3 market suppliers for a sustained supply of milled rice. SMPC gener-

ated an average income of over P40,0000/month while farmers realized a P4,500/hectare/year savings on transport and drying expenses by selling rice paddy products to the cooperative. The project contributed in stabilizing farm gate price, practice of fair trade in the market, and catered to the needs of members and non-members in Sumbakil and neighboring communities. Other components include Production Assistance, Technology Dissemination, Agro-Forestry, and Organizational Development. In Agro-forestry Establishment, the project established a 100-hectare agro-forest in the upland area and planted 17,985 hills of assorted fruit trees to increase forest cover and reduce soil erosion and siltation. It also con-

structed 100 goat barns and distributed 110 goat stocks, reaching 138 this year and 14 more returned as PEACE project’s share. In Organizational Development and Enterprise Management, SMPC reviewed and appended their organizational and operational policies and formulated a 3-year development plan. SMPC has also increased its capital share contribution by 11% or P52,000 and members’ savings by 24% or P35,000. Further, SMPC has facilitated the review, reformulation, and distribution of 4 BDPs of the 4 barangaybeneficiaries, resulting to funding allocations of SMPC’s projects through passing of resolutions. BDP - Barangay Development Plan | LWR - Lutheran World Relief | PEACE - Productivity Enhancement Assistance for Community Empowerment | SMPC - Sumbakil Multi-Purpose Cooperative


MahintanaHealth Plus Program


nspired by the government’s strategy on PPP, Health Plus Project on its third year of implementation expanded its support aimed at increasing the access of poor communities to safe, effective, and affordable medicines in the province of South Cotabato specially those situated in GIDAs. The project assisted 2 HPSiS namely SCPH and Ruel Senador Memorial Hospital of Tupi; 3 coop-based HPPs namely


CAMPCO, UEMSMP, and TSKMPC; and 42 HPOs. It also provided medicines for indigent clients and Medical Mission activities of 10 BLGUs, seven public schools, and 5 NGOs. On technical assistance, the project assisted 63 Operators on Quality BnB Operation, 5 Pharmacists on Drugstore Licensing Seminar, and 1 PPF staff on Social Performance Management Seminar-Workshop. The project has successfully achieved its ob-

jectives because of the active partnership and coordination with the GTZ through NPF, DOH through CHD XII, FDA, IPHO and LGUs that directly benefited around 79,900 households of 37 barangays in eight municipalities of South Cotabato. AusAID-ICHSP - Australian Agency for International Development - Integrated Community Health Services Project | BLGU - Barangay Local Government Units | BnB - Botika ng Barangays | CAMPCO - Cannery Multi-Purpose Cooperative | DOH-CHD - Department of

Health-Center for Health Development | GIDA - Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas | FDA - Food and Drug Authority | GTZ - German TechnicalHPP - Health Plus Pharmacy | HPO - Health Plus Outlets | HPSiS - Health Plus Shop-in-a-Shop | IPHP - Integrated Provincial Health Office | NPF - National Pharmaceutical Foundation | PCCHC - Provincial Coordinating Council for Health Concerns | PPF - Provincial Pharmaceutical Franchisee | PPP - Public Private Ownership | SCPH - South Cotabato Provincial Hospital | SPM - Social Performance Management | TSKMPC - Tibud sa Katibawasan Multi-Purpose Cooperative | UEMSMP - Uniified Engineering Manpower Services MultiPurpose Cooperative



nitiated in 2008 and funded by the German Development Services at P500,000, the MICADEV Coffee Production Support Project aims to improve the production of quality Arabica coffee beans produced by local partner-farmers of Matutum B’laan Farmers Association in Purok 8, Barangay Kinilis, South Cotabato. The coffee production support continues to contribute in the knowledge and skills of farmers on community-based enterprise management. From 79 hectares in 2006, it expanded to 350 in 2010. Accomplishments on coffee production for 2010 include stabilized Civet cof-

fee production, consistent annual sales increment, and increased number of Civet coffee farmers from 28 to 30. Outcome indicators showed improved quality life such as children’s education, acquisition of nine motorcycles used in transporting crops from the farm to the marketplace. This facilitated hauling, lessened waiting time, and lowered transportation cost by P500. On the community level, the project has promoted peace and development in the area, which attracted more visitors, both local and foreign. It has improved environmental protection initiatives, empowered the community to engage

in commercial activities, improved interaction with outside stakeholders, and ultimately enhanced the B’laan’s confidence and sense of importance. Further, the overall experience influenced adjourning barangays of Maligo and Landan to replicate the said agri-economic activities. MICADEV - Matutum Integrated Conservation and Development Summary of annual purchases of Civet and regular Arabica coffee in the communities of MMPL.

