PAGASA envisions itself to be the center of: Excellence in its distinctive competence in meteorology, operational hydrology, climatology, astronomy and other allied sciences; World-class capability in monitoring, analyses, forecasting and warning of tropical weather systems such as typhoons, monsoons, Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ).
M A N D A T E
To provide protection against natural calamities and utilize scientific knowledge as an effective instrument to insure the safety, well-being and economic security of all the people, and for promotion of national progress.
F U N C T I O N S
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, presently existing, is hereby reorganized and shall have the following functions:
Maintain a nationwide network pertaining to observation and forecasting of weather and other climatological conditions affecting national safety, welfare and economy;
Undertake activities relative to observation, collection, assessment and processing of atmospheric and allied data for the benefit of agriculture, commerce and industry;
Engage in studies of geophysical and astronomical phenomena essential to the safety and welfare of the people;
Undertake researches on the structure, development and motion of typhoons and formulate measures for their moderation; and
Maintain effective linkages with scientific organizations here and abroad, and promote exchange of scientific information and cooperation among personnel engaged in atmospheric, geophysical and astronomical studies.