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World No Tobacco Day

May 31, 2019

Tobacco and lung health

Every year, on 31 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) and global partners celebrate World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). The annual campaign is an opportunity to raise awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure, and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form.

The focus of World No Tobacco Day 2019 is on "tobacco and lung...

Display of National Transition Flags

May 28, 2019 to June 12, 2019

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, 2019

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.

This year’s celebration comes with the theme, “2019 Labor Day: Pagpupugay sa Manggawagang Pilipino”.

Source: DILG MC No. 2019-63

Anti-Graft and Corruption Awareness Month

May 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019

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, 2019 to May 31, 2019

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...

National Heritage Month

May 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 439, dated 11 August 2003, the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts (NCCA) spearheads the annual National Heritage Month (NHM) celebration this May. The observance of this event aims to strengthen people’s consciousness, respect, and love for the legacies of Filipino cultural history.

For this year, the NCCA will adopt the theme...

Month of the Ocean

May 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019

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...

World Malaria Day

April 25, 2019

“Zero malaria starts with me”

After more than a decade of steady advances in fighting malaria, progress has levelled off. According to WHO’s latest World malaria report, no significant gains were made in reducing malaria cases in the period 2015 to 2017. The estimated number of malaria deaths in 2017, at 435,000, remained virtually unchanged over the previous year.

Urgent...

Head and Neck Consciousness Week

April 24, 2019 to April 30, 2019

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...

World Immunization Week

April 24, 2019 to April 30, 2019

Vaccines work: We are protected together

Celebrated in the last week of April, World Immunization Week aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunization saves millions of lives every year and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Yet, there are still nearly 20 million unvaccinated...

Earth Day

April 22, 2019

Earth Day 2019 – Protect Our Species

Nature’s gifts to our planet are the millions of species that we know and love, and many more that remain to be discovered. Unfortunately, human beings have irrevocably upset the balance of nature and, as a result, the world is facing the greatest rate of extinction since we lost the dinosaurs more than 60 million years ago. But unlike the fate...

77th Commemmoration of Araw ng Kagitingan

April 9, 2019

The whole nation commemorates the Araw ng Kagitingan on the 9th day of April of every year pursuant to Executive Order No. 203,s 1987, and the Philippine Veterans Week from April 5 to 11, as per Presidential Proclamation No. 466,s 1989.

To promote and, preserve and memorialize the principles, ideals and heroic deeds of our Filipino war veterans, meaningful activities shall be conducted in...

World Health Day

April 7, 2019

Universal health coverage (UHC) is about ensuring all people and communities have access to quality health services where and when they need them, without suffering financial hardship. It includes the full spectrum of services needed throughout life—from health promotion to prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative care—and is best based on a strong primary health care...

World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD)

April 2, 2019

When world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015, the international community reaffirmed its strong commitment to inclusive, accessible and sustainable development, and pledged that no one would be left behind. In this context, the participation of persons with autism as both agents and beneficiaries is essential for the realization of the Sustainable Development...

Buwan ng Panitikan ng Pilipinas/National Literature Month

April 1, 2019 to April 30, 2019

Ang Abril ay Buwan ng Panitikang Filipino, sa bisa ng Proklamasyon Blg. 968, s. 2015. Sa buwang ito, ipinagdiriwang natin ang mga akdang pampanitikan na gawa ng mga anak ng masalimuot at kawing-kawing na kasaysayan ng Pilipinas. Sa pakikipagtulungan ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, at iba pang katuwang na ahensiya, kinikilala ng Pambansang Buwan ng...

Cancer in Children Awareness Month

April 1, 2019 to April 30, 2019

April has been declared by the Department of Health as Cancer in Children Awareness Month to create public awareness on pediatric cancer.

Cancer is a very rare disease in children. Its cause is unknown so most of the time the cancer is already in its advanced stage by the time it is diagnosed. Childhood cancer affects children from birth to 19 years old.

The various types of pediatric cancer...

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.

This...

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.