Mga Hanapbuhay (Part 1)


Some time ago, a reader asked me if I had materials on community helpers in Filipino. I replied that I did not have any worksheets on that topic because it would take some time to make the necessary illustrations. I decided to purchase clip art images online, but I realized that it was necessary to illustrate my own so as to show what Filipinos in different professions look like.

Below is the link to an 8-page PDF file that can be printed to make a booklet that is half the size of a short bond paper. It has images of 13 different Filipino professions and a short description for each. The text may be used to practice reading in Filipino and the student can color the illustrations.

On the last page of the booklet, the student is asked to draw himself or herself with the job he or she wishes to have in the future. The student is also asked to write why he or she chose this profession.

To create the booklet, follow the instructions below. The page numbers refer to the page numbers of the PDF file, not the numbers on the booklet pages.

  1. Print pages 1 and 2 back-to-back.
  2. Print pages 3 and 4 back-to-back.
  3. Print pages 5 and 6 back-to-back.
  4. Print pages 7 and 8 back-to-back.
  5. Fold the pages in half (crosswise).
  6. Arrange the pages in order. Use the page numbers on the upper corners of the booklet pages as guides.
  7. Staple the pages together.

The doctor, nurse, and firefighter clip art images are from Little Red’s Clip Art. Check out their online stores below.

Little Red's credit image

All the other people images and some of the background images were illustrated and are owned by Samut-samot Mom. Other background clip art images were obtained from

This booklet is for personal and multi-classroom use only. You may print and distribute this booklet to your children or students, but you may not do so for profit or use it for any commercial purpose. You also may not upload this PDF file or any part of it in any other website such as Scribd or SlideShare, or cloud storage sites such as Google Drive or Dropbox.

Click on the link below, not the images, to open the PDF file in another tab.

Mga Hanapbuhay_1



Want to suggest a profession for the next booklet on hanapbuhay? Leave a comment below.


This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. kath garcia

    thank you po.

  2. peter


  3. Lee

    Wow, thank you so much for sharing! Your website is such a gem!

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