Mercedes Concepcion

Mercedes B. Concepcion, PhD: The Newest National Scientist is a World Recognized Expert in Demography PSA’s Mercedes B. Concepcion, Ph.D. Receives the Rank and Order of National Scientist


Vote for the Puerto Princesa Underground River

The Puerto Princesa Underground River in Palawan, Philippines is composed of a long mountain landscape and a beautiful, breathtaking subterranean river that winds through a cave that has been carved into shape by the giant hand of nature. So it comes as no surprise that the Puerto Princesa Underground River has made it as one […]


13th Philippine Eagle Week

On June 4-10, 2011, the 13th Philippine Eagle Week will be celebrated with the theme “Agila at Kagubatan ay mga Buhay at Yaman: Pangangalaga sa Kanila’y Ating Pagtulungan”. Hailed as the “World’s Noblest Flier”, “King of Birds”, and one of the largest eagle in the world, the Philippine Eagle has been lsited by the International […]


No Smoking Month

Presidential Proclamation No. 183, s. 1993, declares the month of June as the National No-Smoking Month in the country. It aims to raise public awareness on the ill effects of smoking, as well as to encourage smokers to give up the habit. Led by the DOH, the National health observance encourages smokers to kick the […]


Dengue Awareness Month

The month of June has been declared Dengue Awareness Month in the Philippines to build public awareness on the preventive measures against the mosquito-borne viral disease. Per the DOH, dengue is an all-year-round public health threat. In 2007, there were 43,938 cases and 407 deaths reported from January to December 8. Disseminating information is the […]


Philippine Environment Month

Per Proclamation No. 237, s. 1988, the Philippines celebrates the whole month of June as Environment Month to focus public attention to the protection and conservation of the country’s natural resources.


Celebrate the Sea Month

Proclamation No. 1512, s. 2008 declares the month of June as “Celebrate the Sea” Month to ingrain greater awareness and consciousness of our seas in the minds of Filipinos as part of our pride and heritage by setting aside a period within the year to be observed with appropriate activities, where their importance to our […]


Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

After lung cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer for men. According to the National Kidney and Transplant Institute, prostate cancer develops in 19.3 out of every 100,000 Filipinos. The DOH has already recognized this alarming nuber and declared June of every year as “Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.”