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Regular Arabica Kg


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ooperative Development and Institution-Building


hile we put forw a r d our agenda of helping communities help themselves, 212

our Cooperative Development and Institution-Building Program focuses on building people’s competence and

confidence in promoting productivity through self-reliance, entrepreneurship, and excellence in productive skills.

Support to Pineapple Growership Program of Business Partner Cooperatives


nitiated to support Dolefil’s pineapple growership program, the project provides technical assistance to the organizational development and management of the company’s assisted partner cooperatives, namely TMFGC, LMPC, Polo SN, and MORASCO in the provinces of South Cotabato and Sarangani. Technical assistance includes consultancy, conduct of annual and policy reviews, training, coaching, and team-building activities to guide partner cooperatives in setting organizational directions. The project has also provided technical assistance in the preparation and submission of quarterly reports and ECC requirements to comply

the provisions set forth by DENR-EMB. Other activities conducted under the program include the distribution of armchairs and books to various schools and institutions. Community nurseries were also established to serve as seedling source for the planting of 2,000 hills of assorted forest/fruit trees in the gullies and riverbanks of Upper Valley, providing forest cover and protection of the area. TMFGC – T’boli Multi-Fruits Growers’ Cooperative | LMPC – Laconon 100 Multi-Purpose Cooperative | Polo SN – Samahang Nayon | MORASCO – Misamis Oriental Allied Services Cooperative | ECC – Environmental Compliance Certificate | DENR-EMB – Department of Environment and Natural ResourcesEnvironmental Management Bureau



ow on its 3rd year of implementation in partnership with Dole Philippines, Inc., SPECTRUM through Mahintana, and the LGU of Maasim, the program aims to promote socioeconomic development and peace interventions in the 16 barangays of the municipality. Implemented by various development partners, projects were anchored on the MIAD program, focused on Environmental Conservation and Regeneration, Basic Social Services, and Infrastructure Support. Under Environmental Conservation and Regeneration component,


MIAD Program the project has provided technical assistance in the preparation and submission of ECC requirements for Dolefil’s Pineapple Growership Program in Sarangani Province. Through the program, 4,038 hills of assorted forest and fruit trees had been distributed and planted along the riverbanks and gullies of Maasim. On Basic Social Services and Infrastructure Support, the TB LINC Program of PBSP funded by the USAID has organized and capacitated 193 BTBMC members in the 10 barangays of Maasim to serve as TB educators, advocates of barangay and municipal resolutions and ordinances,

and treatment partners of New Smear Positive individuals. On the other hand, under the Adopta-School Project of Dole Philippines, Inc., 4 adopted schools received 453 supplemental textbooks and 350 armchairs. Under the South-Eastern Philippines HEAL project implemented in 2 barangays, 15 HHs had established sanitary toilets, 96 satisfactory garbage disposal, 247 FAITH gardens, and 2 demo farms while 385 children from the upland and remote areas had availed immunization services. MIAD – Maasim Integrated Area Development | SPECTRUM – Sarangani Province Empowerment for Community Transformation Forum


asic Social Services


upporting the Local Government Units’ role of providing basic social needs to our partner communities, the program

provides health care services and engages in activities aimed at improving the education services in our target communities. Working in

close coordination with other partners and stakeholders, this program provides worthwhile interventions through various projects.



orming part of Dolefil’s CSR, the project aims to enhance the academic performance of 2,062 pupils from Kyumad IS, Arcal ES, Blat ES, Datal Batong IS, Desawo ES, and New Dumangas ES in the Sarangani and South Cotabato. This is realized through the distribution of supplemental textbooks and reading and reference materials; conduct of Teachers’ Training and SBA Pre

