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Cabinet of

the
Philippines
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Brian Ian C. Umandap
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Ms. Aprilyn Tolentino

Cabinet of the Philippines

The Cabinet of the Philippines (Filipino: Gabinete ng Pilipinas, usually referred to as


the Cabinet or Filipino: 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 19 executive departments and the heads of other several other minor
agencies and offices that are subordinate to the President of the Philippines.
The Cabinet secretaries are tasked to advise the President on the different affairs of the state
like agriculture, budget, finance, education, social welfare, national defense, foreign affairs, 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 head of state, 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.

Department of Agrarian Reform


The Philippines' Department of Agrarian Reform (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Repormang Pansakahan), abbreviated as
the DAR, is the executive department of the Philippine Governmentresponsible for all land reform programs in the country.
Virgilio Gil R. De Los Reyes is the current Philippine Secretary of Agrarian Reform.

Department of Agriculture
The Philippines' Department of Agriculture (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Pagsasaka), abbreviated as DA, is the executive
department of the Philippine government responsible for boosting the income of farmers as well as reducing the incidence of
poverty in the rural sector, as stipulated in the Government's Medium Term Philippine Development Plan. Proceso Jaraza
Alcala (born July 2, 1955), popularly known as "Procy" in his home province, is the current Philippine Secretary of
Agriculture. On June 29, 2010, President Benigno Aquino III picked him as his Secretary of Agriculture.

Department of Budget and Management


The Department of Budget and Management of the Republic of the Philippines (DBM) (Filipino: Kagawaran ng
Pagbabadyet at Pamamahala) is an executive body under the Office of the President of the Philippines. It is responsible for the
sound and efficient use of government resources for national development and also as an instrument for the meeting of national
socio-economic and political development goals.
The current Secretary of Budget and Management appointed by President Benigno Aquino III is Florencio Abad. The
department has four Undersecretaries and four assistant secretaries.

Department of Energy
The Philippines' Department of Energy (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Enerhiya), abbreviated as DOE is the executive
department of the Philippine Government responsible for preparing, integrating, coordinating, supervising and controlling all
plans, programs, projects and activities of the Government relative to energy exploration, development, utilization, distribution
and conservation. Jose Rene D. Almendras is the current Philippine Secretary of Energy. On June 29, 2010,
President Benigno Aquino III picked him as his Secretary of Energy.

Department of Environment and Natural Resources


The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Kapaligiran at Likas na Yaman) is
the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for governing and supervising the exploration, development,
utilization, and conservation of the country's natural resources. Secretary Ramon Jesus P. Paje is the 19th secretary of the
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Prior to his appointment, he was DENR's undersecretary for field
operations and executive director of the Minerals Development Council under the Office of the President in concurrent capacity.

Department of Finance
The Philippines' Department of Finance (DOF) (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Pananalapi) is the executive department of
the Philippine government responsible for the formulation, institutionalization and administration of fiscal policies, management
of the financial resources of the government, supervision of the revenue operations of all local government units, the review,
approval and management of all public sector debt, and the rationalization, privatization and public accountability of
corporations and assets owned, controlled or acquired by the government. Cesar V. Purisima is the current Secretary of the
Philippine Department of Finance.

Department of Foreign Affairs


The Philippines' Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Ugnayang Panlabas) is the executive
department of the Philippine government tasked to contribute to the enhancement of national security and the protection of the
territorial integrity and national sovereignty, to participate in the national endeavor of sustaining development and enhancing the
Philippines' competitive edge, to protect the rights and promote the welfare of Filipinos overseas and to mobilize them as
partners in national development, to project a positive image of the Philippines, and to increase international understanding of
Philippine culture for mutually-beneficial relations with other countries. Albert Ferreros del Rosario (born November 14 1939)
is the current Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines.

Department of the Interior and Local Government


The Philippines' Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Interyor at
Pamahalaang Lokal) is the executive department of the Philippine Government responsible for promoting peace and order,
ensuring public safety, and strengthening the capabilities of local government units. It is also responsible for the Philippine
National Police. Jesse Manalastas Robredo (born May 27, 1958) is the current Secretary of the Interior and Local
Government of the Philippines.

Department of Health
The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Kalusugan) is the principal health agency in the
Philippines. It is the executive department of the Philippine Government responsible for ensuring access to basic public
health services to all Filipinos through the provision of quality health care and the regulation of providers of health goods and
services. Enrique T. Ona is the current Philippine Secretary of Health.

