Cabinet of the Philippines

Summary

The Cabinet of the Philippines (Filipino: Gabinete ng Pilipinas, usually referred to as the Cabinet or Gabinete) consists of the heads of the largest part of the executive branch of the national government of the Philippines. Currently, it includes the secretaries of 22 executive departments and the heads of other several other minor agencies and offices that are subordinate to the president of the Philippines.

Cabinet of the Philippines
Seal of the Philippines.svg
Cabinet overview
FormedJanuary 21, 1899
(123 years ago)
 (1899-01-21)
TypeAdvisory body
HeadquartersMalacañang Palace, Metro Manila
Cabinet executives
Websitewww.gov.ph

The cabinet secretaries are tasked to advise the president on the different affairs of the state like agriculture, budget, finance, education, social welfare, national defence, foreign policy, and the like.

They are nominated by the president and then presented to the Commission on Appointments, a body of the Congress of the Philippines that confirms all appointments made by the president, for confirmation or rejection. If the presidential appointees are approved, they are sworn into office, receive the title "Secretary", and begin to function their duties.

Constitutional and legal basisEdit

AppointmentEdit

Article 7, Section 16 of the Constitution of the Philippines says that the President

shall nominate and, with the consent of the Commission on Appointments, appoint the heads of the executive departments, ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, or officers of the armed forces from the rank of colonel or naval captain, and other officers whose appointments are vested in him in this Constitution. He shall also appoint all other officers of the Government whose appointments are not otherwise provided for by law, and those whom he may be authorized by law to appoint. The Congress may, by law, vest the appointment of other officers lower in rank in the President alone, in the courts, or in the heads of departments, agencies, commissions, or boards.

Cabinet and cabinet-level officialsEdit

The people listed below form the cabinet and are the heads of the current executive departments of the Philippines. The officials under these departments are appointed with the rank of Secretary. Appointed officials who are not confirmed by the Commission on Appointments, as required by law, will take the office under acting capacity, or as officer-in-charge, depending on the appointment released and approved by the President. The current structure of the Cabinet of the Philippines are based on the executive orders reorganizing the offices under its jurisdiction, given the fact that the Constitution allows executive privileges to reorganize its structure.

Official Filipino names of the agencies were derived from Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino and Department of Budget and Management.[1][2]

Departments and executive offices of the Philippine GovernmentEdit

Department
(Constituting instrument)
Acronym Office Incumbent In office since
 
Department of Agrarian Reform
Kagawaran ng Repormang Pansakahan
(Republic Act No. 6657)
DAR Secretary of Agrarian Reform Bernie Cruz
(Acting-capacity)
October 28, 2021
 
Department of Agriculture
Kagawaran ng Agrikultura
(Presidential Decree No. 461, s. 1974)
DA Secretary of Agriculture  
William Dar
August 5, 2019
 
Department of Budget and Management
Kagawaran ng Badyet at Pamamahala
(Presidential Decree No. 1405, s. 1978)
DBM Secretary of Budget and Management Tina Rose Marie Canda
(Officer-in-charge)
August 13, 2021
 
Department of Education
Kagawaran ng Edukasyon
(Republic Act No. 9155)
DepEd Secretary of Education  
Leonor Briones
June 30, 2016
 
Department of Energy
Kagawaran ng Enerhiya
(Republic Act No. 7638)
DOE Secretary of Energy  
Alfonso Cusi
June 30, 2016
 
Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Kagawaran ng Kapaligiran at Likas na Yaman
(Presidential Decree No. 461, s. 1974)
DENR Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources Jim Sampluna
(Acting-capacity)
February 18, 2022
 
Department of Finance
Kagawaran ng Pananalapi
(Executive Order No. 292, s. 1987)
DOF Secretary of Finance  
Carlos Dominguez III
June 30, 2016
 
Department of Foreign Affairs
Kagawaran ng Ugnayang Panlabas
(Commonwealth Act No. 732)
DFA Secretary of Foreign Affairs  
Teodoro Locsin Jr.
October 17, 2018
 
