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Non-Government Organizations

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“The term NGO embraces a wide variety of organizations. They include

Voluntary Organizations that pursue a social mission driven by a commitment to shared values,

  • Public Service Contractors that function as market-oriented non-profit businesses serving public purposes,

  • People’s Organizations that represent their member’s interests, have member accountable leadership, and are substantially self-reliant,

  • Governmental Nongovernmental Organizations that are creations of government and serve as instruments of government policy.”

Source: Korten, David C. Getting to the 21st century. Makati : Bookmark, 1990. p.2



•    NGOs
•    Non-governmental organizations
•    Non-profit organizations
•    People organization
•    Non-governmental organizations – Philippines
•    Community development – Philippines
NOTE: always include the “Philippines” or “Filipinos” in the search terms to limit your search to NGOs in the Philippines



Dewey Decimal Classification
360 - Social problems and services; association


Library of Congress Classification
HN - Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
HC - Economic history and conditions
HV - Social pathology. Social and public welfare.



High School Library

Korten, David C. Getting to the 21st century. Makati : Bookmark, 1990.

Organizing for democracy : NGOs, civil society, and the Philippine state.  Ed. Silliman, G. Sidney. Quezon City : ADMU Press, 1998.

Severino, Howie G., ed.  The green guide : a sourcebook on the Philippine environment. Pasig : Philippine Center for investigative Journalism, 1994.

Rizal Library

A Guide to resource agencies for Philippine POs & NGOs. [S.l.] : Management Advancement Systems Association , 1997.

Development directory : Philippine foundations, ngos and peoples organizations. Quezon City : Association of Foundations, 1995.

Partnership of Philippine Support Service Agencies. Resource manual of NGO materials : manual and software databank of PHILSSA member NGOs resources. Quezon City : Partnership of Philippine Support Service Agencies, 1991

Philippine NGOs : a resource book of social development NGOs. Quezon City : Association of Foundations, c2001.

Villarin, T.S. People empowerment : a guide to NGO-PO partnership with local governments. Quezon City : KAISAHAN Tungo sa Kaunlaran ng Kanayunan at Repormang Pansakahan, 1996.



NGO Database (Philippine Foundation Center) []
A searchable database of more than 2,000 NGOs in the Philippines.

Philippine Council for NGO Certification []
Listing of non-profit organizations certified by PCNC.

NGO Country Codes & Laws []
Laws and regulations governing the NGOs in the Philippines.

Philippine Foundation Center (PFC) []
A one stop resource and information center on non-government organizations (NGOs), foundations and the civil society sector in general

A Study of NGOs in Philippines []
A comprehensive guide to NGOs in the Philippines.

The Directory of Development Organizations []
Prepared to facilitate international cooperation and knowledge sharing in development work.



EBSCOHost Research Databases []

Check the EMC Website [] for more listing of ADMU’s online subscriptions.

Indexes of Philippine Periodicals
Index to Philippine Periodicals [printed version]
Computerized Index to Philippine Periodicals [online]
Index to Philippine Newspapers [online]

Relevant Local Periodicals
Catalyst, The
IBON Facts & Figures
Newsbreak []
Philippine Free Press


Winkler, Anthony C. Writing the research paper : a handbook with both the MLA and APA documentation styles. 5th ed.  Singapore : Harcourt Asia, 2000.
MLA Formatting and Style Guide - The OWL at Purdue []


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