Does your hometown have what it takes to be a
Synergeia Seal of Good Education Governance awardee?
Submit an application!
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Every year, the Synergeia Foundation and USAID, in partnership with PLDT and Smart, award the

Seal of Good Education Governance to a new batch of cities and municipalities in the Philippines

that have exerted outstanding efforts to deliver basic education to their constituents.

Local governments are rarely featured prominently in the news. These rare times are on abuse of their power and inefficiencies.  But there is another side to their stories.  These are their stories of excellence and outstanding performance.  These are sources of hope and inspiration – rae commodities during times of turbulence and uncertainties.


Synergeia Foundation, with the support of USAID and in partnership with PLDT and Smart, confers the

"Seal of Good Education Governance."  It measures how local governments provide children with equal access to good education.  To qualify for the Seal, the locality must have a high cohort-survival rate, that is, grade one students must at least finish grade six.  The performance of the children in the national achievement test must also be steadily improving.   And, the Special Education Fund must be used on activities that promote learning.


This initiative is intended to help promote good governance, transparency, accountability, and efficiency among local governments.  It is also intended to arrest the problems of school children which have been sidelined due to the focus on K-12.  The number of non-readers can be quite staggering.  Children drop out of schools for diverse reasons.  The Seal serves as both as a carrot and a stick for communities and their governments to recognize that children are their most important constituents. And that giving them opportunities for better education is their passport to a safer and better future.

Submit an application.

Download the form here.

20 LGUs earn
Seal of Good Education Governance

Supported by


Seal of Good Education

Governance Awardees


Tuba, Benguet

Solano, Nueva Vizcaya

Bacnotan, La Union

Agoo, La Union

Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya

Padre Garcia, Batangas

Vigan City, Ilocos Sur

Diffun, Quirino

San Gabriel, La Union

Lambunao, Iloilo

Mina, Iloilo

Mambusao, Capiz

Simunul, Tawi Tawi

Taraka, Lanao Del Sur

Datu Paglas, Maguindanao

Cagayan De Oro City, Misamis Oriental

Upi, Maguindanao

Bongao, Tawi Tawi

Valenzuela City

Navotas City


6947 Casa Rosal

Rosal corner Camia Streets

Guadalupe Viejo, Makati City


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