Department of Health
Kagawaran ng Kalusugan
(Executive Order No. 94, s. 1947)
DOH Secretary of Health  
Francisco Duque III
October 26, 2017
 
Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development
Kagawaran ng Pananahanang Pantao at Pagpapaunlad ng Kalunsuran
(Republic Act No. 11201)
DHSUD Secretary of Human Settlements and Urban Development  
Eduardo del Rosario
January 7, 2020
 
Department of Information and Communications Technology
Kagawaran ng Teknolohiyang Pang-impormasyon at Komunikasyon
(Republic Act No. 10844)
DICT Secretary of Information and Communications Technology Emmanuel Rey Caintic
(Acting-capacity)
December 17, 2021
 
Department of the Interior and Local Government
Kagawaran ng Interyor at Pamahalaang Lokal
(Republic Act No. 6975)
DILG Secretary of the Interior and Local Government  
Eduardo Año
November 6, 2018
 
Department of Justice
Kagawaran ng Katarungan
(Executive Order No. 292, s. 1987)
DOJ Secretary of Justice  
Menardo Guevarra
April 5, 2018
 
Department of Labor and Employment
Kagawaran ng Paggawa at Empleyo
(Executive Order No. 292, s. 1987)
DOLE Secretary of Labor and Employment  
Silvestre Bello III
June 30, 2016
 
Department of Migrant Workers
Kagawaran ng mga Mandarayuhang Manggagawa
(Republic Act No. 11641)
DOMW Secretary of Migrant Workers Abdullah Mama-o
(Acting-capacity)
March 4, 2022
 
Department of National Defense
Kagawaran ng Tanggulang Pambansa
(Commonwealth Act No. 1)
DND Secretary of National Defense  
Delfin Lorenzana
June 30, 2016
 
Department of Public Works and Highways
Kagawaran ng mga Pagawaing Bayan at Lansangan
(Executive Order No. 124-A, s. 1987)
DPWH Secretary of Public Works and Highways Roger Mercado
(Acting-capacity)
October 13, 2021
 
Department of Science and Technology
Kagawaran ng Agham at Teknolohiya
(Executive Order No. 128, s. 1987)
DOST Secretary of Science and Technology  
Fortunato de la Peña
June 30, 2016
 
Department of Social Welfare and Development
Kagawaran ng Kagalingan at Pagpapaunlad Panlipunan
(Presidential Decree No. 994, s. 1976)
DSWD Secretary of Social Welfare and Development  
Rolando Joselito Bautista
October 17, 2018
 
Department of Tourism
Kagawaran ng Turismo
(Executive Order No. 120, s. 1987)
DOT Secretary of Tourism  
Bernadette Romulo-Puyat
May 11, 2018
 
Department of Trade and Industry
Kagawaran ng Kalakalan at Industriya
(Executive Order No. 133, s. 1987)
DTI Secretary of Trade and Industry  
Ramon Lopez
June 30, 2016
 
Department of Transportation
Kagawaran ng Transportasyon
(Republic Act No. 10844)
DOTr Secretary of Transportation  
Arthur Tugade
June 30, 2016
 
National Economic and Development Authority
Pambansang Pangasiwaan sa Kabuhayan at Pagpapaunlad
(Presidential Decree No. 107, s. 1972)
NEDA Director-General of the National Economic and Development Authority and Secretary of Socio-economic Planning Karl Kendrick Chua
 
National Security Council
Sanggunian sa Pambansang Seguridad
NSC National Security Adviser and Director-General of the National Security Council Hermogenes Esperon Jr.
 
