Department of Energy (Philippines)


Department of Energy
Kagawaran ng Enerhiya
Seal of the Department of Energy (Philippines).svg
Department overview
FormedDecember 9, 1992
HeadquartersEnergy Center, Rizal Drive, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
Annual budget₱1.43 billion (2021)[1]
Department executive

The Department of Energy (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Enerhiya, abbreviated as DOE) is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for preparing, integrating, manipulating, organizing, coordinating, supervising and controlling all plans, programs, projects and activities of the Government relative to energy exploration, development, utilization, distribution and conservation.


The Department of Energy was created by then-President Ferdinand Marcos as he issued Presidential Decree No. 1206 which created the Ministry of Energy and attached the National Power Corporation and Philippine National Oil Company to this new agency. The Ministry and its two bureaus (Bureau of Energy Development and Bureau of Energy Utilization) remained intact but was downgraded into a mere Office of Energy Affairs—headed by Wenceslao de la Paz and reporting to then Deputy Executive Secretary for Energy Catalino Macaraig, Jr. based in Malacanang—during the administration of President Corazon Aquino. During the presidency of Fidel V. Ramos, the Department was created due to Republic Act No. 7638 otherwise known as the Department of Energy Act of 1992.

The Department was vested additional powers and functions under pertinent energy and power-related legislations, such as Republic Act (RA) No. 9136 or the "Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001", RA No. 9367 or "Biofuels Act of 2006", RA No. 9513 or "Renewable Energy Act of 2008, and RA No. 11285 or "Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act."


The Department is headed by the Secretary of Energy who is assisted by three Undersecretaries and three Assistant Secretaries. Under the Department are the Administrative Service, Financial Service, Information Technology and Management Service, Legal Service and Energy Research Testing and Laboratory Service.

The Department is composed of the following bureaus:

  • Energy Resource Development Bureau,
  • Energy Utilization Management Bureau,
  • Energy Policy and Planning Bureau,
  • Oil Industry Management Bureau,
  • Electric Power Industry Management Bureau, and
  • Renewable Energy Management Bureau.

The following units, agencies and corporations are attached to the Department:

List of the Secretaries of the Department of Energy

See also


  1. ^
  • "Secretaries of Energy". Philippine Department of Energy. Archived from the original on February 21, 2006. Retrieved April 10, 2006.

External links

  • Department of Energy (Philippines)