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16th Women with Disabilities Day

March 30, 2020

The 1987 Philippine Constitution enshrined a State policy for the total development and empowerment of women which specifically provides that “The State recognizes the role of women in nation-building, and shall ensure the fundamental equality before the law of women and men” (Section 14, Article II).

Women with disabilities are also part of society and deserve equal rights in the...

Girl Child Week Celebration

March 23, 2020 to March 29, 2020

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.

Earth Hour 2020

March 28, 2020

Faced with the enormity of the task of reversing the current trend of environmental degradation, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines will simultaneously be holding Earth Hour 2020 as well as, launching the #ChangeTheEnding campaign. Over the next five years, it will work closely with partners in focusing on scaled solutions to address the monumental and very urgent environmental...

World Tuberculosis Day

March 24, 2020

Each year, we commemorate World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic. The date marks the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium that causes TB, which opened the way towards diagnosing and curing this disease.

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International World Water Day

March 22, 2020

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, 2020

The animals and plants that live in the wild have an intrinsic value and contribute to the ecological, genetic, social, economic, scientific, educational, cultural, recreational and aesthetic aspects of human well-being and to sustainable development.

World Wildlife Day is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the...

Barangay Assembly Day

March 1, 2020 to March 31, 2020

Section 397 of Republic Act No. 7160 otherwise known as Local Government Code of 1991 requires that there shall be a barangay assembly composed of all persons who are actual residents of the barangay for at least six (6) months, fifteen (15) years of age or over, citizens of the Philippines, and duly registered in the list of barangay assembly members.

Twice a year, the Department issue...

Rabies Awareness Month

March 1, 2020 to March 31, 2020

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.

Women's Month

March 1, 2020 to March 31, 2020

Pursuant to Proclamation No. 224 s. 1988 declaring the first week of March of every year as Women’s Week and March 8 as Women’s Rights and International Peace Day; Proclamation No. 227 s. 1988 providing for the observation of the Month of March as Women’s Role in History Month; and Republic Act (RA) No. 6949 s. 1990 declaring March 8 of every year as National Women’s...

Fire Prevention Month

March 1, 2020 to March 31, 2020

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 23, 2020 to February 29, 2020

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 16, 2020 to February 23, 2019

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...

National Awareness Week for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

February 9, 2020 to February 15, 2020

The Presidential Proclamation No. 731 series of 1996 declares the 2nd week of February of every year as the “National Awareness Week for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation” or also known as the “Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Week (CSAAW).”

Safer Internet Day for Children Philippines

February 12, 2019 to February 11, 2020

The Presidential Proclamation No. 417 declares every second Tuesday of February every year as “Safer Internet Day for Children Philippines” which is celebrated as a call to action to promote better and safer internet use for everyone. It was first introduced in 2004 in various countries in Europe and is currently being observed by more than 100 countries in the world.

This...

Adoption Consciousness Day First Saturday

February 1, 2020 to February 29, 2020

Presidential Proclamation No. 72 dated February 3, 1999 declares the first Saturday of February of every year as “Adoption Consciousness Day” to call public attention to create nationwide awareness of the growing number of orphaned, abandoned or neglected Filipino children in need of permanent alternative wholesome family environment.

This year’s celebration carries the...

Civil Registration Month

February 1, 2020 to February 29, 2020

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.

The celebration aims to remind the citizenry of their duty to register acts and events concerning status of persons and enhance nationwide awareness and appreciation of the legal, administrative and statistical values of...

National Arts Month

February 1, 2020 to February 29, 2020

February is National Arts Month (NAM), per Proclamation 683, in 1991 entitled “Declaring the Month of February of every year as National Arts Month”.

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) spearheads the celebration of National Arts Month (NAM) through Ani ng Sining: Philippine Arts Festival.

Anchored on the theme “Ani ng Sining”, the NAM celebration...

Philippine Dental Health Month

February 1, 2020 to February 29, 2020

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...

Goiter Awareness Week

January 20, 2020 to January 26, 2020

By virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 1188 on December 11, 2016, Goiter Awareness Week is observed every fourth week of January.

