Secretary of Agriculture
Official seal of the Department of Agriculture
Incumbent
Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr.
since November 3, 2023
StyleThe Honorable
AppointerThe President with the consent of Commission on Appointments
Term lengthNo fixed term
Inaugural holderJose Alejandrino
FormationJune 23, 1898
Websitehttp://www.da.gov.ph

The secretary of agriculture (Filipino: Kalihim ng Pagsasaka) is the member of the Cabinet of the Philippines in charge of the Department of Agriculture.

List

# Name Term Began Term Ended President Period
Ministers of Agriculture, Industry and Commerce Emilio Aguinaldo[1] First Republic
1 Jose Alejandrino June 23, 1898 January 21, 1899
The department was clustered under the Ministry of Welfare from January to May 1899.
2 Graciano Gonzaga January 21, 1899 May 7, 1899
3 León María Guerrero May 7, 1899 November 13, 1899
The department was demoted to a bureau, the Bureau of Agriculture,
subordinate to the Department of the Interior from 1902 to 1910, then
under the Department of Public Instruction from 1910 to 1917.
NA Insular Government
(American occupation)
Secretaries of Agriculture and Natural Resources
4 Galicano Apacible 1917 1921
5 Rafael Corpus 1921 1923
6 Silverio Apóstol 1923 1928
7 Rafael Alunan Sr. 1928 1932
Secretaries of Agriculture and Commerce
(7) Rafael Alunan Sr. 1932 1932
8 Vicente Singson Encarnacion 1933 1934
9 Eulogio Rodriguez July 26, 1934 November 15, 1935
November 15, 1935 1938 Manuel L. Quezon[2] Commonwealth
10 Benigno Aquino Sr. 1938 1941
(7) Rafael Alunan Sr. 1941 1941
Secretaries of Finance, Agriculture and Commerce Commonwealth
(in exile)
11 José Abad Santos December 26, 1941 March 26, 1942
12 Andrés Soriano Sr. March 26, 1942 July 31, 1944
13 Manuel Nieto August 8, 1944 February 27, 1945 Sergio Osmeña[3]
Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce José P. Laurel[4] Second Republic
(7) Rafael Alunan Sr. January 23, 1942 October 14, 1943
Minister of Agriculture and Commerce
(7) Rafael Alunan Sr. October 14, 1943 March 20, 1945
Secretary of Justice, Agriculture and Commerce Sergio Osmeña[3] Commonwealth
(restored)
14 Delfín Jaranilla February 27, 1945 July 12, 1945
Secretaries of Agriculture and Commerce
15 Vicente Singson Encarnacion July 12, 1945 1946
16 Mariano Garchitorena May 28, 1946 1947 Manuel Roxas[5] Third Republic
Secretaries of Agriculture and Natural Resources
(16) Mariano Garchitorena 1947 April 15, 1948
April 15, 1948 September 1, 1948 Elpidio Quirino[6]
17 Placido L. Mapa September 21, 1948 1950
18 Fernando Lopez[A] December 14, 1950 1953
19 Placido L. Mapa 1953 1953
20 Salvador Z. Araneta March 10, 1954 1955 Ramon Magsaysay[7]
21 Juan G. Rodriguez April 12, 1956 March 17, 1957
March 18, 1957 August 1960 Carlos P. Garcia[8]
22 Cesar Fortich 1960 1961
23 Jose C. Locsin September 1961 December 30, 1961
December 30, 1961 1962 Diosdado Macapagal[9]
24 Benjamin M. Gozon 1962 1963
25 Jose Y. Feliciano 1963 1965
26 Fernando Lopez[A] December 30, 1965 1971 Ferdinand E. Marcos[10]
27 Arturo R. Tanco Jr. 1971 May 17, 1974
Secretary of Agriculture
(27) Arturo R. Tanco Jr. May 17, 1974 June 1978
Minister of Agriculture
(27) Arturo R. Tanco Jr. June 1978 June 30, 1981
June 30, 1981 June 1984 Fourth Republic
Ministers of Agriculture and Food
28 Salvador H. Escudero III 1984 1986
29 Ramon V. Mitra Jr. March 25, 1986 March 9, 1987 Corazon C. Aquino Fifth Republic
Secretaries of Agriculture
30 Carlos Dominguez III March 9, 1987 December 31, 1989
31 Senen C. Bacani January 1, 1990 June 30, 1992
32 Roberto S. Sebastian June 30, 1992 January 31, 1996 Fidel V. Ramos[11]
33 Salvador H. Escudero III February 1, 1996 June 30, 1998
Act William D. Dar[B] June 30, 1998 May 24, 1999 Joseph Ejercito Estrada[12]
34 Edgardo Angara May 25, 1999 January 6, 2001
35 Domingo F. Panganiban January 8, 2001 January 20, 2001
January 20, 2001 March 31, 2001 Gloria Macapagal Arroyo[13]
36 Leonardo Q. Montemayor March 31, 2001 December 8, 2002
37 Luis P. Lorenzo Jr. December 9, 2002 August 15, 2004
38 Arthur C. Yap August 23, 2004 June 30, 2005[14]
39 Domingo F. Panganiban July 16, 2005 October 25, 2006
40 Arthur C. Yap October 25, 2006[15] February 24, 2010
41 Bernie Fondevilla[C] March 8, 2010[16] June 30, 2010
42 Proceso Alcala June 30, 2010 June 30, 2016 Benigno S. Aquino III[17]
43 Emmanuel Piñol June 30, 2016 August 5, 2019 Rodrigo Duterte
44 William D. Dar[18] August 5, 2019 June 30, 2022
45 Bongbong MarcosD June 30, 2022 November 3, 2023 Bongbong Marcos
46 Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr. November 3, 2023 Incumbent
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References

  1. ^ "Emilio Aguinaldo - Presidential Museum and Library". Retrieved 2012-10-27.
  2. ^ "Manuel L. Quezon - Presidential Museum and Library". Retrieved 2012-10-27.
  3. ^ a b "Sergio Osmeña - Presidential Museum and Library". Retrieved 2012-10-27.
  4. ^ "Jose P. Laurel - Presidential Museum and Library". Retrieved 2012-10-27.
  5. ^ "Manuel Roxas - Presidential Museum and Library". Retrieved 2012-10-27.
  6. ^ "Elpidio Quirino - Presidential Museum and Library". Retrieved 2012-10-28.
  7. ^ "Ramon Magsaysay - Presidential Museum and Library". Retrieved 2012-10-28.
  8. ^ "Carlos P. Garcia - Presidential Museum and Library". Retrieved 2012-10-28.
  9. ^ "Diosdado Macapagal - Presidential Museum and Library". Retrieved 2012-10-28.
  10. ^ "Ferdinand E. Marcos - Presidential Museum and Library". Retrieved 2012-10-28.
  11. ^ "Fidel V. Ramos - Presidential Museum and Library". Retrieved 2012-10-28.
  12. ^ "Joseph Ejercito Estrada - Presidential Museum and Library". Retrieved 2012-10-28.
  13. ^ "Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo - Presidential Museum and Library". Retrieved 2012-10-28.
  14. ^ "Yap resigns as DA chief". Philstar.com. 2005-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-21.
  15. ^ "Philippines Agricultural Situation DA Leadership Change 2006". USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
  16. ^ "Palace assures continuity as PGMA swears in new Cabinet members". Balita.ph. 2010-03-08. Retrieved 2014-07-21.
  17. ^ "Benigno S. Aquino III - Presidential Museum and Library". Retrieved 2012-10-28.
  18. ^ Merez, Arianne. "William Dar is acting agriculture chief: Palace". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2019-08-05.