Events Archive

EVENTS ARCHIVE

Arbor Day

June 25, 2021

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, 2021

The 2021 Desertification and Drought Day focuses on turning degraded land into healthy land. Restoring degraded land brings economic resilience, creates jobs, raises incomes and increases food security. It helps biodiversity to recover. It locks away the atmospheric carbon warming the Earth, slowing climate change. It can also lessen the impacts of climate change and underpin a green recovery...

Depositor Protection and Awareness Week

June 16, 2021 to June 22, 2021

The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC)? leads the nationwide observance of the 19th Depositor Protection and Awareness Week? (DPAW), as provided by Proclamation No. 358 s. 2003 in support of the government’s thrust of sustaining economic growth and the PDICs mandates of depositor? protection and financial stability.

This year’s celebration aims to encourage the values...

World Blood Donor Day

June 14, 2021

Safe blood and blood products and their transfusion are a critical aspect of care and public health. They save millions of lives and improve the health and quality of life of many patients every day. The need for blood is universal, but access to blood for all those who need it is not. Blood shortages are particularly acute in developing countries.

To ensure that everyone who needs safe blood...

123rd Philippine Independence Day

June 12, 2021

On June 12, 2021, the nation will be celebrating the? 123rd? Anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine Independence with the theme, Kalayaan 2021: Diwa sa Pagkakaisa at paghilom ng Bayan.”

To spearhead the celebration, the National Historical Commission of the Philippine (NHCP) will conduct simultaneous? flag-raising and wreath-laying rites? at the following locations:
•?? ?Rizal...

World Safety Food Day

June 7, 2021

Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow

World Food Safety Day (WFSD) celebrated on 7 June 2021 aims to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainable development.

This year’s theme, ‘Safe food today for a healthy tomorrow’,...

World Environment Day

June 5, 2019

For too long, we have been exploiting and destroying our planet’s ecosystems. Every three seconds, the world loses enough forest to cover a football pitch and over the last century we have& destroyed half of our& wetlands. As much as 50 per cent of our coral reefs have already been lost and up to 90 per cent of coral reefs could be lost by 2050, even if global warming is limited to an...

Philippine Eagle Week

June 4, 2021 to June 10, 2021

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, 2021 to June 30, 2021

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, 2021 to June 30, 2021

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, 2021 to June 30, 2021

The then President Corazon C. Aquino approved the Proclamation No. 237 on April 4, 1988, declaring the month of June every year as Philippine Environment Month and to give time and effort towards the protection, enhancement and development of the country's environment.

Meanwhile, the country's celebration of World Environment Day was declared by the late President Ferdinand Marcos on June 1,...

No Smoking Month

June 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022

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.

World No Tobacco Day

May 31, 2021

This yearly celebration informs the public on the dangers of using tobacco, the business practices of tobacco companies, what WHO is doing to fight the tobacco epidemic, and what people around the world can do to claim their right to health and healthy living and to protect future generations.

The Member States of the World Health Organization created World No Tobacco Day in 1987 to draw...

Display of National Transition Flags

May 28, 2021 to June 12, 2021

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, 2021 to May 31, 2021

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.

This year’s celebration is observed with the theme, “Mayo Uno sa Bagong Panahon – Manggagawa at Mamamayan: Babangon, Susulong!”

Anti-Graft and Corruption Awareness Month

May 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021

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.

Cervical Cancer Prevention Awareness Month

May 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021

The month of May has been declared as Cervical Cancer Prevention Awareness Month in Philippines to build public awareness on cervical cancer.

Cervical cancer is malignant tumor of the cervix uteri or cervical area. Cervical area of the uterus, which usually called “uterine cervix”, is the part of uterus which connects uterine body to the vaginal. Most of cervical cancer start at...

Month of the Ocean

May 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021

The Month of the Ocean (MOO) is celebrated annually in the Philippines during the month of May. By virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 57 issued in 1999, the month of May was declared as the MOO. Activities to be conducted in observance of the MOO aims to highlight the importance and significance of conservation, protection, and sustainable management of Philippine coastal and marine...

