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

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.

The cabinet secretaries are tasked to advise the president on the different affairs of the state like agriculture, budget, energy, finance, education, social welfare, national defense, 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. Dbm budget 26726282728738373827283783739393738 budget 1661527262726282792828263883 million 72726383738388373837377337 budget 2929729283837387383739383838 Million 9292728273836383793738373838 budget

Constitutional and legal basis

Appointment

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 officials

Main article: List of Cabinets of the Philippines

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 Government

Department
(Constituting instrument)
Acronym Office Incumbent In office since

Office of the Executive Secretary
(Executive Order No. 292, s. 1987)
OES Executive Secretary
Lucas Bersamin
September 27, 2022

Foreign Affairs
(Commonwealth Act No. 732)
DFA Secretary of Foreign Affairs
Enrique Manalo
July 1, 2022

Finance
(Executive Order No. 292, s. 1987)
DOF Secretary of Finance
Ralph Recto
January 12, 2024

National Defense
(Commonwealth Act No. 1)
DND Secretary of National Defense
Gilberto Teodoro
June 5, 2023

Justice
(Executive Order No. 292, s. 1987)
DOJ Secretary of Justice
Jesus Crispin Remulla
June 30, 2022

Interior and Local Government
(Republic Act No. 6975)
DILG Secretary of the Interior and Local Government
Benjamin Abalos Jr.
June 30, 2022

Agriculture
(Presidential Decree No. 461, s. 1974)
DA Secretary of Agriculture
Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr.
November 3, 2023

Trade and Industry
(Executive Order No. 133, s. 1987)
DTI Secretary of Trade and Industry
Alfredo Pascual
June 30, 2022

Labor and Employment
(Executive Order No. 292, s. 1987)
DOLE Secretary of Labor and Employment
Bienvenido Laguesma
June 30, 2022

Health
(Executive Order No. 94, s. 1947)
DOH Secretary of Health
Teodoro Herbosa
June 5, 2023

Human Settlements and Urban Development
(Republic Act No. 11201)
DHSUD Secretary of Human Settlements and Urban Development
Jose Rizalino Acuzar
July 29, 2022

Transportation
(Republic Act No. 10844)
DOTr Secretary of Transportation
Jaime Bautista
June 30, 2022

Energy
(Republic Act No. 7638)
DOE Secretary of Energy
Raphael Lotilla
July 11, 2022

Education
(Republic Act No. 9155)
DepEd Secretary of Education
Sara Duterte
(Concurrent capacity)
June 30, 2022

Environment and Natural Resources
(Presidential Decree No. 461, s. 1974)
DENR Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources
Maria Antonia Loyzaga
July 12, 2022

Budget and Management
(Presidential Decree No. 1405, s. 1978)
DBM Secretary of Budget and Management
Amenah Pangandaman
June 30, 2022

Science and Technology
(Executive Order No. 128, s. 1987)
DOST Secretary of Science and Technology
Renato Solidum Jr.
July 22, 2022

Agrarian Reform
(Republic Act No. 6657)
DAR Secretary of Agrarian Reform
Conrado Estrella III
June 30, 2022

Tourism
(Executive Order No. 120, s. 1987)
DOT Secretary of Tourism
Christina Garcia-Frasco
June 30, 2022

Social Welfare and Development
(Presidential Decree No. 994, s. 1976)
DSWD Secretary of Social Welfare and Development
Rexlon Gatchalian
January 31, 2023

Public Works and Highways
(Executive Order No. 124-A, s. 1987)
DPWH Secretary of Public Works and Highways
Manuel Bonoan
June 30, 2022

Information and Communications Technology
(Republic Act No. 10844)
DICT Secretary of Information and Communications Technology
Ivan John Uy
June 30, 2022

Migrant Workers
(Republic Act No. 11641)
DMW Secretary of Migrant Workers Usec. Hans Leo Cacdac
(Officer-in-charge)
September 7, 2023

National Security
NSC National Security Adviser
Eduardo Año
January 14, 2023

National Economy and Development
(Presidential Decree No. 107, s. 1972)
NEDA Director-General of the National Economic and Development Authority and Secretary of Socio-economic Planning
Arsenio Balisacan
June 30, 2022
Office of the Special Assistant to the President for Investment and Economic Affairs OSAPIEA Special Assistant to the President for Investment and Economic Affairs
Frederick Go
January 12, 2024[a]

Presidential Management
PMS Secretary of the Presidential Management Staff Elaine T. Masukat
(Officer-in-charge)
January 3, 2023

Office of the Chief Presidential Legal Counsel
OCPLC Chief Presidential Legal Counsel
Juan Ponce Enrile
June 30, 2022
Office of the Presidential Adviser on Creative Communications OPACC Presidential Adviser on Creative Communications vacant vacant
Office of the Presidential Assistant on Maritime Affairs OPAMA Presidential Assistant on Maritime Affairs
Andres Centino
September 28, 2023
Office of the Presidential Adviser on Military and Police Affairs OPAMPA Presidential Adviser on Maritime Affairs Roman A. Felix August 3, 2022
Office of the Presidential Adviser for Poverty Alleviation OPAPA Presidential Adviser for Poverty Alleviation
Larry Gadon
June 26, 2023

Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity
OPAPRU Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity
Carlito Galvez Jr.
June 26, 2023
Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas OPAV Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Terence Calatrava December 6, 2022

Office of the Special Assistant to the President
OSAP Special Assistant to the President
Antonio Lagdameo Jr.
June 30, 2022

Solicitor General
OSG Solicitor General
Menardo Guevarra
June 30, 2022

Presidential Communications
PCO Secretary of the Presidential Communications Office
Cheloy Velicaria-Garafil
January 10, 2023

Presidential Legislative Liaison Office
PLLO Presidential Adviser on Legislative Affairs and Head of the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office
Mark Llandro Mendoza
August 23, 2022

Agencies, authorities and offices under the Office of the President

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 based on Executive Order No. 1, s. 2022, wherein all agencies and offices under and attached to the Office of the President shall be under the supervision and control of the Office of Executive Secretary (Section 5).[3] Meanwhile, officials under these agencies and officies 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
ARTA Director-General of the Anti-Red Tape Authority Ernesto Perez

Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan
AFAB Chairperson and Administrator of the Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan Mohammed Hussein Pangandaman

Bases Conversion and Development Authority
BCDA Chairperson of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority Delfin Lorenzana

Cagayan Economic Zone Authority

CEZA Administrator and CEO of Cagayan Economic Zone Authority Katrina Ponce Enrile[4]

Climate Change Commission
CCC Executive Director and Vice Chairman of the Climate Change Commission Robert Borje

Commission on Higher Education
CHED Chairperson of the Commission on Higher Education J. Prospero de Vera III

Commission on the Filipino Language
KWF Chairman of the Commission on the Filipino Language Arthur Casanova

Cultural Center of the Philippines
CCP Chairperson of the Cultural Center of the Philippines Maria Margarita Moran-Floirendo

Dangerous Drugs Board
DDB Chairperson of the Dangerous Drugs Board Catalino Cuy

Film Development Council of the Philippines
FDCP Chairperson of the Film Development Council of the Philippines Tirso Cruz III

Games and Amusements Board
GAB Chairman of the Games and Amusement Board Richard Clarin

National Historical Commission of the Philippines

NHCP Chairperson of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines Emmanuel Franco Calairo

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority
MMDA Chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Romando Artes

(Acting capacity)

Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System

MWSS Chairman of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System Elpidio J. Vega[5]

Mindanao Development Authority
MinDA Chairperson of the Mindanao Development Authority Maria Belen Acosta

Movie and Television Review and Classification Board
MTRCB Chairperson of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board Diorella Maria Sotto-Antonio

National Archives of the Philippines
NAP Executive Director of the National Archives of the Philippines Victorino Manalo

National Commission for Culture and the Arts
NCCA Chairman of the Commission for Culture and the Arts Victorino Manalo
National Anti-Poverty Commission
NAPC Lead Convenor of the National Anti-Poverty Commission Lope Santos III

National Commission of Senior Citizens
NCSC Chairperson of the National Commission of Senior Citizens Franklin Quijano

National Council on Disability Affairs
NCDA Chairperson of the National Council on Disability Affairs Emerito Rojas

National Intelligence Coordinating Agency
NICA Director-General of the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency Ricardo de Leon

Optical Media Board
OMB Chairman of the Optical Media Board Jeremy Marquez

Philippine Center on Transnational Crime
PCTC Executive Director of the Philippine Center on Transnational Crime Alfred Corpus

Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office
PCSO Chairman of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office Junie Cua

Philippine Competition Commission
PCC Chairperson of the Philippine Competition Commission Michael G. Aguinaldo

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency
PDEA Director-General of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Moro Virgilio Lazo

Philippine Information Agency
PIA Director-General of the Philippine Information Agency Jose A. Torres, Jr.

Philippine Postal Corporation
PHLPost Postmaster General of the Philippine Postal Corporation Luis D. Carlos

Philippine Reclamation Authority
PRA Chairman of the Philippine Reclamation Authority Alexander T. Lopez[6]

Philippine Space Agency
PhilSA Director-General of the Philippine Space Agency Joel Joseph Marciano Jr.

Philippine Sports Commission
PSC Chairperson of the Philippine Sports Commission Dickie Bachmann

Presidential Security Group
PSG Commander of the Presidential Security Group BGen. Jesus Nelson B. Morales, PAF

Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority
SBMA Chairman and Administrator of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Eduardo Aliño

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Served as Presidential Adviser on Investment and Economic Affairs from January 30, 2023 to January 12, 2024.

References

  1. ^ "Mga Pangalan ng Tanggapan ng Pamahalaan sa Filipino" (PDF) (in Filipino). Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino. 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 23, 2021. 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.
  3. ^ "Executive Order No. 1" (PDF). Pcoo.gov.ph. Retrieved July 24, 2022.
  4. ^ "Our People". December 15, 2021.
  5. ^ https://mwss.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/MWSS-Profile-Sheet-rev-3-03302023compressed.pdf [bare URL PDF]
  6. ^ https://www.pea.gov.ph/corporate-profile/2016-03-03-05-03-02 [bare URL]