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World Rabies Day

September 28, 2018

World Rabies Day is the first and only global day of action and awareness for rabies prevention. It is an opportunity to unite as a community and for individuals, NGOs and governments to connect and share their work.

Created and coordinated annually by GARC, World Rabies Day, September 28th, focuses on rabies endemic countries, to increase community awareness of the disease and its...

National Maritime Day

September 29, 2018

Through a Presidential Proclamation No. 886 dated 06 September 1996 declared the last Friday of September every year as the National Maritime Day (NMD). Meanwhile, Proclamation No. 1094 series of 1997 declared every last Sunday of September of every year as National Seafarer’s Day (NSD), which amended Presidential Proclamation No. 828 series of 1996 in due recognition of Filipino...

Family Week

September 24, 2018 to September 30, 2018

The celebration of National Family Week is pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 60 issued on September 28, 1992, which aims “to increase awareness on various family issues; enhance effectiveness of national and local efforts to carry out specific programs concerning families by generating new programs concerning families by generating new activities and strengthening existing ones;...

Kainang Pamilya Mahalaga Day

September 24, 2018

Pursuant to the Memorandum of Agreement between the National Committee on the Filipino Family (NCFF) and the Monde Nissin Corporation (MNC) adopted on August 27, 2008, “Kainang Pamilya Mahalaga Day” is celebrated every fourth Monday of September every year. This is to encourage parents to frequently eat dinner with their children and be involved in their children’s lives as...

International Coastal Clean-up

September 17, 2018 to September 23, 2018

Presidential Proclamation No. 470 declares the third Sunday of September of each year as the International Coastal Clean-Up (ICC) Day in observance of the Global Coastal Clean-up celebrations.

International Coastal Cleanup is the largest volunteer effort for ocean's health. People around the world gather on beaches, coasts, rivers, waterways and underwater dive sites to remove trash and...

Linggo ng Kasuotang Pilipino

September 17, 2018 to September 23, 2018

The third week of September is celebrated as Linggo ng Kasuotang Pilipino. During this period, our people's various native dresses and costumes are highlighted.

Philippine history and culture were recorded not only in documents but also in the material culture of our people. The varied names, uses, meanings and motifs of our people's dresses suggest the rich history and culture of our...

Cerebral Palsy Awareness and Protection Week

September 16, 2018 to September 22, 2018

The determination of the total development of persons with disabilities (PWDs) is a state policy enshrined in the 1987 Philippine Constitution reaffirmed by various legislations such as Republic Act 7277 otherwise known as the Magna Carta for Persons with Disabilities and Batas Pambansa 344 otherwise known as the Accessibility Law.

Other issuances are promulgated to increase awareness and...

24th National Crime Prevention Week

September 1, 2018 to September 7, 2018

Every first week of September of every year is declared as the National Crime Prevention Week pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 461 dated August 31, 1994. All government agencies and instrumentalities of government are enjoined to evolve and implement projects and activities that focus on prevention as an approach in combating criminality.

This year’s theme is “Mamamayan,...

National Teachers Month

September 5, 2018 to October 5, 2018

Presidential Proclamation No. 242 declares September 5 to October 5 of every year as National Teachers’ Month, as well as Republic Act No. 10743 entitled An Act Declaring the Fifth Day of October of Every Year as National Teachers’ Day and its Implementing Rules and Regulations, and the designation of the World Teachers’ Day every 5th of October by the United Nations...

National Peace Consciousness Month

September 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018

The Philippines celebrates the National Peace Consciousness Month every September as mandated under Proclamation No. 675 issued in July 2004. The presidential proclamation was issued to “instill greater consciousness and understanding among the Filipino people on the comprehensive peace process to strengthen and sustain institutional and popular support for and participation in this...

Clean-up Month

September 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018

Proclamation No. 244 declares the month of September as National Clean-Up Month and the 17th to the 23rd of September of each year as the World Clean and Green Week.

This event encourages communities to clean up, fix and conserve the environment as the country’s contribution to the worldwide environmental preservation efforts.

Development Policy Research Month

September 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 247 issued on September 2, 2002, the month of September of every year is declared as Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) to promote and draw nationwide awareness on the importance of policy research in nation building.

With the Philippine Institute for Development Studies as lead, this year’s celebrations carries the theme,...

118th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary

September 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is spearheading the 118th Anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service with the theme: “Lingkod Bayani: Maka-Diyos, Makatao, Makabayan”.

As the premiere human resource institution of the Philippine Government, the CSC continues to respond to the ever-changing demands of public service by implementing human resource initiatives that are designed to...

World Hepatitis Day

July 28, 2018

In 2016, 194 governments adopted World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Strategy on Viral Hepatitis, which includes a goal of eliminating hepatitis B and C by 2030, yet only a handful of countries are on track to meet these targets.

We are at a critical juncture. Unless we take action now, our chance to eliminate a cancer-causing illness will be missed. On WHD 2018, we are calling on...

