Events Archive


Girl Child Week

March 23, 2015 to March 29, 2015

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 Water Day

March 22, 2015

22 March each year is International World Water Day. It is a mean of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

International World Water Day tries to remind people about the significance of fresh water and to promote sustainability for fresh water resources' management.

The first proposal for the establishment of...

19th National Awareness Week for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

February 8, 2015 to February 14, 2015

The Council for the Welfare of Children enjoin the nation to be one in combating child abuse. This is in observance of Presidential Proclamation No. 731 series of 1996 that declares the 2nd week of February of every year as “National Awareness Week for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation” or also known as “Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Week (CSAAW)”....

Day of Sanctity and protection of human life

January 18, 2015

January 18 of each year we celebrate the Sanctity of Human Life Day. This is to emphasize that human life is a gift from our Almighty Creator, that life is sacred, unique, and worthy of protection.

New Year's Day

January 1, 2015

Saying “Happy New Year!” Around the World

Language Happy New Year

Afrikaans - Voorspoedige nuwe jaar

Arabic - Kul’ am wa antum bikhair

Basque - Urte Berri on

Bengali - Shuvo noboborsho

Chinese (Cantonese) - Sun nien fai lok

Chinese (Mandarin) - Xin nian yu kuai

Czech - Stastny Novy Rok

Danish - Godt NytAr

Dutch - Gelukkig nieuwjaar

Esperanto - Bonan...

National Human Rights Consciousness Week

December 4, 2014 to December 10, 2014

Republic Act 9201 declares December 4 – 10 as National Human Rights Consciousness Week in the country to make people aware of their basic human rights. This year’s celebration theme is “ Mamamayan at Pamahalaan Kapit-Bisig sa Pagsulong ng Karapatan sa Kaunlaran”.

World AIDS Day

December 1, 2014

On World AIDS Day 2014, the World Health Organization will issue new recommendations to help countries close important gaps in HIV prevention and treatment services.

The guidelines will include advice on providing antiretroviral drugs for people who have been exposed to HIV – such as health workers, sex-workers, survivors of rape. They also include recommendations on preventing and...

World Diabetes Day

November 14, 2014

World Diabetes Day is the primary global awareness campaign of the diabetes mellitus world and is held on November 14 of each year. It was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to the alarming rise of diabetes around the world. The campaign will continue to promote the importance of immediate action to protect the health and...

Barangay Assembly Day

October 12, 2014

Pursuant to Proclamation No. 260, dated 30 September 2011, the Barangay Assembly Day for the second semester of CY 2014 is set on October 12, 2014. Relative thereto and in accordance with Section 397(b) of the Local Government Code, every barangay is enjoined to undertake the following activities:

  • Delivery of the State of Barangay Address (SOBA), with emphasis on :

(a) CY 2014 First...

Local Government Code Annivesary

October 10, 2014

The passage of the Local Government Code of 1991 enhanced the role of local governments in nation building and Presidential Proclamation No. 63 recognized the critical role of local government units in nation building. It declared the month of October of every year as Local Government Month, the second week of October as the Local Government Week, and the 10th of October as the Local...

World Sight Day

October 9, 2014

World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment.

22nd National Children's Month

October 1, 2014 to October 31, 2014

The country celebrates the month of October of every year as National Children’s Month (NCM) pursuant to Presidential Proclamation 267, series of 1993 that calls for a nationwide celebration of children’s month to promote and protect the physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual and social well-being of the child as well as to emphasize the importance of the role of the child within...

25th National Statistics Month

October 1, 2014 to October 31, 2014

The National Statistics Month (NSM) is celebrated in the month of October of every year as declared in Presidential Proclamation No. 647 dated September 20, 1990. The celebration aims to promote, enhance and instill nationwide awareness and appreciation of the importance and value of statistics to the different sectors of society and to elicit the cooperation and support of the general public...

World Heart Day

September 29, 2014

World Heart Day is globally held on the last Sunday of September each year to inform people about cardiovascular diseases, which are the biggest cause of death worldwide. The event also aims to promote preventative measures that reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

World Rabies Day

September 28, 2014

World Rabies day is celebrated across the globe as an international campaign to raise awareness about rabies, observed every 28th of, the death anniversary of Louis Pasteur, who is known to have developed the first rabies vaccine in the world.

The day is coordinated by Global Alliance for Rabies Control and is endorsed by renowned organizations like WHO (World Health Organization), World...

National Maritime Day

September 26, 2014

Pursuant to Proclamation No. 1560 issued in July 17, 2008, the last Friday of September every year is celebrated as National Maritime Day for the purpose of focusing the public attention on seafarer’s welfare and maritime concerns. This celebration is in support of the annual worldwide observance organized by the International Maritime Organization.

International Coastal Clean-Up

September 21, 2014

Presidential Proclamation No. 470 declares the third Sunday of September of each year as the International Coastal Clean-Up (ICC) Day in observance of the Global Coastal Clean-up celebrations.

International Coastal Cleanup is the largest volunteer effort for ocean's health. People around the world gather on beaches, coasts, rivers, waterways and underwater dive sites to remove trash and...

10th Cerebral Palsy Awareness and Protection Week

September 16, 2014 to September 22, 2014

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 588 issued on March 25, 2004, declaring September 16-22, 2004 and the year after as Cerebral Palsy Awareness and Protection Week.

Cerebral Palsy is a non-progressive condition affecting the immature brain characterized by movement, balance, and postural problems. It is the most common disorder that affects children and adults in the world.


World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10, 2014

The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are committed to preventing suicide. These organizations recognize World Suicide Prevention Day as an important day in the international calendar. World Suicide Prevention Day brings together individuals and organizations with an interest in suicide prevention, and mobilizes efforts to save...

World Humanitarian Day

August 19, 2014

World Humanitarian Day (WHD) falls on August 19, 2014 and is a global celebration of people helping people. The awareness day was designated by the United Nations in an effort to raise public awareness of humanitarian assistance worldwide and the people who risk their lives in order to provide it. Every day humanitarian aid workers help millions of people around the world, regardless of who...

National Tuberculosis Month

August 1, 2014 to August 31, 2014

This is an annual observance aimed at reducing the incidence of Tuberculosis (TB) and TB-related morbidity and mortality in the country.

National Hospital Week

August 6, 2014 to August 12, 2014

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, 2014 to August 7, 2014

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.

It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration signed in August 1990 by government policymakers, WHO, UNICEF and other organizations to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.

White Cane Safety Day

August 1, 2014

Every year on August 1st, the Philippines celebrates the “White Cane Safety Day” pursuant to Republic Act 6759 of 1989.

The Law declares that it is the Policy of the State to promote and protect the physical, moral, and social well-being of all persons with visual impairments; to instill public awareness of the plight of the Blind; promoting recognition and acceptance of the...

World Population Day

July 11, 2014

The United Nations' (UN) World Population Day is annually observed on July 11 to reaffirm the human right to plan for a family. It encourages activities, events and information to help make this right a reality throughout the world. The primary concern with observing a day entirely as World Population Day was to center attention on the immediacy and consequence of population issues in the...