Its various components are specifically designed to enhance the active contribution of young people to the overall well-being of the nation. All students enrolled in a high school diploma or at least two years of technical/vocational or related courses must complete the equivalent of two (2) semesters of an NSTP common module for a period of at least 25 hours and one of the NSTP components listed below as a prerequisite for graduation: SECTION 16. – Section 35 of Commonwealth Act No 1 Executive Order No 207 of 1930. Articles 2 and 3 of Presidential Diploma No. 1706 and Articles 38 and 39 of RA No. 7077, as well as all laws, rules and regulations and other broadcasts incompatible with the provisions of this Law, are reviewed and amended accordingly. « Civic Welfare Training Service » – means programs of activities that contribute to the general well-being and improvement of the lives of community members or the improvement of their facilities, in particular those aimed at improving the health, education, environment, entrepreneurship, safety, recreation and morale of the citizen; and SECTION 15. Severability clause – If any section or provision of this Act is declared unconstitutional or invalid, the other section or provision that is not affected by this Act remains in full force and effect. The Coordinating Council of the Private Association of the Philippines (COCOPAP) and other relevant government agencies may design and implement other elements of the program required in accordance with the provisions of this Act. SECTION 8.
Fees and incentives. Higher education and technical-professional institutions do not charge a fee for any of the components of the NSTP, with the exception of the basic fee, which is more than fifty (50%) percent of what is currently charged by schools per unit. She invoked the constitutional provision on the « duty of the State to serve and protect its citizens », in particular Article II (Declaration of Principles and State Policy), section 2, which states: « The primary duty of the Government is to serve and protect the people. The government may call upon the people to defend the state, and by virtue of this, all citizens may be obliged, under the conditions provided for by law, to perform personal military or civilian service » (emphasis added). This is the same principle that the Reserve Officer Training Corps created and maintained. Republic Act 7077, also known as the Citizen Armed Forces Of the Philippines Reservists Act, was passed by the 8th Congress of the Philippines on June 27, 1991. The Reservists Act provided for the organization, training and deployment of reservists, whom the law calls « citizen soldiers. » The main labour pool of the Reservist Organization is graduates of the Reserve Officer Training Corps` basic and advanced courses.  Started and held in Metro Manila on Monday, the twenty-third day of July 2001. As part of the NSTP program, students in a high school program or technical vocational course at public or private educational institutions are required to complete one of the three components of the program for an academic period of two semesters. However, students are free to choose the special component of the program they wish to follow. The three components of the NSTP program are: SECTION 4. Establishment of the National Service Programme.
– There is instituted a National Service Training Program (NSTP), which is part of the programs of all bachelor`s programs and technical professional courses of at least two years and is a prerequisite for graduation and includes the following performance elements: The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), which is made optional and voluntary on the coming into force of this Act; the literacy service; and the Civic Welfare Training Service SECTION 17. – This law comes into force fifteen (15) days after its publication in two (2) newspapers with a national circulation, but the implementation of this law begins in the 2002-2003 school year. The implementing rules provide guidance on the adoption and accreditation of the appropriate curriculum for each of the components of the NSHP. « A LAW ESTABLISHING THE NATIONAL SERVICE TRAINING PROGRAMME (NSTP) FOR STUDENTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION, AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7077 AND PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1706 FOR THIS AND OTHER PURPOSES » ARTICLE 9. – This establishes a special scholarship program for qualified students taking NSTP managed by CHED and includes TESDA funds for this purpose in the annual regular funds of CHED and TESDA. The National Service Training Programme was also known as the « Law Establishing the National Service Training Programme (NSTP) for Tertiary Students, Amendment to Republic Act No.
7077 and Presidential Decree No. 1706 and For Other Purposes » or Republic Act No. 9163. It was signed on 23 January 2002 under the various requests of the various sectors for its abolition or reform. This act is a merger of H B No. 3593 and S B No. 1824 were finally passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on December 19, 2001. The main purpose of the NSTP Act is to promote the role of youth in nation-building. As such, it aims to encourage young people to become civilian and/or military leaders and volunteers who could be used by the nation in case their services are needed. Commonwealth Act No.
1, also known as the National Defense Act, was enacted by the National Assembly of the Philippines on December 21, 1935. It provided for conscription for all male citizens between the ages of 18 and 30.  The National Service Training Programme (NSTP) Act, 2001 (R.A. 9163) was promulgated in response to the public call for reform of the Reserved Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program. .