Adopt-a-School Project and Post tests in partnership with Dole Philippines School; and infrastructure support. The project is implemented in partnership with Mahintana, Rotary Club International, and READ Philippines (formerly MOVE ON Philippines). Now on its Phase II of Year 5 implementation, the project has distributed 804 supplemental textbooks in English, Math, and Science and

27,300 reference reading materials to 21 schools, increasing its coverage to include non-beneficiary schools. Through the Summer Teachers’ Training, the project has supported the training needs of 34 teachers on speech and grammar improvement and enhancement of teaching strategies. DOLEFIL - Dole Philippines, Inc. | CSR - Corporate Social Responsibility | IS - Integrated School | ES - Elementary School SBA - Standard-based Assessment

Reciprocating Action: Chairs-for-Trees


he project utilizes the mechanism of reciprocation, designed to protect the environment and sustain the available resources for future requirement of chairs in the community. Part of Dolefil’s CSR to its partner-communities realized


through its Community Development Reciprocating Action Projects, the requesting institution plants a tree for every P10 worth of company assistance on armchairs, kiddie chairs, kiddie tables, and planting tools (i.e. 1 armchair:27 hills; 1 kiddie chair:12 hills;

and 1 kiddie table:28 hills). To date, Chairsfor-Trees has distributed 35,193 armchairs, 9,171 kiddie chairs, 2,149 kiddie tables, and P32,652 worth of planting tools. Requesting institutions had planted 1,344,069 hills of forest trees in the SOCSARGEN area.

Alay Gabay para sa Maginhawang Buhay Wheelchair Project


ole Philippines initiated the project in 2008 in partnership with Mahintana and the Wheelchair Foundation to reach out to PWDs. Considered the most neglected sector of the community, the project aims to provide PWDs mobility support, broader economic opportunities, and easy access

to basic social services. To date, the project has turned over 975 units of wheelchair in 11 municipalities of South Cotabato and Sarangani province and 2 cities of General Santos and Koronadal, in partnership with NYK FilJapan Shipping Corporation and the Office of the Governor of South Cotabato.


Alay Gabay Invitational Golf Tournament


nspired to extend more help to PWDs, Dole Philippines, Inc. initiated an annual “Alay Gabay Invitational Golf Tournament” in 2009, involving business partners in its endeavor. Through sponsorships, the event has generated a


gross income of P3M for 2 years to augment the project’s fund in the purchase of wheelchair units. The project has truly made a difference in the lives of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), continuing to bring exhilarating smiles on their faces.

Kapit-Bisig para sa Kabataan Project


mplemented by 6 municipalities and 1 city in South Cotabato through the PNO and strongly supported by Dole Philippines, its partner-cooperatives, and other civic organizations, KBPK aims to develop a community with well-nourished children through interventions focused on Education, Backyard Gardening, and Livelihood. Now at Phase IV, the project has conducted its activities to cover 32 barangays and 23 schools in entire South Cotabato, in collaboration with MHOs and MNOs through MNAOs and Barangay Nutrition Scholars. Geared towards sustainability of interventions,

KBPK has continued the conduct of Pabasa sa Nutrisyon under its Education component, promoting proper nutrition practices, values, health, and sanitation. Under Backyard gardening, the project has actively promoted the establishment of community and school gardens in identified site areas to augment vegetable production of beneficiaries’ backyard gardens. Also, the project has formulated nutrient-laden, indigenous, and cost effective food recipes (Frusame, Puto-Fruto, Nutri Hot Halo-halo, Nutrisam Gel, Fruity Champpy, and Blanca de Fruta) for supplemental feeding as a means of improving chil-

dren’s nutritional status. Under Livelihood, the “Sugar Bag-Making” Project implemented in partnership with PPA has continued to augment income of HH-beneficiaries, generating an income of nearly P20,000 for the year. With these interventions, the project has gradually realized its objective and shall continue to work for the development of a community with wellnourished children. KBPK - Kapit-bisig para sa Kabataan | LGU - Provincial Local Government Unit | PNO - Provincial Nutrition Office | PPA - Polomolok Parents’ Association | MHO - Municipal Health Office | MNO - Municipal Nutrition Office | MNAO - Municipal Nutrition Action Officer


