Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources

Summary

The secretary of environment and natural resources (Filipino: Kalihim ng Kapaligiran at Likas na Yaman) is the head of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources of the Philippines.

Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources of the Philippines
Kalihim ng Kapaligiran at Likas na Yaman
Seal of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.svg
Incumbent
Jim Sampluna

since February 18, 2022
StyleMister/Madam Secretary (informal)
The Honorable (formal)
Member ofThe Cabinet
Reports toThe President
SeatVisayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
AppointerThe President with the consent of the Commission on Appointments
Term lengthNo fixed term
Inaugural holderGalicano Apacible
FormationJanuary 1, 1917
Websitedenr.gov.ph

The post is currently headed by Jim Sampluna, who currently holds the position as acting secretary after the resignation of Roy Cimatu on February 18, 2022.

ListEdit

  • (*) Acting Capacity
  • (**) Ad Interim
# Name Term Began Term Ended President
Secretaries of Agriculture and Natural Resources
1 Galicano Apacible 1917 1921 NA
(American occupation)
2 Rafael Corpus 1921 1923
3 Silvestre Apostol 1923 1928
4 Rafael Alunan, Sr. 1928 1932
5 Mariano Garchitorena 1947 April 15, 1948 Manuel Roxas[1]
April 15, 1948 September 1948 Elpidio Quirino[2]
6 Plácido L. Mapa September 21, 1948 1950
7 Fernando López[A] December 14, 1950 1953
8 Plácido L. Mapa 1953 1953
9 Salvador Z. Araneta March 10, 1954 1955 Ramon Magsaysay[3]
10 Juan G. Rodríguez April 12, 1956 March 17, 1957
March 18, 1957 August 1960 Carlos P. García[4]
11 César Fortich 1960 1961
12 Jose C. Locsin September 1961 December 30, 1961
December 30, 1961 1962 Diosdado Macapagal[5]
13 Benjamin M. Gozon 1962 1963
14 José Y. Feliciano 1963 1965
15 Fernando López[A] December 30, 1965 1971 Ferdinand E. Marcos[6]
16 Arturo R. Tanco, Jr. 1971 May 17, 1974
Secretary of Natural Resources
17 Jose J. Leido, Jr. May 17, 1974 June 1978 Ferdinand E. Marcos
Ministers of Natural Resources
Jose J. Leido, Jr. June 1978 July 26, 1981 Ferdinand E. Marcos
18 Teodoro Q. Peña July 27, 1981 June 30, 1984
19 Rodolfo P. Del Rosario July 18, 1984 February 25, 1986
20 Ernesto M. Maceda February 26, 1986 March 25, 1986 Corazon Aquino[7]
Secretaries of Environment and Natural Resources
Ernesto M. Maceda March 25, 1986 December 1, 1986 Corazon Aquino
21 Carlos G. Dominguez December 2, 1986 March 9, 1987
22 Fulgencio S. Factoran March 10, 1987 June 30, 1992
* Ricardo M. Umali [8] July 1, 1992 August 31, 1992 Fidel V. Ramos[9]
23 Angel C. Alcala September 8, 1992 June 30, 1995
24 Victor O. Ramos July 1, 1995 June 30, 1998
25 Antonio H. Cerilles June 30, 1998 January 20, 2001 Joseph Ejercito Estrada[10]
January 20, 2001 January 25, 2001 Gloria Macapagal Arroyo[11]
* Joemari D. Gerochi January 25, 2001 March 28, 2001
26 Heherson T. Alvarez March 29, 2001 December 13, 2002
27 Elisea G. Gozun December 13, 2002 August 31, 2004
28 Michael T. Defensor August 31, 2004 February 15, 2006
29 Ret. Gen. Angelo Reyes, AFP February 15, 2006 July 31, 2007
30 Jose L. Atienza, Jr. July 31, 2007 December 28, 2009
* Eleazar P. Quinto January 4, 2010 February 12, 2010
* Horacio C. Ramos February 12, 2010 June 30, 2010
31 Ramon Jesus P. Paje June 30, 2010 June 30, 2016 Benigno S. Aquino III[12]
** Regina Paz L. López June 30, 2016 May 3, 2017[13] Rodrigo Roa Duterte
32 Ret. Gen. Roy Cimatu, AFP May 8, 2017 February 18, 2022
* Jim Sampluna February 18, 2022 Incumbent

Notes:

  • A in concurrent capacity as Vice President

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Manuel Roxas - Presidential Museum and Library".
  2. ^ "Elpidio Quirino - Presidential Museum and Library".
  3. ^ "Ramon Magsaysay - Presidential Museum and Library".
  4. ^ "Carlos P. Garcia - Presidential Museum and Library".
  5. ^ "Diosdado Macapagal - Presidential Museum and Library".
  6. ^ "Ferdinand E. Marcos - Presidential Museum and Library".
  7. ^ "Corazon C. Aquino - Presidential Museum and Library".
  8. ^ "Re-inventing the forestry agencies of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippines: a case study". www.fao.org. Retrieved 2018-08-17.
  9. ^ "Fidel V. Ramos - Presidential Museum and Library".
  10. ^ "Joseph Ejercito Estrada - Presidential Museum and Library".
  11. ^ "Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo - Presidential Museum and Library".
  12. ^ "Benigno S. Aquino III - Presidential Museum and Library".
  13. ^ "CA panel rejects Gina Lopez' appointment". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 3 May 2017. Retrieved 3 May 2017.

External linksEdit

  • DENR - History
  • History of the Department of Agriculture: 'DA Then and Now'