HomeLetran-Calamba Journal of Institutional Research and Developmentvol. 1 no. 2 (2015)

Literacy Training Services: A Filipino and Christian Way of Empowering the Youth through Education

Arthur B. Anterola | Alejandro D. Tatlonghari



After eleven years of the establishment of the Republic Act 9163 in 2001, which is also known as the NSTP Act of 2001, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), together with Technical Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) and Department of National Defense (DND), in consultation with the concerned government agencies, such as Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) and Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations of the Philippines (COCOPEA), Non-Government Organizations and recognized student organizations, issued, adopted and promulgated the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) to guide all Higher Educational Institutions to implement the provisions of the Act. One of the highlights of the IRR is the 25-hour common module for the three components of the NSTP. Due to lack of a necessary guide, most of the Higher Educational Institutions (HEI) do not encourage the students to choose LTS after the 25-hour common module. They usually focus on CWTS which is easier to teach. This is not in accordance with the IRR. IRR mandates that the students must be motivated to choose equally among the three components after the 25-hour common module.