Secretary of Labor and Employment (Philippines)

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Secretary of Labor and Employment
Kalihim ng Paggawa at Empleyo
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).svg
Incumbent
Silvestre Bello III

since June 30, 2016
Appointer The President with the consent of the Commission on Appointments
Term length No fixed term
Inaugural holder José Avelino
Formation December 8, 1933
Website www.dole.gov.ph

The Secretary of Labor and Employment (Filipino: Kalihim ng Paggawa at Empleyo) is the Cabinet of the Philippines member in charge of the Department of Labor and Employment.

The current Secretary is Silvestre Bello III, who assumed office on June 30, 2016.

Facade, DOLE

List of Secretaries of Labor and Employment[edit]

(*) Acting Capacity

# Name Term Began Term Ended President
Secretary of Labor
1 José Avelino November 15, 1935 1938 Manuel Quezon
2 Sotero Baluyut 1938 December 22, 1941
Secretary of National Defense, Public Works, Communications and Labor
3 Basilio Valdes December 23, 1941 August 1, 1944 Manuel Quezon
Secretary of Justice, Labor and Welfare
* Mariano A. Eraña December 25, 1944 February 17, 1945 Sergio Osmeña
Secretary of Labor
4 Marcelo Aduru 1946 May 28, 1946 Sergio Osmeña
5 Pedro Magsalin May 28, 1946 April 15, 1948 Manuel Roxas
6 Primitivo Lovina September 21, 1948 December 21, 1950 Elpidio Quirino
7 Jose Figueroas December 21, 1950 December 30, 1953
8 Emilio Espinosa Jr. December 30, 1965 September 16, 1967 Ferdinand Marcos
9 Blas F. Ople September 16, 1967 June 30, 1978
Minister of Labor and Employment
Blas F. Ople June 30, 1978 February 25, 1986 Ferdinand Marcos
10 Augusto Sanchez February 25, 1986 March 25, 1986 Corazon Aquino
Secretary of Labor and Employment
Augusto Sanchez March 25, 1986 June 30, 1992 Corazon Aquino
11 Ma. Nieves Confessor June 30, 1992 June 30, 1995 Fidel Ramos
12 Jose Brillantes July 1, 1995 January 16, 1996
13 Leonardo Quisumbing January 16, 1996 January 26, 1998
14 Cresenciano Trajano January 26, 1998 June 30, 1998
15 Bienvenido Laguesma June 30, 1998 January 20, 2001 Joseph Estrada
16 Patricia Sto. Tomas January 20, 2001 2006 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
17 Arturo Brion 2006 2008
18 Marianito D. Roque 2008 June 30, 2010
19 Rosalinda Baldoz June 30, 2010 June 30, 2016 Benigno S. Aquino III
20 Silvestre H. Bello III June 30, 2016 Incumbent Rodrigo Duterte

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