The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC

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-is an attached agency of the Department of Information and Communications Technology responsible for the
supervision, The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) adjudication and control over all
telecommunications services throughout the country.
• NTC is currently headed by Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba, who assumed office on August 2009, and
served within the three administrations of former presidents Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Benigno
Aquino III, and incumbent President Rodrigo Duterte.
• DICT is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for the planning,
development and promotion of the country's information and communications technology.
HISTORY
1927: Act No. 3396 known as the Ship Radio Station Law was enacted. The Radio Construction and
Maintenance Section, the first radio regulatory office was charged to enforce the said law.
1931: Act No. 3846 known as the Radio Control Law was enacted. The Radio Control Division in the Bureau of
Post was created under the jurisdiction of the then Secretary of Commerce and Communications.
1939: The Radio Control Division was transferred to the Department of National Defense which was organized
pursuant to Executive Order No. 230.
1947: The Radio Control Division was again transferred to the Department of Commerce and Industry which
was created pursuant to Executive Order No. 230.
1951: Republic Act 1476 was enacted abolishing the Radio Control Board.
1962: Department Order 51 was issued changing the name of the Radio Control Division to the Radio Control
Office.
1972: The Board of Communications (BOC) was created under the Integrated Reorganization Law. It was the
first quasi-judicial body with adjudicatory powers on matters involving telecommunications services.
1974: The Radio Control Office was renamed the Telecommunications Control Bureau.
1979: By virtue of Executive Order 546, the TCB and the BOC were integrated into a single entity now known
as the National Telecommunications Commission. The Ministry of Transportation and Communication, which
was created under the same Order has administrative jurisdiction over the NTC.
1987: President Corazon Aquino issued Executive Order 125-A making the NTC an attached agency of
the Department of Transportation and Communications.
2004: President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo issued Executive Order 269 creating the Commission on Information
and Communications Technology and transferring the NTC from the DOTC to the CITC.( Commission on
Information and Communications Technology)
2005: President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo issued Executive Order 454 transferring the NTC back to the DOTC.
2008: President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo issued Executive Order 648 transferring the NTC back to the CITC.
2011: Benigno S. Aquino III issued Executive Order No. 47 (June 23, 2011) which retains the NTC under
the Office of the President as part of the Other Executive Offices (OEO)

MISSION The National Telecommunications Commission shall proactively and continually create a responsive regulatory environment for a viable. as amended and Public Telecommunications Policy Act of 1995. 10844 creating the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and making the NTC an attached agency of the newly created executive department. MANDATE  To regulate the installation. 205) VISION By 2020. 7925)  To regulate and supervise radio and television broadcast stations. operation and maintenance of radio stations both for private and public use. National Telecommunication Commission (NTC) is a world class regulatory agency able to lead the Telecommunications and Information sector as an engine for progress and development. Act No. . as amended and Public Telecommunications Policy Act of 1995. cable television (CATV) and pay television (EO No. reliable and accessible telecommunications and information infrastructure and services to ensure the welfare and protection of our people. 3846. Act No. 7925)  To manage the radio spectrum (Radio Control Law.2016: Benigno S. Act No. 3846. 3846. affordable. (Radio Control Law. RA No. as amended)  To regulate and supervise the provision of public telecommunications services (Radio Control Law. 546 and EO No. Aquino III signed Republic Act No. RA No.

store. Planning. obtain (something). in coordination with the Finance Division. especially with care or effort.  Prepare the NTC Annual Report and comprehensive accomplishment reports  Prepare programs for funds allocated for projects.  Maintain necessary records. monitor and evaluate compliance with objectives and plans. General Services Division  Provide policy guidance on the maintenance and disposition of records and on the procurement and storage of supplies in accordance with government prescribed standards. and distribute the supplies and equipment and conduct periodic inventory of the same.  Monitor the physical status of projects and prepare comprehensive assessment reports . in coordination with the units concerned and the Finance Division. discipline. b. collect. Corporate Planning and Programming Division  Organize the strategic planning exercise. Corporate Planning and Programming Division 2.  Provide mail. Finance Division 3.  Procure. transportation. Information Technology Unit 1. employee benefits. Finance and Management Branch 1. leave and attendance. selection and placement of personnel.  Prepare project proposals with corresponding profile and budgetary estimates for funding allocation.  Coordinate. Management Division 4. Human Resource Division 2. separation.  -The GSD shall have following functions: a. and general utility services.  Receive. Procurement-or the act of obtaining or holding. HUMAN RESOURCE DIVISION  encompass on the formulation and implementation of human resource management. appointments. employee suggestions and incentive awards system) and human resource development programs (staff development and training. and deposit cash and process vouchers for payments of obligations. General Services Division 1. 2.  (recruitment.  Update the Information Systems Strategic Plan. promotion.Administrative Branch 1.

