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DND Building, Segundo Ave. Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo Quezon City,
• is the executive department of the
Philippine government responsible for
guarding against external and internal
threats to peace and security in the
Child Agencies

 Armed Forces of the Philippines

 Office of Civil Defense
 Government Arsenal
 National Defense College of the Philippines
 Government Arsenal
The Secretary

Secretary Delfin Negrillo Lorenzana

36th Secretary of National Defense
As Special Presidential Representative for Veterans Affairs
at the Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC from 2004 to
2015, he rallied for the cause of Filipino veterans,
implementing the Philippine campaign to obtain veterans
benefits for our soldiers who served in the US Army in the
Second World War.

-Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation ($265M to surviving

WW2 veterans)
-Veterans Memorial Medical Center
As Defense and Armed Forces Attaché from 2002-2004, he
oversaw and monitored military bilateral relations between the
Philippines and the US on the Visiting Forces Agreement, military
exercises, aid, training and foreign military sales.

In 2002, he also helped develop the Terms of Reference for the

highly successful Balikatan Exercises between the Armed
Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the US Pacific Command in
Basilan; which supported military operations aimed to
neutralize the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group in Southern
As commander of the Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
in 2001, then-Major General Lorenzana was responsible for
equipping, training, and deploying SOCOM forces all over the

He was also the commander of the 2nd Scout Ranger Battalion

in Malagos, Davao City, where he was instrumental in clearing
the city of insurgents, sparrow units and other criminal groups,
paving the way for peace and order, as well as economic
development. He laid the groundwork for what would now be
known as the Citizen Armed Force Geographical Units
Mission, Vision, and Core Values


To maximize its effectiveness and efficiency for

guarding against internal and external threats to
national peace and security, promote the welfare of
soldiers and veterans, and provide support for social
and economic development.
Mission, Vision, and Core Values


2028 – A credible defense organization that ensures Philippine

security, sovereignty and territorial integrity; a reliable partner in
national development; and a strategic player in the Asia Pacific

2022 – A defense organization equipped with enhanced capabilities

to address current and evolving defense and security challenges.
Mission, Vision, and Core Values

• Patriotism
• Professionalism
• Good Governance
• Rule of Law
Historical Background

The Department of National Defense or DND was formally

organised on 1 November 1939, pursuant to Executive
Order № 230 of President Manuel L. Quezon to implement
Commonwealth Act № 1 or the National Defense Act of
1935 passed by the National Assembly on 31 December
1935, and Commonwealth Act № 340 creating the
Throughout its existence, the Department's functions are to
enforce the law and to curb criminality and to guarantee the
external and internal security of the country. As such, the DND
deals also with criminal elements because the Philippine
Constabulary or PC, then a major branch of the Armed Forces that
has responsibility in enforcing the law and maintaining peace and
order was under its supervision, aside from other AFP major
services (Army, Navy, Air Force) which are busy dealing with
fighting insurgents like the Communists and Muslim secessionists.
During Martial Law, the DND became the most powerful department in
the executive department under the leadership of then Defense
Minister Juan Ponce Enrile, who was then named martial law overseer
by then President Ferdinand Marcos, the military commander-in-chief.
But, during also Martial Law, Marcos, who assumed dictatorial powers
issued a decree creating the National Intelligence and Security Authority
or NISA, to be the country's national intelligence agency with broad
powers over intelligence and national security.
In effect, NISA also served as the secret police force of
Marcos, and now became the most powerful agency, and the
DND's status dwindled. The NISA was headed by
General Fabian Ver, Marcos' most trusted man, who was
also at that time, the commander of the then Presidential
Security Command and later, was named to be the
concurrent chief of staff of the Armed Forces, thus becoming
the most powerful military officer.
At the end of Marcos regime on 1986, the DND continues
to exercise the powers to deal with criminality and internal
plus external defense of the country until 1991 when then
President Corazon Aquino signed a law passing the
functions to enforce all criminal laws from DND to The
Department of Interior and Local Government or DILG.
Both departments, however, shared the responsibility of
guaranteeing internal secure
Organizational Structure
Former Secretaries

