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Goiter Awareness Week

January 22, 2018 to January 28, 2018

The Department of Health together with partner agencies and some medical societies involved in thyroid diseases worked for the issuance of Presidential Proclamation 1188 on December 11, 2006 declaring every 4th week of January as Goiter Awareness Week. Goiter and other manifestations of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) are a matter of national concern which cannot be left to one governmental...

National Cancer Consciousness Week

January 15, 2018 to January 21, 2018

Cancer is a major public health threat worldwide. It is a killer disease when not detected early and poses burden on patient, families, communities, sectors of the society and the national development of the country.

The observance of the National Cancer Consciousness Week focuses on the avoidance of exposure to the risk factors of chronic diseases namely: physical inactivity, improper diet...

Best Dives Philippines Week

January 8, 2018 to January 14, 2018

Per Presidential Proclamation No. 758, Second week of January and every year thereafter is declared as Best Dives Philippines Week promoting scuba diving with an emphasis on protection and conservation of the country's underwater marine resources.

Global March Against Child Labor

January 17, 2018

To mobilise worldwide efforts to protect and promote the rights of all children, especially the right to receive a free and meaningful education and the right to be free from economic exploitation and from performing any work that is likely to be harmful to the child's physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development.

Global March seeks to eliminate child labour by questioning,...

World Braille Day

January 4, 2018

World Braille Day is celebrated every year on 4th January around the world to commemorate the birthday of Louis Braille. The celebration is to acknowledge the value of simple and useful communication device for deaf and mute. Due tot the creation of the braille, the less fortunate members of the society are given the opportunity to educate themselves and reduce their obstacles in contributing...

Rizal Day

December 30, 2017

Every year, on the 30th day of December, the whole nation observes the death anniversary of our great national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal. This commemorates the nationalism and martyrdom of Rizal. His life becomes a constant reminder to all of us to fulfill our duties to our country, and to lead in making a better tomorrow for the generations to come.

Christmas Day

December 25, 2017

Facts About Christmas in the Philippines

We have a Filipino Version of Leaving Empty Stockings.

A holdover from the Spanish era, the tradition is set during the Feast of the Three Kings when Filipino children would put out their newest of best-polished shoes outside the door or window so the passing of three kings could fill it up with treats. Sometime, children would also put out grass and...

Overseas Filipinos and International Migrants Day

December 18, 2017

Proclamation No. 276 dated June 21, 1988 declares the month of December as the Month of Overseas Filipinos (MOF) and United Nations Resolution No. 55/93 dated February 28, 2001, proclaims December 18 of every as the International Migrants Day (IMD). The annual celebrations is spearheaded by an Inter-Agency Committee (IAC) for the MOF and IMD, chaired by the President of the Philippines...

International Anti-Corruption Day

December 9, 2017

The United Nations’ (UN) International Anti-Corruption Day aims to raise public awareness of corruption and what people can do to fight it. It is observed on December 9 each year.

International Anti-Corruption Day has been observed annually since the passage of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption on 31 October 2003.

It raises public awareness on the fight against...

International Volunteer Day

December 5, 2017

International Volunteer Day (IVD) mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on 5 December. It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, government authorities and the private sector.

Apart from...

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3, 2017

The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural....

World AIDS Day

December 1, 2017

In the lead-up to World AIDS Day on 1 December, UNAIDS has launched this year’s World AIDS Day campaign. The campaign, My Health, My Right, focuses on the right to health and explores the challenges people around the world face in exercising their rights.

My Health, My Right encourages people to share their views and concerns around ensuring their own right to health and to create a...

National Volunteer Month

December 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017

Presidential Proclamation No. 55 dated December 5, 1988 declares the month of December as National Volunteer Month (NVM).

The NVM serves as the country’s platform to recognize the contributions of the volunteer community to nation building and sustainable development.

With the theme, "Boluntarismo: Daan Tungo sa Pagbabago", this year's NVM is anchored on the Philippine Development Plan...

2017 18-Day Campaign to end VAW

November 25, 2017 to December 12, 2017

The 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) is observed annually from November 25 to December 12 to raise awareness among all stakeholders that VAW is a public issue of national concern. It supports the Philippine Government’s goal to protect the human rights of women and its commitment to address all forms of VAW. The following issuances provide the national legal mandates...

6th Juvenile Justice and Welfare Consciousness Week

November 19, 2017 to November 25, 2017

6th Juvenile Justice and Welfare Consciousness Week with the Theme: Mapagkalingang Hustisya, Ugaliin at Pagtibayin

Bonifacio Day

November 30, 2017

November 30 is Bonifacio Day. Andres Bonifacio is considered as the “Father of the Philippine Revolution”. He is the founder and “Supremo” (leader) of the independence movement against Spain, the Kataastaasan Kagalang-galang na Katipunan nang mga Anak ng Bayan (KKK), or simply known as the Katipunan. This national observance honors Bonifacio as one of an industrious and...

