National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) Commissioner Gamaliel A. Cordoba reported that, as of 30 November 2019, the NTC already exceeded its collection target by PHP 2.16B.  Target collection for 2019 was pegged at PHP 4.786B. Actual collection now stands at PHP 6.949B.

In 2018, the NTC also surpassed its target by PHP 1.8B. This is the fourth straight year under the Duterte administration that the NTC exceeded its collection target. 

Cordoba said, “The Agency had hoped to exceed its collection target by PHP 2B this year, and I am grateful to each and every one in the NTC for making sure we achieved this.””We also thank our DICT family, headed by Sec. Gregorio Honasan for supporting all our efforts. ;  He added, “This, once again, demonstrates the NTC’s full support to the national government and the public service programs pushed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte – priorities of which are on infrastructure, agriculture and rural development, and peace and order.”

NTC’s achievement was a culmination of its personnel’s concerted effort to strictly enforce stakeholders’ compliance in remitting spectrum users’ fees, supervision and regulation fees and penalties.  NTC is the government agency that regulates cable and commercial television operators, broadcast radio stations, telecommunications companies and commercial and portable radio operators. 

The NTC is an Agency under the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT with former Senator Gregorio B. Honasan II as Secretary of the DICT. Collection targets of the Agency are mandated in the Budget of Expenditures and Sources of Financing, a document required by the Constitution and consolidated by the Department of Budget Management.