National Heritage Month

May 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021

The month of May is National Heritage Month by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 439. The celebration aims to create among the Filipino people a consciousness, respect, and love for the legacies of the nation’s cultural history.

This year’s NHM celebration theme is “Victory and Humanity: Upholding Filipino Heritage and Identity” in solidarity with the...

World Malaria Day

April 25, 2021

World Malaria Day 2021 - Reaching the zero malaria target

This year, WHO and partners will mark World Malaria Day by celebrating the achievements of countries that are approaching – and achieving – malaria elimination. They provide inspiration for all nations that are working to stamp out this deadly disease and improve the health and livelihoods of their populations.

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Head and Neck Consciousness Week

April 25, 2021 to April 30, 2021

Proclamation 1676 declares the fourth week of April and every year thereafter as Head and Neck Consciousness Week with the observance to be led by the Philippine Society of Otolaryngology of the Department of Health (DOH).

The observance of Head and Neck Consciousness Week is a call for implementation of an intensive information dissemination campaign regarding the prevention, early diagnosis...

World Immunization Week

April 24, 2021 to April 30, 2021

World Immunization Week – celebrated every year in the last week of April – aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunization saves millions of lives every year and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful health interventions. Yet, there are still nearly 20 million children in the world today who are not getting...

Earth Day

April 22, 2021

EARTHDAY.ORG’s theme for Earth Day 2021 is Restore Our Earth™, which focuses on natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems. In this way, the theme rejects the notion that mitigation or adaptation are the only ways to address climate change. It is up to each and every one of us to Restore Our Earth not just...

79th Commemoration of Araw ng Kagitingan

April 9, 2021

The whole nation commemorates the Araw ng Kagitingan on the 9th day of April of every year pursuant to Executive Order No. 203,s 1987, and the Philippine Veterans Week from April 5 to 11, as per Presidential Proclamation N0. 466,s 1989.

To promote and, preserve and memorialize the principles, ideals and heroic deeds of our Filipino war veterans, meaningful activities shall be conducted in...

World Health Day

April 7, 2021

April 7 of each year marks the celebration of World Health Day. From its inception at the First Health Assembly in 1948 and since taking effect in 1950, the celebration has aimed to create awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization.

In recent years, countries in the Western Pacific have experienced rapid economic growth,...

Buwan ng Panitikan ng Pilipinas/National Literature Month

April 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021

Ang Abril ay Buwan ng Panitikang Filipino, sa bisa ng Proklamasyon Blg. 968, s. 2015. Sa buwang ito, ipinagdiriwang natin ang mga akdang pampanitikan na gawa ng mga anak ng masalimuot at kawing-kawing na kasaysayan ng Pilipinas. Sa pakikipagtulungan ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, at iba pang katuwang na ahensiya, kinikilala ng Pambansang Buwan ng...

World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD)

April 2, 2021

Pursuant to Resolution No. 62/139 which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 18, 2007, every 2nd day of April of each year is declared as the “World Autism Awareness Day”.

The observance of this event? hopes to create an environment that will allow persons with autism to enjoy productive? lives by raising the awareness of the people throughout the society...

Cancer in Children Awareness Month

April 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021

April has been declared by the Department of Health as Cancer in Children Awareness Month to create public awareness on pediatric cancer.

Cancer is a very rare disease in children. Its cause is unknown so most of the time the cancer is already in its advanced stage by the time it is diagnosed. Childhood cancer affects children from birth to 19 years old.

The various types of pediatric cancer...

Women with Disabilities Day

March 29, 2021

The 1987 Philippine Constitution enshrined a State policy for the total development and empowerment of women which specifically provides that “The State recognizes the role of women in nation-building and shall ensure the fundamental equality before the law of women and men” (Section 14, Article II).

Women with disabilities are also part of society and deserve equal rights in the...

Girl Child Week Celebration

March 21, 2021 to March 27, 2021

Proclamation No. 759 issued on March 6, 1996, has declared every fourth week of March as the Protection and Gender-Fair Treatment of the Girl Child Week. This underscores the need to provide every girl who is below 18 years of age with equal opportunities and adequate protection to prepare her for role in community development.