Hermogenes Ebdane

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Hermogenes Edejer Ebdane Jr.
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Gen. Hermogenes Edejer Ebdane Jr. at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, 2 June 2007
15th Governor of Zambales
In office
30 June 2010 – 30 June 2016
Preceded by Amor Deloso
Succeeded by Amor Deloso
Secretary of Public Works and Highways
In office
4 July 2007 – 22 October 2009
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Preceded by Manuel M. Bonoan (acting)
Succeeded by Victor F. Domingo
Secretary of National Defense
In office
1 February 2007 – 2 July 2007
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Preceded by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Succeeded by Norberto B. Gonzales (acting)
Secretary of Public Works and Highways
In office
15 February 2005 – 1 February 2007
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Preceded by Florante Soriquez (acting)
Succeeded by Manuel M. Bonoan (acting)
Director General, Philippine National Police
In office
July 2002 – August 23, 2004
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Preceded by Leandro Mendoza
Succeeded by Edgar Aglipay
Personal details
Born Hermogenes Edejer Ebdane Jr.
(1948-12-30) 30 December 1948 (age 68)
Political party PMM[1]
Occupation Police officer; Politician
Military service
Service/branch Philippine National Police
Rank General
Commands Special Action Force

Hermogenes Edejer "Jun" Ebdane Jr. (born 30 December 1948) is a Filipino politician and retired police officer with the rank of General. He is the current Governor of Zambales. He was the Secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways from 4 July 2007 – 2010, his second appointment to the post.

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 from July 2002 to 23 August 2004.[2]

After the escape from jail of Islamic militant Fathur Rohman al-Ghozi on 14 July 2003, Ebdane stated he would be satisfied with any recovery, including "even if he is dead and torn to pieces".[3] He went to view the body after Al-Ghozi was shot dead by police on 13 October 2003, saying the militant was killed in a brief gunfight after opening fire at a military checkpoint.[4] One of the demands of the Oakwood mutiny on 27 July 2003 was the resignation of Ebdane as national police chief, but the mutiny was unsuccessful and short-lived.[5] 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.[6] He said violence for the May 2004 election was lower than previous years. [7]

After serving as the chief of the PNP, Ebdane was named National Security Adviser, a post he held from August 2004 to February 2005.[2] In February 2005 he was appointed to the cabinet position Secretary of Department 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]

  • BS Civil Engineering, Luzon Colleges, Pangasinan
  • Bachelor of Science, Philippine Military Academy (1970)
  • Master's degree in Criminology, Philippine College of Criminology
  • Doctorate in Peace and Security Administration, Bicol University
  • senior-level courses and trainings
    • Command and General Staff Course, US Army Command and General Staff College
    • Incident Management Training, US Counter-Terrorist Training Group
    • Senior Crisis Management Course sponsored by the US State Department
    • Senior Police Officers course, Singapore Police Academy
    • Senior Police Executive Course, International Law Enforcement Academy in Thailand
    • Basic and Advance Intelligence Courses, National Intelligence Training Center and the Special Intelligence Training School

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Alma Cabanayan.



  1. ^ Ebdane banks on Ramos support to boost 2010 bid Manila Standard Today, Retrieved November 23, 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Ebdane assumes DND post". GMANews.TV. 1 February 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-30. 
  3. ^ "Fugitive 'can be torn to pieces'". The Daily Telegraph. 15 Jul 2003. Retrieved 2008-08-30. 
  4. ^ Aglionby, John (14 October 2003). "Terrorist 'killed in gun battle'". The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-08-30. 
  5. ^ Aglionby, John (28 July 2003). "Hugs end Manila mutiny in mall". The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-08-30. 
  6. ^ "Ebdane is frontrunner; next SND known within 2 months". GMANews.TV. 20 November 2006. Retrieved 2008-08-30. 
  7. ^ Conde, Carlos H. (11 May 2004). "Philippine Elections Are Marred by Violence". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-08-30. 

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Police appointments
Preceded by
Leandro Mendoza
Philippine National Police Chief
Succeeded by
Edgar B. Aglipay
Government offices
Preceded by
Norberto B. Gonzales
National Security Adviser
Succeeded by
Norberto B. Gonzales
Preceded by
Florante Soriquez (acting)
Secretary of Public Works and Highways
Succeeded by
Manuel M. Bonoan (acting)
Preceded by
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Secretary of National Defense
Succeeded by
Norberto B. Gonzales (acting)
Preceded by
Manuel M. Bonoan (acting)
Secretary of Public Works and Highways
Succeeded by
Victor Domingo
Political offices
Preceded by
Amor Deloso
Governor of Zambales
2010 – 2016
Succeeded by
Amor Deloso