Secretary of Agriculture (Philippines)

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Secretary of Agriculture
Kalihim ng Pagsasaka
Logo of the Department of Agriculture of the Philippines.jpg
Logo of the
Department of Agriculture
Incumbent
Proceso Alcala

since June 30, 2010
Appointer The President
Term length No fixed term
Inaugural holder Jose Alejandrino
Formation June 23, 1898
Website http://www.da.gov.ph

The Secretary of Agriculture (Filipino: Kalihim ng Pagsasaka) is the member of the President's Cabinet in charge of the Department of Agriculture.

The current Secretary is Proceso Alcala, who assumed office on June 30, 2010.

List[edit]

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

Notes:

  • A In concurrent capacity as Vice President
  • B Served in an acting capacity
  • C Acting Secretary from March 1-8, 2010

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