40th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week

July 17, 2018 to July 23, 2017

Over the years, the government had exerted efforts in uplifting the economic and social welfare of persons with disabilities (PWDs) in our country. On August 19, 2000, Proclamation No. 361 was issued, declaring every third week of July as the “National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week” to raise awareness on the problems on disability, and encourage every citizen...

Police Community Relations Month

July 1, 2018 to July 31, 2018

Presidential Proclamation No. 764 signed on January 24, 2005 declares the month of July every year as Police Community Relations Month. PCR Month celebration aims to develop closer interaction between the police and the community in handling peace and order concerns.

The PCR Month celebration is an opportune time to strengthen community participation in crime prevention with a theme "Police...

National Disaster Resilience Month

July 1, 2018 to July 31, 2018

Formerly called National Disaster Consciousness Month, the celebration was renamed to NDRM through and Executive Order No. 29 issued by President Rodrigo Duterte on June 28, 2017.

The observance highlights the shift from disaster awareness building to disaster resilience.

NDRM shall be observed by NDRRMC Member Agencies and DRRM Councils by undertaking various activities relative to disaster...

Nutrition Month

July 1, 2018 to July 31, 2018

Nutrition Month is an annual campaign held every July to create greater awareness on the importance of nutrition among Filipinos. Presidential Decree 491 (1974) mandates the National Nutrition Council (NNC) to lead and coordinate the nationwide campaign. Throughout the years, the Nutrition Month celebration has been institutionalized by schools and local government units as well as other...

National Blood Donor's Month

July 1, 2018 to July 31, 2018

July has been designated National Blood Donor’s Month pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 1021, dated July 9, 1997, and the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the National Blood Service Act of 1994. The observance aims to build public awareness of the need for quality and safe blood, honor and recognize blood donors, and encourage regular blood donation.

Arbor Day

June 25, 2018

Arbor Day in the Philippines has been institutionalized to be observed every June 25 throughout the nation by planting trees and ornamental plants and other forms of relevant activities. The necessity to promote a healthier ecosystem for the people through the rehabilitation and re-greening of the environment was stressed in Proclamation No. 643 that amended Proclamation No. 396, s. 2003....

World Day to Combat Desertification

June 17, 2018

A wise investment in land supports you and your future. Your choices determine future scenarios for sustainable growth. The 2018 World Day to Combat Desertification (#2018WDCD) urges you to move away from unsustainable land use and make a difference by investing in the future of land under the slogan, “Land has true value – invest in it.”

We often use land as if it were a...

World Blood Donor Day

June 14, 2018

Be there for someone else. Give blood. Share life.

Every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day. The event serves to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood and to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure the quality, safety and availability of blood and blood products for patients in...

120th Philippine Independence Day

June 12, 2018

Section 1 of Republic Act No. 4166, entitled, “An Act Changing the Date of Philippine Independence Day from July Four to June Twelve, and Declaring July Four as Philippine Republic Day, Further Amending for the Purpose Section Twenty-Nine of the Revised Administrative Code “, the 12th day of June as the Philippine Independence Day, and all the citizens of the Philippines are...

National Migrant Workers Day

June 7, 2018

Migrant Workers’ Day is celebrated every 7th of June in commemoration of the signing into law of Republic Act 8042 or the Migrant Workers Act of 1995.

It is celebrated in recognition of the valuable contributions of the modern day heroes, the Overseas Filipino Workers to the country.

World Environment Day

June 5, 2018

Humans are both creatures and moulders of their environment, which gives them physical sustenance and affords them the opportunity for intellectual, moral, social and spiritual growth. In the long and tortuous evolution of the human race on this planet a stage has been reached when, through the rapid acceleration of science and technology, humans have acquired the power to transform their...

Philippine Eagle Week

June 4, 2018 to June 10, 2018

Through Presidential Proclamation no. 79 of 1999, the Philippine Eagle Week is celebrated every year from June 4 to 10 to enjoin the different sectors of society to take action on the protection and conservation of the Philippine Eagle.

National Dengue Awareness Month

June 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018

National Dengue Awareness Month is observed every June by virtue of Proclamation No. 1204 on April 21, 1998 by then President Fidel V. Ramos.

Dengue has been considered by the DOH as an all-year round disease which rises in incidence during the rainy season due to presence of more breeding places for disease-causing aedes aegypti type of mosquitoes.

Month of Mountains

June 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018

On April 15 2001, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo issued Presidential Proclamation No. 176 declaring the year 2002 as the “Year of Mountains” and the month of June of every year as the Month of the Mountains in the Philippines. The said Proclamation was the answer to the United Nations General Assembly’s call for the sustainable development of forest resources.

Philippine Environment Month

June 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018

The month of June of each year is declared as the Philippine Environment Month by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 237 signed in 1998 by then President Corazon C. Aquino.

This year’s theme is Go Wild for Life, Combat Biodiversity Loss.

No Smoking Month

June 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018

The celebration of World No Tobacco Day on May 31 ushered in the observance of June as National No-Smoking Month in the Philippines. Pursuant to Proclamation No. 183, the observance aims to raise public awareness on the ill effects of smoking as well as to encourage smokers to give up the habit.