2018 holidays

Plan your holiday vacations this 2018 ahead of time and make every moment well-spent. Check out this calendar for your long-weekend goals! Note: Additional holidays may be announced at a later time.  

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 […]

Helpful Tips in welcoming the New Year

Protect yourself and your surroundings as you welcome the New Year! This is one of the busiest times of the year for most people. This is also the time of the year when cases of accident, even stealing, are rampant. Uncontrolled eating also happens for many this season, so it is important to be cautious and alert, not only in our surroundings but in taking care of ourselves as well. This New Year celebration, the […]

Know more about Dengvaxia

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – What was supposed to be a cure for dengue turned out to be a cause for alarm. The Department of Health (DOH) has suspended its first dengue immunization program following the announcement of Sanofi Pasteur, a French pharmaceutical company, on November 29, about the risks associated with their dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia. According to Sanofi, their six years of clinical data analysis revealed that Dengvaxia is not guaranteed to prevent dengue and […]

Infographics: World Leaders attending the 31st ASEAN Summit in the Philippines (Part 1)

The Philippines is again at the world’s center stage as it hosts the 31st Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits from November 13 to 14, 2017. The ASEAN Member States and Dialogue Partners will come together to discuss regional and global issues. All the leaders of the ASEAN and their dialogue partners are now in the country for the historic summit happening as ASEAN celebrates its 50th year. The list […]

INFOGRAPHICS: November 5 is World Tsunami Awareness Day

Though it is rare, tsunami is one of the most destructive natural disasters in the world which can kill thousands of lives in just a spur of the moment. The deadliest tsunami in history happened on December 26, 2004 in Indonesia when the 9.1 magnitude earthquake struck the coast of Sumatra with an estimated depth of 30 kilometers and height of 50 meters, reaching 5 km inland. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the […]

INFOGRAPHICS: Know more about Aortic Diseases

Last October 23, 2017, the Division of Vascular Medicine, of the Philippine Medical Center conducted a media and lay forum entitled “Ugat ng Buhay” The forum aims to spread awareness and information regarding aortic diseases. Also known as “vascular emergencies”, 3% out of 100, 000 persons die because of aortic diseases. About 1% of deaths related to cardiovascular disorders is because of these vascular emergencies. It is the number one cause of death in the […]

INFOGRAPHICS: October is Consumer Welfare Month

On September 26, 1997, former President Fidel V. Ramos signed the Proclamation No. 1098 which declared the month of October and the year after as the “Consumer Welfare Month” to protect the public against unreasonable price increases or fraudulent practices in the market. This year’s celebration highlights the theme, “Consumer Rights in the Digital Age.” According to Department of Industry- Consumer Protection Group (DTI-CPG), Undersecretary Atty. Teodoro C. Pascua, “The advent of technology has opened […]

INFOGRAPHICS: National Statistics Month

Former President Corazon C. Aquino proclaimed the month of October as the National Statistics Month to promote, enhance and instill nationwide awareness and appreciation of the importance and value that statistics provide to the different sectors of our society. This year’s celebration highlights the theme: “Facts and Figures for the Future: Statistics for Evidence-Based Decisions towards AmBisyon Natin 2040.” According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the theme reflects the role of reliable statistics and […]

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 […]