Secretary of Education (Philippines)

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Secretary of Education
Kalihim ng Edukasyon
Seal of the Department of Education of the Philippines.png
Official seal of the
Department of Education
Incumbent
Bro. Armin Luistro, FSC

since June 30, 2010
Appointer Benigno Aquino III
Inaugural holder Dr. Fred Atkinson
Formation January 21, 1901
Website http://www.deped.gov.ph

The Secretary of Education (Filipino: Kalihim ng Edukasyon) is the member of the Cabinet of the Philippines in charge of the Department of Education. The current Secretary is Armin Luistro.

List of Secretaries of Education[edit]

# Name Term Began Term Ended President Period
Under Pres. Emilio Aguinaldo, supervision on schools and basic education was put under the Department of the Interior. First Republic
The Department of Public Instruction was established in January 1901 upon the recommendation of the Taft Commission,
with Dr. Fred Atkinson as the first General Superintendent. In 1916, the post was renamed as the Secretary of Public Instruction.
The position was held by Americans until the proclamation of the Philippine Commonwealth.
Insular Government
(American occupation)
Secretaries of Public Instruction Manuel Quezon[1] Commonwealth
1 Sergio Osmeña[A] November 15, 1935 April 18, 1939
2 Jorge Bocobo April 19, 1939 January 22, 1941
Secretary of Public Instruction, Health, and Public Welfare Commonwealth
(in exile)
3 Sergio Osmeña[A] December 24, 1941 August 1, 1944
Secretary of Public Instruction and Information Sergio Osmeña[2]
4 Carlos P. Romulo October 1944 February 1945
Commissioner of Education, Health and Public Welfare N/A Japanese occupation
Claro M. Recto 1942 October 1943
Minister of Education José P. Laurel[3] Second Republic
Camilo Osías October 1943 February 1945
Secretaries of Instruction Sergio Osmeña[2] Commonwealth
(restored)
5 Maximo Kalaw February 27, 1945 May 4, 1945
6 Jose Reyes May 5, 1945 January 3, 1946
7 Francisco Benitez January 3, 1946 May 27, 1946
8 Manuel Gallego May 28, 1946 July 4, 1946 Manuel A. Roxas[4]
July 4, 1946 October 1947 Third Republic
Secretaries of Education
* Manuel Gallego October 1947 April 17, 1948
April 17, 1948 September 20, 1948 Elpidio Quirino[5]
9 Prudencio Langcauon September 1948 September 13, 1950
10 Pablo Lorenzo September 14, 1950 April 3, 1951
11 Teodoro Evangelista May 18, 1951 September 30, 1951
12 Cecilio Putong April 18, 1952 December 30, 1953
December 30, 1953 January 13, 1954 Ramon Magsaysay[6]
13 Pastor Endencia January 13, 1954 June 30, 1954
14 Gregorio Hernandez, Jr. July 1, 1954 March 28, 1957
15 Martin Aguilar, Jr. March 29, 1957 September 2, 1957 Carlos P. Garcia[7]
16 Manuel Lim September 3, 1957 November 17, 1957
17 Daniel Salcedo November 18, 1957 1959
18 Jose E. Romero 1959 December 30, 1961
December 30, 1961 September 4, 1962 Diosdado Macapagal[8]
19 Jose Tuason September 5, 1962 December 30, 1962
20 Alejandro Roces December 30, 1962 September 7, 1965
21 Carlos P. Romulo December 30, 1965 December 16, 1967 Ferdinand Marcos[9]
Onofre Corpuz (acting) December 17, 1967 April 20, 1971
22 Juan Manuel April 21, 1971 September 23, 1972
Secretary of Education and Culture
* Juan Manuel September 24, 1972 June 1978
Ministers of Education and Culture
* Juan Manuel June 1978 June 1979
23 Onofre Corpuz July 1979 February 1981
February 1981 September 10, 1982 Fourth Republic
Ministers of Education, Culture and Sports
* Onofre Corpuz September 11, 1982 January 1984
24 Jaime Laya January 1984 February 1986
Secretaries of Education, Culture and Sports Corazon Aquino[10] Fifth Republic
25 Lourdes Quisumbing February 1986 December 1989
26 Isidro Cariño January 3, 1990 June 30, 1992
27 Armand Fabella July 1, 1992 July 6, 1994 Fidel V. Ramos[11]
28 Ricardo Gloria July 7, 1994 December 1997
29 Erlinda Pefianco February 2, 1998 June 30, 1998
30 Bro. Andrew Gonzalez, FSC, Ph.D. July 1, 1998 January 22, 2001 Joseph Estrada[12]
31 Raul Roco January 22, 2001 August 10, 2001 Gloria Macapagal Arroyo[13]
Secretaries of Education
* Raul Roco August 11, 2001 August 2002
32 Edilberto de Jesus September 2002 August 2004
Florencio Abad (acting) September 24, 2004 July 8, 2005
Ramon Bacani (OIC) July 8, 2005 August 30, 2005
Fe Hidalgo (OIC) August 31, 2005 October 3, 2006
33 Jesli Lapus October 4, 2006 March 15, 2010
34 Mona Valisno March 15, 2010 June 30, 2010
35 Bro. Armin Luistro, FSC June 30, 2010 Present Benigno S. Aquino III

Notes:

  • A in concurrent capacity as Vice President

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