Secretary of Public Works and Highways (Philippines)

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Secretary of Public Works and Highways
Kalihim ng Pagawaing Bayan at Lansangan
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).svg
Incumbent
Mark Villar

since August 1, 2016
Appointer The President with the consent of the Commission on Appointments
Term length No fixed term
Inaugural holder Maximo Paterno
Formation January 21, 1899
Website www.dpwh.gov.ph

The Secretary of Public Works and Highways (Filipino: Kalihim ng Pagawaing Bayan at Lansangan) is the Cabinet of the Philippines member in charge of the Department of Public Works and Highways.

The current Secretary is Mark Villar, who assumed office on August 1, 2016.

List of Secretaries of Public Works and Highways[edit]

(*) Acting Capacity

Name Term Began Term Ended President
Minister of Public Works and Communications
1 Maximo Paterno January 21, 1899 November 13, 1899 Emilio Aguinaldo
Secretary of Public Works and Communications
2 Antonio de las Alas November 15, 1935 1936 Manuel Quezon
3 Mariano Jesús Cuenco 1936 1939
4 José Avelino 1939 1941
Secretary of National Defense, Public Works, Communications and Labor
5 Basilio Valdes December 23, 1941 August 1, 1944 Manuel Quezon
Secretary of Public Works and Communications
6 Jose Paez 1944 1945 Sergio Osmeña
7 Sotero Cabahug 1945 May 28, 1946
8 Ricardo Nepumoceno May 28, 1946 July 1, 1949 Manuel Roxas
Elpidio Quirino
9 Propsero Sanidad February 21, 1950 1951
10 Sotero Baluyot January 6, 1951 1952
11 Pablo Lorenzo May 6, 1952 1953
Secretary of Public Works, Transportation and Communications
12 Vicente Ylagan Orosa Sr. March 10, 1954 1955 Ramon Magsaysay
13 Florencio Moreno April 30, 1957 December 30, 1961
Carlos P. Garcia
14 Marciano Bautista 1961 1962 Diosdado Macapagal
15 Paulino Cases 1962 1962
16 Brigido Valenica 1962 1963
17 Jorge Abad 1963 1965
18 Antonio Raquiza 1966 1968 Ferdinand Marcos
19 Rene Espina 1968 1969
20 Antonio Syquio 1969 1970
21 David Consunji 1970 1975
22 Alfredo Juinio 1975 1978
Secretary of Public Highways
23 Baltazar Aquino 1974 1978 Ferdinand Marcos
Minister of Public Works, Transportation and Communications
Alfredo Juinio 1978 1981 Ferdinand Marcos
Minister of Public Highways
Baltazar Aquino 1978 1979 Ferdinand Marcos
24 Vicente Paterno 1979 1980
25 Jesus Hipolito 1980 1981
Minister of Public Works and Highways
Jesus Hipolito 1981 1986 Ferdinand Marcos
Secretary of Public Works and Highways
26 Rogaciano Mercado February 25, 1986 November 1986 Corazon Aquino
27 Vicente Jayme November 1986 1987
28 Juanito Ferrer 1987 1988
29 Fiorello Estuar 1988 1990
30 Jose de Jesus 1990 March 1, 1993
Fidel Ramos
31 Edmundo Mir March 1, 1993 June 1, 1993
32 Gregorio Vigilar June 1, 1993 January 20, 2001
Joseph Estrada
33 Simeon Datumanong January 20, 2001 January 15, 2003 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
34 Bayani Fernando January 15, 2003 April 15, 2003
35 Florante Soriquez April 15, 2003 February 15, 2005
36 Hermogenes Ebdane, Jr. February 15, 2005 February 1, 2007
37 Manuel Bonoan February 1, 2007 July 4, 2007
(36) Hermogenes Ebdane, Jr. July 4, 2007 October 22, 2009
38 Victor Domingo October 22, 2009 June 30, 2010
39 Rogelio Singson June 30, 2010 June 30, 2016 Benigno Aquino III
40 Rafael Yabut (acting) June 30, 2016 July 31, 2016 Rodrigo Duterte
41 Mark Villar August 1, 2016 Incumbent

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