|Executive Secretary of the Philippines|
August 24, 2004 – February 23, 2010
|Preceded by||Alberto Romulo|
|Succeeded by||Leandro Mendoza|
|Secretary of National Defense of the Philippines|
October 3, 2003 – August 24, 2004
|Preceded by||Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Avelino J. Cruz, Jr.|
|Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Batangas's 1st District|
June 30, 1992 – June 30, 2001
|Preceded by||Conrado V. Apacible|
|Succeeded by||Eileen Ermita-Buhain|
|Born||July 13, 1935|
Balayan, Batangas, Philippine Islands
|Political party||Lakas Kampi CMD (since 2009)|
|Lakas CMD (Before 2009)|
Eduardo R. Ermita is the Executive Secretary of the Philippines, and spokesperson for President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was born on July 13, 1935 in Balayan, Batangas. Ermita took his Defense Resource Management Course at Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, U.S.A. from 1978–1979; Command and General Staff Course, Fort Bonifacio, 1974; Unit Psychological Officers Course, Kennedy Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, U.S.A., 1970–1971; Special forces Course, Fort Magsaysay, 1962–1963; Counterintelligence Course, Special Intelligence School, Fort Boniofacio, 1962; Airborne School, Fort Benning, Georgia, U.S.A., 1961; Ranger School, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1960-1961.
Ermita was a three-term congressman defeating the one of the most influential political family in the first district of Batangas from 1992-2001. He was appointed on October 3, 2003 as Secretary of National Defense. He is the provincial chairman of LAKAS-CMD in Batangas and Regional chairman of Lakas CMD in CALABARZON since 1992.
He was the Deputy Chief-of-Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines during the series of coup attempts from 1986 to 1988, and Undersecretary of National defense during the last major coup attempt in December 1989; head of the Special Information group during the EDSA People Power Revolution in February 1986; President, Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association, 1986–1988
Ermita is married to the former Elvira Ramos from Dipolog City with whom he has four children.
| Deputy Chief-of-Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines
1986 – 1988
Renato de Villa
Conrado V. Apacible
| Representative,1st Congressional District of Batangas
1992 – 2001
| Philippine Secretary of National Defense
2003 – 2004
Avelino J. Cruz, Jr.
| Executive Secretary of the Philippines
2004 – 2010