I Organizing and Mobilizing Community Support Groups for Tuberculosis Control


n line with the government’s MDG of controlling if not eradicating TB, the project was initiated under the TB LINC Program, funded by USAID through PBSP as contracting partner, aimed to improve utilization of DOTS facilities and services, and change the attitude of target clients toward TB control. Implemented in 10 pilot barangays of Maasim, Sarangani, the project orga-

nized and capacitated 10 BTBMCs to serve as TB educators and advocates of passing barangay and municipal ordinances. Presently, 193 BTBMC members had given basic TB education to 10,783 individuals, referred 124 TB symptomatic to the municipal TB laboratory for sputum examination, and served as treatment partners to the 25 New Smear Positive individuals. Likewise, BTBMCs

have submitted a 3-year continuity action plan to respective BLGUs to be integrated in the municipal TB Program for program sustainability. TB - Tuberculosis | TB LINC - Linking Initiatives and Networking to Control Tuberculosis | USAID - United States Agency for International Development | PBSP - Philippine Business for Social Progress | DOTS - Directly Observed Treatment Shortcourse | MDG - Millennium Development Goal | BTBMC - Barangay TB Management Council | 0BLGU - Barangay Local Government Unit

Southeastern Philippines Health and Economic Alternatives (HEAL) Project


nitiated in February 2009 through the funding of EU Delegation to the Philippines at €780,000 (euro) for 3 years, the HEAL project aims to uplift the socio-economic condition of IP communities in 15 upland and boundary barangays in 9 municipalities in South Cotabato, Sarangani, and Sultan Kudarat. Implemented in partnership with AVDFI, MDFI, OND-Hesed, SCMSI, and TLDFI, project interventions focus on Health, Food Security, and Livelihood. Under Health, the establishment of 1,075 sanitary toilets and 1,111 satisfactory garbage disposal contributed in the reduction of hygiene-related diseases. Through the project, 1,418 beneficiary-HHs of the 1,200 target and 16,031 non-beneficiaryHHs of the 9,000 target have regularly accessed LGU health services such as Immunization, Pre and Postnatal Care, FP, Referral of NTDs, and access to generic medicines from BnBs, complementing the RHUs’ performance in remote upland areas. Accordingly, consumption of the garden’s produce, provision of iron supplement and Vitamin A, and breastfeeding has contributed to the reduction of undernutrition

prevalence rate of underfive children from 26% to 18%. To complement the barangay health stations in the lowland areas, the project has facilitated the establishment of additional 7 Community Centers cum Health posts in beneficiary-communities for a total of 15, which enabled RHU staff to conduct regular schedules for MCH activities, gradually addressing problems on distance and inaccessibility of health services. Likewise, the project has continued capacitating CHVs on the different aspects of health to educate and enhance skills to facilitate project interventions in the assistedcommunities. Under Food Security, the establishment of 1,418 FAITH gardens and 17 demo farms and on/off farm livelihood (livestock) support has provided a steady source and supply of nutritional food to meet the dietary requirements of families and communities. Serving as counterpart, communities propagate the seeds provided by the project resulting to a readily available supply of seeds, seedlings, and cuttings used for replanting during dry spells. In addition, the project has introduced drought-resistant and indigenous crops to communities as part of


the response of mitigating measures to drought. Under Livelihood, the project has improved enterprise management of MMPC and MBFA in Barangays Maligo and Kinilis, respectively. The technical assistance resulted to a 49% increase in production and 8% in sales of guava jelly, calamansi concentrate/juice, banana and taro chips, and kaong vinegar of MMPC while MBFA realized a 45% increase in production and 129% in sales for Arabica and Civet-coffee. To provide raw materials for MMPC’s food processing as well as environmental protection of MMPL, the project has facilitated planting of 35,295 hills of native guava and 17,200


