Child Empowerment and Protection

The Philippines is a land of abundant beauty, but underlying its external image is the ugly face of poverty. With a population of more than 100 million people, 44% live in poverty or below US$2 a day. Children constitute nearly 45% of the population and more than 5 million children are engaged in child labor. 1 out of 3 Filipino children is a victim of some type of abuse. Sadly, less than 10% of sexual abuse cases are reported. There are reports of 60,000 children being prostituted each year and Filipino children are the targets of pedophiles on international cybersex activity.

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HOPE worldwide Philippines

HOPE worldwide Philippines currently operates educational and feeding programs for poor Filipino children in the communities of Baseco, Payatas, Laguna, Tacloban, Ormoc, and Cebu. These community-based programs provide children with educational support, feeding assistance, access to medical services as well as recovery and treatment from child abuse. The children's families also receive family development and parental effectiveness training. In further support of these efforts, a mobile puppet theater provides entertaining and engaging information to thousands of children each year about child protection issues faced by children living in impoverished communities as well as emergency relief and recovery during disasters. Our request is for annual support of each child from our six (6) Centers of HOPE.

Child Sponsorship Beneficiaries

  1. Abused children from our residential and community Centers of HOPE in need of protection, shelter, food, clothing, education, psychological treatment, and case management.

  2. Children in-crisis-situation from our community centers in need of family development intervention, basic education, protection, food, and emergency assistance.

  3. Undernourished children from our daycare and feeding program in need of assistance on health, nutrition, protection, and early childhood care and development.

How our funds used?

To directly help the children and their family through provision of supplies, materials, food, educational support, protection, treatment and case management, emergency and medical assistance, parents’ capacity building and community and professional services through the Centers of HOPE. 70% of the budget directly supports the food, transportation, medical, and school needs of the child. 20% of the budget will support the project monitoring, evaluation, computer laboratory, library, protection, and the family and community support services in the Centers of Hope. 10% of the budget is allocated for the administration and management of the program.

Provide an under-nourished child with the following services:

  • Early Childhood Education, Family Intervention and Protection (30%)
  • Feeding and medical care - a nutritious meal and a snack per day, health monitoring by staff nurse and nutritionist (60%)
  • Management and staff support (10%)

Provide a child-in-crisis situation the following services:

  • Educational support (32%)
  • Food and Nutrition (50%)
  • Family Development Training, Protection, Medical, and Emergency Assistance (8%)
  • Management Support (10%)
P10, 000
Month/child (US$ 200)

Abused child living in the Center of HOPE Residential and Treatment Facility will received the following benefits and professional services:

  • Basic Education (11%)
  • Food and nutrition (16%)
  • Clothing, utilities, and recreational activities (11%)
  • Case management and Legal support (12%)
  • Treatment and Recovery Interventions (12%)
  • Shelter, Protection, and staff support (30%)
  • Management Support (10%)
P5, 000
Month/child (US$ 100)

Abused child will received the following benefits and professional services under the Community Centers of HOPE:

  • Basic Education (14%)
  • Food and nutrition (10%)
  • Case management and Legal support (34%)
  • Treatment and Recovery Interventions (34%)
  • Management Support (8%)

Can the gift or donation be deducted in full?

Yes, donations, contributions or gifts which are or made within the taxable year can be fully claimed as deduction because HOPE worldwide Philippines is an acredited donee and charitable institution.

We will be issuing you a CERTIFICATE OF DONATION (BIR Form No. 2322) which you can use for BIR Purposes. Please check the Revenue Regulations No. 13-98 and other related information at for accredited NGOs.

Q: What tax benefits are granted to taxpayers who provide donations to or gifts to accredited institutions?

A: Donations or gifts made to accredited non-stock, non-profit corporations or non-government organizations(NGOs) can be deducted from gross income of a:

  • A corporation
  • An individual engaged in trade or business, or
  • An individual engaged in the practice of his profession.

In addition, donations made in favor of non-stock, non-profit corporations and NGOs are exempt from the donor’s tax. The exemption from the donor’s tax carries a condition: not more than thirty percent (30%) of the donations and gifts for the year should be used for administration expenses by the recipient.

Q: Can the gift or donation be deducted in full?

A: Yes, donations, contributions or gifts which are or made within the taxable year to accredited NGOs can be fully claimed as deduction. However, there are limits on donations, contributions or gifts which are made to non-stock, non-profit corporations. The deduction cannot exceed ten percent (10%) of the income of an individual donor, and five percent (5%) for a corporate donor. (In determining the ceiling, the donor’s taxable income should be computed without deducting the amount of gift or donation)

Q: Why was there a need to accredit non-profit, non-stock corporations or NGOs?

A: Donations made to non-profit and non-stock corporations and NGOs carried with them tax privileges. They could be claimed as a deductions and reduce the taxable income of a taxpayer. Donors are also exempt from the donor’s tax. It is there necessary to establish a process of accrediting institutions who could receive donations with integrity and efficiency. If the process if flawed, these could serve as occasions for tax avoidance. Pseudo- foundations could be established (which was done in the past) simply for the purpose of avoiding taxes. The process is also self-regulatory since the process of evaluation is done by the NGOs themselves.

Q: What documents should be submitted to the BIR in claiming a donation as a deductible expense?

A: 1. The taxpayer must present a "Certificate of Donation" from the accredited non-stock, non-profit/NGOs. Within thirty days after a donation is made, the accredited NGO is required to provide a "Certificate of Donation" to the donor. The certificate follows a form which is prescribed by the BIR and contains the information on the date, amount and nature of the donation. Following the prescribed BIR form, the certification is required to be distributed within thirty (30) days after the receipt of the donation. The certification should contain the following information: A taxpayer who donates a gift of more than one million (1.0 million) is required to notify the Revenue District Office (RDO) where his business is located. The notice and the "Certificate of Donation" must be submitted to the BIR within thirty (30) days after his receipt of the certificate.

Q: What reports should accredited donee institutions submit?

A: Accredited non-stock, non-profit corporations and NGOs are also required to file an income tax return or an information return every year with the RDO where their office is located. They must submit the following information:

List of donations received during the year showing the name and address of the donors; sources of income; amount or market value of each donation

  • List of the activities and/or projects undertaken by the institution
  • List of projects, their corresponding costs; the amount set aside and status of funds
  • A declaration that the required utilization of the donations are complied with
  • A declaration that no part of the net income inures to the benefit if any private stockholder or individual, and
  • A declaration of the status of project implementation.

Monetary donations can be deposited to:

A.) PESO Donations :
  • Bank
  • : BDO Unibank, Inc.
  • Bank Branch
  • : A. Mabini, Biñan City, Laguna, Philippines
  • Savings Account No.
  • : 4-240-12454-1
  • Account Name
  • : HOPE worldwide Philippines, Inc.
  • Swift Code
  • Bank
  • : Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC)
  • Bank Address
  • : RCBC Plaza 6819 Ayala Ave., Makati City Philippines
  • Savings Account No.
  • : 3-000-72845-3
  • Account Name
  • : HOPE worldwide Philippines, Inc.
  • Swift Code
B.) US Dollar Donations :
  • For Credit to
  • : Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC)
  • Swift Code
  • Account Name
  • : HOPE worldwide Philippines, Inc.
  • Bank's Address
  • : Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC)
  • Bank Address
  • : RCBC Plaza 6819 Ayala Ave., cor. Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City, Philippines
  • Further Credit to
  • : HOPE worldwide Philippines, Inc.
  • Dollar Account No.
  • : 8-000-08576-7

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