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JANUARY

1 New Year's Day
1st Week Thrift Week / Community Development Week
2nd Sunday Unknown Citizens Day
2nd Week Clean - up Week
Physical Fitness and Sports Development Week
18 - 24 National Cancer Consciousness Week
16- 22 Autism Consciousness Week
21 Civil Liberties Day
4th Week Courtesy Week / Photography Week

WHOLE MONTH : FOOD CONSERVATION MONTH
WEEKLY THEMES

Self-reliance
Trust
Independence/ Industry
Resourcefulness
Creativity

 

November
National Book Week Philippines Nov. 24-30, 2011
"Aklatan Para sa Kaunlaran = Libraries for Progress"


The National Book Week is a celebration organized by the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI, formerly Philippine Library Association), intended "to encourage reading and literacy among Filipinos and to promote public libraries in the Philippines."  Through the years, the celebration is focused on a central theme:

2011  Aklatan para sa Kaunlaran (Libraries for Progress)    

2010  Pandaigdigang Pakikipag-ugnayan sa Pamamagitan ng mga Aklat at Impormasyong Teknolohiya at Komunikasyon

2009  Kaaya-ayang Magbasa sa Kapaligiran kay Ganda

2008  Ang Batang Palabasa, Dalubhasa sa Kultura

2007  Family Literacy : Reading Begins With Us   

2006  Bata ... Bata ... Halina't Magbasa  

2005  Kultura ng Pagbabasa'y Palaganapin, Aklat at Aklatan Ating Pagyamanin

2004  Liwanag ng Karununga'y Ating Paningasin, Makabagong Aklata'y Isulong Natin (Let Knowledge Shine Fully, Make   Modern Libraries a Reality

2003  Aklat at Aklatan : Kaagapay sa Aktibong Karunungan Tungo sa Pambansang Kaunlaran

2002  ICT Pang-aklatan : Kabalikat sa Pandaigdigang Kahusayan

2001  Book + Knowledge = Brighter Future

2000  Books and Libraries in the New Millennium (Aklat, Aklatan at laybraryan sa Bagong Milenyo)

1999  Books and Libraries : Global Preparedness Through Reading

1998  Ang Aklat sa Ika-100 Taong Kalayaan

1997  Books Are Us : the Key to People Empowerment and Nation Building

1996  Promoting the Total Development of the Filipino Youth Through Books  

1995  National Progress Through Books and Libraries

1994  Tomorrow's Library in Today's World

1993  Lakas at Sigla ng Mamamayan, Dulot ng Aklatan

1992  Aklat : Pambukas sa Makabayang Sining at Kultura

1991  Aklat : Kabalikat sa karunungan at Kaunlaran

1990  Magbasa para sa Kagalingan at Lakas ng Bansa

1989  Aklat : Susi ng kasarinlan

1988  Aklat : Susi ng Nasyonalismo

1987  Aklat ay Gabay Tungo sa Tagumpay

1986  Aklatan : Kadluan ng Karunugan at Kalinangan

1985  Sa Kabataang Palabasa Bansa'y Umaasa

1984  Umuunlad sa Sariling Sikap sa Pagbabasa ng Akmang Aklat

1983  Pagtangkilik sa Aklat, Tungkulin ng Lahat

1982  Pagbabasa'y Ugaliin Sa Pagtanda'y Ito'y Dadalhin

1981  May Kapansanan Man o Wala, Sa Pagbabasa Magiging Dalubhasa

1980  Mag-anak na Palabasa, Umuunlad, Lumiligaya

1979  Babasahing Pambata : Binhi ng Kaunlaran (Children's Books : Seeds of Progress)

1978  Basahin ang Sariling Atin : Diwang Pilipino ang Palaganapin (Read Filipino and Promote the National Spirit

1977  Bumasa at Maglingkod (Read and Serve)

1976  Aklat at Aklatan : Yaman ng Bayan

1975  Nation Building Through Reading

1974  Aklat at Ikaw

1973     

1972  Social Consciousness Through Reading

1971  Join the Read Movement : Read to Lead

1970  Nasa Aklat ang Lakas

1969  Bumasa Upang Umunlad

1968  Read to Learn to Read

1967  Read for a Better Philippines

1966  Tayo'y Magbasa

1965  Reading for National Understanding

1964  Reading for National Progress

1957  A Good Book for Every Reader

1956  Reading for World Understanding

1954  Read and Be Free

1953  Good Books for Better Living

1951  Peace Through Books

1939  Reading for Knowledge and for Pleasure

1934 Jun 18-24


 