hills of calamansi along its gullies. Further, livelihood options such as peanut and soya production, coffee and coconut farming, free-range chicken/ duck farming, and adoption of working animal for hauling and land preparation services, to increase the income of HH-beneficiaries. Overall, HEAL project interventions contributed in the reduction of poverty in the rural areas of South-Eastern Philippines, where target communities had been provided with opportunities to improve their access to health and other LGU services, increase income, enhance skills, and empower them to actively participate in community

affairs. More significantly, in the course of project implementation, project interventions have uplifted the dignity of IPs and enriched the project implementers’ learning, awareness, and appreciation of IP culture. EU - European Union | HEAL - Health and Economic Alternatives | AVDFI - Allah Valley Development Foundation, Inc. | MDFI - Maguindanaon Development Foundation, Inc. | OND - Oblates of Notre Dame | SCMSI - Sta. Cruz Mission School, Inc. | TLDFI - Tribal Leaders Development Foundation, Inc. | FAITH - Food Always in the Home | HH - Household | RHU - Rural Health Unit | FP - Family Planning | NTD - Neglected Tropical Diseases | BnB - Botika ng Barangay | MCH - Maternal and Child Health | CHV - Community Health Volunteer | MMPC - Maligo Multi-Purpose Cooperative | MBFA - Matutum B’laan Farmers Association


aunched in 2008 and funded by Dole Philippines in partnership with Polomolok LGU and implemented by Mahintana, it aims to assist the LGU, through its RHU in addressing immediate health-related issues and concerns and improving health condition of Polomolok constituents.

Polomolok Task Force Kalusugan (PTKF) In 2010 PTFK provided technical assistance to RHU in its Information and Education Campaign through health events. It has reached 150 community people on basic symptoms and preventive measures on Dengue. It has also increased awareness of 150 residents on diabetes prevention and provided health services

such as HGT screening, medical consultation and medicine distribution. Further, 150 men and women were educated on Family Planning whilst 50 qualified blood donors participated during the Massive Blood Letting. HGT - Hemoglucotest | PTKF - Polomolok Task Force Kalusugan | RHU Rural Health Unit

Immunization and Pre-/Post-Natal Care


nitiated in 1977, one of Mahintana’s earliest programs was the provision of health services to its partnercommunities in South Cotabato. This program is implemented in partnership with the RHU of Polomolok and Dole Philippines. Components

include Immunization, Pre and Postnatal Care and Counseling, and TT administration to pregnant women and infants. In 2010, the project has facilitated full immunization of a total of 421 children from a total of 2,097 who were immunized. For Pre and Post-

natal care, a total of 440 pregnant women received complete shots of TT vaccine and were classified as fully immunized mothers or those who have lifetime protection out of the 886 immunized mothers. RHU - Rural Health Unit | TT - Tetanus Toxoid



nitiated in 2007, the project is implemented by Mahintana in partnership with Dole Philippines, Polomolok LGU and its line agencies, cooperatives and PEEOA. The Council provides technical assistance through its RHU, in prevention and control of STI/HIV/AIDS.


Polomolok STI/HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Council In 2010 the Council focused on IEC and educated 210 constituents on STI/HIV/AIDS prevention, 26 Council members on counseling, trained 6 teachers and 24 students on Adolescent Reproductive Health and 5 Guidance Counselors and 27 students on Peer Counseling. The RHU,

with the assistance of the Council, has also referred and counselled 41 clients for STI/HIV/AIDS care services and mobilized P0.200-M from Polomolok LGU. IEC - Information and Education Campaign | PEEOA - Polomolok Entertainment Establishments’ Operators Association | RHU - Rural Health Unit

Reaching Urban Poor (RUP) Project


he WHO-funded “Reaching Urban Poor Project” was implemented by the foundation in October 2010 by the CHO of General Santos, in coordination with the DOH-CHD Region XII in partnership with the City Government Unit of General Santos. During its initial phase, the project was implemented at Sitio Kulasi, Barangay Labangal as a response to the increasing problems on MNCHN and FP, and

