Events Archive



National Week for Overcoming Extreme Poverty 2016

October 17, 2016 to October 23, 2016

The observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty can be traced back to 17 October 1987 when over a hundred thousand people from all walks of life gathered at the Plaza of Human Rights and Liberties (that time the place is named Trocadero Plaza) in Paris, France to honor the victims of extreme poverty, hunger, violence, and ignorance. The site is also the place where the...

World Heart Day

September 29, 2016

World Heart Day takes place on 29 September every year and is a chance for people across the globe to take part in the world's biggest intervention against cardiovascular disease (CVD). This World Heart Day, focuses on creating healthy heart environments. By ensuring that everyone has the chance to make healthy heart choices wherever they live, work and play, World Heart Day encourages us all...

World Immunization Week

April 24, 2016 to April 30, 2016

World Immunization Week aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunization saves millions of lives and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions.

This will be the second year of the Close the Immunization Gap campaign, which celebrates the enormous successes to date in reaching children...

Earth Day

April 22, 2016

Mother Nature provides all creatures, including us humans, with all the necessary materials we need in order to survive. How do you repay her?

Every April 22, the world celebrates Earth Day. It is the single biggest environmental celebration in the world participated in by more than 150 countries and over a billion people worldwide.

In the Philippines, the celebration focuses on the...

Araw ng Kagitingan

April 9, 2016

Pursuant to Executive Order No. 2013 s. 1987 and Presidential Proclamation No. 466 s. 1989, the whole nation observes April 9 of every year as Araw ng Kagitingan, and the period April 5 to 11 as Philippine Veterans Week.

HE Benigno S. Aquino III will lead the 84th Commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan in Mount Samat National Shrine, Pilar, Bataan on April 9, 2016. This year’s theme is...

World Health Day

April 7, 2016

Every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) selects a priority area of global public health concern as the theme for World Health Day.

The theme for World Health Day 2016 will be diabetes, a noncommunicable disease (NCD) directly impacting millions of people of globally, mostly in low- and middle-income countries.

Diabetes is a chronic, metabolic disease characterized by elevated levels...

12th Women with Disabilities Day

March 28, 2016

Pursuant to Proclamation No. 744 (2004). Every last Monday of March every year is declared as Women with Disabilities Day. This year’s theme “ Kapakanan at Karapatan ni Juanang May Kapansanan, Isama sa Plano ng Bayan,” aims to promote and advocate the full participation of women with disabilities and the integration of all their human endeavors in the government’s...

World Tuberculosis Day

March 24, 2016

World TB Day, 24 March, is an opportunity to raise awareness about the enormous burden of TB. With 1.5 million TB-associated deaths per year, TB is a top infectious killer worldwide. TB, HIV-associated TB and MDR-TB represent a threat to development and global health security. This day also offers the opportunity to highlight invigorated global efforts, under the SDGs, to end the TB epidemic...

World Sight Day

October 8, 2015

World Sight Day is an important advocacy and communications opportunity for the eye health community. It is a great time to engage with a wider audience a patient’s family, those who seldom get an eye exam, diabetics and showcase why eye health needs everybody’s attention.

World Sight Day 2015 will be on 8 October 2015. This year’s call to action: Eye care for all This year,...

26th National Statistics Month (NSM) Celebration

October 1, 2015 to October 31, 2015

The National Statistics Month is conducted annually pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 647 (series of 1990), "Declaring the Month of October of Every Year as the National Statistics Month." The celebration aims to promote, enhance and instill nationwide awareness and appreciation of the importance and value of statistics to the different...

2nd World Statistics Day

October 20, 2015

The 2nd World Statistics Day will be celebrated on October 20, 2015 with the overarching theme "Better data. Better lives" to emphasize the need for high quality official statistics geared towards improving people's lives; recognize the crucial role of statistics in nation building and tracking progress through...

World Humanitarian Day

August 19, 2015

The theme for this year’s World Humanitarian Day is #sharehumanity.

To mark the event, World Health Organization is launching a campaign focusing on health workers who provide healthcare under challenging circumstances whether it be in a conflict, natural disaster or resource poor settings.


World Population Day July 11

July 1, 2015 to July 31, 2015

In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that 11 July be observed by the international community as World Population Day, a day to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues. The theme of this year's World Population Day is Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies .

National ICT Month

June 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015

Internet for All: No Juan Left Behind

World Asthma Day

May 6, 2015

The first World Asthma Day, in 1998, was celebrated in more than 35 countries in conjunction with the first World Asthma Meeting held in Barcelona, Spain. Participation has increased with each World Asthma Day held since then, and the day has become one of the world's most important asthma awareness and education events.

