Events Archive



Clean-up Month

September 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017

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, 2017 to September 30, 2017

Per Malacanang Proclamation No. 247 dated September 02, 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 the formation of national development plans, programs and policies.

The theme of this year’s celebration is “Pagpapatibay ng Desentralisasyon Tungo...

National Peace Consciousness Month

September 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017

The Philippines celebrates the National Peace Consciousness Month during the month of September every year 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...

National Heroes Day

August 26, 2017

The celebration of National Heroes Day is pursuant to Republic Act No. 3827, passed by the Philippine Legislature October 28, 1931. The Act declared the last Sunday of August of every year as an official national holiday.

This national holiday honors all the heroes of the Philippines, including those whose names have been forever lost to history.

National Hospital Week

August 6, 2017 to August 12, 2017

This annual celebration is in line with Presidential Proclamation No. 181 declaring August 6-12 of every year as National Hospital Week. The main objective of this celebration is to promote awareness on the health programs and social roles of hospital in partnership with other sectors and the community in maintaining a healthy citizenry.

World Breastfeeding Week

August 1, 2017 to August 7, 2017

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.

It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration signed in August 1990 by government policymakers, WHO, UNICEF and other organizations to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding is the best way to provide...

White Cane Safety Day

August 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017

Every year on August 1st, the Philippines celebrates the “White Cane Safety Day” pursuant to Republic Act 6759 of 1989.

The Law declares that it is the Policy of the State to promote and protect the physical, moral, and social well-being of all persons with visual impairments; to instill public awareness of the plight of the Blind; promoting recognition and acceptance of the...

National Tuberculosis Month

August 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017

This is an annual observance aimed at reducing the incidence of Tuberculosis (TB) and TB-related morbidity and mortality in the country.

Sight-Saving Month

August 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017

Since the 1980s, the month of August has been celebrated as Sight Saving Month. The celebration aims to emphasize the importance of protecting and taking good care of the eyes and to encourage the public to be aware of available means of restoring lost eyesight and the value of organ donation.

Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa

August 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017

Ang Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) ay mangunguna sa pagdiriwang ng taunang Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa 2017, tuwing ika-1 hanggang ika-31 ng Agosto alinsunod sa itinakdang Pampanguluhang Proklamasyon Bilang 1041, s 1997. Ang tema ng pagdiriwang sa taong ito ay “Filipino: Wikang Mapagbago”.

Ang layunin ng pagdiriwang ay ang mga sumusunod:

  1. Ganap na maipatupad ang Pampanguluhang...

World Hepatitis Day

July 28, 2017

The World Hepatitis Day is an opportunity to add momentum to all efforts to implement the World Health Organization's (WHO) first global health sector strategy on viral hepatitis for 2016-2021 and help Member States achieve the final goal - to eliminate hepatitis.

Key messages for World Hepatitis Day 2017

1. Viral hepatitis is a major global health problem and needs an urgent response.


39th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week - July 17 - 23

July 17, 2017 to July 23, 2017

Pursuant to Proclamation No. 361 (2000), as amended by Administrative Order No. 35 (2002), the nation will be commemorating the 39th National Disability and Prevention (NDPR) Week with the theme “Karapatan Pribelehiyo ng Maykapansanan: Isakatuparan at Ipaglaban”, which focuses on the realization of the fundamental freedoms and rights of persons with disabilities as provided for in...

Police Community Relations Month

July 1, 2017 to July 31, 2017

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, 2017 to July 31, 2017

Formerly called National Disaster Consciousness Month, the celebration was 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...

Nutrition Month

July 1, 2017 to July 31, 2017

Nutrition Month is an annual campaign held every July to create greater awareness on the importance of nutrition among Filipinos. Presidential. 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...

National Blood Donor's Month

July 1, 2017 to July 31, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

The 2017 World Day to Combat Desertification#2017WDCD will look at specific ways local communities can build resilience against current multi-fold development challenges through sustainable land management practices. This day should remind everyone of land’s important role in producing food and generating local employment, as well as its ability to add to the sustainability, stability...

World Blood Donor Day

June 14, 2017

Every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). The event serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.

Blood is an important resource, both for planned treatments and urgent interventions. It can help patients suffering from life-threatening conditions live...

119th Philippine Independence Day

June 12, 2017

One of the most significant dates in the Philippine’s history is June 12, 1898. It celebrates the nation’s independence from decades of Spanish rule. Philippine independence was formally proclaimed on June 12, 1898 with the reading of the Proclamation of Independence in Kawit, Cavite. The Proclamation was prepared and read by Ambrosio Rianzares Bautista and was signed by 98...

National Migrant Workers Day

June 7, 2017

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, 2017

World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Over the years it has grown to be a broad, global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated by stakeholders in over 100 countries. It also serves as the ‘people’s day’ for doing something positive for the environment,...

Philippine Eagle Week

June 4, 2017 to June 10, 2017

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.

The theme for this year is “Philippine Eagle, People, and the Environment for a Sustainable Future”

National Dengue Awareness Month

June 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017

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, 2017 to June 30, 2017

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, 2017 to June 30, 2017

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.

The DENR’s Environmental Management Bureau is in charge of the celebration of both the Philippine Environment Month and the World Environment Day.

The local celebration of the World Environment Day with the...

No Smoking Month

June 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017

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.

National Kidney Month

June 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017

June is celebrated every year as the National Kidney Month by virtue of PD 184 dated May 31, 1993 declared by Former President Fidel V. Ramos. NKTI as the lead agency identified to spearhead its implementation. As part of this celerbation, NKTI will place the campaign in a different level educating our countrymen for health awareness focused on reducing impact and frequency of kidney disease...

Display of National Transition Flags

May 28, 2017 to June 12, 2017

On March 6, 1965, Presidential Proclamation No. 374 was issued declaring May 28 as National Flag Day to commemorate the date the national emblem was first unfurled after the Philippine Revolutionary Army defeated the Spanish forces in the Battle at Alapan, Imus, Cavite in 1898. On May 23, 1994, Executive Order No. 79 was issued extending the period of celebrating National Flag Day from May 28...

World Tobacco Day

May 31, 2017

Every year, on 31 May, World Health Organization (WHO) and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2017 is “ Tobacco a threat to development.” This is to demonstrate the threats that the tobacco industry poses to the...