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Development Policy Research Month

September 19, 2020 to September 30, 2020

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation no. 247, dated 2 September 2002, the Development Policy Research Month, (DPRM) is being celebrated nationwide every month of September of every year. The celebration provides a means to promote, enhance, instill and draw awareness of the importance and necessity of policy research in national development and nation-building.

The Philippine Institute for...

120th Anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service

September 1, 2020 to September 30, 2019

Presidential Proclamation No. 1050, series of 1997 declares the month of September as the Civil Service Month. 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 Maintenance of an Efficient and Honest Civil Service in the Philippine Islands) on 19 September 1900.

In the age of technology, public service...

Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa

August 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020

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...

Linggo ng Kabataan and International Youth Day

August 12, 2020

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, 2020 to August 12, 2020

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, 2020 to August 7, 2020

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, 2020 to August 31, 2020

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.

Breastfeeding Awareness Month

August 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020

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, 2020

Theme: Find The Missing Millions

Worldwide, 290 million people are living with viral hepatitis unaware. Without finding the undiagnosed and linking them to care, millions will continue to suffer, and lives will be lost. On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, we call on people from across the world to take action and raise awareness to find the “missing millions”.

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42nd National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week

July 17, 2020 to July 23, 2020

Proclamation No. 361, declaring the third week of July as the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week which shall culminate on the birthdate of the sublime paralytic: Apolinario Mabini on July 23 each year.

Pursuant to Article 28 of the UNCRPD, paragraph 1 “States Parties recognize the right of persons with disabilities to an adequate standard of living for themselves and...

Police Community Relations Month

July 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020

Presidential Proclamation No. 764 signed on January 24, 2005 declares the month of July every year as Police Community Relations Month. PCR Month celebration aims to develop closer interaction between the police and the community in handling peace and order concerns.

The PCR Month celebration is an opportune time to strengthen community participation in crime prevention It also forges...

National Disaster Resilience Month

July 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020

In observance of the National Disaster Resilience Month this July, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) calls on all stakeholders to support government programs geared towards attaining disaster resilience.

Executive Order Number 29 signed on June 28, 2017 mandates the observance of National Disaster Resilience Month (NDRM) "throughout the country through the...

Nutrition Month

July 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020

Presidential Decree 491 in 1974 declared that Nutrition Month shall be held every July to create greater awareness on the importance of nutrition among Filipinos. The law mandates the National Nutrition Council (NNC) to coordinate and lead the nationwide campaign.

The 2020 Nutrition Month theme is “Batang Pinoy, SANA TALL..Iwas Stunting. SAMA All! Iwas ALL din sa COVID 19!”

The...

National Blood Donor's Month

July 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020

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.

World No Tobacco Day

May 31, 2020

Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use

For decades, the tobacco industry has deliberately employed strategic, aggressive and well-resourced tactics to attract youth to tobacco and nicotine products. Internal industry documents reveal in-depth research and calculated approaches designed to attract a new generation of tobacco users, from...

Display of National Transition Flags

May 28, 2020 to June 12, 2020

On March 6, 1965, Presidential Proclamation No. 374 was issued declaring May 28 as National Flag Day to commemorate the date the national emblem was first unfurled after the Philippine Revolutionary Army defeated the Spanish forces in the Battle at Alapan, Imus, Cavite in 1898. On May 23, 1994, Executive Order No. 79 was issued extending the period of celebrating National Flag Day from?May 28...

Labor Day

May 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020

Pursuant to Executive Order No. 262, series of 1987, the first day of May of every year is declared as Labor Day. It is a regular holiday as embodied in Presidential Proclamation No. 555, series of 2018.

Anti-Graft and Corruption Awareness Month

May 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 591 s. 2004, May is observed as “Anti-Graft and Corruption Awareness Month.” The declaration is in line with the constitutional mandate that the State must maintain honesty and integrity in public service and take positive and effective measures against graft and corrupt practices.

Cervical Cancer Prevention Awareness Month

May 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020

The month of May has been declared as Cervical Cancer Prevention Awareness Month in Philippines to build public awareness on cervical cancer.

Cervical cancer is malignant tumor of the cervix uteri or cervical area. Cervical area of the uterus, which usually called “uterine cervix”, is the part of uterus which connects uterine body to the vaginal. Most of cervical cancer start at...

Month of the Ocean

May 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020

The Month of the Ocean (MOO) is celebrated annually in the Philippines during the month of May. By virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 57 issued in 1999, the month of May was declared as the MOO. Activities to be conducted in observance of the MOO aims to highlight the importance and significance of conservation, protection, and sustainable management of Philippine coastal and marine...

National Heritage Month

May 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020

Pursuant to President Proclamation No. 439, the National Heritage Month (NHM) is annually celebrated during the month of May. This is in recognition of the need to create among the people a consciousness, respect and love for the legacies of Filipino cultural history.

For the year 2020, the celebration will carry the theme, “Mga Kuwentong Pamana” (Stories of Heritage) to highlight...

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.