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

November 20, 2017

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year – to remember the many millions killed and injured on the world’s roads, together with their families, friends and many others who are also affected. It is also a Day on which we thank the emergency services and reflect on the tremendous burden and cost of this...

Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week

November 13, 2017 to November 19, 2017

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 124, dated November 26, 2001. The third week of November of every year has been declared as Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week to promote public awareness against the evil effects of illegal drug use as well as public cooperation in the government's anti-drug campaign.

World Antibiotic Awareness Week

November 13, 2017 to November 19, 2017

World Antibiotic Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of global antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.

This year's theme: Seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics. Antibiotics are a precious resource, so it is...

Deaf Awareness Week

November 10, 2017 to November 16, 2017

The country will be celebrating the Deaf Awareness Week (DAW) on November 10 to 16 this year under the auspices of the Philippine School for Deaf and the Philippine Institute for the Deaf pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 829, series of 1991.

Malaria Awareness Month

November 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017

Per Proclamation No. 1168 the month of November of every year is declared as Malaria Awareness Month.

Malaria is a disease caused by protozoan parasites called Plasmodium. It is usually transmitted through the bite of an infected female Anopheles mosquito.

Most malaria cases in the country occur in rural areas and especially in forested, swampy, hilly and mountainous regions.

The typical...

Traditional and Alternative Health Care Month

November 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017

Recognizing the importance of traditional and alternative medicines in providing essential health care to Filipinos, Presidential Proclamation No. 698 has declared November as Traditional and Alternative Health Care (TAHC) Month. The proclamation is in support of the Traditional and Alternative Medicine Act of 1997 (Republic Act No. 8423), which recognizes the value of traditional medicine for...

25th National Children's Month

November 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017

The 25th National Children’s Month (NCM) Celebration in November 2017 is pursuant to Republic Act 10661, otherwise known as National Children’s Month Act. The declaration commemorates the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by the United? Nations General Assembly on November 20, 1989 and seeks to instill its significance in the Filipino consciousness.

This...

United Nations Week

October 18, 2017 to October 24, 2017

Pursuant to Proclamation No. 483. October 18 to 24, 2003 and every year thereafter as the United Nations Week. The Department of Foreign Affair (DFA) as the lead agency was designated to plan organize, oversee, and implement, in coordinate on with other departments and agencies, as well as with the United Nations offices and agencies based in the Philippines, appropriate events and activities...

National Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (AD/HD) Week

October 15, 2017 to October 21, 2017

In accordance to Proclamation No. 472 (2003), every third week October of each year shall be commemorated as the National Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity (AD/HD) Awareness Week.

ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. It is usually diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. Children or persons with AD/HD may have trouble paying attention,...

Local Government Code Anniversary

October 10, 2017

The passage of the Local Government Code of 1991 enhanced the role of local governments in nation building and Presidential Proclamation No. 63 recognized the critical role of local government units in nation building. It declared the month of October of every year as Local Government Month, the second week of October as the Local Government Week, and the 10th of October as the Local...

Linggo ng Katandaang Pilipino (Elderly Filipino Week)

October 1, 2017 to October 7, 2017

Sa ilalim ng Proklamasyon Bilang 470, Serye 1975 ay itinakda ang unang linggo ng Oktubre ng bawat taon bilang Linggo ng Katandaang Pilipino ( Elderly Week).

Barangay Assembly Day for the 2nd Semester of 2017

October 8, 2017

Pursuant to Section 397 (b) of Republic Act 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991, mandates that “the barangay assembly shall meet at least twice a year to hear and discuss the semestral report of the sangguniang barangay concerning its activities and finances as well as problems affecting the barangay.”

Further, Proclamation No. 260 was issued on 11 September...

National Newborn Screening Week

October 1, 2017 to October 7, 2017

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 540, the first week of October is celebrated as National Newborn Screening Week to draw broader public attention to the crucial role of early detection of inherited diseases in preventing permanent damage to the affected child.

Animal Welfare Week

October 2, 2017 to October 7, 2017

Presidential Proclamation No. 715, series of 2004, declares the first week of October of every year as Animal Welfare Week. The Department of Agriculture –Bureau of Animal Industry,(DA-BAI), in line with the implementation of republic Act 8485, as amended by republic Act 10631 (The Animal Welfare Law of 1998), spearheads the 2017 Animal Welfare Week Celebration covering for the period,...