manpower and operations. . reliability. and continuing analysis of economic conditions and trends relating to the sectoral area in which the NTC is concerned. Information Technology Unit. 1.  Formulate uniform policies.  Conduct regular management surveys of the organizational structure.  Provide basic communication and network infrastructure suitable for ICT and systems based projects and to determine that computing and telecommunications equipment operate perfectly and in the state service readiness. and.  Provide consultation and advice on the issues of ICT usage to NTC’s top management and other interested parties. Management Division  Develop plans and programs relative to management improvements in the Agency. as well as conduct training on the application of survey/s. 3.  Develop new and improved management systems. Industry Planning and Management Branch The IPMB shall undertake sectoral planning and ensure the quality. Industry Planning and Research Division The IPRD shall be responsible for the provision of services relating to broadcast and public telecommunications industry planning and development. and provide recommendations for improvement.  Develop the staffing standards and manpower requirements of the agency. 4.  Examine the administrative organization of the Agency and provide recommendations for improvement. and provide staff supervision over the implementation of such improvements. and advice to management on the status. Finance Division  Responsible for the preparation and execution of financial work plans. safety. security. including control and reporting. 2. processes and implementation procedures for ICT based projects and office automation.  Maintain accounting records and books of accounts and process requisitions and vouchers for collections and disbursements and other budget and accounting functions in the NTC. evaluating and implementing of NTC ICT strategies  Develop Strategic Planning on ICT utilization as part of management improvement tool.ICT (information and communications technology .or technologies) is an umbrella term that includes any communication device or application  Coordinate the planning. compatibility and interoperability of telecommunications facilities and services in conformity with standards and specifications set by international radio and telecommunications organizations to which the Philippines is a signatory.  Maintain and update the Agency organization chart and other manuals. studies and procedures/processes. current trends and developments in the broadcast and telecommunications industry.

aeronautical. Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Legal Branch 1.Special Licensing Branch The SLB shall act on all non-decentralized radio service licenses pursuant to local and international radio rules and regulations. Special Radio Services Division 2. Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Code of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and issue licenses. Safety Radio Services and STCW Compliance Division 1. as amended. Undertake the functions of the Radio Operators and Training Schools Division on the implementation of the Standards of Training. wireless data network equipment and devices filed through the Philippine National Single Window. permits and certificates to radio training centers and radio operators. Internal Legal Affairs Division  Conduct investigation of personnel. This Division would be tasked to: STCW-Standards of Training. telecommunications laws and regulations. conventions. and. 2.  Prepare draft decisions of cases involving violations of the Public Service Act. . Consumer Welfare and Protection Division 1. Adjudication Division  Conduct formal hearings on applications for Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity for the operation of communications utilities and services  Investigate complaints and/or prosecute infractions of the Public Service Act. and treaties where the Philippines is a party.  Administer oaths on matters generally involving the Commission and the units and ROs under it. among others. and all applications for permit to import radio communications equipment. 1. Special Radio Services Division This division would act on all non-decentralized licensing functions of non-carrier radio communications network in the fixed and land mobile services. Internal Legal Affairs Division 2. Adjudication Division 3.  Review administrative charges against erring employees of the Commission. 2. and safety services pursuant to local laws and international radio regulations. Safety Radio Services and STCW Compliance Division Act on all non-decentralized licensing applications for maritime. conventions and treaties where the Philippines is a party and which are not enumerated in the Memorandum Circulars/Orders defining certain decentralized licensing functions of the Commission.