Environmental Sanitation, brought about by the influx of informal settlers in the urban areas in search of livelihood and income. Inspired by its outcomes, it expanded its initiative to include four barangay in six sitios/puroks of General Santos City namely, Von Ryan, Pearly Shell, Badjao Village, and Sitios Kulasi, Toning 1, and Toning 2, comprising around 10,000 individual-

beneficiaries. The project aims to increase the beneficiaries’ access to FP and MNCHN, specifically ensuring prenatal care, safe deliveries, and post partum to the women and children in urban poor communities. It also aims to provide a better environment in promoting positive behavior change among the informal settlers in terms of availing health services from the Barangay Health Centers.



he BJP Project is a 2-year project initiated in September 2009 and funded by USAID through GRF and implemented by Mahintana as its LRP in South Cotabato. The project aims to promote community peace and improve the capacities of LGUs in the ADRs of the 100 covered barangays. It specifically seeks to reduce the number of conflicts in the community and develop constituencies of peace in


the barangay. This is realized by capacitating Barangay Justice Advocates on counseling, mediation, special laws, and case documentation. It also trained and equipped 600 BJAs. Identified trainings were conducted in collaboration with the DILG, Provincial Legal Office, Office of the Governor, and respective municipal LGUs of the province. As a result, BJAs had complemented and strengthened the DILG and LGUs’ Katarungang Pambarangay. It resolved 90-95%

of 923 documented cases, indicating significant contribution in reducing the number of cases filed in the barangay. On September 17, 2010, 22 BJAs participated in the BJA Congress in Manila with its theme “Where there is community justice, there is community peace.” It showcased the emerging gains of the BJP Project in 9 provinces including South Cotabato. ADR - Alternative Dispute Resolution | BJP - Barangay Justice for Peace

Barangay Justice for Peace (BJP) Project

Health Promotion and Communication Project


n October 2009 URC tapped Mahintana as its LRA to implement the one-year HealthPRO Project funded by USAID. The project aims to provide health promotion and technical assistance to DOH and LGU in support to its effort in improving health outcomes by promoting healthy behaviors among individuals, families, and communities. AT the LRA level, Mahintana has implemented BCC activities in Malungon, Malapatan, Maasim,

and Maitum in Sarangani, and T’boli, Lake Sebu, Tantangan, Tampakan, Polomolok, and Koronadal City in South Cotabato. The activities were conducted in partnership with PHO, Municipal Health Staff, and Community Mobilization Partners. As of December 2010, it trained 383 CHVs and 51 HSPs on Interpersonal Communication and Counseling focused on FP and MNCHN. It also facilitated health events and health classes, iden-

tified and provided IEC materials to RHU and areas that needed health promotion. As a result, BCC activities developed CHVs and HSPs to become better and effective counselors. These interventions increased HealthPRO’s reach to 26,254 (FP) and 4,331 (MNCHN) clients served. BCC - Behavior Change Communications | HealthPRO - Health Promotion and Communication | PHO - Provincial Health Offices | RHU - Rural Health Units | URC - University Research Co., LLC |



etworking and Linkages


hrough the years, Mahintana has built its image and credibility though strong partnerships with various development players. At the national level, Mahintana is the first organization in Mindanao to receive accreditation from PCNC and DOF-BIR as Donee Institution. It sits as VP for Mindanao of AF, partner of PBSP, and member of PhilDHRRA, PEF, and NPF. At the regional level, Mahintana is a member of RDC, MINCODE, MINCON, and DSWD XII. At the provincial level, in South Cotabato, Mahintana serves as VP of CSDO and member of PDC, the Provincial


ahintana shall intensify its support to Dole Philippines, Inc. as they scale up their Community Development Programs in the Upper Valley area. Simultaneously, it shall


Health Board, PCCHC, and SOCSKSARGENADPO. In Sarangani, Mahintana sits as Board of Trustee of ECPC and member of SPECTRUM, and PDC. At the municipal level, Mahintana sits as Chairperson for Resource Mobilization Committee of MMPL-PAMB. It also serves as Lead Organization of MICADEVAFA and member of the Polomolok MDC and LSB. AF - Association of Foundations | CSDO - Coalition of Social Development Organizations | DOF-BIR - Department of Finance-Bureau of Internal Revenue | DSWD - Department of Social Welfare and Development | ECPC - Environmental Conservation and Protection Center | LSB - Local Special Bodies | MDC- Municipal Development Council

