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3rd World Statistics Day and 31st National Statistics Month Closing Ceremony

October 20, 2020

"Bridging Digital Gaps: Making Information Available to All" on October 20, 2020

United Nations Week

October 18, 2020 to October 24, 2020

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, 2020 to October 21, 2020

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,...

Linggo ng Katandaang Pilipino (Elderly Filipino Week)

October 1, 2020 to October 7, 2020

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).

Sa pamamagitan ng pagdiriwang ito, natutugunan ng pamahalaan ang ilang mga pangangailangan ng mga matatanda.

National Newborn Screening Week

October 1, 2020 to October 7, 2020

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 1, 2020 to October 7, 2020

Through the centuries, humans have compromised animal welfare and species protection for a number of reasons. Whether it be destroying natural habitats for new buildings or agriculture, or testing chemicals on animals to determine whether substance is safe for human use, humans have rarely prioritized animals. Thus, Presidential Proclamation No. 715 dated October 11, 2014 was issued, declaring...

Consumer Welfare Month

October 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 1098 dated September 26, 199, the country will be celebrating the Consumer Welfare Month every October. This year’s theme is “Making Digital Marketplaces Fairer”. The theme emphasizes the importance of effective consumer protection that responds to the challenges of the digital economy and the development of cross-border retail...

Tamaraw Month

October 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020

Presidential Proclamation No. 273 of 2002 declares October of every year as a special month for the Conservation and Protection of the Tamaraw in Mindoro. The proclamation urged all government offices, agencies and instrumentalities in the whole island of Mindoro to implement activities geared toward the conservation of the Tamaraw and its habitats.

The Tamaraw is a small wild buffalo...

National Statistics Month

October 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020

The National Statistics Month (NSM) was first observed in 1990 pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No.647 signed by then President Corazon C. Aquino on September 20, 1990, Declaring the Month of October of Every Year as the National Statistics Month. This aims to promote, enhance and instill awareness and appreciation of the importance and value of statistics to the different sectors of...

Museums and Galleries Month

October 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020

Museums and Galleries Month (MGM) is observed every month of October by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 798, s. 1991. It underscores the importance of arousing the national consciousness and pride in our rich culture and national identity, expressed in all media of art and culture, historical and religious artifacts. This rich Filipino cultural heritage embodies the aspiration of the...

Local Government Month

October 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation 63,s. 1992, dated October 2, 1992, the month of October of every year is declared as the Local Government Month, the second week of October as Local Government Week, and the 10th day of October as Local Government Day. The celebration commemorates the enactment of the Local Government Code of 1991. This year, 2020, marks the 29th year since it was signed...

Development Policy Research Month

September 19, 2020 to September 30, 2020

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation no. 247, dated 2 September 2002, the Development Policy Research Month, (DPRM) is being celebrated nationwide every month of September of every year. The celebration provides a means to promote, enhance, instill and draw awareness of the importance and necessity of policy research in national development and nation-building.

The Philippine Institute for...

120th Anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service

September 1, 2020 to September 30, 2019

Presidential Proclamation No. 1050, series of 1997 declares the month of September as the Civil Service Month. This is in observance of the establishment of the Philippine Civil Service by virtue of Public Law No. 5 (An Act for the Establishment and Maintenance of an Efficient and Honest Civil Service in the Philippine Islands) on 19 September 1900.

In the age of technology, public service...

Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa

August 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020

Alinsunod sa itinakda ng Pampanguluhang Proklamasyon Bilang 1041, s. 1997, na nagpapahayag ng taunang Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa tuwing 1-31 ng Agosto na pinangungunahan ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF). Ang tema ng pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa sa taong ito ay “Wikang Katutubo: Tungo sa Isang Filipino”.

At bilang tugon sa proklamasyon ng UNESCO na International Year...

Linggo ng Kabataan and International Youth Day

August 12, 2020

Section 30 of Republic Act No. 10742, the Sanggunian Kabataan Reform Act of 2015 mandates the observance of Linggo ng Kabataan in very barangay, municipality, city and province on the week where the 12thof August falls to coincide with the International Youth Day (IYD)

National Hospital Week

August 6, 2020 to August 12, 2020

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, 2020 to August 7, 2020

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around world. It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration signed in August 1990 by government policymakers, WHO, UNICEF and other organizations to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.

The theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2020 is “Support breastfeeding...

National Tuberculosis Month

August 1, 2021 to August 31, 2020

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, 2020 to August 31, 2020

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.

Breastfeeding Awareness Month

August 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020

Pursuant to Republic Act 10028, otherwise known as the Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2009, August of every year is Breastfeeding Awareness Month.

This observance aims to raise public awareness on the importance of and to further promote breastfeeding in the country.

World Hepatitis Day

July 28, 2020

Theme: Find The Missing Millions

Worldwide, 290 million people are living with viral hepatitis unaware. Without finding the undiagnosed and linking them to care, millions will continue to suffer, and lives will be lost. On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, we call on people from across the world to take action and raise awareness to find the “missing millions”.

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42nd National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week

July 17, 2020 to July 23, 2020

Proclamation No. 361, declaring the third week of July as the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week which shall culminate on the birthdate of the sublime paralytic: Apolinario Mabini on July 23 each year.

Pursuant to Article 28 of the UNCRPD, paragraph 1 “States Parties recognize the right of persons with disabilities to an adequate standard of living for themselves and...

Police Community Relations Month

July 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020

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 It also forges...

National Disaster Resilience Month

July 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020

In observance of the National Disaster Resilience Month this July, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) calls on all stakeholders to support government programs geared towards attaining disaster resilience.

Executive Order Number 29 signed on June 28, 2017 mandates the observance of National Disaster Resilience Month (NDRM) "throughout the country through the...

Nutrition Month

July 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020

Presidential Decree 491 in 1974 declared that Nutrition Month shall be held every July to create greater awareness on the importance of nutrition among Filipinos. The law mandates the National Nutrition Council (NNC) to coordinate and lead the nationwide campaign.

The 2020 Nutrition Month theme is “Batang Pinoy, SANA TALL..Iwas Stunting. SAMA All! Iwas ALL din sa COVID 19!”

The...

National Blood Donor's Month

July 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020

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.

World No Tobacco Day

May 31, 2020

Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use

For decades, the tobacco industry has deliberately employed strategic, aggressive and well-resourced tactics to attract youth to tobacco and nicotine products. Internal industry documents reveal in-depth research and calculated approaches designed to attract a new generation of tobacco users, from...

Display of National Transition Flags

May 28, 2020 to June 12, 2020

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...

Labor Day

May 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020

Pursuant to Executive Order No. 262, series of 1987, the first day of May of every year is declared as Labor Day. It is a regular holiday as embodied in Presidential Proclamation No. 555, series of 2018.

Anti-Graft and Corruption Awareness Month

May 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 591 s. 2004, May is observed as “Anti-Graft and Corruption Awareness Month.” The declaration is in line with the constitutional mandate that the State must maintain honesty and integrity in public service and take positive and effective measures against graft and corrupt practices.