Secretary of Science and Technology (Philippines)

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Secretary of Science and Technology
Kalihim ng Agham at Teknolohiya
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Fortunato de la Peña

since June 30, 2016
Appointer The President with the consent of the Commission on Appointments
Term length No fixed term
Inaugural holder Antonio V. