NTC is an official attached agency of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). The agency’s official mandate has the following scope:
to regulate the installation, operation and maintenance of radio stations both for private and public use (Radio Control Law, Act No. 3846, as amended),
to regulate and supervise the provision of public telecommunications services (Radio Control Law, Act No. 3846, as amended and Public Telecommunications Policy Act of 1995, RA No. 7925),
to manage the radio spectrum (Radio Control Law, Act No. 3846, as amended and Public Telecommunications Policy Act of 1995, RA No. 7925), and to regulate and supervise radio and television broadcast stations, cable television (CATV) and pay television (EO No. 546 and EO No. 205).
The calendar year 2020 is not too far in sight, and from now until then, the NTC upholds a vision to become a world-class regulatory agency and leader in the global telecommunications and information sector.
Toward the Philippines’ overall progress and development, NTC’s mission is to shape a responsive regulatory environment for telecommunications and information infrastructure and services. They work with Philippine companies to ensure viable and affordable communications systems for all, and govern toward the well-being of the Filipino people in the ever-evolving information landscape.