Events Archive

EVENTS ARCHIVE

World AIDS Day

December 1, 2020

The world has made significant progress since the late 1990s, but HIV remains a major global public health issue. And like many other major health issues, it faces additional challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

HIV prevention, testing, treatment and care services are all being disrupted particularly in countries with fragile heath systems. The breakdown in essential HIV services due to...

Month of Overseas Filipinos and International Migrants Day

December 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020

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, 2020 to December 31, 2020

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...

Bonifacio Day

November 30, 2020

November 30 is Bonifacio Day. Andres Bonifacio is considered as the “Father of the Philippine Revolution”. He is the founder and “Supremo” (leader) of the independence movement against Spain, the Kataastaasan Kagalang-galang na Katipunan nang mga Anak ng Bayan (KKK), or simply known as the Katipunan. This national observance honors Bonifacio as one of an industrious and...

Observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women

November 25, 2020 to December 12, 2020

Pursuant to Proclamation 1172, Series of 2006 which declares November 25 to December 12 of every year as the “18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW)” and Republic Act No. 10398, Series of 2012 which declares November 25 of every year as the “National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Children,” the Philippine Commission on...

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

November 17, 2020

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year – to remember the many millions killed and injured on the world’s roads, together with their families, friends and many others who are also affected. It is also a Day on which we thank the emergency services and reflect on the tremendous burden and cost of this...

Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week

November 15, 2020 to November 21, 2020

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 124, dated November 26, 2001. The third week of November of every year has been declared as Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week to promote public awareness against the evil effects of illegal drug use as well as public cooperation in the government's anti-drug campaign.

World Antibiotic Awareness Week

November 18, 2020 to November 24, 2020

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites resist the effects of medications, making...

Deaf Awareness Week

November 10, 2020 to November 16, 2020

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 829 on November 8, 1991, declaring the period from November 10 to 16 of every year as “Deaf Awareness Week.”

The observance of this event hopes to create an environment that will allow person with deaf disability to enjoy productive lives by raising the awareness of the people throughout the society and to inform the public that the causes...

World Tsunami Awareness Day

November 5, 2020

In 2015, the United Nations (UN) declared every November 5 as the World Tsunami Day, to promote a global culture of tsunami awareness.

The 2020 edition of the World Tsunami Awareness Day will be structured as a 30-day campaign with three key events focused on Global Target E of the Sendai Framework: Substantially increase the number of countries with national and local disaster risk reduction...

Malaria Awareness Month

November 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020

Per Proclamation No. 1168 the month of November of every year is declared as Malaria Awareness Month.

Malaria is a disease caused by protozoan parasites called Plasmodium. It is usually transmitted through the bite of an infected female Anopheles mosquito.

Most malaria cases in the country occur in rural areas and especially in forested, swampy, hilly and mountainous regions.

The typical...

Traditional and Alternative Health Care Month

November 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020

Recognizing the importance of traditional and alternative medicines in providing essential health care to Filipinos, Presidential Proclamation No. 698 has declared November as Traditional and Alternative Health Care (TAHC) Month. The proclamation is in support of the Traditional and Alternative Medicine Act of 1997 (Republic Act No. 8423), which recognizes the value of traditional medicine for...

Libraries and Information Services (LIS) Month

November 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020

By virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 837 series of 1991, November is the Library and Information Services (LIS) month. The celebration focuses on engendering public awareness to the invaluable service that libraries and information centers render.

This year’s commemoration theme is “LibREAL”, a portmanteau for the word Libraries and the acronym for Relate, Engage,...

National Children's Month

November 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020

By virtue of Republic Act 10661, the National Children’s Month (NCM) in the Philippines, in commemoration with the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC) on 20 November 1989, is celebrated every November. The month –long observance that seeks to instill its significance in the Filipino consciousness is spearheaded by the Council for the...

