Unlad Kabuhayan for Self-employed and Housewives
THE DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DOLE) helps self-employed and unpaid family workers, such as housewives, by providing them livelihood assistance with income the same as that of minimum wage earners through its Unlad Kabuhayan program.
Qualified beneficiaries are informal workers such as farmers, fisher folks, ambulant vendors or peddlers, ambulant service providers, vendors, tricycle or pedicab drivers and operators, among others.
DOLE, through its provincial offices, provides funds to buy equipment, raw materials, and tools. It also gives trainings, orientation and advisories on the entrepreneurship development, business planning, productivity improvement, workers’ safety and health, and networking and business alliance.
Applicants need the following requirements:
How to Achieve the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) at the Barangay
IN SEPTEMBER 2000, the United Nations General Assembly concluded the Millennium Summit with the adoption of the Millennium Declaration renewing global commitment to peace and human rights and setting specific goals and targets toward reducing poverty and the worst forms of human deprivation. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) [click video here], set within 2015, affirm and reinforce the agreements on the goals and targets toward eliminating extreme poverty worldwide.
Along with all other countries, the Philippines committed to pursue all efforts to attain certain benchmarks in improving human life. These commitments are embodied in the eight key goals in the MDGs. Since 2000, the Philippines has sought to attain these goals through its medium- term development plans. The eight MDGs are:
Get to Know Alagad's Partner-Barangays
TO EXPAND the reach of providing information for the poor through this portal, alagad.com.ph had partnered with barangays to reach the furthest corner of communities. The aim of this partneship is to mutually help both the barangays and the communities by promoting the programs and services of the national government and especially of the Barangay partners.
In lieu of the partnership, alagad.com.ph presents the profile, together with the programs and services for the community, of the following partner barangays [click the respective barangay picture to view complete profile/website and the B icon to visit blogsite]:
Scholarship Programs You Can Choose
KNOW THE wide range of scholarship programs available in the country and the institutions that support them - DepEd or CHED, colleges or universities, foundations or organizations, embassies, companies and philanthropists.
Scholarship programs in the Philippines come in many forms. The most popular among college students is the Entrance Scholarship, wherein successful applicants are fully or partially exempted from paying tuition fees for a semester or a year.
Guide for an Effective Meeting
EVERY MEETING, especially community meeting, should always end with positive results. To have an effective meeting, agenda should be clearly discussed and participants have clearly understood what had been discussed. They should also very well know their part in whatever things agreed upon especially if it is a task assigned to them.
Experts agreed that an effective meeting needs three basic steps: preparation, actual meeting, and follow-up. Here's a good guide on how to realize this:
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