Republic Act 9163 ‘An Act establishing the national service training program (NSTP) for the tertiary level students, amending for the purpose republic act no 7077 and presidential decree no. 1706 and for other purpose’ or this act also known as the National Service Training Program (NSTP) act of 2001.
This act which is a consolidation of HB no. 3593 and SB no. 1824 was finally passed on December 19, 2001 signed approved by the republic of the Philippine President Gloria M. Arroyo.
Under the NSTP Program, both male and female college’s students of any baccalaureate degree course or technical vocational course in public and private educational institution are obliged to undergo one of the three program components for an academic period of two semesters (NSTP 1 and NSTP 2).