World Asthma Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative...

Third UN Global Road Safety Week 2015 4-10 May 2015

May 1, 2015 to May 31, 2015

Around 186 300 children under 18 years die from road traffic crashes annually, and rates of road traffic death are three times higher in developing countries than in developed countries.

The Third UN Global Road Safety Week - #SaveKidsLives - seeks to highlight the plight of children on the world’s roads and generate action to better ensure their safety.

The Week features hundreds of...

Cervical Cancer Prevention Awareness Month

May 1, 2015 to May 31, 2015

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, 2015 to May 31, 2015

2015 marks the 16th year the country is celebrating the “Month of the Ocean” (MOO). 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...

Barangay Assembly Day

March 28, 2015

Pursuant to Proclamation No. 260 dated 30 September 2011, the Barangay Assembly Day for the first semester of CY 2015 is set on March 28, 2015. Relative thereto and in accordance with Section 3978 (b) of the Local Government Code, every barangay is enjoined to undertake the following activities:

1. Deliver the State of Barangay Address (SOBA), with emphasis on:

(a) CY 2014 Second Semester...

Earth Hour

March 28, 2015

On March 28, 2015, the Philippines will once again join the global community in celebrating Earth Hour by switching off their lights from 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM to send a strong message to take action on global warming.

Girl Child Week

March 23, 2015 to March 29, 2015

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 Water Day

March 22, 2015

22 March each year is International World Water Day. It is a mean of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

International World Water Day tries to remind people about the significance of fresh water and to promote sustainability for fresh water resources' management.

The first proposal for the establishment of...

19th National Awareness Week for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

February 8, 2015 to February 14, 2015

The Council for the Welfare of Children enjoin the nation to be one in combating child abuse. This is in observance of Presidential Proclamation No. 731 series of 1996 that declares the 2nd week of February of every year as “National Awareness Week for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation” or also known as “Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Week (CSAAW)”....

Day of Sanctity and protection of human life

January 18, 2015

January 18 of each year we celebrate the Sanctity of Human Life Day. This is to emphasize that human life is a gift from our Almighty Creator, that life is sacred, unique, and worthy of protection.

New Year's Day

January 1, 2015

Saying “Happy New Year!” Around the World

Language Happy New Year

Afrikaans - Voorspoedige nuwe jaar

Arabic - Kul’ am wa antum bikhair

Basque - Urte Berri on

Bengali - Shuvo noboborsho

Chinese (Cantonese) - Sun nien fai lok

Chinese (Mandarin) - Xin nian yu kuai

Czech - Stastny Novy Rok

Danish - Godt NytAr

Dutch - Gelukkig nieuwjaar

Esperanto - Bonan...

National Human Rights Consciousness Week

December 4, 2014 to December 10, 2014

Republic Act 9201 declares December 4 – 10 as National Human Rights Consciousness Week in the country to make people aware of their basic human rights. This year’s celebration theme is “ Mamamayan at Pamahalaan Kapit-Bisig sa Pagsulong ng Karapatan sa Kaunlaran”.

World AIDS Day

December 1, 2014

On World AIDS Day 2014, the World Health Organization will issue new recommendations to help countries close important gaps in HIV prevention and treatment services.

The guidelines will include advice on providing antiretroviral drugs for people who have been exposed to HIV – such as health workers, sex-workers, survivors of rape. They also include recommendations on preventing and...

World Diabetes Day

November 14, 2014

World Diabetes Day is the primary global awareness campaign of the diabetes mellitus world and is held on November 14 of each year. It was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to the alarming rise of diabetes around the world. The campaign will continue to promote the importance of immediate action to protect the health and...

Barangay Assembly Day

October 12, 2014

Pursuant to Proclamation No. 260, dated 30 September 2011, the Barangay Assembly Day for the second semester of CY 2014 is set on October 12, 2014. Relative thereto and in accordance with Section 397(b) of the Local Government Code, every barangay is enjoined to undertake the following activities:

  • Delivery of the State of Barangay Address (SOBA), with emphasis on :

(a) CY 2014 First...

Local Government Code Annivesary

October 10, 2014

The passage of the Local Government Code of 1991 enhanced the role of local governments in nation building and Presidential Proclamation No. 63 recognized the critical role of local government units in nation building. It declared the month of October of every year as Local Government Month, the second week of October as the Local Government Week, and the 10th of October as the Local...