Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines
First Regular Session
Begun and held in Metro Manila on Monday, the twenty-third day of July two thousand one.
[REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9163]
AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE NATIONAL SERVICE TRAINING
PROGRAM (NSTP) FOR THE TERTIARY LEVEL STUDENTS,
AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7077 PRESIDENTIAL
DECREE NO. 1706, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSE
Be it entered by the senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled.
SECTION 1. Short Title. This Act shall be known as the “National Service Training Program (NSTP) Act of 2001”.
SEC. 2. Declaration of Policy. – It is hereby affirmed the prime duty of the government to serve and protect its citizens. In turn, it shall be the responsibility of all citizens to defend security of the state and in fulfillment thereof, the government may require each citizen to render personal, military or civil service.
Recognizing the youth’s vital role in nation building, the state shall promote civic consciousness among the youth and shall develop their physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual and social well being. It shall inculcate in the youth patriotism, nationalism, and advance their involvement on public and civic affairs.
In pursuit of these goals, the youth, the most valuable resource of the nation, shall be motivated, trained, organized and mobilized in military training, literacy, civic welfare and other similar endeavors in the service of the nation.
SEC. 3. Definition of Terms. – For purposes of this Act, the following are hereby defined as follows:
(a) “National Service Training Program ( NSTP)” i s a program aimed at enhancing civic consciousness and defense preparedness in the youth by developing the ethics of services and patriotism while undergoing training in any of its three (3) programcomponents. Its various components are especially designed to enhance the youth’s active contribution to the general welfare.
(b) “Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC)” is a program institutionalized under sections 38 and 39 of Republic Act No. 7077 designed to provide military training to tertiary level students in order to motivate, train, organize and mobilize them for national defense preparedness.
(c) “Literacy Training Service” is a program designed to train students to become teachers of literacy and numeracy skills to school children, out of school youth, and other segments of society in need of their service.
(d) “Civic Welfare Training Service” refers to program or activities contributory to the general welfare and the betterment of life for the members of the community or the enhancement of its facilities, especially those developed to improving health, education, environment, entrepreneurship, safety, recreation and morals of the citizenry. (e) “Program components” shall refer to the service components of the NSTP as enumerated in Section 4 of this Act.
SEC. 4. Establishment of the National Service Training Program. – There is hereby established a National Service Training Program (NSTP), which shall form part of the curricula of all baccalaureate degree courses and of at least two (2) year technical – vocational courses and is a requisite for graduation, consisting of the following service components:
(1) The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), which is hereby made optional and voluntary upon the effectivity of this Act.
(2) The Literacy Training Services; and
(3) The Civic Welfare Training Service
The ROTC under the NSTP shall instill patriotism, moral virtues, respect for rights of civilians, and adherence to the Constitution, among others. Citizenship training shall be given emphasis in all three program components.
The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and technical education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), in consultation with the Department of National Defense (DND),...
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