Events Archive



Christmas Day

December 25, 2019

Little-Known Pinoy Christmas Traditions That May Disappear Soon

Christmas is the most joyous time of the year for Filipinos, that is why so many customs and quaint practices have been conceived around the holiday season.

Traditions like Noche Buena, Misa de Gallo and giving of aguinaldos continue to live on, but there are other local and obscure traditions that old towns observe that we know...

International Anti-Corruption Day

December 9, 2019

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, 2019

International Volunteer Day (IVD), is an opportunity for us all to promote volunteerism, encourage governments to support volunteer efforts and recognize volunteer contributions to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at local, national and international levels.

At UNV, we are marking #IVD2019 with the theme "Volunteer for an inclusive future", highlighting SDG 10 and...

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3, 2019

The United Nations General Assembly No. 47/3 adopted on 14 October 1992 and amended by General Assembly Resolution No. 48/97 dated 20 December 1993 and General Assembly Resolution No. 62/127 dated 18 December 2007, declared December 03 as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).

In response, the Philippines issued Proclamation No. 1157 on 16 October 2006 declaring December 3...

World AIDS Day

December 1, 2019 to December 1, 2018

The theme of this year's World AIDS Day is "Communities make the difference".

The commemoration of World AIDS Day is an important opportunity to recognize the essential role that communities have played and continue to play in the AIDS response at the international, national and local levels.

Communities contribute to the AIDS response in many different ways. Their leadership and advocacy...

Month of Overseas Filipinos and International Migrants Day

December 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

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 year as the International Migrants Day (IMD). The annual celebration is being spearheaded by an Inter-Agency Committee (IAC) for the MOF and IMD, chaired by President of the Philippine...

National Volunteer Month

December 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

The Philippine Government gives paramount importance to people’s participation as prime movers of development. Creating a self-resilient and self-sustaining nation entails proactive citizens who work hand-in-hand with the duty bearers through volunteer engagements. Filipinos are known for the culture of “bayanihan” where each and every Juan or Juana readily lends a hand when...

Bonifacio Day

November 30, 2019

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...

Observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women

November 25, 2019 to December 12, 2019

Pursuant to Proclamation 1172, Series of 2006 which declares November 25 to December 12 of every year as the “18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW)” and Republic Act No. 10398, Series of 2012 which declares November 25 of every year as the “National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Children,” the Philippine Commission on...

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

November 17, 2019

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 18, 2019 to November 24, 2019

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 18, 2019 to November 24, 2019

Each November, World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) aims to increase global awareness of 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

Since their discovery, antibiotics have served as the cornerstone of modern medicine. However, the persistent overuse and...

Deaf Awareness Week

November 10, 2019 to November 16, 2019

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.

World Tsunami Awareness Day

November 5, 2019

In 2015, the United Nations (UN) declared every November 5 as the World Tsunami Day. This year, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) will hold a forum and exhibit in Oriental Mindoro to promote tsunami hazards awareness and disaster risk reduction, and to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the 1994 M7.1 Earthquake and...

Malaria Awareness Month

November 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

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, 2019 to November 30, 2019

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...

Libraries and Information Services (LIS) Month

November 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 837 s. 1991, the month of November of every year is Library and Information Services Month. This event is in recognition of the need to focus public awareness to the invaluable service that libraries and information centers render, i.e providing data and materials for lifelong knowledge and learning, for research and for leisure.

For 2019, the...

National Children's Month

November 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

Pursuant to Republic Act No. 10661 otherwise known as the “National Children’s Month Act”, the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the National Youth Commission (NYC) lead the annual celebration of the National Children’s Month (NCM) every November.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the United Nations...

United Nations Week

October 18, 2019 to October 24, 2019

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, 2019 to October 21, 2019

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, 2019 to October 7, 2019

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.

Conduct of Barangay Assembly Day for the 2nd Semester of CY 2019

October 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018

Section 397 of Republic Act N0. 7160 otherwise known as Local Government Code of 1991 requires that there shall be a barangay assembly composed of all persons who are actual residents of the barangay for at least six (6) months, fifteen (15) years age or over, citizens of the Philippines, and duly registered in the list of barangay assembly members.

The Department issues memorandum circular...

National Newborn Screening Week

October 1, 2019 to October 7, 2019

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, 2019 to October 7, 2019

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...

22nd Consumer Welfare Month

October 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 1098 dated September 26, 1997, 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 trade.

Tamaraw Month

October 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019

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...

30th National Statistics Month

October 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019

The month of October of every was declared as the National Statistics Month pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 647, issued on September 20, 1990 by then President Corazon C. Aquino to promote, enhance and instill nationwide awareness and appreciation of the importance and value statistics to the different sectors of society; and to elicit the cooperation and support of the general...

Museums and Galleries Month

October 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019

Museums and Galleries Month (MGM) is observed every month of October by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 798, 2. 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, 2019 to October 31, 2019

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 which commemorates the enactment of the Local Government Code of 1991, pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 63 s. 1992, dated October 2, 1992.

The theme for this year celebration of the Local Government...

World Rabies Day

September 28, 2019

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.

September 28th 2019 will be the 13th World Rabies Day, and this year’s theme focuses on vaccination, the foundation of all rabies control efforts.

The theme, Rabies:...