The NSTP has a big role in our society, with this program, the government aims that every Filipino student were able to enhance civic consciousness and defense preparedness in the youth by developing the ethics of service and patriotism while undergoing training in any of its three program components.
The National Service Training Program (NSTP) is a government instituted program implemented in all schools since January 2002 by virtue of Republic Act 9163, otherwise known as the National Service Training Program (NSTP) Act of 2001. Specifically, Article II (Declaration of Principles and State Policies) Section 2 of the law states that the government may call upon the people to defend the state, and in fulfillment thereof, all citizens may be required under conditions provided by law, to render personal military or civil service.
The unit tasked to implement the National Service Training Program has the following duties and responsibilities:
a. carries out the constitutional provision regarding the “duty of the state to serve and protects its citizens through civic education and military training”;
b. heightens civic consciousness among the youth and conducts programs and activities to develop the physical moral, spiritual, intellectual and social well-being of the students for them to be able to render fruitful and meaningful services to their communities; and
c. promotes the role of the youth in nation-building; and encourages the youth to become civic and/or military leaders and volunteers through the Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS), the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) and the Literacy Training Service (LTS)