Secretary of the Interior and Local Government (Philippines)

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Secretary of the Interior and Local Government
Kalihim ng Interyor at Pamahalaang Lokal
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Incumbent
Manuel Roxas II

since September 20, 2012
Appointer Benigno Aquino III
Inaugural holder Pascual Alvarez
Formation March 22, 1897
Website http://www.dilg.gov.ph

The Secretary of the Interior and Local Government (Filipino: Kalihim ng Interyor at Pamahalaang Lokal) is the member of the Cabinet in charge of the Department of the Interior and Local Government. The current Secretary is Manuel Roxas II.

List of Secretaries of the Interior and Local Government[edit]

# Name Term Began Term Ended President Period
Director of the Interior Emilio Aguinaldo[1] Katipunan revolutionary
government
Pascual Alvarez April 17, 1897 October 1897
Secretaries of the Interior Biak-na-Bato Republic
Isabelo Artacho November 1, 1897 December 15, 1897
Leandro Ibarra June 23, 1898 December 1898 Revolutionary Government
1 Teodoro Sandico January 21, 1899 May 7, 1899 First Republic
2 Severino de las Alas May 7, 1899 November 13, 1899
A new Department of the Interior was created by the Philippine Commission in September 1901. Insular Government
(American occupation)
Dean Worcester 1901 1913 N/A
Winfred T. Denison 1913 1916
Rafael Palma 1917 1920
Teodoro M. Kalaw 1920 1922
Jose P. Laurel 1922 1923
Felipe Agoncillo 1923 1925
Honorio Ventura 1925 1933
Teofilo Sison 1933 1935
3 Elpidio Quirino 1935 1938 Manuel L. Quezon[2] Commonwealth
4 Rafael Alunan 1938 1940
Commissioner of the Interior N/A Japanese occupation
Benigno Aquino, Sr. 1942 1942
Minister of the Interior
Jose P. Laurel 1942 October 1943
Secretary of the Interior Sergio Osmeña[3] Commonwealth
(restored)
5 Tomas Confesor 1945 1945
Secretary of National Defense and the Interior
6 Alfredo Montelibano, Sr. 1945 1946
Secretaries of the Interior Manuel Roxas[4] Third Republic
7 Jose Zulueta 1946 1948
8 Sotero J. Baluyut 1948 1950 Elpidio Quirino[5]
The Department of the Interior was abolished in 1950.
In 1956, the office of the Presidential Assistants on Community Development (PACD) was created,
having roles resembling that of the Department of the Interior, except supervision over the police force.
Notable PACD executive officers are Rafael Binamira, Hilarion Henares, Jr., Cesar Climaco and Ernesto Maceda.
Secretary/Minister of Local Government and Community Development Ferdinand Marcos[6]
9 Jose Roño January 1, 1973 1982
Ministers of Local Government Fourth Republic
* Jose Roño 1982 February 25, 1986
10 Aquilino Pimentel, Jr. February 26, 1986 December 7, 1986 Corazon Aquino[7] Fifth Republic
11 Jaime Ferrer December 8, 1986 August 2, 1987
Secretaries of Local Government
Lito Monico Lorenzana (acting) August 3, 1987 November 8, 1987
12 Luis T. Santos November 9, 1987 December 10, 1991
Secretaries of Interior and Local Government
13 Cesar Sarino December 11, 1991 June 30, 1992
14 Rafael Alunan III June 30, 1992 April 16, 1996 Fidel V. Ramos[8]
15 Robert Z. Barbers April 16, 1996 February 4, 1998
16 Epimaco Velasco February 4, 1998 May 30, 1998
Nelson Collantes (OIC) June 1, 1998 June 30, 1998
17 Joseph Estrada[A] June 30, 1998 April 12, 1999 Joseph Estrada[9]
18 Ronaldo Puno April 12, 1999 January 10, 2000
19 Alfredo Lim January 10, 2000 January 20, 2001
Anselmo Avelino, Jr. (OIC) January 20, 2001 January 28, 2001 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo[10]
20 Jose Lina, Jr. January 29, 2001 July 11, 2004
21 Angelo Reyes July 12, 2004 February 16, 2006
22 Ronaldo V. Puno April 4, 2006 June 30, 2010
23 Jesse Robredo July 9, 2010 August 18, 2012 Benigno Aquino III[11]
Paquito Ochoa, Jr. (OIC) August 19, 2012 September 19, 2012
24 Manuel Roxas II September 20, 2012 Present

Notes:

  • A in concurrent capacity as Philippine President

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