| MICADEV - Matutum Integrated Conservation and Development | MINCODE - Mindanao Coalition of Development NGO Networks | MINCON - Mindanao Alliance for Self Help Societies-Southern Philippines | MMPL - Mt. Matutum Protected Landscape | NPF - National Pharmaceutical Foundation | PAMB Protected Area Management Board | PBSP- Philippine Business for Social Progress | PCCHC - Provincial Coordinating Council for Health Concerns | PCNC - Philippine Council for NGO Certification | PDC - Provincial Development Council | PEF - Peace and Equity Foundation | PhilDHRRA - Philippine Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Areas | RDC - Regional Development Council | SOCSKSARGEN-ADPO - South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, and General Santos City-Area Development Project Office | SPECTRUM - Sarangani Provincial Empowerment for Community Transformation Forum

sustain its services in and around the Matutum areas.

tinue to forge new affiliations focused on publicprivate partnerships.

To support the national government’s efforts of sustaining its programs of development, the foundation shall con-

As covered in the Strategic Directions of 20082012, Mahintana shall aggressively pursue Social Enterprise proj-

uture Directions

ects to sustain the communities’ access to basic social services. Likewise, it shall develop partnership with various stakeholders in the area to optimize benefits through a more reasonable utilization of avail-

able resources. Most important, it shall take the lead in development planning and promotion of complementing interventions among the different partners and stakeholders in various areas of operation.






Mahintana Staff Executive Director Admin / Finance Officer Accountant Training Officer Project Manager Marketing Officer

Martiniano L. Magdolot Liza Duropan-Hora Meryl D. Demasuay Mary Luzviminda T. Herezo Jobe C. Tubigon Rey F. Gabilagon

Project Coordinators Margie S. Managuit Rex Charlie C. Teves Bernadette T. Undangan Victor Jun E. Sarmiento *********

Kristin M. Gonzales Maria Socorro A. Pengson Christabel Grace D. Uy Jade Clemence P. Virtudazo Aristeo B. Calauod ********

Project Bookkeepers Erljohn V. Dulla Wilma C. Jumilla Carmen D. Festijo Grace B. Miguel Anabelle C. Sarno ******

Project Documenters Rosalie B. Demetillo Sheila Ruth P. Zaulda ******

Pharmacists Herne Rose M. Chan Ana Margaret C. Legardo

Maria Angelica F. Cecilio

Gemma B. Estrebilla

Nasser A. Adam

Project Officers Mark Joey S. Bautista Dexter J. Delfin Mikael Paolo V. Sison Chernilie L. Gimpayan Nicolas M. Ledesma Allen S. Terencio Vanessa Mae S. Almeria * Antonino S. Cabrera * Jenny Rose N. Dagang ** Dunstan D. Egar *** Ivan Robin M. Limjap *****

Project Agri Technician

Pharmacist Aides Maria Elizabeth F. Siodora **** Rhoda D. Jabonite Information Officers Remy Grace D. Quines

Gretchen M. Mendez Teodoro O. Morano**

Rochelle S. Larong

Admininstrative Clerk Nursery-In-Charge

*Ended January I ** Ended February I *** Ended March I **** Ended April I ***** Ended May I ****** Ended June I ******* Ended August I ******** Ended September I ********* Ended November

Board of Trustees Mahintana Foundation, Inc. Bienvenido L. Perez President Atty. Carlos G. Platon Corporate Secretary Atty. Rene Ruel B. Almero Assistant Secretary Elvis J. Dy Treasurer Carlos S. Baldostamon, Jr. Dr. Jorge U. Calderon, Jr. Leila Carbon Atty. Melquiades L. Hernandez, III Dr. Eva Badayos-Hormigos Adelaida S. Nadera Pablo L. Sunglao Members


Over the years, Mahintana had always been identified as the local NGO partner in the areas where it operates. Indeed, we can say that Mahintana remains to exist for its purpose of helping communities help themselves.

MFI Annual Report 2010  

Mahintana Foundation, Inc. Annual Report 2010

MFI Annual Report 2010  

Mahintana Foundation, Inc. Annual Report 2010