The National Security Council (NSC) is the principal advisory body on the proper coordination and integration of plans and policies affecting national security.
The mandates of the NSC are based on the following Presidential Executive Issuances:
- Executive Order No. 115 dated December 24, 1986 entitled: “Re-Organizing the National Security Council and Defining its Membership, Function, and Authority and Other Purposes”;
- Administrative Order No. 149 dated December 20, 1989 entitled: “Directing the National Security Director to Provide Guidance and Direction to the Operations of the National Intelligence Coordinating Council and the Intelligence Community”;
- Administrative Order No. 2 dated July 24, 1992 entitled: “Directing the Director-General of the National Security Council to Revitalize the National Security Council and the Intelligence community and to Reorient their Activities Towards Attaining Broader National Goals”;
- Executive Order No. 33 dated November 18, 1992 entitled: “Amending Sections 1 and 2 of the Executive Order 115 series of 1986”;
- Executive Order No. 34 dated September 17, 2001 entitled: “Reconstituting the National Security Council and for Other Purposes”;
- Administrative Order No. 124 dated July 28, 2005 entitled: “Directing the Director-General of the National Security Council to revitalize the national intelligence community”;
- Administrative Order No. 2 dated September 17, 2010 entitled: “Creating the Presidential Situation Room”;
- Memorandum Order No. 6 dated October 21, 2010 entitled: “Directing the Formulation of the National Security Policy and National Security Strategy”;
- Executive Order No. 43 dated May 13, 2011 entitled: “Pursuing Our Social Contract with the Filipino People Through the Re-Organization of the Cabinet Clusters”; and
- Executive Order No. 82 dated September 4, 2012 entitled: “Operationalizing the Practical Guide for National Crisis Managers and the National Crisis Management Core Manual; Establishing National and Local Crisis Management Organizations; and Providing Funds Therefore.”
To advise the President on national security related matters, provide supervision and guidance over the NICA and general supervision over the intelligence community, and coordinate the national government efforts in the pursuit of the national security goals and strategic objectives.
A national security institution that is responsive to the changing challenges and opportunities, within and outside the country and a policy advisory body that will effectively contribute to the provision of an enabling environment that will enhance socio-economic development and national governance.