Secretary of Public Works and Highways
Kalihim ng mga Pagawain at Lansangang Bayan
Incumbent
Manuel Bonoan
since June 30, 2022
StyleThe Honorable
Member ofCabinet
AppointerThe President
with the consent of the Commission on Appointments
Term lengthNo fixed term
Inaugural holderBaldomero Aguinaldo
FormationJanuary 21, 1899
(125 years ago)
 (1899-01-21)
Websitewww.dpwh.gov.ph

The Secretary of Public Works and Highways (Filipino: Kalihim ng mga Pagawain at Lansangang Bayan) is the head of the Department of Public Works and Highways in the national government of the Philippines, and is a member of the president's Cabinet.[1]

The current secretary is Manuel Bonoan, who assumed office on June 30, 2022.[2]

List of secretaries of public works and highways

No. Name Term Began Term Ended President
Minister of Public Works and Communications
1 Baldomero Aguinaldo 1898 1899 Emilio Aguinaldo
Secretary of War and Public Works
2 Mariano Trias 1899 1901 Emilio Aguinaldo
Secretary of Public Works and Communications
3 Antonio de las Alas November 15, 1935 1936 Manuel Quezon
4 Mariano Jesús Cuenco 1936 1939
5 José Avelino 1939 1941
Secretary of National Defense, Public Works, Communications and Labor
6 Basilio J. Valdes December 24, 1941 August 1, 1944 Manuel Quezon
Secretary of Public Works and Communications
7 Jose Paez August 8, 1944 1945 Sergio Osmeña
8 Sotero Cabahug February 27, 1945 May 28, 1946
9 Ricardo Nepumoceno May 28, 1946 July 1, 1949 Manuel Roxas
Elpidio Quirino
10 Prospero Sanidad February 21, 1950 1951
11 Sotero Baluyut January 6, 1951 1952
12 Pablo Lorenzo May 6, 1952 1953
Secretary of Public Works, Transportation and Communications
13 Vicente Ylagan Orosa Sr. March 10, 1954 1955 Ramon Magsaysay
14 Florencio Moreno April 30, 1957 December 30, 1961
Carlos P. Garcia
15 Marciano Bautista 1961 1962 Diosdado Macapagal
16 Paulino Cases 1962 1962
17 Brigido Valenica 1962 1963
18 Jorge Abad 1963 1965
19 Antonio Raquiza August 24, 1966 1968 Ferdinand Marcos
20 Rene Espina November 1968 September 1969
21 Manuel Syquio September 1969 1970
22 David Consunji 1970 1975
23 Alfredo Juinio 1975 1978
Secretary of Public Highways
24 Baltazar Aquino 1974 1978 Ferdinand Marcos
Minister of Public Works, Transportation and Communications
25 Alfredo Juinio 1978 1981 Ferdinand Marcos
Minister of Public Highways
(24) Baltazar Aquino 1978 1979 Ferdinand Marcos
26 Vicente Paterno 1979 1980
27 Jesus Hipolito 1980 1981
Minister of Public Works and Highways
(27) Jesus Hipolito 1981 1986 Ferdinand Marcos
Secretary of Public Works and Highways
28 Rogaciano Mercado February 25, 1986 November 1986 Corazon C. Aquino
29 Vicente Jayme November 1986 1987
30 Juanito Ferrer 1987 1988
31 Fiorello Estuar 1988 1990
32 Jose de Jesus 1990 March 1, 1993
Fidel V. Ramos
Act Edmundo V. Mir March 1, 1993 June 1, 1993
33 Gregorio Vigilar June 1, 1993 January 20, 2001
Joseph Ejercito Estrada
34 Simeon Datumanong January 20, 2001 January 15, 2003 Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
35 Bayani Fernando January 15, 2003 April 15, 2003
Act Florante Soriquez April 15, 2003 February 15, 2005
36 Hermogenes Ebdane, Jr. February 15, 2005 February 1, 2007
Act Manuel Bonoan February 5, 2007 July 3, 2007
(36) Hermogenes Ebdane, Jr. July 4, 2007 October 22, 2009
37 Victor Domingo October 22, 2009 June 30, 2010
38 Rogelio Singson June 30, 2010 June 30, 2016 Benigno S. Aquino III
Act Rafael Yabut June 30, 2016 July 31, 2016 Rodrigo Duterte
39 Mark Villar August 1, 2016 October 6, 2021
Act Roger Mercado October 13, 2021 June 30, 2022
40 Manuel Bonoan[3] June 30, 2022 (reappointed October 4, 2022) Incumbent Bongbong Marcos

References

  1. ^ "Former Secretaries". dpwh.gov.ph. DPWH. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  2. ^ "Marcos picks SMC Tollways CEO Manuel Bonoan as public works secretary". Rappler. May 26, 2022. Retrieved July 8, 2022.
  3. ^ "Who's who: The Marcos Cabinet". Philippine Star. May 24, 2022. Retrieved May 27, 2022.