Events Archive

EVENTS ARCHIVE

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...

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...

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:...

Sierra Madre Day

September 26, 2019

Presidential Proclamation 413 declares September 26 of every year as Sierra Madre Day. This declaration is observed annually and spearheaded by the Save Sierra Madre Network Alliance, Inc. (SMNAI), a network of Indigenous Peoples and Non-Indigenous, People’s Organizations, Government Organizations, Civil Society Schools, Churches and Individuals committed to the protection and...

Family Week

September 23, 2019 to September 29, 2019

The celebration of National Family Week is pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 60 issued on September 28, 1992, which aims “to increase awareness on various family issues; enhance effectiveness of national and local efforts to carry out specific programs concerning families by generating new programs concerning families by generating new activities and strengthening existing ones;...

Kainang Pamilya Mahalaga Day

September 23, 2019

Pursuant to the Memorandum of Agreement between the National Committee on the Filipino Family (NCFF) and the Monde Nissin Corporation (MNC) adopted on August 27, 2008, “Kainang Pamilya Mahalaga Day” is celebrated every fourth Monday of September every year. This is to encourage parents to frequently eat dinner with their children and be involved in their children’s lives as...

International Coastal Clean-up

September 16, 2019 to September 22, 2019

Presidential Proclamation No. 470 declares the third Sunday of September of each year as the International Coastal Clean-Up (ICC) Day in observance of the Global Coastal Clean-up celebrations.

International Coastal Cleanup is the largest volunteer effort for ocean's health. People around the world gather on beaches, coasts, rivers, waterways and underwater dive sites to remove trash and...

Linggo ng Kasuotang Pilipino

September 16, 2019 to September 22, 2019

The third week of September is celebrated as Linggo ng Kasuotang Pilipino. During this period, our people's various native dresses and costumes are highlighted.

Philippine history and culture were recorded not only in documents but also in the material culture of our people. The varied names, uses, meanings and motifs of our people's dresses suggest the rich history and culture of our...

Cerebral Palsy Awareness and Protection Week

September 16, 2019 to September 22, 2019

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 588 issued on March 25, 2004, every year September 16-22 of each year is declared as Celebral Palsy Awareness and Protection (CPAP) Week

The observance of this event hopes to create an environment that will allow persons with cerebral palsy to enjoy productive lives by raising the awareness of the people throughout the society and to inform the public...

National Crime Prevention Week

September 1, 2019 to September 7, 2019

Every first week of September of every year is declared as the National Crime Prevention Week pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 461 dated August 31, 1994. All government agencies and instrumentalities of government are enjoined to evolve and implement projects and activities that focus on prevention as an approach in combating criminality.

This year’s theme is “Buhay...

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...

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.

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...