Honorable Teofilo L. Sison – 1939 – 1941

Honorable Jorge B. Vargas – 1941
Honorable Basilio J. Valdes – 1941 – 1945
Honorable Tomas L. Cabili – 1945
Honorable Alfredo M. Montelibano – 1945 – 1946
Honorable Ruperto K. Kangleon - 1946 – 1950
Honorable Ramon F. Magsaysay -1950 – 1953 /1954
Honorable Oscar T. Castelo – 1953
Former Secretaries

Honorable Sotero B. Cabahug – 1954 – 1956

Honorable Eulogio B. Balao – 1956 – 1957
Honorable Jesus M. Vargas – 1957 – 1959
Honorable Alejo S. Santos – 1959 – 1961
Honorable Macario Peralta Jr. – 1962 -1965
Honorable Ferdinand E. Marcos – 1965 – 1967,
1971 – 1972
Honorable Ernesto S. Mata – 1967 -1970
Former Secretaries
Honorable Juan Ponce Enrile – 1970 – 1971, 1972 – 1986
Honorable Rafael M. Ileto -1986 – 1988
Honorable Fidel V. Ramos – 1988 – 1991
Honorable Renato V. De Villa – 1991 – 1997
Honorable Fortunato U. Abat – 1997 -1998
Honorable Orlando S. Mercado – 1999 – 2001
Honorable Eduardo R. Ermita – 2003
Honorable Angelo T. Reyes – 2001 to 2003
Honorable Gloria Macapagal – Arroyo – 2003
Honorable Avelino L. Cruz – 2004 – 2006
Honorable Hermogenes E. Ebdane, Jr. - 2007
Honorable Norberto B. Gonzales - 2007, 2009-2010
Honorable Gilberto C. Teodoro, Jr. – 2007 – 2009
Honorable Voltaire T. Gazmin – 2010 – 2016
 Office of Secretary
 Office of the Undersecretaries
• Undersecretary of National Defense (USND)
• Undersecretary for Defense Policy (USDP)
• Undersecretary for Defense Operations (USDO)
• Undersecretary for Finance and Materiel (USFM)
• Undersecretary for Civil, Veterans and Retiree
Affairs (USCVRA)
 Office of the Assistant Secretaries
• Assistant Secretary for Assessments and International
Affairs (ASAIA)
• Assistant Secretary for Plans and Programs (ASPP)
• Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Installations and
Logistics (ASAIL)
• Defense Acquisition Office (DAO)
• Assistant Secretary for Financial Management (ASFM)
• Assistant Secretary for Human Resource (ASHR)
 Director - Level Offices
• Legal Affairs Service (LAS)
• Public Affairs Service (PAS)
• Administrative Service (AS)
• Management Information System Service (MISS)

 Personal Staff of the SND

• Internal Audit Service (IAS)
• Chief of Staff to the SND (CS to SND)
• Protocol Office
• Office of the Senior Military Service (OSMA)
• Defense Intelligence Security Group (DISG)
• Defense Situation Monitoring Center
• Office for Defense Reform (ODR)
Child Agencies

 Armed Forces of the Philippines

 Office of Civil Defense
 Government Arsenal
 National Defense College of the Philippines
 Government Arsenal
Armed forces of the Philippines
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are composed
• Philippine Army
• Philippine Navy (including Philippine Marine Corps)
• Philippine Air Force
Office of Civil Defense
The Office of Civil Defense
- is an organization within the Philippines's Department of
National Defense which serves as the implementing arm of the
National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council
(NDRRMC). As such, it has the primary mission of administering
a comprehensive national civil defense and disaster risk
reduction and management program by providing leadership in
the continuous development of strategic and systematic
approaches as well as measures to reduce the vulnerabilities
and risks to hazards and manage the consequences of disasters
Government Arsenal
The Government Arsenal (GA)

- is an agency of the Philippine government under the Department

of National Defense, responsible for the production of basic
weaponry and ammunition for the Armed Forces of the Philippines
(AFP), and the Philippine National Police (PNP), among others, and
for the sale and export of products in excess of AFP/PNP
National Defense College of the Philippines
The National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP)

- is an educational, training, and research agency of the Philippine

government located inside Camp Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City,
Metro Manila. It is responsible for providing continued and
intensive studies of the diverse problems relating to national
defense and security. It is under the Department of National

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