Office of the Cabinet Secretary
Tanggapan ng Kalihim ng Gabinete
OCS Cabinet Secretary Melvin Matibag
(Acting-capacity)
 
Office of the Chief Presidential Legal Counsel
Tanggapan ng Punong Pampanguluhang Tagapayo sa Batas
OCPLC Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Jesus Melchor Quitain
 
Office of the Executive Secretary
Tanggapan ng Kalihim Tagapagpaganap
(Executive Order No. 292, s. 1987)
OES Executive Secretary  
Salvador Medialdea
June 30, 2016
 
Office of the Political Adviser
Tanggapan ng Tagapayong Politikal
OPA Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Jacinto Paras
 
Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process
Tanggapan ng Pampanguluhang Tagapayo sa Prosesong Pangkapayapaan
OPAPP Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation, and Unity Carlito Galvez Jr.
Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas
Tanggapan ng Pampanguluhang Katulong para sa Visayas
OPAV Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Lloyd Diño

Office of the Presidential Spokesperson
Tanggapan ng Tagapagsalita ng Pangulo
OPS Presidential Spokesperson Martin Andanar
(Acting & Concurrent capacity)
 
Office of the Solicitor General
Tanggapan ng Tagausig Panlahat
OSG Solicitor General Jose Calida

Office of the Special Assistant to the President
Tanggapan ng Natatanging Katulong-Pampanguluhan
OSAP Special Assistant to the President Jesus Melchor Quitain
(Officer-in-charge)
 
Presidential Communications Operations Office
Tanggapang Pampanguluhan sa Operasyong Pangkomunikasyon
PCOO Secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office Martin Andanar
 
Presidential Legislative Liaison Office
Tanggapan ng Pampanguluhang Tagapag-ugnay Pambatasan
PLLO Presidential Adviser on Legislative Affairs and Head of the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office Luzverfeda Pascual
(Acting-capacity)

Agencies, authorities and offices under the Office of the PresidentEdit

The following officials are appointed on the following agencies directly under the supervision of the Office of the President. The current structure of these agencies and offices are currently based on Executive Order No. 1, s. 2016, wherein some offices were reorganized and placed under the supervision of the Office of the Cabinet Secretary. Meanwhile, the following agencies and offices listed below are still under the Office of the President, and its officials can either have a rank of secretary or undersecretary, and therefore are permitted to attend Cabinet meetings for special purposes.

Department Acronym Office Incumbent
Anti-Red Tape Authority
Pangasiwaan Laban sa Red-Tape
ARTA Director-General of the Anti-Red Tape Authority Jeremiah Belgica
Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan
Pangasiwaan ng Pook-Pantalan ng Bataan
AFAB Chairperson and Administrator of the Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan Emmanuel Pineda
Bases Conversion and Development Authority
Pangasiwaan sa Pagpapanibago at Pagpapaunlad ng mga Base
BCDA Chairperson of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority Gregorio Garcia III
Cagayan Economic Zone Authority
Pangasiwaan ng Sona Pang-ekonomiya ng Cagayan
CEZA Administrator and CEO of Cagayan Economic Zone Authority Raul Lambino
 
Climate Change Commission
Komisyon sa Pagbabago ng Klima
CCC Commissioner of the Climate Change Commission Albert Dela Cruz Sr.
 
Commission on Higher Education
Komisyon sa Lalong Mataas na Edukasyon
CHED Chairperson of the Commission on Higher Education J. Prospero de Vera III
 
Commission on the Filipino Language
Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino
KWF Chairman of the Commission on the Filipino Language Arthur Casanova
Cultural Center of the Philippines
Sentrong Pangkultura ng Pilipinas
CCP Chairperson of the Cultural Center of the Philippines Maria Margarita Moran-Floirendo
 
