If you and your children have been abandoned by your husband or live-in partner, you can compel him to give financial support by filing a petition for Protection Order under RA 9262.
 In filing this petition, you can get free legal help from the Public Attorneys Office or the Integrated Bar of the Philippines chapter offices. You can file the petition with the Family Court of the place where you live.
 Support includes everything necessary for sustenance, dwelling, clothing, medical attendance, education and transportation, in keeping with the financial capacity of your family.
 You can ask for support pendente lite (while the case is ongoing).
 The Family Court judge will set the amount of support in proportion to your needs and the resources of your husband or live-in partner.
 In the Protection Order, the judge will direct the employer of your husband or live-in partner to remit the support directly to you and your children.
 If your husband or live-in partner and his employer disregard the Protection Order, you can ask the judge to cite them for contempt of court. The penalty for contempt is imprisonment or fine.