3rd World Statistics Day and 31st National Statistics Month Closing Ceremony

October 20, 2020

"Bridging Digital Gaps: Making Information Available to All" on October 20, 2020

Local Government Month

October 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation 63,s. 1992, dated October 2, 1992, the month of October of every year is declared as the Local Government Month, the second week of October as Local Government Week, and the 10th day of October as Local Government Day. The celebration commemorates the enactment of the Local Government Code of 1991. This year, 2020, marks the 29th year since it was signed...

Cerebral Palsy Awareness and Protection Week

September 16, 2020 to September 22, 2020

The National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) together with the Cerebral Palsied Association of the Philippines, Inc. will lead the observance of the 17th Cerebral Palsy Awareness and Protection (CPAP) Week in accordance with Proclamation No. 588, s. 2004.

This year’s celebration adopts the theme “Ugnayan, Malasakit at Paglingap sa mga Taong May Cerebal Palsy sa Panahon ng...

National Teachers Month

September 5, 2020 to October 5, 2020

Pursuant to Republic Act No. 10743 and UNESCO’s declaration that October 5 of every year is designated as the National Teachers’ Day and World Teachers Day. This is the special day to honor teachers and their role in molding the children, youth and adults through the life-long learning process.

This year’s theme is “Gurong Filipino para sa Batang Filipino.”

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...

Observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women

November 25, 2019 to December 12, 2019

Pursuant to Proclamation 1172, Series of 2006 which declares November 25 to December 12 of every year as the “18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW)” and Republic Act No. 10398, Series of 2012 which declares November 25 of every year as the “National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Children,” the Philippine Commission on...

Traditional and Alternative Health Care Month

November 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

Recognizing the importance of traditional and alternative medicines in providing essential health care to Filipinos, Presidential Proclamation No. 698 has declared November as Traditional and Alternative Health Care (TAHC) Month. The proclamation is in support of the Traditional and Alternative Medicine Act of 1997 (Republic Act No. 8423), which recognizes the value of traditional medicine for...

Libraries and Information Services (LIS) Month

November 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 837 s. 1991, the month of November of every year is Library and Information Services Month. This event is in recognition of the need to focus public awareness to the invaluable service that libraries and information centers render, i.e providing data and materials for lifelong knowledge and learning, for research and for leisure.

For 2019, the...

Conduct of Barangay Assembly Day for the 2nd Semester of CY 2019

October 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018

Section 397 of Republic Act N0. 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 age or over, citizens of the Philippines, and duly registered in the list of barangay assembly members.

The Department issues memorandum circular...

National Heroes Day

August 26, 2019

The celebration of National Heroes Day is pursuant to Republic Act No. 3827, passed by the Philippine Legislature October 28, 1931. The Act declared the last Sunday of August of every year as an official national holiday.

This national holiday honors all the heroes of the Philippines, including those whose names have been forever lost to history.

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...

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...

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...

National Indigenous People's Month

October 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018

The National Indigenous People’s Month is celebrated every October as per Presidential Proclamation No. 1906, and series of events are being held to revel the cultural wealth and heritage bestowed upon the Filipinos. For 2018, DAYAW: biggest gathering of indigenous peoples, highlights the month long festivity of celebrating indigenous culture.

This year’s celebration theme,...

DILG Supports the 29th National Statistics Month Celebration

October 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018

Since the issuance of Presidential Proclamation No. 647 on 20 September 1990 by then President Corazon C. Aquino, the month of October has been celebrated as the National Statistics Month (NSM). The annual celebration, through the conduct of statistics-related activities, aims to promote, enhance and instill nationwide awareness and appreciation of the importance and value of statistics to the...

Clean-up Month

September 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018

Proclamation No. 244 declares the month of September as National Clean-Up Month and the 17th to the 23rd of September of each year as the World Clean and Green Week.

This event encourages communities to clean up, fix and conserve the environment as the country’s contribution to the worldwide environmental preservation efforts.