Non Government Organizations In The Philippines Essay

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History of Non-Government Organizations in the Philippines Non-government Organizations play an important role as government’s partner in adhering development and progress in a civil society. This part of the study states the challenges as well as the risks of upholding the prominence of these non-government organizations. Philippine NGOs emerge as relief and welfare organizations to social advocates leading to transformation approaches.
1521-1700
Since Philippines is established as one of the Spain’s colony and one of its most spread-out influence is religion, various civil society organizations (CSOs) that is developed from this era are all faith-based. Soon after the dominant ruling of the Spaniards, the Filipinos become resistant. The citizens of the country start to form organizations seeking independence and equal rights which value education. Later on, these organizations are condemned illegal by the Spanish government (Moshman, n.d.).
1701-1900
But as the Spanish colonization ends, the United States government decriminalized these CSOs. Church and state-based civic organizations, according to Hilhorst (2003) lead the Philippine government to revolutions and political movements. Private organizations focusing on relief and reconstruction works arise to
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In 1950s, NGOs begin to network. As a result of this, according to Lariza (as cited in Alegre, 1996), Alegre states that in 1952, the Philippine National Committee of the International Council on Social Welfare (ISCW) is established by few social workers. Eventually, ISCW is changed into Council of Welfare Agencies Foundation of the Philippine, Inc. (CWAFPI) which is the founder of various civic organizations such as Boys/Girls Scouts of the Philippines, National Red Cross and others. CWAFPI is further changed into National Council for Social Development
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