Executive Departments of the Philippines


Executive Departments of the Philippines

The Executive Departments of the Philippines (also known as the "Cabinet") are the largest component of the national executive branch of the government of the Philippines. There are a total of nineteen executive departments. The departments comprise the largest part of the country's bureaucracy.

The Cabinet secretaries are tasked to advise the President on the different affairs of the state like agriculture, budget, finance, education, social welfare, national defense, foreign affairs and etc.

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 head of state, 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.

During the presidency of Ferdinand Marcos, upon the mandate of the then 1973 Constitution, he changed the departments into ministries from 1978 to the end of his government. Thus, the Department of Education became Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports.

List of Former Departments and Ministries

Departments

*Department of Agriculture and Commerce [DAC]
*Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources [DANR]
*Department of the Budget and Management [DBM]
*Department of Commerce and IndustryB [DCI]
*Department of Finance, Agriculture, and Commerce [DFAC]
*Department of Finance and Reconstruction [DFR]
*Department of General Services [DGS]
*Department of Health and Public Welfare [DOH]
*Department of Information and Public Relations [DIPR]
*Department of Instruction [DOI]
*Department of the Interior and Local Government [DTIL]
*Department of Justice, Agriculture and Commerce [DOJ]
*Department of Justice, Labor and Welfare [DOJ]
*Department of Labor [DOL]
*Department of Land Reform/Agrarian Reform [DOLAR]
*Department of National Defense and Communications [DNDC]
*Department of National Defense and Interior [DNDI]
*Department of National Defense, Public Works, Communications and Labor [DNDP]
*Department of Public Instruction [DPI]
*Department of Public Instruction, Health, and Public Welfare [DPIH]
*Department of Public Instruction and Information [DPII]
*Department of Public Works and Highways [DPWH]
*Department of Social Welfare and Development [DSWD]
*Department of Education [DEPED]

Ministries

*Ministry of Agriculture, Industry and Commerce
*Ministry of Finance
*Ministry of Foreign Affairs
*Ministry of Human Settlements
*Ministry of the Interior
*Ministry of Public Instruction
*Ministry of Public Works and Communications
*Ministry of War
*Ministry of Welfare
*Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports

List of Current Departments

"All departments are listed by their present-day name with their English names on top and Filipino names at the bottom."

Manuel L. Quezon

1935-1941

1945-1946

Corazon Aquino (Fourth Republic/Revolutionary Government/Fifth Republic)

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

2001

Present

External links

* [http://www.gov.ph Philippine government portal]


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