Department of Justice
The Department of Justice (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Katarungan), abbreviated as DOJ, is the executive department of
the Philippine government responsible for upholding the rule of law in the Philippines. It is currently under the leadership of
Former Commission on Human Rights Chief, Secretary Leila De Lima.
The Department of Justice traces its beginnings at the Revolutionary Assembly in Naic, Cavite on April 17, 1897. The
establishment of a regime of law was tasked to Don Severino delas Alas who headed the Department of Grace and Justice.
Shortly after the proclamation of independence in Kawit, Cavite on June 12, 1898, President Emilio Aguinaldo issued a decree
on September 26, 1898 reorganizing the Department. A year later, the American military force established the Office of the
Attorney of the Supreme Court in place of the Department. On June ll, 1901, the new office was renamed the Office of the
Attorney General and on September 1, 1901, the Office became the Department of Finance and Justice.
In the 1916 government reorganization, the department became a separate entity and was given executive supervision
over all courts of first instance and other inferior courts.
Under the Japanese occupation, the Department was made a Commission. The civilian government established by the
Japanese in 1943 changed it to a Ministry. After the war in 1945, the Government of the Philippine Commonwealth was reestablished and the Department of Justice was re-activated. The Department continued in this form under the Philippine
Republic.
Presidential Decree No. 1 during Martial Law reorganized the Executive Branch of the national government. Letter of
Implementation No. 20 of December 31, 1972 organized the Department proper into the Office of the Secretary, the Financial
and Management Service, the Administrative Service, Technical StaftQ the Prosecution Staff, the Legal Staff and the Judiciary
Division; the Commission on Immigration and Deportation, the National Bureau of Investigation, the Office of the Government
Corporate Counsel; the Board of Pardons and Parole; the Bureau of Prisons; and the Citizens Legal Assistance Office.
Under the 1973 Constitution, Department became a Ministry of Justice. The 1986 People Power Revolution ushered in
the contemporary Department of Justice.
With the adoption of the 1987 Constitution and the Administrative Code of 1987 (Executive Order No. 292), the
Department of Justice was named as the principal law agency of the Republic of the Philippines serving as its legal counsel and
prosecution arm.
Today, the DOJ continues to pursue its primary mission: To uphold the Rule of Law; with its "Justice for All" motto. The
Office of the Secretary (OSEC) is composed of the National Prosecution Service, the Legal Staff, the Administrative, Financial,
Technical and Planning and Management Services and the Board of Pardons and Parole. The constituent and attached
agencies include the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Bureau of Immigration (BI), Public Attorneys Office (PAO), Office
of the Solicitor General (OSG), Office of the Government Corporate Counsel (OGCC), Bureau of Corrections(BuCOR), Parole
and Probation Administration (PPA), Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) and the Land Registration
Authority (LRA).

Department of Labor and Employment

The Philippines' Department of Labor and Employment (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Paggawa at Empleyo) (commonly
abbreviated to "DOLE") is the executive department of the Philippine Government mandated to formulate policies, implement
programs and services, and serve as the policy-coordinating arm of the Executive Branch in the field of labor and employment.
It is tasked with the enforcement of the provisions of the Labor Code. Rosalinda D. Baldoz is the current Philippine Secretary
of Labor and Employment.

Department of National Defense DND


The Department of National Defense (DND) (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Tanggulang Pambansa) (KTP) is the executive
department of the Philippine government responsible for guarding against external and internal threats to peace and security in
the country. The Department of National Defense exercises executive supervision over the Armed Forces of the
Philippines (AFP), the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO), the National Defense
College of the Philippines (NDCP), and the Government Arsenal (GA). It is also responsible for disaster preparation and
management in the country.
It is headed by the Secretary of National Defense, who is a member of the President's cabinet. The current Secretary of
National Defense of the Philippines is Voltaire T. Gazmin as of June 30, 2010.

National Economic and Development Authority NEDA


The National Economic and Development Authority (Filipino: Pambansang Pangasiwaan sa Kabuhayan at
Pagpapaunlad), abbreviated as NEDA, is an independent cabinet-level agency of the Philippine government responsible for
economic development and planning. It is headed by the President of the Philippines as chairman of the NEDA board, with the
Secretary of Socio-Economic Planning, concurrently NEDA Director-General, as vice-chairman. A number of Cabinet members,
the Governor of the Central Bank, the Chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, the Governor of
the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, the Chairman of the Commission on Information and Communications
Technology, the Chairman of theSubic-Clark Area Development Corporation, and the National President of the Union of Local
Authorities of the Philippines are members of the NEDA Board.
The present Director-General is Dr. Arsenio Balisacan of the University of the Philippines School of Economics.

