Philippine Non-Government Organizations
Nongovernment organizations or NGOs are intermediary organizations between the people and the State, and they speak or work for on behalf of the poor and disadvantaged without being from among them. NGO sector in the Philippines is considered one of the largest and most diverse in terms of interests and advocacies in Asia. They have been playing a vital role in strengthening political, social and economic efforts in the country.
Development work is a defining characteristic of NGOs, and it is for this reason that most NGOs are also referred to as nongovernmental development organizations (NGDOs). Other frequently mentioned characteristics of NGOs in the literature are private, nonprofit; voluntary; and registered or formally organized. Many NGOs are registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as nonstock corporations.
(to access the knowledge database on Philippine Non-Government Organizations, click on List of Philippine Non-Government Organizations link)