Events Archive



National Volunteer Month

December 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017

Presidential Proclamation No. 55 dated December 5, 1988 declares the month of December as National Volunteer Month (NVM).

The NVM serves as the country’s platform to recognize the contributions of the volunteer community to nation building and sustainable development.

With the theme, "Boluntarismo: Daan Tungo sa Pagbabago", this year's NVM is anchored on the Philippine Development Plan...

2017 18-Day Campaign to end VAW

November 25, 2017 to December 12, 2017

The 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) is observed annually from November 25 to December 12 to raise awareness among all stakeholders that VAW is a public issue of national concern. It supports the Philippine Government’s goal to protect the human rights of women and its commitment to address all forms of VAW. The following issuances provide the national legal mandates...

6th Juvenile Justice and Welfare Consciousness Week

November 19, 2017 to November 25, 2017

6th Juvenile Justice and Welfare Consciousness Week with the Theme: Mapagkalingang Hustisya, Ugaliin at Pagtibayin

Bonifacio Day

November 30, 2017

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...

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

November 20, 2017

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 13, 2017 to November 19, 2017

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 13, 2017 to November 19, 2017

World Antibiotic Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of global 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.

This year's theme: Seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics. Antibiotics are a precious resource, so it is...

Deaf Awareness Week

November 10, 2017 to November 16, 2017

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.

Malaria Awareness Month

November 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017

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, 2017 to November 30, 2017

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...

25th National Children's Month

November 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017

The 25th National Children’s Month (NCM) Celebration in November 2017 is pursuant to Republic Act 10661, otherwise known as National Children’s Month Act. The declaration commemorates the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by the United? Nations General Assembly on November 20, 1989 and seeks to instill its significance in the Filipino consciousness.


United Nations Week

October 18, 2017 to October 24, 2017

Pursuant to Proclamation No. 483. October 18 to 24, 2003 and every year thereafter as the United Nations Week. The Department of Foreign Affair (DFA) as the lead agency was designated to plan organize, oversee, and implement, in coordinate on with other departments and agencies, as well as with the United Nations offices and agencies based in the Philippines, appropriate events and activities...

National Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (AD/HD) Week

October 15, 2017 to October 21, 2017

In accordance to Proclamation No. 472 (2003), every third week October of each year shall be commemorated as the National Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity (AD/HD) Awareness Week.

ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. It is usually diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. Children or persons with AD/HD may have trouble paying attention,...

Local Government Code Anniversary

October 10, 2017

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...

Linggo ng Katandaang Pilipino (Elderly Filipino Week)

October 1, 2017 to October 7, 2017

Sa ilalim ng Proklamasyon Bilang 470, Serye 1975 ay itinakda ang unang linggo ng Oktubre ng bawat taon bilang Linggo ng Katandaang Pilipino ( Elderly Week).

Barangay Assembly Day for the 2nd Semester of 2017

October 8, 2017

Pursuant to Section 397 (b) of Republic Act 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991, mandates that “the barangay assembly shall meet at least twice a year to hear and discuss the semestral report of the sangguniang barangay concerning its activities and finances as well as problems affecting the barangay.”

Further, Proclamation No. 260 was issued on 11 September...

National Newborn Screening Week

October 1, 2017 to October 7, 2017

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 540, the first week of October is celebrated as National Newborn Screening Week to draw broader public attention to the crucial role of early detection of inherited diseases in preventing permanent damage to the affected child.

Animal Welfare Week

October 2, 2017 to October 7, 2017

Presidential Proclamation No. 715, series of 2004, declares the first week of October of every year as Animal Welfare Week. The Department of Agriculture –Bureau of Animal Industry,(DA-BAI), in line with the implementation of republic Act 8485, as amended by republic Act 10631 (The Animal Welfare Law of 1998), spearheads the 2017 Animal Welfare Week Celebration covering for the period,...

20th Consumer Welfare Month

October 1, 2017 to October 31, 2017

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 1098, the country will be celebrating the Month of October as Consumer Welfare Month. Hosted by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, this year’s celebration theme is “Consumer Rights in the Digital Age “.

Tamaraw Month

October 1, 2017 to October 31, 2017

Presidential Proclamation No. 273 of 2002 declares October of every year as a special month for the Conservation and Protection of the Tamaraw in Mindoro. The proclamation urged all government offices, agencies and instrumentalities in the whole island of Mindoro to implement activities geared toward the conservation of the Tamaraw and its habitats.

The Tamaraw is a small wild buffalo...

National Cooperative Month

October 1, 2017 to October 31, 2017

October of every year is a celebration of Cooperative Month in the Philippines pursuant to Presidential Proclamation 493, series of 2003. The 2017 Cooperative Month has a theme “Cooperatives: Empowering the Poor and the Vulnerable Towards Job Creation and Poverty Eradication”.

In order to raise consciousness, all the cooperatives are encouraged to launch activities that...

28th National Statistics Month

October 1, 2017 to October 31, 2017

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 647, issued on 20 September 1990 by then President Corazon C. Aquino, the month of October of every year was declared as the National Statistics Month with the objectives to promote, enhance and instill nationwide awareness and appreciation of the importance and value of statistics to the different sectors of society; and to elicit the cooperation and...

Family Week

September 24, 2017 to September 30, 2017

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;...

World Rabies Day

September 28, 2017

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.

Created and coordinated annually by Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC), World Rabies Day, September 28th, focuses on rabies endemic countries, to increase community...

National Maritime Day

September 29, 2017

Through a Presidential Proclamation No. 886 dated 06 September 1996 declared the last Friday of September every year as the National Maritime Day (NMD). Meanwhile, Proclamation No. 1094 series of 1997 declared every last Sunday of September of every year as National Seafarer’s Day (NSD), which amended Presidential Proclamation No. 828 series of 1996 in due recognition of Filipino...

Kainang Pamilya Mahalaga Day

September 25, 2016 to September 25, 2017

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 20, 2017

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 17, 2017 to September 23, 2017

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, 2017 to September 22, 2017

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 588 issued on March 25, 2004, declaring September 16-22, each year as Cerebral Palsy Awareness and Protection Week. Cerebral Palsy is a non-progressive condition affecting the immature brain characterized by movement, balance, and postural problems. It is the most common disorder that affects children and adults in the world.

The Cerebral Palsy...

National Crime Prevention Week

September 1, 2017 to September 7, 2017

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 “Pamayanang...