The Philippine NGO Council on Population, Health and Welfare, Inc. (PNGOC) is a registered non-profit organization with tax-exempt donee status. A group of 17 Philippine NGOs founded it on June 24, 1987 with the objective of becoming the voice of population and development advocates within the NGO, government and funding circles.
PNGOC has since responded to the growing demand for NGO services in population, reproductive and sexual health and development. It has become a leading advocate of the reproductive health care framework as espoused by the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action.
From the fledging organization of 17 NGOs in 1987 PNGOC has grown into a formidable force of 97 member NGOs focusing on different development concerns and catering to various sectors of the population all over the country.
The Council now strives to empower Filipinos and improve their quality of life by advocating for reforms on the national and local levels. It continues to strengthen partnerships among its member-NGOs and government organizations through resource mobilization, policy advocacy, information management, capability enhancement, research in aid of program implementation and model development to implement and manage gender-sensitive and comprehensive reproductive health and sustainable development programs.
Over the years, PNGOC’s programs were achieved through the support of its partners like United Nations Population Fund, the Asian Development Bank, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Consuelo Foundation, World Bank, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Ford Foundation, AusAID, USAID, International Labor Organization and the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria.