Philippine Children’s Month and Child Malnutrition

November is National Children’s Month in the Philippines, but it was not always that way. Former-President Fidel Ramos’s Proclamation 267 originally set October as the month of occasion instead. The year before that, Proclamation 74 had set October 17 as National Children’s Day. Both those prior proclamations were repealed in 2015 by then-President Benigno Aquino […]

Philippine National Autism Consciousness Week

The third week of January is National Autism Consciousness Week in the Philippines. It was made so by President Fidel V. Ramos’s Proclamation No. 711 in 1996. Interestingly enough, the proclamation states that it was created in light of “a growing incidence of autism among Filipinos”. However, there is yet insufficient data to make that […]