Events Archive


World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD)

April 2, 2021

Pursuant to Resolution No. 62/139 which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 18, 2007, every 2nd day of April of each year is declared as the “World Autism Awareness Day”.

The observance of this event? hopes to create an environment that will allow persons with autism to enjoy productive? lives by raising the awareness of the people throughout the society...

Cancer in Children Awareness Month

April 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021

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...

Women with Disabilities Day

March 29, 2021

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 21, 2021 to March 27, 2021

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

March 27, 2021

Over the years, the lights-off moment saw entire streets, buildings, landmarks, and city skylines go dark – an unmissable sight that drew public attention to nature loss and the climate crisis.

This year -amidst the current global circumstances – everyone is invited to raise awareness and create the same unmissable sight online, so that the world sees our planet, the issues we...

World Tuberculosis Day

March 24, 2021

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.


International World Water Day

March 22, 2021 to March 23, 2021

On 22 March 2021, World Water Day will be celebrated in an online event. The World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the global water crisis, and a core focus of the observance is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.

The theme of World Water Day 2021 is valuing water. The value of water is about much more...

World Wildlife Day

March 3, 2021

World Wildlife Day will be celebrated in 2021 under the theme "Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet", as a way to highlight the central role of forests, forest species and ecosystems services in sustaining the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people globally, and particularly of Indigenous and local communities with historic ties to forested and forest-adjacent areas....

Barangay Assembly Day

March 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021

Section 397 of Republic Act No. 7160 otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991, mandates the barangay 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 years of age or over, citizens of the Philippines and duly registered in the list of barangay assembly members.

To institutionalize Barangay...

Rabies Awareness Month

March 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021

Executive Order No.84, series of 1999 declares the month of March every year as Rabies Awareness Month. Rabies is a human infection that occurs after a transdermal bite or scratch by an infected animal, like dogs and cats. It can be transmitted when infectious material, usually saliva, comes into direct contact with a victim’s fresh skin lesions. Rabies may also occur, though in very...

Women's Month

March 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021

The 2021 National Women’s Month Celebration serves as a tribute, a platform, and a call to action that highlights the extraordinary roles of ordinary Juanas in the society as trailblazers and harbingers of change. This celebration is also a venue to discuss and address the issues that women continue to face so empowerment can be fully achieved. The campaign is also a call for concrete,...

Fire Prevention Month

March 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021

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 22, 2021 to February 28, 2021

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 15, 2021 to February 21, 2021

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 8, 2021 to February 14, 2021

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 9, 2021

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.

Adoption Consciousness Day First Saturday

February 6, 2021

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

Civil Registration Month

February 1, 2021 to February 28, 2021

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) spearheads the celebration of the 31st Civil Registration Month in February this year with the theme “Strengthening Civil Registration and Vital Statistics’ Digital Information: The Ways to Manage the New Normal”.

This year’s Civil Registration Month (#CivilRegMonth) entails a line-up of various activities (1) to raise...

National Arts Month

February 1, 2021 to February 28, 2021

Even in this time of new normal, a plethora of arts and cultural events will make the whole month of February exciting, colorful and enriching as the Philippines’ prime government agency for arts and culture, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) leads the celebration of 2021 National Arts Month (NAM).

This National Arts Month, also called Ani ng Sining, plays with the...

Philippine Dental Health Month

February 1, 2021 to February 28, 2021

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 25, 2021 to January 31, 2021

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 18, 2021 to January 24, 2021

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...

National Autism Consciousness Week

January 18, 2021 to January 24, 2021

The Autism Society Philippines is one with the nation in celebrating the 25th Philippine National Autism Consciousness Week to be held from 18 to 24 January 2021. This annual observance was made possible by President Fidel Ramos' Proclamation 711 of 1996 – in inspiring acceptance, accommodation and appreciation of persons on the autism spectrum in society. The activities of the week...

Best Dives Philippines Week

January 11, 2021 to January 17, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2020

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, 2020

Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus. The English term Christmas (“mass on Christ’s day”) is of fairly recent origin. The earlier term Yule may have derived from the Germanic jol or the Anglo-Saxon geol, which referred to the feast of the winter solstice. The corresponding terms in other languages—Navidad in Spanish, Natale in Italian, Noel in...

International Anti-Corruption Day

December 9, 2020

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, 2020

International Volunteers Day (IVD), is an international observance that was mandated by the UN General Assembly in 1985.

The Day 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.

Over the last...

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3, 2020

Pursuant to UN General Assembly Resolution No 473 issued on 14 October 1992, which was later adopted by the Philippines through Proclamation No. 1157 on 16 October 2006 declared December as International Day of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).

The observance of this event hopes to create an environment that will allow person with disability to enjoy productive lives by raising the awareness...