PROCLAMATION NO. 109

Designating the period from November 24 to 30 of each year as National Book Week

"WHEREAS, the reading of good books or the printed page is one of the most effective methods of bringing enlightenment within the reach of the largest possible number of people, and or promoting the cause of popular culture with its tremendous social benefits; and

"WHEREAS, it is desirable that the task of arousing a wider spread interest in the reading of good books be recognized as a highly patriotic duty as well as a privilege;

"NOW, THEREFORE, I, Manuel L. Quezon, President of the Philippines, do hereby designate the period November 24-30 of each year beginning from nineteen hundred and thirty-seven, a National Book Week.

"IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Commonwealth of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done in the City of Manila, this nineteenth day of November in the year of our Lord, nineteen hundred and thirty six and of the Commonwealth of the Philippines."

By the President                               

(SGD.) ELPIDIO QUIRINO

Secretary of the Interior                                             

(SGD.) MANUEL L. QUEZON
President of the Philippines

 

PROCLAMATION NO. 696

Designating the period from June 18th to June 24th of each year as National Book Week:

WHEREAS, the Philippine Library Association has notified this office of its purpose to celebrate a National Book Week from June 18th to June 24th of this year; and

WHEREAS, the arousing of a national interest in the reading of good books is a patriotic duty and privilege; and

WHEREAS, the time designated includes the birthday of Dr. Jose Rizal, one of the foremost men of letters of this country;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, FRANK MURPHY, Governor-General of the Philippine Islands, do hereby designate the period from June 18th to June 24th of this year, and all succeeding years as the National Book Week.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the government of the Philippine Islands to be affixed.

Done at the City of Manila, this 6th day of June, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-four.

FRANK MURPHY

Governor-General

Source: National Book Week Themes Through the Years (Facebook Account)


OTHER MONHLY CELEBRATIONS

JULY
4--- PHILIPPINE REPUBLIC DAY
1st SAT. INTERNATIONAL COOPERATIVES DAY IN THE PHILIPPINES
4-10 PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK
2nd WK. NATIONAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY WEEK
11 - 17 BLOOD DONORS WEEK
13 - 29 PHILIPPINE BUSINESS WEEK
15 - 21 UNIVERSAL FRIENDSHIP WEEK
3RD WK. NATIONAL DISABILITY PREVENTION AND REHABILITATION WEEK
27 PANTALEON VILLEGAS (LEON KILAT) DAY
LAST SAT. ARBOR WEEK

WHOLE MONTH - NUTRITION MONTH

WEEKLY THEMES
FIRST WEEK --------- OBEDIENCE
SECOND WEEK ------ HELPFULNESS AND COOPERATION
THIRD WEEK --------- FRIENDSHIP
FOURTH WEEK ------ KINDNESS AND SYMPATHY
FIFTH WEEK ---------- RESPECT AND REVERENCE

AUGUST

1 ----------------- White Cane Safety Day
1 - 7 -------------- National Electrification Week
1st Week---------- Sight Saving Week
2 - 8 ------------ Land Reform Week
Crime Prevention Week
7 - 13 ------------ ASEAN Week Celebration
11 --------------- Philippine Industry Week
12 --------------- Philippine National Youth
13 - 19 ---------- National Language Week
13 - 19 ---------- Citizenship Week
19 - 25 ---------- Anti - Tuberculosis Week
21 --------------- World Peace Through Law Day
25/ LAST SUNDAY - National Heroes Day

WHOLE MONTH: BUWAN NG WIKANG PAMBANSA
NATIONAL LUNG MONTH
WEEKLY THEMES : THEME : COURAGE

FIRST WEEK --------------------------- ASSERTIVENESS
SECOND WEEK-------------------------- POSITIVE ATTITUDE
THIRD WEEK to FOURTH WEEK --------- SPIRITUAL STRENGTH

SEPTEMBER

1 --------------------- Social Security Day
1 - 4 ----------------- Rice and Corn Week
1 - 7 ----------------- National Crime Prevention Week
8 --------------------- SEATO Day / National Literacy Day
15 - 21 --------------- National History Week Celebration
18 - 24 --------------- National Tourism Week
1st Week ------------- National Science Club Month
2nd Week ------------ Medical Technology Week
3rd Week ------------ Linggo ng Kasuotang Pilipino
4th Week ------------ National Medicine Week
Last Week ----------- Family Week