Dangerous Drugs Board
Lupon sa Mapanganib na Droga
DDB Chairperson of the Dangerous Drugs Board Catalino Cuy
Film Development Council of the Philippines
Sanggunian ng Pilipinas sa Pagpapaunlad ng Pelikula
FDCP Chairperson of the Film Development Council of the Philippines Liza Diño-Seguerra
Games and Amusements Board
Lupon sa Palaro at Libangan
GAB Chairman of the Games and Amusement Board Abraham Kahlil Mitra
National Historical Commission of the Philippines
Pambansang Komisyong Pangkasaysayan ng Pilipinas
NHCP Chairperson of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines Rene Escalante
Metro Manila Development Authority
Pangasiwaan sa Pagpapaunlad ng Kalakhang Maynila
MMDA Chairman of the Metro Manila Development Authority Romando Artes
Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System
Pangasiwaan ng Tubig at Alkantarilya sa Kalakhang Maynila
MWSS Chairman of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System Leonor Cleofas
Mindanao Development Authority
Pangasiwaang Pangkaunlaran ng Mindanao
MinDA Chairperson of the Mindanao Development Authority Maria Belen Acosta
 
Movie and Television Review and Classification Board
Lupon sa Rebyu at Klasipikasyon ng Pelikula at Telebisyon
MTRCB Chairperson of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board Jeremiah Jaro
National Archives of the Philippines
Pambansang Sinupan ng Pilipinas
NAP Executive Director of the National Archives of the Philippines Victorino Manalo
 
National Commission for Culture and the Arts
Pambansang Komisyon para sa Kultura at mga Sining
NCCA Chairman of the Commission for Culture and the Arts Arsenio Lisazo
National Commission of Senior Citizens
Pambansang Komisyon ng mga Nakatatandang Mamamayan
NCSC Chairperson of the National Commission of Senior Citizens Franklin Quijano
National Council on Disability Affairs
Pambansang Sanggunian sa Kapakanan ng may mga Kapansanan
NCDA Chairperson of the National Council on Disability Affairs Emerito Rojas
National Intelligence Coordinating Agency
Pambansang Ahensiya sa Ugnayang Intelihensiya
NICA Director-General of the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency Alex Paul Monteagudo
Optical Media Board
Lupon sa Optikal Medya
OMB Chairman of the Optical Media Board Christian Natividad
Philippine Center on Transnational Crime
Sentro sa Krimeng Transnasyunal ng Pilipinas
PCTC Executive Director of the Philippine Center on Transnational Crime Alfred Corpus
Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office
Tanggapan ng Loteryang Pangkawang-gawa ng Pilipinas
PCSO Chairman of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office Anselmo Simeon Pinili
 
Philippine Competition Commission
Komisyon ng Kumpetisyon ng Pilipinas
PCC Chairperson of the Philippine Competition Commission Arsenio Balisacan
Philippine Postal Corporation
Korporasyong Pangkoreo ng Pilipinas
PHLPost Postmaster General of the Philippine Postal Corporation Norman Fulgencio
Philippine Reclamation Authority
Pangasiwaan ng Reklamasyon sa Pilipinas
PRA Chairman of the Philippine Reclamation Authority Alberto Agra
 
Philippine Space Agency
Ahensiyang Pangkalawakan ng Pilipinas
PhilSA Director-General of the Philippine Space Agency Joel Marciano Jr.
Philippine Sports Commission
Komisyon sa Isports ng Pilipinas
PSC Chairperson of the Philippine Sports Commission William Ramirez
Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission
Pampanguluhang Komisyon Laban sa Korapsyon
PACC Chairperson of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission Fortunato Guerrero
Presidential Security Group
Hukbong Pangseguridad ng Pangulo
PSG Commander of the Presidential Security Group Randolph Cabangbang
Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority
Kalakhang Pangasiwaan sa Look ng Subic
SBMA Chairman and Administrator of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Rolen Paulino Sr.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mga Pangalan ng Tanggapan ng Pamahalaan sa Filipino" (PDF) (in Filipino). Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino. 2013. Retrieved February 21, 2022.
  2. ^ "Direktoryo ng mga Ahensiya at Opisyal ng Pamahalaaan ng Pilipinas" (PDF) (in Filipino). Department of Budget and Management. 2018. Retrieved February 21, 2022.

External linksEdit

  • Official site of the President's Cabinet[permanent dead link]