analyse and recommend action on all applications for authorization and registration by public telecommunication entities. 1. Broadcast Services Division . rules and regulations  Coordinate with other appropriate government agencies regarding the timely and effective resolution of complaints. 3.  recommend minimum service performance standards. Services and Interconnection Division  The SID shall conduct studies and recommend policies. seminars and/or workshops on matters related to the promotion of consumer welfare and protection. Regulation Branch The RB shall supervise and regulate all public telecommunications entities by formulating and developing rules and regulations. Services and Interconnection Division 1.  Represent the Commission in tribunals or other government entities where it is a party-in-interest and in court litigations.  Recommend minimum technical and network standards. including international traffic settlements.  Attend meetings. Networks and Facilities Division  This division shall conduct studies and recommend policies. matters and issues raised by international organizations. rules and regulations on the provision of public telecommunications services and on all aspects of interconnection. and  prepare studies. Networks and Facilities Division 2. position papers and recommendations on international issues affecting the Philippine telecommunications sector. 7925 and other existing laws. comments. and.  Prepare evaluations and analyses on all applications for permits and licenses filed by public telecommunications entities as part of the authorization and registration process. 2. programs and procedures on matters related to the promotion and enhancement of consumer welfare and protection pursuant to RA No. in coordination with the Office of the Solicitor General. Other Offices Under the Office of the Commissioner 1.  Recommend rules and regulations on the payment of fees and charges for the installation and operation of the networks and facilities of telecommunications entities. Radio Spectrum Planning Division 2. rules and regulations on the installation and operation of public telecommunications networks and facilities.  prepare evaluate. Consumer Welfare and Protection Division  Develop and implement plans.

orders and other related papers to interested parties  Act as clerk of the Commission .3. Commissioner Radio Spectrum Planning Division  Assign frequencies of broadcast stations and auxiliary broadcast facilities  Provide long term policies in planning. may be of general public interest. rulings and decisions for publication which.  Docket all cases filed with Commission and schedule them for hearing. Commission Secretariat  Record and report the proceedings of the Commission. in the judgment of the Commission. 3. Broadcast Services Division  Prepare and maintain records of frequency assignments made and call-signs issued. regulating and administering the use of radio spectrum within the country  Undertake continuing studies of frequency allocations to various services  Establish and maintain the National Radio Frequency allocation Table (NRFAT)  Maintain an accurate and up-to-date Master Frequency Register (MFR) of all assigned frequencies and authorized radio stations  Conduct electromagnetic compatibility analyses required and determine appropriate frequency assignments for radio networks in conformity with the NRFAT and the MFR  Recommend solutions to harmful radio frequency interference (RFI) and make appropriate action. coordinating. 2.  Assist the Commission on matters affecting petitions and applications for authorizations Compile orders. Regional Offices 1. Equipment Standard Division 5. furnishing the RSPD Radio Spectrum Planning Division (RSPD):  Act of applications for the issuance of permits and licenses for broadcast TV and radio (AM/FM) stations  Act of applications for the issuance of permits and licenses for broadcast TV and radio (AM/FM) stations  Prepare an assessment of supervisory and regulatory fees (SRFs). Commission Secretariat 4.  Issue certified copies of decisions. permits and license fees  Formulate and prepare policy guidelines on regulatory and quality standards systems  Update/maintain a database on issued permits and licenses.

and. designate and monitor Conformity Assessment Bodies within Philippines  Coordinate with other Designating Authorities that are member-parties to the APEC and ASEAN MRAs relative to the effective functioning of such MRAs  Coordinate with the NTC Ro’s  Issue Type approval certificates for telecommunications and broadcast equipment  Formulate rules and regulations concerning telecommunications and broadcast equipment dealers. .  Enforce and implement telecommunications laws and other pertinent laws within the regional area.  Issue licenses and permits that may be specified  Attend to the inspection and field investigation of all telecommunications services or stations  Represent the Commission in conferences or meetings. manufacturers and service centers. that may be held in the region. resellers. whenever necessary. Regional Offices -The NTC ROs are under the direct supervision and control of the Office of the Commissioner. and are directly responsible to the Agency Head. 4. Field units directly implement the plans and programs of an agency within their respective jurisdictions. suppliers. Equipment Standard Division  undertake research. formulate and develop technical regulations and standards for telecommunications and broadcast equipment  Identify. 5. distributors.  Coordinate enforcement activities with the military and the police for the effective implementation of telecommunications laws and regulations regarding stations or services whose operation affect the security of the State.