To all Public Telecommunications Entities (PTEs), Broadcast ad Cable TV (CATV) Networks, Direct-To-Home (DTH), LMDS and all other PAY TV Services.

On 9 October 2006, the NTC issued Memorandum Circular No. 04-10-2006 requiring the submission of Annual Reports (AR) by the PTEs, Broadcast and Cable TV Networks. Item #1 of the said NTC Memorandum Circular provides:

“1. Annual Report in the prescribed form/s shall be submitte to the Commission not later than 30th of April of each year.”

Last 16 March 2020, the Office of the Executive Secretary issued a Memorandum on the “COMMUNITY QUARANTINE OVER THE ENTIRE LUZON AND FURTHER GUIDELES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) SITUATION”. Paragraph 4 of the Memorandum provides:

“4. A work from home arrangement shall be implemented in the Executive Branch, except the PNP, AFP, PCG, and health and emergency frontline services, border control and other critical services which shall ensure a skeletal work force.”

Further, the enactment of Republic Act No. 11469 on 25 March 2020 (An Act Declaring the Existence of a National Emergency Arising from the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation and a National Policy in Connection therewith, and Authorizing the President of the Republic of the Philippines for a Limited Period and Subject to Restrictions, to Exercise Powers Necessary and Proper to Carry Out the Declared National Policy and For Other Purposes) provides:

“Section 4. Authorized Powers.”
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“(t) Continue to authorize alternative working arrangements for employess and workers in the Executive Branch, and whenever it becomes necessary, in other independent branches of government and constitutional bodies, and the private sector”;
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“(z) Move statutory deadlines and timelines for the filing and submission of any document, the payment of taxes, fees, and other charges required by law, and the grant of any benefit, in order to ease the burden on individuals under Community Quarantine”.

In view of the foregoing, and considering that the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) brought about by the COVID-19 situation is still in effect, the submission of 2019 Annual Reports as required under NTC Memorandum Circular 04-10-2006 is hereby extended until JUNE 30, 2020.

See MO 05-04-2020