Secretary of National Defense (Philippines)

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The Secretary of National Defense (Filipino: Kalihim ng Tanggulang Pambansa) is the Cabinet of the Philippines member in charge of the Department of National Defense. The current Secretary is Voltaire Gazmin.

List of Secretaries of National Defense[edit]

(*) Acting Capacity

# Name Term Began Term Ended President
Minister of War
A Emiliano Riego de Dios March 22, 1897 November 1, 1897
1 Baldomero Aguinaldo July 15, 1898 May 6, 1899
Emilio Aguinaldo
2 Mariano Trías May 7, 1899 November 12, 1899
Secretary of National Defense
3 Teofilo Sison November 1, 1939 July 15, 1941 Manuel L. Quezon
4 Manuel L. Quezon July 16, 1941 December 10, 1941
* Jorge B. Vargas December 11, 1941 December 22, 1941
* Manuel Roxas December 23, 1941 January 3, 1942
Secretary of National Defense, Public Works, Communications and Labor
5 Basilio J. Valdes December 23, 1941 1944 Manuel L. Quezon
Secretary of National Defense and Communications
Basilio J. Valdes 1944 February 6, 1945 Manuel L. Quezon
Sergio Osmeña
6 Tomas Cabili February 27, 1945 July 11, 1945
Secretary of National Defense and Communications
7 Alfredo Montelibano July 12, 1945 May 27, 1946 Sergio Osmeña
Secretary of National Defense
8 Ruperto K. Kangleon May 28, 1946 August 31, 1950 Manuel Roxas
Elpidio Quirino
9 Ramon Magsaysay September 1, 1950 February 28, 1953
10 Oscar T. Castelo March 1, 1953 December 19, 1953
(9) Ramon Magsaysay January 1, 1954 May 14, 1954 Ramon Magsaysay
11 Sotero B. Cabahug May 14, 1954 January 2, 1956
12 Eulogio B. Balao January 3, 1956 August 28, 1957
Carlos P. Garcia
13 Jesus M. Vargas August 28, 1957 May 18, 1959
14 Alejo S. Santos June 11, 1959 December 3, 1961
15 Macario Peralta, Jr. January 1, 1962 December 30, 1965 Diosdado Macapagal
16 Ferdinand E. Marcos December 31, 1965 January 20, 1967 Ferdinand Marcos
17 Ernesto S. Mata January 21, 1967 February 3, 1970
18 Juan Ponce Enrile February 9, 1970 August 27, 1971
(16) Ferdinand E. Marcos August 28, 1971 January 3, 1972
(18) Juan Ponce Enrile January 4, 1972 1978
Minister of National Defense
Juan Ponce Enrile 1978 February 25, 1986 Ferdinand E. Marcos
Secretary of National Defense
Juan Ponce Enrile February 25, 1986 November 23, 1986 Corazon Aquino
19 Rafael M. Ileto November 23, 1986 January 21, 1988
20 Fidel V. Ramos January 22, 1988 July 18, 1991
21 Renato S. De Villa July 20, 1991 September 15, 1997
Fidel V. Ramos
22 Fortunato Abat September 16, 1997 June 30, 1998
23 Orlando S. Mercado June 30, 1998 January 25, 2001 Joseph Ejercito Estrada
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
24 Angelo T. Reyes March 19, 2001 August 29, 2003
25 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo September 1, 2003 October 2, 2003
26 Eduardo R. Ermita October 3, 2003 August 24, 2004
27 Avelino J. Cruz, Jr. August 25, 2004 November 30, 2006
(25) Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo November 30, 2006 February 1, 2007
28 Hermogenes E. Ebdane, Jr. February 1, 2007 July 1, 2007
29 Norberto B. Gonzales July 1, 2007 August 3, 2007
30 Gilberto C. Teodoro, Jr. August 3, 2007 November 15, 2009
31 Norberto B. Gonzales November 15, 2009 June 30, 2010
32 Voltaire Gazmin June 30, 2010 Incumbent Benigno S. Aquino III

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