Events Archive


Girl Child Week Celebration

March 25, 2019 to March 31, 2019

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.

World Tuberculosis Day

March 24, 2019

Each year, on 24 March, the world marks World TB Day. TB remains the world’s leading infectious killer, being responsible for the deaths of nearly 1.7 million people each year and representing the ninth leading cause of death globally. The day is an occasion to mobilize political and social commitment for further progress towards eliminating TB as a public health burden.


International World Water Day

March 22, 2019

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, 2019

UN World Wildlife Day 2019 Theme- 'Life below water: for people and planet'

The World Wildlife Day 2019 aligns closely with the Sustainable Development Goal 14 – Life below water, whichfocuses on marine species, and will be an opportunity to highlight the critical issues and values of marine wildlife to our everyday lives. The occasion will also celebrate successful initiatives to...

Barangay Assembly Day

March 1, 2019 to March 31, 2019

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.

The Department issues memorandum...

Rabies Awareness Month

March 1, 2019 to March 31, 2019

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, 2019 to March 31, 2019

Presidential Proclamation No.227 Series of 1988 declares the observance of the Month of March as Women’s Role in History Month and Republic Act No. 6949 Series of 1990 declares March 8 of every year as National Women’s Day which aims to give recognition to the contributions of Filipino women in our society.

In 2017, the PCW Board Members and Inter-Agency Technical Working Group...

Fire Prevention Month

March 1, 2019 to March 31, 2019

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 Awareness Week for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

February 11, 2019 to February 17, 2019

The Presidential Proclamation No. 731 series of 1996 declares the End 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).”

For 2019, the weeklong celebration is on February 10-16, 2019 with the theme “WE ARE THE SOLUTION!”...

Safer Internet Day for Children Philippines

February 12, 2019

The Presidential Proclamation No. 417 declares every second Tuesday of February every year as Safer Internet Day for Children Philippines.

This year’s observance theme is “E-KAW at AKO, LIGTAS NA INTERNET ANG PANGAKO.” The “E-KAW” is a translation of Ikaw (You), while the letter “e” is a prefix for electronic. The theme talks about how you and I can...

National Rare Disease Week

February 22, 2019 to February 28, 2019

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 11, 2019 to February 17, 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...

Civil Registration Month

February 1, 2019 to February 28, 2019

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, 2019 to February 28, 2019

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

This year’s celebration dubbed as Ani ng Sining: Philippine Arts Festival, aims to promote the Philippine Arts, highlighting, the Filipino Creativity and imagination.

Philippine Dental Health Month

February 1, 2019 to February 28, 2019

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 21, 2019 to January 27, 2019

Presidential Proclamation 1188 signed in 2006 declared every 4th week of January as Goiter Awareness Week to increase public awareness on the prevention and control of Goiter and other Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD). Goiter and other manifestations of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) are a matter of national concern which cannot be left to one governmental agency or one professional...

National Cancer Consciousness Week

January 14, 2019 to January 20, 2019

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 the avoidance of exposure to the risk factors of chronic diseases namely: physical inactivity, improper diet...

Best Dives Philippines Week

January 7, 2019 to January 13, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2018

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, 2018

Christmas rites and rituals

Christmas, which celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, revolves around many customs and traditions handed down through the generations. Many of these myths, legends and customs are of pagan origin

Santa Claus is a 19th-century American invention.The image of this cheerful character was popularised by Swedish commercial artist Haddon Sundblom as part of an...

Human Rights Day

December 10, 2018

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70

Let's stand up for equality, justice and human dignity

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, Human Rights Day marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone...

International Anti-Corruption Day

December 9, 2018

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, 2018

International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2018, “Volunteers build Resilient Communities”, recognizes volunteers worldwide – with a special focus on local community volunteers – who contribute to making their communities more resilient against natural disasters, economic stresses and political shocks. The campaign theme combines the recognition of volunteers with concrete...

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3, 2018

The United Nations General Assembly Resolution A/RES/47/3 adopted in 14 October 1992 and amended by Resolution A/RES/48/97 dated 20 December 1993 and General Assembly Resolution 62/127 dated 18 December 3 as the International Day for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).

Philippines Proclamation No. 1157 on October 16, 2006 declared December 3 and every year thereafter as the International Day...

World AIDS Day

December 1, 2018

This year’s theme for World AIDS Day, which will be marking its 30th anniversary on 1 December, will be “Know your status”.

Significant progress has been made in the AIDS response since 1988, and today three in four people living with HIV know their status. But we still have miles to go, as the latest UNAIDS report shows, and that includes reaching people living with HIV who...

Month of Overseas Filipinos and International Migrants Day

December 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018

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, 2018 to December 31, 2018

Presidential Proclamation No. 55, S. 1998, the Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA), an attached agency of the National economic and Development Authority (NEDA) spearheads the annual celebration of the National Volunteer Month (NVM) every month of December in recognition of the dedicated service of Filipino volunteers.

This year’s celebration will have the...

Save the Date: Anti-Red Tape & Ease of Doing Business Forum 2018

October 9, 2018 to October 10, 2018

Attend the Anti-Red Tape & Ease of Doing Business Forum on October 09, 2018 (Luzon Cluster) and October 10, 2018 for the (Visayas and Mindanao Clusters) at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Ortigas Center, Quezon City.

The forum aims to orient and advocate the implementation of the EODB law and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR). Thus, all Local Chief Executives or authorized...

United Nations Week

October 18, 2018 to October 24, 2018

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...