Department of Public Works and Highways


The Philippines Department of Public Works and Highways (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Pagawaing Bayan at
Lansangan), abbreviated as DPWH, is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for all safety of
projects in the field of public works. It is also responsible for the maintenance of the Philippine road network and irrigation
system. Rogelio Lazo Singson is the current Philippine Secretary of Public Works and Highways.

Department of Science and Technology

The Philippines' Department of Science and Technology (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Agham at Teknolohiya),
abbreviated as the DOST, is the executive department of the Philippine Government responsible for the coordination of science
and technology-related projects in the Philippines and to formulate policies and projects in the fields of science and technology
in support of national development. Mario G. Montejo is the current Philippine Secretary of Science and Technology.

Department of Social Welfare and Development


DSWD
The Philippines Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Kagalingang
Panlipunan at Pagpapaunlad) is the executive department of the Philippine Government responsible for the protection of the
social welfare rights of Filipinos and to promote social development. Corazon "Dinky" Juliano Soliman (born January 27,
1953) is the current secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in the Philippines, appointed by
PresidentBenigno Aquino III on June 30, 2010.

Department of Tourism
The Department of Tourism (DOT; Filipino: Kagawaran ng Turismo) is the executive department of the Philippine
government responsible for the regulation of the Philippine tourismindustry and the promotion of the Philippines as a tourist
destination. Ramon Reyes Jimenez, Jr., sometimes known as Monet or Mon Jimenez, is a prominent advertising
executive and is notable for being the current Secretary of Tourism of thePhilippines. On September 1, 2011, President Benigno
Aquino III picked him as his Tourism chief following the resignation of former Tourism secretary Alberto Lim. Jimenez assisted
with the advertising campaign of Aquino earlier.

Department of Trade and Industry DTI


The Philippines Department of Trade and Industry (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Kalakalan at Industriya), abbreviated
as DTI is the executive department of the Philippine Government tasked to expand Philippine trade, industries and investments
as the means to generate jobs and raise incomes for Filipinos. It acts as catalyst for intensified private sector activity in order to
accelerate and sustain economic growth through comprehensive industrial growth strategy, progressive and socially
responsible trade liberalization and deregulation programs and policymaking designed for the expansion and diversification
of Philippine trade - both domestic and foreign.
The national organizational set up of the department include Trade and Investment Promotion Group (TIPG), Industry
Development and Trade Policy Group (IDTPG), Consumer Welfare and Business Regulation Group (CWBRG), Regional
Operations and Development Group (RODG), and the Management Services Group (MSG). Its hierarchical
organization include 33 foreign trade service posts, 16 regional offices, 81 provincial/city/area offices, 13 bureaus, 7 attached
agencies, 7 attached corporations, and 10 service offices. The department is headed by a Secretary (equivalent to Minister)
and assisted by Undersecretaries (equivalent to Deputy Minister) which take charge of certain sub-department each, and
Assistant Secretaries which serve as specialized assistants of the Secretary.

Department of Transportation and Communications

The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Transportasyon at


Komunikasyon) (KTK) is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for the maintenance and
expansion of viable, efficient, and dependable transportation and communications systems as effective instruments for national
recovery and economic progress.
The department is responsible for the country's land, air, sea and communications infrastructure. Manuel "Mar"
Araneta Roxas II (born May 13, 1957) is a former Senator of the Philippines. He is the son of former Senator Gerry Roxas, and
the grandson of former President Manuel Roxas and industrialist J. Amado Araneta.
A graduate of the Wharton School of Economics, Roxas worked as an investment banker, mobilizing venture capital
funds for small and medium enterprises. He served as theRepresentative of the 1st District of Capiz from 1993 to 2000. His
stint as Congressman was cut short after he was appointed by President Joseph Estrada as Secretary of Trade and
Industry. He resigned from the position at the height of the EDSA Revolution of 2001 and was later re-appointed by
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in her new Cabinet. He resigned again to run for a Senate seat in the 2004 Philippine
election. He was elected as Senator with 19 million votes and the highest ever garnered by a national candidate in any
Philippine election and co-author of Expanded Value Added Tax Law (E-Vat).
Initially one of the leading contenders in the Philippine presidential election, 2010, he slid down to become a vicepresidential candidate in order to make way for fellow Senator Benigno Aquino III. He was defeated by Makati
City Mayor Jejomar Binay of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) by the narrowest margin in the
history of the Fifth Republic. However, Roxas filed an electoral protest to the Supreme Court of the Philippines at the
Presidential Electoral Tribunal. On June 7, 2011, President Benigno Aquino III appointed Roxas as the new Secretary of
Transportation and Communications to replace outgoing Secretary Jose de Jesus and took office on July 4, 2011.