The Philippine NGO Council on Population, Health and Welfare (PNGOC) is a registered non-profit organization with a tax exempt done status. PNGOC was founded on June 24, 1987 by 17 Philippine NGOs with the objective of becoming the voice of population and development advocates within the NGO, government and funding circles and to respond to the growing demand for NGO services in population, reproductive and sexual health and development. PNGOC is a leading advocate of the reproductive health care framework as espoused by the ICPD Programme of Action. From the fledging organization of 17 NGOs in 1987, PNGOC has now grown to 97 member NGOs focusing on different development concerns and catering to various sectors of the population in all parts of the country