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 Ramon Torres
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 Ramon Torres 1933 November 15, 1935 Insular Government
(American occupation)
2 Jose Avelino November 15, 1935 1938 Manuel L. Quezon
3 Sotero Baluyut 1938 1940
Secretary of National Defense, Public Works, Communications and Labor
4 Leon Guinto 1940 1941 Manuel L. Quezon
Secretary of Justice, Labor and Welfare
5 Marcelo Adurru 1945 May 28, 1946 Sergio Osmeña
Secretary of Labor
6 Pedro Magsalin May 28, 1946 April 15, 1948 Manuel A. Roxas
April 17, 1948 September 21, 1948 Elpidio Quirino
7 Primitivo Lovina September 21, 1948 December 21, 1950
8 Jose Figueras December 21, 1950 December 30, 1953
9 Eleuterio E. Adeveso March 10, 1954 April 21, 1954 Ramon Magsaysay
10 Angel M. Castaño August 22, 1954 March 17, 1957
March 17, 1957 December 30, 1961 Carlos P. Garcia
* Norberto B. Romualdez Jr. 1962 1962 Diosdado Macapagal
11 Bernardino R. Ables 1962 1964 Diosdado Macapagal
12 Jose P. Lingad 1964 December 30, 1965
13 Emilio Q. Espinosa Jr. December 30, 1965 September 16, 1967 Ferdinand E. Marcos
14 Blas F. Ople September 16, 1967 1971
15 Adrian E. Cristobal 1971 1972
156 Blas F. Ople 1972 June 30, 1978
Minister of Labor and Employment
Blas F. Ople June 30, 1978 February 25, 1986 Ferdinand Marcos
Secretary of Labor and Employment
17 Augusto S. Sanchez March 25, 1986 June 30, 1992 Corazon C. Aquino
18 Ma. Nieves R. Confessor June 30, 1992 June 30, 1995 Fidel V. Ramos
19 Jose S. Brillantes July 1, 1995 January 16, 1996
120 Leonardo A. Quisumbing January 16, 1996 January 26, 1998
* Cresenciano Trajano January 26, 1998 June 30, 1998 Joseph Ejercito Estrada
21 Bienvenido E. Laguesma June 30, 1998 January 20, 2001
22 Patricia A. Sto. Tomas January 20, 2001 2006 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
23 Arturo D. Brion 2006 2008
24 Marianito D. Roque 2008 2010
25 Rosalinda Baldoz June 30, 2010 June 30, 2016 Benigno S. Aquino III
26 Silvestre Bello III June 30, 2016 incumbent Rodrigo Duterte

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