Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources (Philippines)

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Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources of the Philippines
Kalihim ng Kapaligiran at Likas na Yaman
Seal of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.svg
Incumbent
Ret. Gen. Roy Cimatu

since May 8, 2017
Style Mister/Madam Secretary
Member of The Cabinet
Reports to The President
Seat Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
Appointer The President with the consent of the Commission on Appointments
Term length No fixed term
Inaugural holder Galicano Apacible
Formation January 1, 1917
Website denr.gov.ph

The Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources (Filipino: Kalihim ng Kapaligiran at Likas na Yaman) is the head of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources of the Philippines.

The post is currently headed by Ret. Gen. Roy Cimatu who currently holds the position as secretary[1] after Gina Lopez was rejected by the Commission on Appointments on May 3, 2017.[2]

List[edit]

  • (*) Acting Capacity
  • (**) Ad Interim
# Name Term Began Term Ended President
Secretaries of Agriculture and Natural Resources
1 Galicano Apacible 1917 1921 NA
(American occupation)
2 Rafael Corpus 1921 1923
3 Silvestre Apostol 1923 1928
4 Rafael Alunan, Sr. 1928 1932
5 Mariano Garchitorena 1947 April 15, 1948 Manuel Roxas[3]
April 15, 1948 September 1948 Elpidio Quirino[4]
6 Placido L. Mapa September 21, 1948 1950
7 Fernando Lopez[A] December 14, 1950 1953
8 Placido L. Mapa 1953 1953
9 Salvador Z. Araneta March 10, 1954 1955 Ramon Magsaysay[5]
10 Juan G. Rodriguez April 12, 1956 March 17, 1957
March 18, 1957 August 1960 Carlos P. Garcia[6]
11 Cesar Fortich 1960 1961
12 Jose C. Locsin September 1961 December 30, 1961
December 30, 1961 1962 Diosdado Macapagal[7]
13 Benjamin M. Gozon 1962 1963
14 Jose Y. Feliciano 1963 1965
15 Fernando Lopez[A] December 30, 1965 1971 Ferdinand E. Marcos[8]
16 Arturo R. Tanco, Jr. 1971 May 17, 1974
Secretary of Natural Resources
17 Jose J. Leido, Jr. May 17, 1974 June 1978 Ferdinand E. Marcos
Ministers of Natural Resources
Jose J. Leido, Jr. June 1978 July 26, 1981 Ferdinand E. Marcos
18 Teodoro Q. Peña July 27, 1981 June 30, 1984
19 Rodolfo P. Del Rosario July 18, 1984 February 25, 1986
20 Ernesto M. Maceda February 26, 1986 March 25, 1986 Corazon Aquino[9]
Secretaries of Environment and Natural Resources
Ernesto M. Maceda March 25, 1986 December 1, 1986 Corazon Aquino
21 Carlos G. Dominguez December 2, 1986 March 9, 1987
22 Fulgencio S. Factoran March 10, 1987 June 30, 1992
23 Angel C. Alcala September 8, 1992 June 30, 1995 Fidel Ramos[10]
24 Victor O. Ramos July 1, 1995 June 30, 1998
25 Antonio H. Cerilles June 30, 1998 January 20, 2001 Joseph Estrada[11]
January 20, 2001 January 25, 2001 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo[12]
* Joemari D. Gerochi January 25, 2001 March 28, 2001
26 Heherson T. Alvarez March 29, 2001 December 13, 2002
27 Elisea G. Gozun December 13, 2002 August 31, 2004
28 Michael T. Defensor August 31, 2004 February 15, 2006
29 Angelo T. Reyes February 15, 2006 July 31, 2007
30 Jose L. Atienza, Jr. July 31, 2007 December 28, 2009
* Eleazar P. Quinto January 4, 2010 February 12, 2010
* Horacio C. Ramos February 12, 2010 June 30, 2010
31 Ramon Jesus P. Paje June 30, 2010 June 30, 2016 Benigno Aquino III[13]
** Regina P. Lopez June 30, 2016 May 3, 2017[2] Rodrigo Roa Duterte
32 Roy Cimatu May 8, 2017 Incumbent

Notes:

  • A in concurrent capacity as Vice President

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