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Women's Month

March 1, 2020 to March 31, 2020

Pursuant to Proclamation No. 224 s. 1988 declaring the first week of March of every year as Women’s Week and March 8 as Women’s Rights and International Peace Day; Proclamation No. 227 s. 1988 providing for the observation of the Month of March as Women’s Role in History Month; and Republic Act (RA) No. 6949 s. 1990 declaring March 8 of every year as National Women’s...

Fire Prevention Month

March 1, 2020 to March 31, 2020

By virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 115-A, the month of March was declared as Fire Prevention Month because of the alarming increase of fire incidents happening across the country during this particular period.

The Bureau of Fire Protection, as the government agency mandated to prevent and suppress all kinds of destructive fires, investigate its causes, enforce fire-related laws and...

National Rare Disease Week

February 23, 2020 to February 29, 2020

Presidential Proclamation No. 1989 by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, declared the last week of February in the Philippines, as National Rare Disease Week (NRDW) to create awareness about the nature and medical management of rare diseases; and instill awareness among the public about rare diseases to generate full support for the special needs of children affected by rare disease from both...

Leprosy Prevention and Control Week

February 16, 2020 to February 23, 2019

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation 467, the third week of February of every year has been declared as Leprosy Prevention and Control Week. The observance aims to deepen public awareness on the disease, its prevention, and treatment.

Leprosy, also called Hansen’s disease is an infectious disease characterized by disfiguring skin lesions, peripheral nerve damage, and progressive...

National Awareness Week for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

February 9, 2020 to February 15, 2020

The Presidential Proclamation No. 731 series of 1996 declares the 2nd week of February of every year as the “National Awareness Week for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation” or also known as the “Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Week (CSAAW).”

Safer Internet Day for Children Philippines

February 12, 2019 to February 11, 2020

The Presidential Proclamation No. 417 declares every second Tuesday of February every year as “Safer Internet Day for Children Philippines” which is celebrated as a call to action to promote better and safer internet use for everyone. It was first introduced in 2004 in various countries in Europe and is currently being observed by more than 100 countries in the world.

This...

Adoption Consciousness Day First Saturday

February 1, 2020 to February 29, 2020

Presidential Proclamation No. 72 dated February 3, 1999 declares the first Saturday of February of every year as “Adoption Consciousness Day” to call public attention to create nationwide awareness of the growing number of orphaned, abandoned or neglected Filipino children in need of permanent alternative wholesome family environment.

This year’s celebration carries the...

Civil Registration Month

February 1, 2020 to February 29, 2020

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 682, signed by then President Corazon Aquino on 28 January 1991, celebration of Civil Registration Month is observed this February.

The celebration aims to remind the citizenry of their duty to register acts and events concerning status of persons and enhance nationwide awareness and appreciation of the legal, administrative and statistical values of...

National Arts Month

February 1, 2020 to February 29, 2020

February is National Arts Month (NAM), per Proclamation 683, in 1991 entitled “Declaring the Month of February of every year as National Arts Month”.

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) spearheads the celebration of National Arts Month (NAM) through Ani ng Sining: Philippine Arts Festival.

Anchored on the theme “Ani ng Sining”, the NAM celebration...

Philippine Dental Health Month

February 1, 2020 to February 29, 2020

The Philippine Dental Health Month is observed in February. This annual observance started in 1951 as National Dental Health Week but in February 24, 2004, it was expanded into a month-long celebration, pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 559 signed by then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Led by the Philippine Dental Association, the observance aims to strengthen public awareness on...

Goiter Awareness Week

January 20, 2020 to January 26, 2020

By virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 1188 on December 11, 2016, Goiter Awareness Week is observed every fourth week of January.

The lack of iodine in the body may result to Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD) that has different signs and symptoms. Pregnant mothers who lack iodine in their body may experience miscarriage or give birth to a stillborn baby. Adult with iodine deficiency? may...

National Cancer Consciousness Week

January 13, 2020 to January 19, 2020

National Cancer Consciousness Week is observed every third week of January by virtue of Proclamation No. 1348

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...

Best Dives Philippines Week

January 6, 2020 to January 12, 2020

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, 2020

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,...

Rizal Day

December 30, 2019

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, 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...