February, Month of Blooms

Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the month of February, thus giving it the moniker; “love month”. But for the locals of Baguio City, a highly urbanized city in Northern Philippines, the 2nd month of the year is much more than that. Baguio City is known for its cool temperature and is considered the country’s summer … Continue reading February, Month of Blooms

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Philippine Heart Month

Heart Month is actually not exclusive to the Philippines. For a number of other countries—Canada, the US, and the UK, for example—February is also National Heart Month. For us in particular, it came into being on 9 January 1973. This was when Proclamation No. 1096 was made. This proclamation made during Ferdinand Marcos’s presidency created Philippine Heart Month. What was its purpose? To dedicate resources and focus attention on the pressing issues of cardiac health and medical research for the population.