Events Archive

EVENTS ARCHIVE

Labor Day

May 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020

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.

Anti-Graft and Corruption Awareness Month

May 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020

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, 2020 to May 31, 2020

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...

Month of the Ocean

May 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020

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...

National Heritage Month

May 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020

Pursuant to President Proclamation No. 439, the National Heritage Month (NHM) is annually celebrated during the month of May. This is in recognition of the need to create among the people a consciousness, respect and love for the legacies of Filipino cultural history.

For the year 2020, the celebration will carry the theme, “Mga Kuwentong Pamana” (Stories of Heritage) to highlight...

16th Women with Disabilities Day

March 30, 2020

The 1987 Philippine Constitution enshrined a State policy for the total development and empowerment of women which specifically provides that “The State recognizes the role of women in nation-building, and shall ensure the fundamental equality before the law of women and men” (Section 14, Article II).

Women with disabilities are also part of society and deserve equal rights in the...

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...

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...

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 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...

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.

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...

Human Rights Day

December 10, 2018

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70

Let's stand up for equality, justice and human dignity

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, Human Rights Day marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone...

Save the Date: Anti-Red Tape & Ease of Doing Business Forum 2018

October 9, 2018 to October 10, 2018

Attend the Anti-Red Tape & Ease of Doing Business Forum on October 09, 2018 (Luzon Cluster) and October 10, 2018 for the (Visayas and Mindanao Clusters) at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Ortigas Center, Quezon City.

The forum aims to orient and advocate the implementation of the EODB law and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR). Thus, all Local Chief Executives or authorized...

National Indigenous People's Month

October 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018

The National Indigenous People’s Month is celebrated every October as per Presidential Proclamation No. 1906, and series of events are being held to revel the cultural wealth and heritage bestowed upon the Filipinos. For 2018, DAYAW: biggest gathering of indigenous peoples, highlights the month long festivity of celebrating indigenous culture.

This year’s celebration theme,...

DILG Supports the 29th National Statistics Month Celebration

October 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018

Since the issuance of Presidential Proclamation No. 647 on 20 September 1990 by then President Corazon C. Aquino, the month of October has been celebrated as the National Statistics Month (NSM). The annual celebration, through the conduct of statistics-related activities, aims to promote, enhance and instill nationwide awareness and appreciation of the importance and value of statistics to the...

Clean-up Month

September 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018

Proclamation No. 244 declares the month of September as National Clean-Up Month and the 17th to the 23rd of September of each year as the World Clean and Green Week.

This event encourages communities to clean up, fix and conserve the environment as the country’s contribution to the worldwide environmental preservation efforts.

June 25 Arbor Day

June 25, 2019

Arbor Day in the Philippines has been institutionalized to be observed every June 25 throughout the nation by planting trees and ornamental plants and other forms of relevant activities. The necessity to promote a healthier ecosystem for the people through the rehabilitation and re-greening of the environment was stressed in Proclamation No. 643 that amended Proclamation No. 396, s. 2003....

National Migrant Workers Day

June 7, 2018

Migrant Workers’ Day is celebrated every 7th of June in commemoration of the signing into law of Republic Act 8042 or the Migrant Workers Act of 1995.

It is celebrated in recognition of the valuable contributions of the modern day heroes, the Overseas Filipino Workers to the country.