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National Teachers Month

September 5, 2019 to October 5, 2019

The Metro Bank Foundation, Inc. in coordination with the Department of Education, spearheads the celebration of the National Teachers’ Month (NTM), from September 5 to October 5, 2019, and the National Teacher’s Day on the 5th of October 2019 pursuant to Presidential Proclamation N. 242 (s.2011) and the Republic Act No. 10743 (s. 2016).

The NTM movement started as a small group in...

National Peace Consciousness Month

September 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019

The Philippines celebrates the National Peace Consciousness Month every September 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 participation in this...

Development Policy Research Month

September 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 247, issued on September 2, 2002, the month of September of every year has been declared as the Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) as a platform to promote and draw nationwide awareness on the importance of policy research in nation building. The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) is designated as the lead agency in the annual...

119th Anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service

September 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019

Every year, the Philippine civil service commemorates the enactment 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. The bureaucracy also celebrates the achievements and contributions of the men and women in government who uphold the country’s societal goals and...

National Heroes Day

August 26, 2019

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.

Linggo ng Kabataan and International Youth Day

August 12, 2019

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).

For 2019 International Youth Day, the theme is “Transforming Education” aimed to ensure inclusive and equitable...

National Hospital Week

August 6, 2019 to August 12, 2019

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, 2019 to August 7, 2019

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.

This year, WHO is working with UNICEF and partners to promote the importance...

National Tuberculosis Month

August 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019

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, 2019 to August 31, 2019

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, 2019 to August 31, 2019

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.

Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa

August 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019

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...

World Hepatitis Day

July 28, 2019

No one should have to live with viral hepatitis without knowing. Yet, globally more than 290 million men, women and children do. Unless there is a massive scale-up in screening, diagnosis and linkage to care, more people will become infected and lives will continue to be lost.

The World Hepatitis Alliance’s (WHA) global campaign – Find the Missing Millions – is a three-year...

41st National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week

July 17, 2019 to July 23, 2019

Over the years, the government had exerted efforts in uplifting the economic and social welfare of persons with disabilities (PWDs) in our country. On August 19, 2000, Proclamation No. 361 was issued declaring every third week of July as the “National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week” to raise awareness on the problems on disability, and encourage every citizen...

Police Community Relations Month

July 1, 2019 to July 31, 2019

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, 2019 to July 31, 2019

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

Nutrition Month

July 1, 2019 to July 31, 2019

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 2019 Nutrition Month theme is “Kumain nang wasto at maging aktibo… push natin ‘to!” (Eat healthy and...

National Blood Donor's Month

July 1, 2019 to July 31, 2019

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 Day to Combat Desertification

June 17, 2019

Out of concern that “desertification and drought are problems of global dimension in that they affect all regions of the world,” the international community adopted the Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in Paris on 17 June 1994.

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Convention and the World Day to Combat Desertification in 2019 (#2019WDCD), we will look back...

June 16-22 Depositor Protection and Awareness Week

June 16, 2019 to June 22, 2019

The Office of the President, through Proclamation No. 358 dated April 4, 2003 declared June 16-22 of every year as Depositor Protection and Awareness Week.
This year marks the commemoration of the 17th Depositor Protection and Awareness Week (DPAW) in support of the government’s thrust of sustaining economic growth and Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) mandate of depositor...

World Blood Donor Day

June 14, 2019

Transfusion of blood and blood products save millions of lives every year. Blood and blood products are essential components in the proper management of women suffering from bleeding associated with pregnancy and childbirth; children suffering from severe anaemia due to malaria and malnutrition; patients with blood and bone marrow disorders, inherited disorders of haemoglobin and immune...

June 12 - 121st Philippine Independence Day

June 12, 2019

Section 1 of Republic Act No. 4166, entitled, “An Act Changing the Date of Philippine Day from July Four to June twelve, and Declaring July Four as Philippine Republic Day, Further Amending for the Purpose Section Twenty-Nine of the Revised Administrative Code”, declaring the 12th day of June as Philippine Independence Day, and enjoining all the citizens of the Philippines to...

June 7- World Safety Food Day

June 7, 2019

June 7 has been proclaimed as the World Food Safety Day during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly held last December 20, 2018 in New York. This proclamation is the result? of the initiative of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) in 2015, followed by intensive negotiations within CAC, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the World...

June 5 - World Environment Day

June 5, 2019

Humans are both creatures and moulders of their environment, which gives them physical sustenance and affords them the opportunity for intellectual, moral, social and spiritual growth. In the long and tortuous evolution of the human race on this planet a stage has been reached when, through the rapid acceleration of science and technology, humans have acquired the power to transform their...

June 4-10 Philippine Eagle Week

June 4, 2019

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 4, 2019 to June 28, 2019

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 4, 2019 to June 28, 2019

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 4, 2019 to June 28, 2019

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

May 31, 2019

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, 2019

Tobacco and lung health

Every year, on 31 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) and global partners celebrate World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). The annual campaign is an opportunity to raise awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure, and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form.

The focus of World No Tobacco Day 2019 is on "tobacco and lung...