Category: Infographics

INFOGRAPHICS: October is Tamaraw Conservation Month!

The Philippine Tamaraw is nationally and internationally recognized as a critically endangered animal. The Philippine government issued Proclamation No. 273 in a bid to conserve, protect and develop the country’s wildlife resources, especially the endemic species, for the benefit of present and future generations. Included in this list of endemic species is the Tamaraw, which, as a biological resource, also offers immense ecological, educational, recreational, historical, and scientific value.  

INFOGRAPHICS: Meat Safety Consciousness Week

A typical mom is always meticulous when buying food for her family.  She always makes sure that the food she prepares is clean, nutritious and within the budget. When buying meat, do not  automatically buy the one that has a lower price. There are many factors to consider! Make sure the meat you buy was not mishandled as consumption of this can cause infections. To make the public more conscientious when buying, former President Fidel […]

INFOGRAPHICS: October is Museums and Galleries Month

When planning your next trip, consider visiting a museum or a gallery. Our country has a lot! The late President Corazon Aquino, on Sept. 12, 1991, declared October as the Museums and Galleries Month through Proclamation No. 798. Her aim was to foster the preservation, enrichment, and dynamic evolution of a Filipino national culture. Despite this, most of us have only visited a museum once or twice in our entire life. If not for the […]

The Anti-Hazing Law – What you need to know

The Senate is set to review the Anti-Hazing Law upon the urging of Senator Sherwin Gatchalian who has introduced in June 2016 Senate Bill 199 which sought to “prohibit hazing once and for all.” He has urged the Senate to simplify the existing Anti-Hazing Law of 1995, or Republic Act No. 8049, following the death of Horacio Castillo III. Castillo was a first year law student at the University of Santo Tomas who died allegedly […]

INFOGRAPHICS: Mental health in the workplace

World Mental Health Week is observed on the second week of October every year, to raise awareness about mental health issues around the world. The theme for this year’s celebration is: “Mental health in the workplace.” With majority of our adult life being spent in the workplace, we have to make sure that our working environment is good for our mental well-being. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), our experience in the workplace is […]

INFOGRAPHICS: World Mental Health Week

Mental health. This is one of the more pressing issues in the workplace today. Majority of our adult life is spent in our work, with many even going beyond the mandatory eight hours a day of work. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), our experience in the workplace is one of the factors that determine our overall well-being.  That’s why employers and managers are asked to promote mental health in their respective workplaces, and […]

INFOGRAPHICS: Promoting the well-being of Elderly Filipinos

The “Elderly Filipino Week” is observed every first week of October pursuant to  Proclamation No. 470 to promote the well being of the elderly Filipinos. According to latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority, there are more than 3.4 million Filipinos aged 60 years and above (2010 census). As part of this year’s celebration, the senior citizens were given free MRT and LRT rides from October 1 to 7. Aside from this, 17 centenarians were […]

INFOGRAPHICS: Importance of Newborn Screening

A newborn child can be considered as one of life’s most precious gifts. Babies make the parents’ relationship stronger and, at the same time, make the family complete. After the baby is born, it is necessary for him or her to undergo newborn screening. To highlight the importance of this, the Department of Health designated October 1 to 7 as National Newborn Screening Week.  Let’s learn more about this program. What is Newborn Screening? According […]

INFOGRAPHICS: World Teachers’ Day

October 5 – National Teachers’ Day:  Time to appreciate our teachers To give a simple appreciation for all the teachers all over the Philippines, the Department of Education or DepEd celebrates the National Teachers’ Month every year.  National Teachers’ Month is observed from September 5 until October 5. Coincidentally, October 5 is also the National Teachers’ Day and World Teachers’ Day. For 2017, the theme is ‘GURONG PILIPINO: KAAKBAY SA PROGRESO’. This celebration is full […]

September is Blood Diseases Month

QUEZON City, Philippines – The combined impact of blood-related diseases like leukemia, anemia and bleeding disorders is extremely great, representing a significant factor in the total deaths due to cancer. In 2009, former President Gloria Arroyo declared the month of September as Blood Diseases Month by virtue of Proclamation No. 1833 to raise people’s awareness and understanding of blood-related diseases. There are different blood diseases, some are benign or non-cancerous while others can be considered as […]

The Philippine National Budget – Learn the Basics! (Part 2)

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (Eagle News) — We are talking about trillions of pesos. That enormous amount of money is what is needed to keep the Philippines running. With a vote of 233-9, the House of Representatives on third and final reading approved on Tuesday, September 26, the proposed P3.767-trillion national budget for 2018. The House Bill 6215 or the 2018 General Appropriations Bill includes funding for the Duterte Administration’s “Build, Build, Build” program as well […]

The Philippine National Budget – Learn the Basics

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News) —  With a vote of 233-9, the House of Representatives on third and final reading approved on Tuesday, September 26, the proposed P3.767-trillion national budget for 2018. The House Bill 6215 or the 2018 General Appropriations Bill includes funding for the Duterte Administration’s “Build, Build, Build” program as well as the funds to be used for free higher education. It also contained the P40 billion allocation for the government’s free […]