Hermogenes Ebdane

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Hermogenes Ebdane Jr.
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Ebdane at the Binibining Zambales 2015
8th Governor of Zambales
Assumed office
June 30, 2019
Vice GovernorJay Khonghun
Preceded byAmor Deloso
In office
June 30, 2010 – June 30, 2016
Vice GovernorRamon Lacbain II
Preceded byAmor Deloso
Succeeded byAmor Deloso
Secretary of Public Works and Highways
In office
July 4, 2007 – October 22, 2009
PresidentGloria Macapagal Arroyo
Preceded byManuel Bonoan (acting)
Succeeded byVictor F. Domingo
In office
February 15, 2005 – February 1, 2007
Preceded byFlorante Soriquez (acting)
Succeeded byManuel Bonoan (acting)
Secretary of National Defense
In office
February 1, 2007 – July 2, 2007
PresidentGloria Macapagal Arroyo
Preceded byGloria Macapagal Arroyo
Succeeded byNorberto Gonzales (acting)
Chief of the Philippine National Police
In office
July 2002 – August 23, 2004
PresidentGloria Macapagal Arroyo
Preceded byLeandro Mendoza
Succeeded byEdgar Aglipay
Personal details
Hermogenes Edejer Ebdane Jr.

(1948-12-30) December 30, 1948 (age 74)
Political partySulong Zambales Party (2012–present)
PDP–Laban (2018–present)
Labor (until 2018)
SpouseAlma Cabanayan
Alma materPhilippine Military Academy (BS)
Mapúa Institute of Technology (BS)
Philippine College of Criminology (MA)
Bicol University (Ph.D)
OccupationPolice officer; Politician
Police career
Allegiance Philippines
DepartmentPhilippine National Police (Special Action Force)
RankPolice General Police General

Hermogenes "Jun" Edejer Ebdane, Jr. (born December 30, 1948) is a Filipino politician and retired police officer with the rank of Director General. He is the Governor of Zambales since 2019, previously held this position from 2010 until 2016. He was also the Secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways from 2005 to February 2007 and again from July 2007 to 2009.

He was a member of the Philippine Military Academy class of 1970, and has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) from the Mapúa Institute of Technology.


Ebdane was the 10th Chief of the Philippine National Police serving from July 2002 to August 23, 2004.[1]

After the escape from jail of Islamic militant Fathur Rohman al-Ghozi on July 14, 2003, Ebdane stated he would be satisfied with any recovery, including "even if he is dead and torn to pieces".[2] He went to view the body after Al-Ghozi was shot dead by police on October 13, 2003, saying the militant was killed in a brief gunfight after opening fire at a military checkpoint.[3] One of the demands of the Oakwood mutiny on July 27, 2003, was the resignation of Ebdane as national police chief, but the mutiny was unsuccessful and short-lived.[4] He was chief of the PNP during the Hello Garci scandal, and admitted providing a vehicle to Virgilio Garcillano, but only when Garcillano was still with the Commission on Elections.[5] He said violence for the May 2004 election was lower than previous years.[6]

After serving as the chief of the PNP, Ebdane was named National Security Adviser, a post he held from August 2004 to February 2005.[1] In February 2005, he was appointed to a cabinet position as Secretary of Public Works and Highways, which he returned to in July 2007, after serving as Secretary of National Defense from February 2007.

Educational life[edit]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Alma Cabanayan.



  1. ^ a b "Ebdane assumes DND post". GMANews.TV. February 1, 2007. Retrieved August 30, 2008.
  2. ^ "Fugitive 'can be torn to pieces'". The Daily Telegraph. July 15, 2003. Retrieved August 30, 2008.
  3. ^ Aglionby, John (October 14, 2003). "Terrorist 'killed in gun battle'". The Guardian. Retrieved August 30, 2008.
  4. ^ Aglionby, John (July 28, 2003). "Hugs end Manila mutiny in mall". The Guardian. Retrieved August 30, 2008.
  5. ^ "Ebdane is frontrunner; next SND known within 2 months". GMANews.TV. November 20, 2006. Retrieved August 30, 2008.
  6. ^ Conde, Carlos H. (May 11, 2004). "Philippine Elections Are Marred by Violence". New York Times. Retrieved August 30, 2008.

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Political offices
Preceded by Governor of Zambales
Governor of Zambales
Succeeded by
Amor Deloso
Government offices
Preceded by National Security Adviser
Succeeded by
Preceded by Secretary of Public Works and Highways
Succeeded by
Preceded by Secretary of National Defense
Succeeded by
Preceded by Secretary of Public Works and Highways
Succeeded by
Victor Domingo
Police appointments
Preceded by Philippine National Police Chief
Succeeded by