National Service Training Program
The NSTP, is a civic education and defense preparedness program students instituted by the Government of the Philippineson 23 January 2002 by virtue of Republic Act9163, otherwise known as the "National Service Training Program (NSTP) Act of 2001". Under the NSTP, both male and female college students of any baccalaureate degree course or technical vocational course in public or private educational institutions are obliged to undergo one of the three program components for an academic period of two semesters. The students, however, are free to choose which particular program component to take. The three NSTP Program Components are:
CIVIC WELFARE TRAINING SEVICES (CWTS)
This program component is designed to provide students with activities contributory to the general welfare and betterment of life of the members of the community especially those developed to improve social welfare services.
LITERACY TRAINING SERVICES (LTS)
This program component is designed to train students in teaching literacy skills to schoolchildren and out of school youths. The hope is to continue learning on a peer - to - peer interaction.
RESERVE OFFICER'S TRAINING CORPS (ROTC)
This program component is designed to provide military education and training for students to mobilize them for national defense preparedness. This is also a glimpse for young people to see how military life is and encourage them into service.