At least 49 civil society organizations (CSOs) have been tapped by the Sangguniang Panglungsod (City Council) of Valenzuela City (Metro Manila) to help carry out development projects. The CSOs will form part of the local special bodies (LSBs) that will be represented in the City Development Council and the Peace and Order Council to ensure implementation of projects. To make sure that the guidelines set for CSOs in the LSBs are strictly observed, a monitoring and reporting committee was formed with their respective Department of Interior and Local Government field directors as head, together with the head of CPDO and the Council Secretariat. The CSO selection is pursuant to the DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2016-97 on “Procedures and Guidelines for Selection of Representatives of People’s Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations, or the Private Sector in Local Special Bodies” or Article 64 of the Local Government Code of 1991.