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This is the blog site of the UP School of Economics NSTP.

Course description: NSTP Common Module

Service to the Nation through Empowerment and Servant/Participatory Leadership

The course sets the basic framework of service to the Filipino people and the community as the basis for all NSTP courses. It emphasizes the UP values of honor, excellence and service to the nation/people, while embodying the topics prescribed by the NSTP IRR of 2009 –namely, NSTP Orientation, Citizenship Training, Drug Education, Disaster Awareness, Preparedness and Management, Environmental Protection and other National Concerns.

Objectives

  • To establish an NSTP framework that is anchored to the university’s goal of academic excellence, honor and service to the Filipino nation through community service, organizing and development.
  • To give an overview and understanding of Philippine history and condition.
  • To impart basic competencies in community service including disaster awareness and preparedness, environmental care, and citizenship training necessary to serve the AFP Reserve Force (for ROTC graduates) and the National Service Reserve Corps or NSRC (for CWTS and LTS graduates).

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Acronyms:

NSTP – National Service Training Program
IRR – Implementing Rules and Regulations
CWTS – Civic Welfare Training Service
LTS – Literacy Training ServiceAFP – Armed Forces of the Philippines
ROTC – Reserve Officers’ Training Corps
NSRC – National Service Reserve Corps

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  1. An Open Letter Regarding the Traffic in Metro Manila
    Good day,
    After years and years of increasing traffic congestion in the metro, it seems like everyday tasks and outings carry on so many burdens in the times of many Filipinos. Due to the rise in population and transportation, the people living in this country, specifically in Metro Manila, seem to have it hard when we look at traffic. This is a problem that has to be addressed quickly and efficiently because it not only affects our normal everyday lives but could also potentially harm us in the future as well.
    Based on experience, it has not been easy to respond to the traffic everyday. It seems like going out to malls or going to school seem like eternity when you think about it. 45 minutes is how long I take to reach UP from my house in San Juan, where in actuality I could be in the campus 30 minutes into the journey. This is because I’ve noticed the traffic along the way, such as the one in Quezon Avenue. It is not only here, but various main roads are always clogged up due to the busyness of the Filipino people and Filipino transportation.
    Along with this conflict, our environment also comes into mind. The global leaders lately presented plans to help sustain this world we live in and prevent more pollution. Here, global traffic congestion can also be a problem. Internally, the Philippines is one of the traffic laden places on this earth. This just goes to show that we need a big change not only to help out streets but also our environment.
    In our daily lives, we consume an ample amount of time travelling. We could be in school studying already or in our housed coming from work early, but we eventually spend extra minutes or even hours stuck in the burden that is Metro Manila traffic. As a result, protection for the Filipino people should also be considered a concern. We must strive to change for the better and increase the benefit of Filipino traffic because everyone is affected, whether young or old, rich or poor, because of the factors affecting our everyday lives.
    Traffic schemes and changes in the road system are only sub-solutions to this growing problem. What we need is to be more knowledgeable and think of innovative ways to sustain the road and our environment. Instead of just thinking of ourselves and how we’ll get from one end to another, we should think of how we can help each other to refrain from being stuck in hours of traffic and try to sustain our daily lives by decreasing the traffic. This will be a hard and constant struggle, but eventually, and slowly but surely, we can develop and lessen the traffic in which the Filipino people are getting irritated of.
    Joshua Stanley S. Uy
    UP Diliman School of Economics Student

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