Events Archive


United Nations Week

October 18, 2021 to October 24, 2021

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, 2021 to October 21, 2020

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,...

Linggo ng Katandaang Pilipino (Elderly Filipino Week)

October 1, 2021 to October 7, 2021

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).

Sa pamamagitan ng pagdiriwang ito, natutugunan ng pamahalaan ang ilang mga pangangailangan ng mga matatanda.

National Newborn Screening Week

October 1, 2021 to October 7, 2021

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 1, 2021 to October 7, 2021

Through the centuries, humans have compromised animal welfare and species protection for a number of reasons. Whether it be destroying natural habitats for new buildings or agriculture, or testing chemicals on animals to determine whether substance is safe for human use, humans have rarely prioritized animals. Thus, Presidential Proclamation No. 715 dated October 11, 2014 was issued, declaring...

Consumer Welfare Month

October 1, 2021 to October 31, 2021

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 1098 dated September 26, 199, the country will be celebrating the Consumer Welfare Month every October.

The Department of Trade and Industry, through its Consumer Protection Group (DTI-CPG), spearheads the annual celebration of the Consumer Welfare Month (CWM) with various activities.

This year’s theme is “Digital Consumers: The New...

Tamaraw Month

October 1, 2021 to October 31, 2021

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 Statistics Month

October 1, 2021 to October 31, 2021

The National Statistics Month (NSM) was first observed in 1990 pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No.647 signed by then President Corazon C. Aquino on September 20, 1990, Declaring the Month of October of Every Year as the National Statistics Month. This aims to promote, enhance and instill awareness and appreciation of the importance and value of statistics to the different sectors of...

Museums and Galleries Month

October 1, 2021 to October 31, 2021

The Museums and Galleries Month (MGM) is observed every month of October by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 798, s. 1991. It underscores the importance of arousing national consciousness and pride in our rich Filipino culture and heritage embodying the aspirations of the nation, expressed in all media of art as well as historical and religious artifacts. This rich Filipino cultural...

World Rabies Day

September 28, 2021

This year’s World Rabies Day theme is: “Rabies: Facts, not Fear”.

World Rabies Day was created to raise awareness and advocate for rabies elimination globally and is designed to unite all people, organizations, and stakeholders against rabies.

World Rabies Day is held every year on September 28. This date was chosen as it is the anniversary of the death of Louis Pasteur...

National Maritime Day

September 24, 2021

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...

Sierra Madre Day

September 26, 2021

Presidential Proclamation 413 declares September 26 of every year as Sierra Madre Day. This declaration is observed annually and spearheaded by the Save Sierra Madre Network Alliance, Inc. (SMNAI), a network of Indigenous Peoples and Non-Indigenous, People’s Organizations, Government Organizations, Civil Society Schools, Churches and Individuals committed to the protection and...

Family Week

September 22, 2021 to September 28, 2021

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;...

Kainang Pamilya Mahalaga Day

September 27, 2021

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 19, 2021

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 15, 2021 to September 21, 2021

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...

National Crime Prevention Week

September 1, 2021 to September 7, 2021

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.

For this year, the celebration centers on the...

National Peace Consciousness Month

September 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021

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...

Maritime and Archipelagic Nation Awareness Month

September 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021

Proclamation No. 316 is in line with Article XII, Section 2 of the Constitution, which stipulates that the State is mandated to protect the nation’s marine wealth in its archipelagic waters, territorial sea, and exclusive economic zone and reserve its use exclusively for Filipino citizens.

This year’s theme “Our Seas, Our Livelihood, Our Heritage: Connecting Lives and...

Development Policy Research Month

September 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 247 issued in September 2002, the nationwide celebration of the DPRM is held every September. This proclamation designates the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) as the lead government agency in the observance of DPRM.

The Proclamation underscores the need to promote, enhance instill, and draw awareness and appreciation of the...

121st Anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service

September 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 1050, series of 1997 declaring the month of September as the Civil Service Month, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) will be spearheading the 121st Anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service in September 2021. This is in observance of the establishment of the Philippine Civil Service by virtue of Public Law No. 5 (An Act for the Establishment and...

Linggo ng Kabataan and International Youth Day

August 12, 2021

Section 30 of Republic Act No. 10742, the Sanggunian Kabataan Reform Act of 2015 mandates the observance of Linggo ng Kabataan in very barangay, municipality, city and province on the week where the 12thof August falls to coincide with the International Youth Day (IYD)

National Hospital Week

August 6, 2021 to August 12, 2021

This annual celebration is in line with Presidential Proclamation No. 181 declaring August 6-12 of every year as National Hospital Week. The main objective of this celebration is to promote awareness on the health programs and social roles of hospital in partnership with other sectors and the community in maintaining a healthy citizenry.

World Breastfeeding Week

August 1, 2021 to August 7, 2021

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around world. It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration signed in August 1990 by government policymakers, WHO, UNICEF and other organizations to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.

The theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2020 is “Support breastfeeding...

National Tuberculosis Month

August 1, 2021 to August 31, 2020

This is an annual observance aimed at reducing the incidence of Tuberculosis (TB) and TB-related morbidity and mortality in the country.

Sight-Saving Month

August 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021

Since the 1980s, the month of August has been celebrated as Sight Saving Month. The celebration aims to emphasize the importance of protecting and taking good care of the eyes and to encourage the public to be aware of available means of restoring lost eyesight and the value of organ donation.

Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa

August 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021

Alinsunod sa itinakda ng Pampanguluhang Proklamasyon Bilang 1041, s. 1997, na nagpapahayag ng taunang Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa tuwing 1-31 ng Agosto na pinangungunahan ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF). Ang tema ng pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa sa taong ito ay “Wikang Katutubo: Tungo sa Isang Filipino”.

At bilang tugon sa proklamasyon ng UNESCO na International Year...

Breastfeeding Awareness Month

August 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021

Pursuant to Republic Act 10028, otherwise known as the Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2009, August of every year is Breastfeeding Awareness Month.

This observance aims to raise public awareness on the importance of and to further promote breastfeeding in the country.

World Hepatitis Day

July 28, 2021

World Hepatitis Day is observed each year on 28 July to raise awareness of viral hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver that causes severe liver disease and hepatocellular cancer. This year’s theme is “Hepatitis Can’t Wait”. With a person dying every 30 seconds from a hepatitis related illness – even in the current COVID-19 crisis – we can’t wait to...

43rd National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week

July 17, 2021 to July 23, 2021

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 1870, s. 1979 as amended by Presidential Proclamation No. 361 , s,. 2000 and Administrative Order (AO) No. 35, s. 2002 the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) will lead the observance of the 43rd National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week on July 17- 23, 2021.

With the theme “Kalusugan at Kaunlaran ng Pilipinong May...