Cabinet Members Of The Philippines

The Cabinet of the Philippines comprises the officials of the different departments of the executive branch of the Philippines.

It incorporates the head secretaries of 21 primary offices. The Cabinet of the Philippines also includes the heads of minor departments and agencies, all under the executive branch of the President of the Philippines.

These Cabinet head officials are entrusted to help the Philippine President on the various issues and state affairs such as foreign policy, finances, agriculture, social welfare, education, national defense, local government, tourism among many others.

The President of the Philippines nominates Cabinet head secretaries. Afterward, the Commission on Appointments, (part of the Congress of the Philippines) would affirm or reject the appointments made by the Philippine head of state.

After the appointees have been confirmed by the Commission of Appointments, they will then be sworn to their designated office with the title of “Secretary”, where they can start their work.

The secretaries below are the head officials of the Cabinet of the Philippines.

Cabinet Secretaries and their Departments

Secretary Department
Salvador Medialdea Office of the Executive Secretary
John Castriciones Department of Agrarian Reform
William Dar Department of Agriculture
Wendel Avisado Department of Budget and Management
Leonor Briones Department of Education
Alfonso Cusi Department of Energy
Roy Cimatu Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Carlos Dominguez III Department of Finance
Teodoro Locsin Jr. Department of Foreign Affairs
Francisco Duque Department of Health
Eduardo del Rosario Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development
Gregorio Honasan Department of Information and Communications Technology
Eduardo Año Department of the Interior and Local Government
Menardo Guevarra Department of Justice
Silvestre Bello III Department of Labor and Employment
Delfin Lorenzana Department of National Defense
Mark Aguilar Villar Department of Public Works and Highways
Fortunato de la Peña Department of Science and Technology
Rolando Joselito Bautista Department of Social Welfare and Development
Bernadette Romulo-Puyat Department of Tourism
Ramon Lopez Department of Trade and Industry
Arthur Tugade Department of Transportation
Karl Kendrick Chua National Economic and Development Authority

Officials with Cabinet-Level Rank

The following officials, though not within the Executive Departments, are still considered part of the cabinet, and are also called department secretary.

Secretary Department
Karlo Nograles Office of the Cabinet Secretary
Butch Ramirez Philippine Sports Commission
Arsenio Lizaso National Commission for Culture and the Arts
Arthur Casanova Commission on the Filipino Language
Prospero de Vera III Commission on Higher Education
Isidro Samson Lapeña Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
Ma. Rachel Arenas Movie and Television Review and Classification Board
Ricardo Jalad National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council
Emmanuel Malabanan de Guzman Climate Change Commission
Lourdes C. Wagan(OIC) Forest Management Bureau
Sevillo D. David Jr. National Water Resources Board
Judy Carol L. Dansal National Food Authority
Eduardo B. Gongona Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
Catalino “Lito” Salandanan Cuy Dangerous Drugs Board
Francisco Paredes Acosta Commission on Filipinos Overseas
Joel Joseph Marciano Jr. Philippine Space Agency
Arsenio Molina Balisacan Philippine Competition Commission
Jose Callangan Calida Office of the Solicitor General
Salvador San Buenaventura Panelo Office of the Chief Presidential Legal Counsel
Carlito Guancing Galvez Jr. Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process
Herminio Lopez Roque Jr. Office of the Presidential Spokesperson
Jose Ruperto Martin Marfori Andanar Presidential Communications Operations Office
Jesus Melchor Vega Quitain Sr.(OIC) Presidential Management Staff
Vacant Presidential Legislative Liaison Office
Noel Kinazo Felongco National Anti-Poverty Commission
Hermogenes Cendaña Esperon Jr. National Security Council
Saidamen Balt Pangarungan National Commission on Muslim Filipinos
Benjamin de Castro Abalos Jr. Metropolitan Manila Development Authority
Emmanuel Fantin Piñol Mindanao Development Authority
Raul Loyola Lambino Cagayan Economic Zone Authority
Vivencio Bringas Dizon Bases Conversion and Development Authority
Samuel Gallemit Dagpin Jr. Governance Commission for Government-owned or Controlled Corporations