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National Teachers Month

September 5, 2018 to October 5, 2018

Presidential Proclamation No. 242 declares September 5 to October 5 of every year as National Teachers’ Month, as well as Republic Act No. 10743 entitled An Act Declaring the Fifth Day of October of Every Year as National Teachers’ Day and its Implementing Rules and Regulations, and the designation of the World Teachers’ Day every 5th of October by the United Nations...

National Peace Consciousness Month

September 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018

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...

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.

Development Policy Research Month

September 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 247 issued on September 2, 2002, the month of September of every year is declared as Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) to promote and draw nationwide awareness on the importance of policy research in nation building.

With the Philippine Institute for Development Studies as lead, this year’s celebrations carries the theme,...

118th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary

September 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is spearheading the 118th Anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service with the theme: “Lingkod Bayani: Maka-Diyos, Makatao, Makabayan”.

As the premiere human resource institution of the Philippine Government, the CSC continues to respond to the ever-changing demands of public service by implementing human resource initiatives that are designed to...

World Hepatitis Day

July 28, 2018

In 2016, 194 governments adopted World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Strategy on Viral Hepatitis, which includes a goal of eliminating hepatitis B and C by 2030, yet only a handful of countries are on track to meet these targets.

We are at a critical juncture. Unless we take action now, our chance to eliminate a cancer-causing illness will be missed. On WHD 2018, we are calling on...

40th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week

July 17, 2018 to July 23, 2017

Over the years, the government had exerted efforts in uplifting the economic and social welfare of persons with disabilities (PWDs) in our country. On August 19, 2000, Proclamation No. 361 was issued, declaring every third week of July as the “National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week” to raise awareness on the problems on disability, and encourage every citizen...

Police Community Relations Month

July 1, 2018 to July 31, 2018

Presidential Proclamation No. 764 signed on January 24, 2005 declares the month of July every year as Police Community Relations Month. PCR Month celebration aims to develop closer interaction between the police and the community in handling peace and order concerns.

The PCR Month celebration is an opportune time to strengthen community participation in crime prevention with a theme "Police...

National Disaster Resilience Month

July 1, 2018 to July 31, 2018

Formerly called National Disaster Consciousness Month, the celebration was renamed to NDRM through and Executive Order No. 29 issued by President Rodrigo Duterte on June 28, 2017.

The observance highlights the shift from disaster awareness building to disaster resilience.

NDRM shall be observed by NDRRMC Member Agencies and DRRM Councils by undertaking various activities relative to disaster...

Nutrition Month

July 1, 2018 to July 31, 2018

Nutrition Month is an annual campaign held every July to create greater awareness on the importance of nutrition among Filipinos. Presidential Decree 491 (1974) mandates the National Nutrition Council (NNC) to lead and coordinate the nationwide campaign. Throughout the years, the Nutrition Month celebration has been institutionalized by schools and local government units as well as other...

National Blood Donor's Month

July 1, 2018 to July 31, 2018

July has been designated National Blood Donor’s Month pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 1021, dated July 9, 1997, and the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the National Blood Service Act of 1994. The observance aims to build public awareness of the need for quality and safe blood, honor and recognize blood donors, and encourage regular blood donation.

Arbor Day

June 25, 2018

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....

World Day to Combat Desertification

June 17, 2018

A wise investment in land supports you and your future. Your choices determine future scenarios for sustainable growth. The 2018 World Day to Combat Desertification (#2018WDCD) urges you to move away from unsustainable land use and make a difference by investing in the future of land under the slogan, “Land has true value – invest in it.”

We often use land as if it were a...

World Blood Donor Day

June 14, 2018

Be there for someone else. Give blood. Share life.

Every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day. The event serves to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood and to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure the quality, safety and availability of blood and blood products for patients in...

120th Philippine Independence Day

June 12, 2018

Section 1 of Republic Act No. 4166, entitled, “An Act Changing the Date of Philippine Independence 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 “, the 12th day of June as the Philippine Independence Day, and all the citizens of the Philippines are...

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.

World Environment Day

June 5, 2018

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...

Philippine Eagle Week

June 4, 2018 to June 10, 2018

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 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018

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 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018

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 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018

The month of June of each year is declared as the Philippine Environment Month by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 237 signed in 1998 by then President Corazon C. Aquino.

This year’s theme is Go Wild for Life, Combat Biodiversity Loss.

No Smoking Month

June 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018

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.

National Kidney Month

June 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018

By virtue of Presidential Decree No. 184, s. of 1993, the National Kidney and Transplant Institute leads the entire nation in celebration of the National Kidney Month this June 2018.

With this year’s theme:”Kalusugan ng Bato’y Makakamtam sa Pag-aalaga ng Kalikasan”. The theme focuses on the impact of the environment on renal diseases.

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,...