Delfin Lorenzana

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Delfin Lorenzana
Secretary Delfin Lorenzana dec 2018 (cropped).jpg
Lorenzana in 2018
Secretary of National Defense
Assumed office
June 30, 2016
PresidentRodrigo Duterte
Preceded byVoltaire Gazmin
Personal details
Delfin Negrillo Lorenzana

(1948-10-28) October 28, 1948 (age 70)
Midsayap, Cotabato, Philippines
Spouse(s)Editha Aguilar
Alma materPhilippine Military Academy
Ateneo de Manila University
AwardsPhilippine Legion of Honor
Legion of Merit
Distinguished Service Star
Gold Cross
Feb. 86 Revolution Ribbon
Military service
Allegiance Philippines
Branch/servicePhilippine Army
RankMajor General Major General
CommandsSpecial Operations Command
2nd Scout Ranger Battalion
Light Armored Brigade

Maj. Gen. Delfin Negrillo Lorenzana, AFP (Ret.) (born October 28, 1948) is the 36th Secretary of National Defense of the Philippines.[1]

Lorenzana graduated from the Philippine Military Academy's "Maagap" class of 1973.[1] A Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Presidential Security Group and Light Armored Brigade (Now-Mechanized Infantry Division) Commander, as well as served in staff positions at Battalion and Brigade Headquarters, Army Headquarters and General Headquarters. He was also Defense and Armed Forces Attaché from 2002 to 2004 and helped develop ties of the United States and the Philippines in the lines of Defense and cooperation in the Balikatan exercises. He earned his post-graduate degree of Master of Business Administration, major in Operations Research, from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business. He also finished a number of courses and training both here and abroad, including strategic studies at the Australia University in Canberra, a seminar for Senior International Leaders at Harvard University, and crisis management course at the US Department of State.

He was appointed as Martial Law Implementor during the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao.

He also ordered the review of the 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty (United States–Philippines) on 28 December 2018 with “to maintain it, strengthen it, or scrap it” as the end goal. He's also open to the review of the National Defense Act of 1935.[2]


Personal life[edit]

He is married to Editha Aguilar and they have 4 children.


  1. ^ a b "The Secretary". The Secretary - Department of National Defense. Retrieved 2016-07-05.
  2. ^ "Lorenzana orders review of 67-year-old US-PH military pact". Philippine News Agency. 28 December 2018. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by
Voltaire Gazmin
Secretary of National Defense
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Silvestre Bello III
as Secretary of Labor and Employment
Order of Precedence of the Philippines
as Secretary of National Defense
Succeeded by
Francisco Duque
as Secretary of Health