The lack of iodine in the body may result to Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD) that has different signs and symptoms. Pregnant mothers who lack iodine in their body may experience miscarriage or give birth to a stillborn baby. Adult with iodine deficiency? may...

National Cancer Consciousness Week

January 13, 2020 to January 19, 2020

National Cancer Consciousness Week is observed every third week of January by virtue of Proclamation No. 1348

Cancer is a major public health threat worldwide. It is a killer disease when not detected early and poses burden on patient, families, communities, sectors of the society and the national development of the country.

The observance of the National Cancer Consciousness Week focuses on...

Best Dives Philippines Week

January 6, 2020 to January 12, 2020

Per Presidential Proclamation No. 758, Second week of January and every year thereafter is declared as Best Dives Philippines Week promoting scuba diving with an emphasis on protection and conservation of the country's underwater marine resources.

Global March Against Child Labor

January 17, 2020

To mobilise worldwide efforts to protect and promote the rights of all children, especially the right to receive a free and meaningful education and the right to be free from economic exploitation and from performing any work that is likely to be harmful to the child's physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development.

Global March seeks to eliminate child labour by questioning,...

Rizal Day

December 30, 2019

Every year, on the 30th day of December, the whole nation observes the death anniversary of our great national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal. This commemorates the nationalism and martyrdom of Rizal. His life becomes a constant reminder to all of us to fulfill our duties to our country, and to lead in making a better tomorrow for the generations to come.

Christmas Day

December 25, 2019

Little-Known Pinoy Christmas Traditions That May Disappear Soon

Christmas is the most joyous time of the year for Filipinos, that is why so many customs and quaint practices have been conceived around the holiday season.

Traditions like Noche Buena, Misa de Gallo and giving of aguinaldos continue to live on, but there are other local and obscure traditions that old towns observe that we know...

International Anti-Corruption Day

December 9, 2019

The United Nations’ (UN) International Anti-Corruption Day aims to raise public awareness of corruption and what people can do to fight it. It is observed on December 9 each year.

International Anti-Corruption Day has been observed annually since the passage of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption on 31 October 2003.

It raises public awareness on the fight against...

International Volunteer Day

December 5, 2019

International Volunteer Day (IVD), is an opportunity for us all to promote volunteerism, encourage governments to support volunteer efforts and recognize volunteer contributions to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at local, national and international levels.

At UNV, we are marking #IVD2019 with the theme "Volunteer for an inclusive future", highlighting SDG 10 and...

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3, 2019

The United Nations General Assembly No. 47/3 adopted on 14 October 1992 and amended by General Assembly Resolution No. 48/97 dated 20 December 1993 and General Assembly Resolution No. 62/127 dated 18 December 2007, declared December 03 as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).

In response, the Philippines issued Proclamation No. 1157 on 16 October 2006 declaring December 3...

World AIDS Day

December 1, 2019 to December 1, 2018

The theme of this year's World AIDS Day is "Communities make the difference".

The commemoration of World AIDS Day is an important opportunity to recognize the essential role that communities have played and continue to play in the AIDS response at the international, national and local levels.

Communities contribute to the AIDS response in many different ways. Their leadership and advocacy...

Month of Overseas Filipinos and International Migrants Day

December 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

Proclamation No. 276 dated June 21, 1988 declares the month of December as the Month of Overseas Filipinos (MOF) and United Nations Resolution No. 55/93 dated February 28, 2001, proclaims December 18 of every year as the International Migrants Day (IMD). The annual celebration is being spearheaded by an Inter-Agency Committee (IAC) for the MOF and IMD, chaired by President of the Philippine...

National Volunteer Month

December 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

The Philippine Government gives paramount importance to people’s participation as prime movers of development. Creating a self-resilient and self-sustaining nation entails proactive citizens who work hand-in-hand with the duty bearers through volunteer engagements. Filipinos are known for the culture of “bayanihan” where each and every Juan or Juana readily lends a hand when...