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National Blood Donor's Month

July 1, 2017 to July 31, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

The 2017 World Day to Combat Desertification#2017WDCD will look at specific ways local communities can build resilience against current multi-fold development challenges through sustainable land management practices. This day should remind everyone of land’s important role in producing food and generating local employment, as well as its ability to add to the sustainability, stability...

World Blood Donor Day

June 14, 2017

Every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). The event serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.

Blood is an important resource, both for planned treatments and urgent interventions. It can help patients suffering from life-threatening conditions live...

119th Philippine Independence Day

June 12, 2017

One of the most significant dates in the Philippine’s history is June 12, 1898. It celebrates the nation’s independence from decades of Spanish rule. Philippine independence was formally proclaimed on June 12, 1898 with the reading of the Proclamation of Independence in Kawit, Cavite. The Proclamation was prepared and read by Ambrosio Rianzares Bautista and was signed by 98...

National Migrant Workers Day

June 7, 2017

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, 2017

World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Over the years it has grown to be a broad, global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated by stakeholders in over 100 countries. It also serves as the ‘people’s day’ for doing something positive for the environment,...

Philippine Eagle Week

June 4, 2017 to June 10, 2017

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.

The theme for this year is “Philippine Eagle, People, and the Environment for a Sustainable Future”

National Dengue Awareness Month

June 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017

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, 2017 to June 30, 2017

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, 2017 to June 30, 2017

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.

The DENR’s Environmental Management Bureau is in charge of the celebration of both the Philippine Environment Month and the World Environment Day.

The local celebration of the World Environment Day with the...

No Smoking Month

June 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017

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, 2017 to June 30, 2017

June is celebrated every year as the National Kidney Month by virtue of PD 184 dated May 31, 1993 declared by Former President Fidel V. Ramos. NKTI as the lead agency identified to spearhead its implementation. As part of this celerbation, NKTI will place the campaign in a different level educating our countrymen for health awareness focused on reducing impact and frequency of kidney disease...

World Malaria Day

April 25, 2017

World Malaria Day is an occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control.

This year’s global theme for World Malaria Day is End Malaria for Good. In the lead-up to 25 April, World Health Organization (WHO) is shining a spotlight on prevention, a critical strategy for reducing the toll of a disease that...

Head and neck Consciousness Week

April 22, 2017 to April 28, 2017

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...

National Rice Awareness Month

November 1, 2016 to November 30, 2016

Pursuant to Proclamation No. 524, s. 2014, the country celebrates the National Rice Awareness in the month of November, to be spearheaded by the Department of Agriculture.

This year’s celebration carries the theme, BROWN4GOOD Challenge Accepted: We Bring Four Goodness by Eating Brown Rice (i.e., Personal Goods, Goodness to Farmers, Goodness to the Country and Goodness to...

Please Register Here: The DILG Debate on Local Governance

November 20, 2016

Venue: Mini Auditorium, Far Eastern University – Manila

Time: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Over the years, we have witnessed the emergence of remarkable changes in local government leaderships, and wider citizens’ engagement and participation in local governance, which, to a certain degree, can be attributed to the implementation of the Local Government Code of 1991.

On the 25th year...

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

http://nap.psa.gov.ph/nsm/26thNSM/default.asp

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

http://nap.psa.gov.ph/pressreleases/2015/PSA_PR-201506-PP1-03_NSM_WORLDSTAT.asp

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.

Source: www.who.int.com

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 .