WEEKLY THEMES:

Labor and Industry and Respect
Honesty and Care
Self-reliance and Concern
Self-discipline and Tolerance
Sincerity and Hospitality
Consideratiion

OCTOBER

1st Monday Universal Children's Day in the Philippines
1 - 7 Linggo ng Katandaang Pilipino (Elderly Filipino Week)
1st Week Cottage Industry Week / National Museum Week
5 - 10 Maritime Education Week
2nd Week National Mental Health Week Celebration / Hispanic week
8 - 14 National Health Education Week
3rd Week Credit Union Week / Midwifery Week / Broadcasting Week /
Meat Safety Consciousness Week
18 - 24 United Nations Week
Last Week National Nurses Week/ Consumers Protection Week / Food
Safety Awareness Week

WHOLE MONTH : SCOUTING WEEK
CONSUMER WELFARE MONTH
NATIONAL STATISTICS MONTH
NATIONAL CHILDREN'S MONTH
SCHOOL HEALTH MONTH

WEEKLY THEMES
Responsibility
Accountability
Commitment - Respect for Others
Reliability

NOVEMBER

1 All Saints' Day
2 All Souls' Day
1st Week Postal Consciousness Week
9 - 15 Deaf Awareness Week
10 -16 Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week
19 National Child Health Day
3rd Week Retarded Children's Week
29 Home Extension Day
Last Week National Music Week/ National Book Week/ Philatelic Week
30 Bonifacio Day

WHOLE MONTH : School Health Month
Filipino Values Month

WEEKLY THEMES

Nationality Appreciation of Cultural Heritage Patriotism
Loyalty Pride in One's Country


DECEMBER
1 WORLD AIDS DAY
1 - 7 GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WEEK
1st Sunday BARRIO FARMERS WEEK
1st Monday FATHER'S DAY AND MOTHER'S DAY
4-10 HUMAN RIGHTS WEEK
7 - 11 NATIONAL VOLUNTEER MONTH
2nd Week NATIONAL PHARMACY WEEK /
NATIONAL VETERINARY MEDICINE
NATIONAL HANDICAPPED WEEK/ ATOMIC ENERGY WEEK
15 - 21 LINGGO NG KAUNLARAN NG MGA ARTISTANG PILIPINO
Last school Week MUSIC, ART AND DANCE FESTIVAL
NATIONAL SPORTS AND PHYSICAL FITNESS FESTIVAL WEEK
30 RIZAL DAY
WEEKLY THEMES

Peace Fairness Serenity /
Justice Harmony Prudence

JANUARY

1 New Year's Day
1st Week Thrift Week / Community Development Week
2nd Sunday Unknown Citizens Day
2nd Week Clean - up Week
Physical Fitness and Sports Development Week
18 - 24 National Cancer Consciousness Week
16- 22 Autism Consciousness Week
21 Civil Liberties Day
4th Week Courtesy Week / Photography Week



WHOLE MONTH : FOOD CONSERVATION MONTH
WEEKLY THEMES
Self-reliance
Trust
Independence/ Industry
Resourcefulness
Creativity

FEBRUARY
3 - 9 National Dental Health Week
13- 17 National Awareness Week and Prevention of Child Home
Sexual Abuse And Exploitation
14 - 20 National Mental Retardation Week
22 - 25 EDSA Revolution/ Commemoration of EDSA People Power I,
and EDSA People Power II

WHOLE MONTH: Heart Month Celebration
National Arts Month

WEEKLY THEMES
Love Friendliness
Service / Kindness Selflessness
Brotherhood


MARCH
1st Week Fire Prevention Week / Nutrition Week /
Environmental Week / Aviation Week
2 -8 Girl Child Week Celebration
9 Public Library Day
6 - 12 National Pet Week
2nd Week Philippine Foreign Trade Week
3rd Week National Community Beautification Week / Accountancy Week
Printing Industry Week

WHOLE MONTH : National Women's Month
Fire Prevention Month
Tax Consciousness Month

WEEKLY THEMES
Spirituality
Realization of Oneness with Other People
Humility
Purity
Sensibility to Religious Values

Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_monthly_celebrations_in_the_Philippines_by_months#ixzz1dSXkbKIy

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