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NSTP Law Implementing Rules and Regulations Of the NATIONAL SERVICE TRAINING PROGRAM (RA 9163) Pursuant to Section 12 of Republic Act No. 9163 otherwise known as the National Service Training Program (NSTP) Act of 2001, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and Department of National Defense (DND), in consultation with the concerned government agencies, the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC), Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations of the Philippines (COCOPEA), Non- Government Organizations (NGOs) and recognized student organizations, hereby jointly issue, adopt and promulgate the following implementing rules and regulations to implement the provisions of the Act. Rule I GUIDING PRINCIPLES Section 1.            Guiding Principle. While it is the prime duty of the government to serve and protect its citizens, in turn it                                  shall be the responsibility of all citizens to defend the security and promote the general                                          welfare of the State, and in fulfillment thereof, the government may require each citizen                          to render personal military or civil service. Section 2.            Role of the Youth 1 / 15 NSTP Law a.            In recognition of the vital role of the youth in nation- building, the State shall                                                      promote civic consciousness among them and shall develop their physical,                                                          moral, spiritual, intellectual and social well- being. It shall inculcate the ideals of                                                               patriotism, nationalism, and advance their involvement in public and civic                                                    affairs. b.            As the most valuable resource of the nation, they shall be motivated, trained,                                                   organized and involved in military, literacy, civic welfare programs and other                                                       similar endeavors In the service of the nation. Rule II DEFINITION OF TERMS Section 3.            As used in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR), the following terms shall                                         mean: a.            “National Service Training Program” (NSTP)- refers to the program aimed ata.... View Full Document

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