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EVENTS ARCHIVE

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...

Display of National Transition Flags

May 28, 2019 to June 12, 2019

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, 2019

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 comes with the theme, “2019 Labor Day: Pagpupugay sa Manggawagang Pilipino”.

Source: DILG MC No. 2019-63

Anti-Graft and Corruption Awareness Month

May 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019

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, 2019 to May 31, 2019

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...

National Heritage Month

May 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 439, dated 11 August 2003, the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts (NCCA) spearheads the annual National Heritage Month (NHM) celebration this May. The observance of this event aims to strengthen people’s consciousness, respect, and love for the legacies of Filipino cultural history.

For this year, the NCCA will adopt the theme...

Month of the Ocean

May 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019

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...

World Malaria Day

April 25, 2019

“Zero malaria starts with me”

After more than a decade of steady advances in fighting malaria, progress has levelled off. According to WHO’s latest World malaria report, no significant gains were made in reducing malaria cases in the period 2015 to 2017. The estimated number of malaria deaths in 2017, at 435,000, remained virtually unchanged over the previous year.

Urgent...

Head and Neck Consciousness Week

April 24, 2019 to April 30, 2019

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, 2019 to April 30, 2019

Vaccines work: We are protected together

Celebrated in the last week of April, World Immunization Week 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 and cost-effective health interventions. Yet, there are still nearly 20 million unvaccinated...

Earth Day

April 22, 2019

Earth Day 2019 – Protect Our Species

Nature’s gifts to our planet are the millions of species that we know and love, and many more that remain to be discovered. Unfortunately, human beings have irrevocably upset the balance of nature and, as a result, the world is facing the greatest rate of extinction since we lost the dinosaurs more than 60 million years ago. But unlike the fate...

77th Commemmoration of Araw ng Kagitingan

April 9, 2019

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 No. 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, 2019

Universal health coverage (UHC) is about ensuring all people and communities have access to quality health services where and when they need them, without suffering financial hardship. It includes the full spectrum of services needed throughout life—from health promotion to prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative care—and is best based on a strong primary health care...

World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD)

April 2, 2019

When world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015, the international community reaffirmed its strong commitment to inclusive, accessible and sustainable development, and pledged that no one would be left behind. In this context, the participation of persons with autism as both agents and beneficiaries is essential for the realization of the Sustainable Development...

Buwan ng Panitikan ng Pilipinas/National Literature Month

April 1, 2019 to April 30, 2019

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...

Cancer in Children Awareness Month

April 1, 2019 to April 30, 2019

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...

Girl Child Week Celebration

March 25, 2019 to March 31, 2019

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.

World Tuberculosis Day

March 24, 2019

Each year, on 24 March, the world marks World TB Day. TB remains the world’s leading infectious killer, being responsible for the deaths of nearly 1.7 million people each year and representing the ninth leading cause of death globally. The day is an occasion to mobilize political and social commitment for further progress towards eliminating TB as a public health burden.

This...

International World Water Day

March 22, 2019

World Water Day is an international observance and an opportunity to learn more about water related issues. World Water Day dates back to the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development where an international observance for water was recommended. The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day. It has been held annually...