Events Archive

EVENTS ARCHIVE

World No Tobacco Day

May 31, 2018

Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

The focus of World No Tobacco Day 2018 is "Tobacco and heart disease." The campaign will increase awareness on the:

  • link between tobacco and heart and other cardiovascular diseases...

Display of National Transition Flags

May 28, 2018 to June 12, 2018

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...

Anti-Graft and Corruption Awareness Month

May 1, 2018 to May 31, 2017

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, 2018 to May 31, 2018

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, 2018 to May 31, 2018

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 439, dated 11 August 2003, the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts (NCCA) spearheads the annual celebration of the National Heritage Month, (NHM) every month of May in recognition of the need to create among the people consciousness, respect, and love for the legacies of Filipino cultural history.

This year, the celebration will have the...

Month of the Ocean

May 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018

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 resources.

The significance of the ocean to human well-being is undeniable, as millions of Filipinos depend on coral reefs and their associated ecosystems,...

World Malaria Day

April 25, 2018

World Health Organization (WHO) joins partner organizations in promoting this year’s World Malaria Day theme, Ready to Beat Malaria. This theme underscores the collective energy and commitment of the global malaria community in uniting around the common goal of a world free of malaria. It highlights the remarkable progress achieved in tackling one of humanity’s oldest diseases,...

Head and Neck Consciousness Week

April 24, 2018 to April 30, 2018

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, 2018 to April 30, 2018

World Immunization Week aims to highlight the collective action needed to ensure that every person is protected from vaccine preventable diseases. This year’s theme: Protected Together,#VaccinesWork”, encourages people at every level – from donors to the general public –to go further in their efforts to increase immunization coverage for the greater good.

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Earth Day

April 22, 2018

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.

Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution

From poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones, from littering our beaches and landscapes to clogging our waste streams and landfills, the...

76th Commemmoration of Araw ng Kagitingan

April 9, 2018

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 N0. 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, 2018

World Health Day, celebrated on 7 April every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of World Health Organization (WHO), provides us with a unique opportunity to mobilize action around a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world.

Some countries have already made significant progress towards universal health coverage. But half the world’s population is still...

World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD)

April 2, 2018

Pursuant to Resolution No. 62/139 which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 18, 2007, every 2nd day of April of each year is declared as the “World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD).

Autism is a life long developmental disability that manifests itself during the first three years of life and results from a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the...

Buwan ng Panitikan ng Filipinas or National Literature Month

April 1, 2018 to April 30, 2018

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, 2018 to April 30, 2018

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 22, 2018 to March 28, 2018

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.

National Women's Month Celebration Schedule of Activities

March 1, 2018 to March 31, 2018

in line with the observance of the National Women's Month with the theme: "We Make Change Work for Women", the Department will hold the following activities every Monday of March 2018, right after the flag raising ceremony at the 27th F/DILG-NAPOLCOM Center. (please click on the image)

Barangay Assembly Day

March 31, 2018

Pursuant to Proclamation No. 260 dated 30 September 2011 declares the last Saturday of March and the second Sunday of October as Barangay Assembly Days.

Earth Hour

March 24, 2018

The Philippines will observe this year’s Earth Hour mainly at the CCP grounds in Manila to join the global Earth Hour Movement, with cities and municipalities all over the world will be switching off lights from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM. This action is expected to send stronger message to everyone to take part in protecting our planet’s biodiversity from the devastating effects of...

World Tuberculosis Day

March 24, 2018

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, 2018

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...

World Wildlife Day

March 3, 2018

On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March, the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. The UNGA resolution also designated the CITES Secretariat as the...

Rabies Awareness Month

March 1, 2018 to March 31, 2018

Executive Order No.84, series of 1999 declares the month of March every year as Rabies Awareness Month. The Department of Agriculture –Bureau of Animal Industry, as the Chair of the National Rabies Prevention and Control Committee, will spearhead the celebration of this event.

2018 National Women's Month Celebration #WomenMakeChange

March 1, 2018 to March 31, 2018

Presidential Proclamation No.227 Series of 1988 declares the observance of the Month of March as Women’s Role in History Month and Republic Act No. 6949 Series of 1990 declares March 8 of every year as National Women’s Day which aims to give recognition to the contributions of Filipino women in our society.

This year’s theme, “We Make Change Work for Women”,...

Fire Prevention Month

March 1, 2018 to March 31, 2018

By virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 115-A, the month of March was declared as Fire Prevention Month because of the alarming increase of fire incidents happening across the country during this particular period.

The Bureau of Fire Protection, as the government agency mandated to prevent and suppress all kinds of destructive fires, investigate its causes, enforce fire-related laws and...

National Rare Disease Week

February 19, 2018 to February 28, 2018

Presidential Proclamation No. 1989 by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, declared the last week of February in the Philippines, as National Rare Disease Week (NRDW) to create awareness about the nature and medical management of rare diseases; and instill awareness among the public about rare diseases to generate full support for the special needs of children affected by rare disease from both...

Leprosy Prevention and Control Week

February 12, 2018 to February 18, 2018

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation 467, the third week of February of every year has been declared as Leprosy Prevention and Control Week. The observance aims to deepen public awareness on the disease, its prevention, and treatment.

Leprosy, also called Hansen’s disease is an infectious disease characterized by disfiguring skin lesions, peripheral nerve damage, and progressive...

Civil Registration Month

February 1, 2018 to February 28, 2018

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 682, signed by then President Corazon Aquino on 28 January 1991, celebration of Civil Registration Month is observed this February.

Relative to the event, February 23 of every year is observed as Universal Birth Registration Day as declared by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. It will be noted that birth records may be used in claiming some...

National Arts Month

February 1, 2018 to February 28, 2018

February is National Arts Month (NAM), per Proclamation 683, in 1991.

This year’s celebration theme is “Ani ng Sining, Alab ng Sining (Harvest of the Arts, Flame of Art),” emphasizing the bounty of artistic endeavors in the Philippines and the passion of Filipino artists and cultural workers.

Philippine Dental Health Month

February 1, 2018 to February 28, 2018

The Philippine Dental Health Month is observed in February. This annual observance started in 1951 as National Dental Health Week but in February 24, 2004, it was expanded into a month-long celebration, pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 559 signed by then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Led by the Philippine Dental Association, the observance aims to strengthen public awareness on...