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A livelihood is a means of making a living.

It encompasses peoples capabilities, assets,


income and activities required to secure the necessities of life. A livelihood is sustainable when it
enables people to cope with and recover from shocks and stresses (such as natural disasters and
economic or social upheavals) and enhance their well-being and that of future generations
without undermining the natural environment or resource base.

What are the sources of income of a barangay from the exercise of its taxing powers?
Barangays are authorized to generate income from taxes on stores or retailers with fixed
business establishments and gross sales or receipts in the preceding year of P50,000 or less in
cities and P30,000 or less in municipalities at the rate not exceeding one percent (1%) on such
gross sales or receipts.
What are the sources of income of a barangay from the exercise of other revenue-raising
powers?
A barangay can also collect income from the following:
Service fees or charges for the use of barangay property or facilities;
Barangay clearance fees;
Fees or charges for the commercial breeding of fighting cocks and on cockpits and cockfights;
Fees or charges on places of recreation with admission fees;
Fees or charges for billboards, sign boards, neon signs and other outdoor advertisements;
Toll fees or charges for the use of any public road, pier or wharf, waterway, bridge, ferry, or
telecommunications system funded and constructed by the barangay;
Revenues from the operation of public utilities and barangay enterprises (markets,
slaughterhouses, etc.);
Fines (not exceeding P1,000) for the violation of barangay ordinances; and,
Proceeds from the sale or lease of barangay property or from loans and grants secured by the
barangay government

School feeding programs for Filipino kids


To address the issue of hunger among schoolchildren, DSWD and DepEd are each allocating less
than P2,000 per child for 120 days of feeding

To help in achieving these MDGs, The Department of Education (DepEd) has been
conducting School-Based Feeding Programs (SBFP) since 2010.
DepEd, through its regional offices, identifies students nationwide who are malnourished. SBFP
beneficiaries are selected based on this database.
For school year 2012-2013, the program covered 40,361 (or a mere 7.56%) of the 534,054
identified malnourished students from kindergarten until Grade 6.
The small coverage is largely attributed to budget constraints, DepEd Assistant Secretary
Tonisito M.C. Umali said. DepEds SBFP budget for food is P15 per child and P1 per child for
operational expenses, multiplied by 120 feeding days. This sums up to about P1,920 per child.
Lasting for 120 days, the feeding program targets the restoration of at least 70% of beneficiaries
to their normal nutritional status and the improvement of class attendance by 85-100%.
DepEd works with LGUs and private partners like Jollibee (Busog, Lusog, Talino Program) for
other feeding programs outside SBFP.
School canteens are also tasked to help in the elimination of malnutrition among students.