Infographics – National

Infographics: Philippine Heart Month

QUEZON City, Philippines – According to Department of Health (DOH), Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is among the top killers in th Philippines, causing more than half of all deaths annually. This disease which is manifested primarily as heart attacks and strokes are caused by smoking, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol.   That is why the government exerts its full effort to raise people’s awareness about this serious health problem, thus declaring the […]

Infographics: RIZAL DAY

Rizal Day is a Philippine national holiday commemorating the life and works of Dr. Jose Rizal, a patriot, martyr, and our Philippine National Hero. December 30 of every year marks the death anniversary of Dr. Rizal. During this month different activities were done in recognition to his martyrdom. In December 1898, two years after the death of Dr. Jose Rizal, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo issued a decree declaring December 30 as “Rizal Day” and a “national […]

National Crime Prevention Week

QUEZON City, Philippines – Stories and cases of different crimes are now becoming usual scenarios. This is why the National Police Commission or Napolcom continuously reminds the public to stay alert. The National Crime Prevention Week is observed every first week of September in pursuant to Proclamation No. 461 signed on Aug. 31, 1994 by then President Fidel Ramos. In line with the theme “Pamayanang Mapagmasid, Kapayapaan ang Maihahatid (A watchful community will lead to […]

September is Anti-Rat Awareness Month

QUEZON City, Philippines – Rats nowadays are considered the most destructive agricultural pest in the Philippines, causing millions of pesos worth of damage to almost all kinds of agricultural crops every year.   That’s why, the late President Ramon Magsaysay, in August 1955, through Proclamation No. 179, declared the whole month of September every year as Anti-Rat Campaign Month to bring the rat infestation under control.

Rice and Corn Week

QUEZON City, Philippines (August  31) – Former President Diosdado Macapagal signed Proclamation No. 304 on 1964, declaring August 29 to September 5 of every year as Rice and Corn Week. This event is celebrated annually to raise national consciousness and interest among Filipino farmers to increase their production of agricultural crops, particularly rice and corn. Rice is a staple food in the Philippines, supplying about 35% of the average Filipino’s calorie intake. Rice has many varieties […]

August 28 is National Heroes Day

QUEZON City, Philippines (August 28) (Eagle News) – Did you know that Jose Rizal, known all over the world as the National Hero of the Philippines, has never been expressedly declared by our government as our official national hero? Just something to ponder on this National Heroes Day. Every last Monday of August has been declared National Heroes Day to commemorate the men and women who made great contributions to our country’s history. The lives […]

Coconut Week!

QUEZON City, Philippines – National Coconut Week is observed from August 24 to 30 every year by the virtue of Proclamation No. 142 signed on August 19, 1987 by then President Corazon Aquino. This annual event is celebrated to pay tribute to the coconut as the “Tree of Life.” Coconuts are known for their great versatility, as evidenced by many traditional uses, ranging from food to cosmetics.   Can’t see Infographics? Click here: Coconut Week!

What to do in case of a nuclear attack?

  QUEZON City, Philippines – The North Korean government announced on August 10 its plan to fire four  Hwasong-12 missiles at  Guam, a major United States military hub. The Hwasong-12 is an intermediate-range ballistic missile with a radius of 3,700 kilometers. It can be fired from mobile launchers at a very high angle. North Korea’s threat also scared many neighboring countries, including those in Asia. If that happens, are we prepared? What are the steps we […]

Bird Flu – What you need to know

QUEZON City, Philippines – The Province of San Luis, Pampanga was placed under a state of calamity last Friday, August 11, due to a confirmed outbreak of avian influenza virus (bird flu) that has killed almost 40,000 poultry animals. Last Monday,  August 14, the Department of Agriculture or DA  targeted for slaughter more than 200,000 poultry heads such as chicken, ducks, quails, pigeons and fighting cocks as part of the government’s precautionary measure to cut the […]

World Breastfeeding Month

QUEZON City, Philippines – The World Breastfeeding Week is an annual celebration held every year from August 1 to 7 in more than 120 countries.   Breastfeeding for the first six months of life delivers a great health benefits not only for the baby but for the mother as well. Such benefits include providing critical nutrients, protection from deadly diseases such as pneumonia and fostering growth and development for the infants.   Breastfeeding, also known as […]