5 Iloilo towns get Seal of Good Education Governance


The Municipalities of Alimodian, Mina, Cabatuan, Concepcion, and Lambunao in Iloilo province were feted with “seals of good education governance” by Synergia, a foundation working to improve the quality of basic education.

The recipients each received the seals and incentives amounting to P1.6 million.

Concepcion Mayor Raul Banias, chairman of the regional education council of Synergia, said a total of 27 municipalities nationwide qualified for the seals.

“There are criteria for this specifically measuring the education indicators and functionality of our school governance council and local school board,” said Banias, such as high cohort survival rate and high participation rate.

Cabatuan Mayor Ronilo Caspe welcomed the recognition from the organizer. The educational package would be useful, particularly to the out-of-school youths in his town, said Caspe.

Former Lambunao mayor and now 3rd District Provincial Board Member Jason Gonzales expressed gratitude for the award. Lambunao also implements education programs that benefit public schools, he added.