The Department of Interior and Local Government announced through its website the list of Provinces, Cities and Municipalities that passed the Seal of Good Local Governance. The Provincial Government of Bulacan will receive the Seal but only five out of twenty-four cities and municipalities made it to the list. Rookie or newcomer Municipal Government of Baliwag will join the ranks of Plaridel, Guiguinto, Angat and Bustos.
Local Governments are measured by DILG through its external validators on the basis of how the local governments complied four core the areas of Financial Administration – transparency; disaster preparedness; public order and safety and social protection.
Three are areas considered essential like environment protection, business-friendliness and arts, culture and tourism.