Office of the President of the Philippines
Tanggapan ng Pangulo ng Pilipinas
EstablishedDe jure:
March 22, 1897; 127 years ago (1897-03-22)
Issue date of establishing order:
1997; 27 years ago (1997)
LeaderChief Justice Lucas Bersamin (Ret.), Executive Secretary
Atty. Cheloy V. Garafil, Secretary of the Presidential Communications Office
Usec. Elaine T. Masukat, Officer in Charge of the Presidential Management Staff
Sec. Juan Ponce Enrile, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel
Sec. Antonio Lagdameo Jr., Special Assistant to the President
Appointed byPresident of the Philippines
Main organCabinet
Responsible toPresident of the Philippines
Annual budget₱8.20 billion (2020)[1]
HeadquartersMalacañang Palace, San Miguel, Manila

The Office of the President of the Philippines (OP; Filipino: Tanggapan ng Pangulo ng Pilipinas[2]), is an administrative, advisory, and consultative government agency that aids the president of the Philippines in performing their duty as head of state and chief of the executive branch of government.

The office is housed within the Malacañang Palace complex in San Miguel, Manila.[3]


The Office of the President (OP) was created through Administrative Order No. 322, s. 1997. The order was issued following the submission of position papers by the officials of the Department of History of the University of the Philippines, and the Board of National Historical Institute which conducted deliberations and consultations in four meetings held at the Malacañang Palace from May 5 to June 25, 1997.[4]

The order established the office retroactively to the date of the date of the Tejeros Convention. The convention was held on March 22, 1897, which saw the election of Emilio Aguinaldo as President of the Revolutionary Government of the Philippines.[4]

The OP was abolished after the capture of Aguinaldo in 1901 by the Americans and was reinstated after the proclamation of the Philippine Commonwealth in 1935.[5]

Then-newly elected President Rodrigo Duterte reorganized the OP on June 30, 2016, when he issued his first Executive Order as president.[6]



The Office of the President's mandate is to provide administrative, advisory, consultative and other support services to the President in the latter's exercise of their powers and functions as Head of State and of the Executive Branch.[7]

Core function

The executive powers of the President under the 1987 Constitution from which the Office of the President mandate emanates, includes among others the President's power of control over all the executive departments, bureaus and offices, as well as the constitutional duty of those executive departments, bureaus, offices, and the Chief Executive to ensure that the laws are faithfully executed. Based on said executive powers of the President, the OP proper would perform the following core functions:[7]

Attached agencies

Former attached agencies

Listed below are agencies that have been abolished, transferred, integrated, merged, reorganized or renamed into the existing attached agencies under the Office of the President and the executive departments of the Philippines.

See also


  1. ^ Aika Rey (January 8, 2020). "Where will the money go?". Rappler. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
  2. ^ Mga Pangalan ng Tanggapan ng Pamahalaan sa Filipino [Names of Government Offices in Filipino] (PDF) (2013 ed.). Commission on the Filipino Language. 2013. p. 2. ISBN 978-971-0197-22-4. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 23, 2021. Retrieved September 23, 2021.
  3. ^ "Contact Us". Office of the President (Philippines). Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "OP History". Office of the President (Philippines). Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "The Executive Branch". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "Duterte's first EO: Restructure Office of the President". July 4, 2016. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Mandate and Functions". Office of the President (Philippines). Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  8. ^ Corrales, Nestor (July 26, 2019). "Duterte signs law creating National Commission of Senior Citizens".
  9. ^ "Executive Order No. 1, s. 2016". June 30, 2016. Retrieved June 23, 2020.
  10. ^ "Executive Order No. 67, s. 2018" (PDF). Retrieved June 23, 2020.
  11. ^ "Executive Order No. 62, s. 2017" (PDF). Retrieved June 23, 2020.
  12. ^ "Republic Act No. 11201" (PDF). Retrieved June 23, 2020.
  13. ^ "Republic Act No. 11333". April 26, 2019. Retrieved June 23, 2020.
  14. ^ "Executive Order No. 93, s. 2019". November 8, 2019. Retrieved June 23, 2020.
  15. ^ "Republic Act No. 10844" (PDF). Retrieved July 7, 2022.

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