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National Service Reserve Corps (NSRC)

The National Service Reserve Corps (NSRC) is mandated by Republic Act No. 9163
otherwise known as the National Service Training Program Act of 2001 and Republic
Act No. 10121 otherwise known as the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and
Management Act of 2010, together with its Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR)
and Implementing Guidelines and Procedures, the NSRC was activated in 13 June 2012
by its newly appointed National Director, the late BGEN JUANITO W DALMAS AFP
(RES)+ under the leadership of then Office of Civil Defense Administrator and
NDRRMC Executive Director, Undersecretary Benito T. Ramos.

Through the leadership of Usec Ramos, the NSRC was born. It immediately saw action
with Habagat and other typhoons. It is utilized as a primary support response group for
the Black Nazarene Traslacion. It started having HEI’s and TVET’s activate their NSRC
School-Based Groups, COL JEFF DL TAMAYO AFP (Res) taking the lead for R13-1001st
(UPHSD) NSRC Group. It started LGU’s activating their Community-Based Groups
specifically in Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, courtesy of BGEN RAMON G SANTOS AFP
(RET), and even Las Piñas City, National Capital Region through the volunteerism of
OFFR-4 NEIL ALLAN C. DE LEON.

As the NSRC has an expected membership of at least one million members every year, it
had trained a core group of trainers to handle the massive training it had planned.

The R-13 1st NSRC Disaster Response Training Group was activated by the National
Director headed by OFFR-5 FLORO I VERSOZA. It conducted Basic & Advanced NSRC
Training for students as well as Trainers Training for NSRC Leaders and Educators.
Community Trainings were held and emphasis on Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation and
First Aid were prioritized. The group even has rescue dogs, EP-3 Scarlet, a white female
German Shepherd and EP-3 Akira, a regular German Shepherd, that helps during
Search and Rescue Operations.
Below are the NSRC Functions:

1. To assist in the disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and rehabilitation


programs;
2. To serve as an auxiliary to the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils
(DRRMCs) response units;
3. To assist in the promotion of civic welfare activities;
4. To assist in the implementation of literacy programs;
5. To assist in socio-economic development;
6. To respond in case of mobilization for national emergency;
7. To assist in environmental protection; and
8. To perform other similar endeavors as directed by higher DRRM authorities.

The NSRC reservists and units shall be utilized in accordance to the PDRRM Act of 2010
(R.A 10121) and the NSTP Act of 2001 (R.A 9163) which include but not limited to the
following:
1. DRRM: Mitigation; Preparedness; Prevention; Response; Relief and Rehabilitation;
2. Environmental Protection/preservation and rehabilitation;
3. Civic Welfare and Literacy Activities; and
4. Other tasks needed to address emergencies/calamities/crises.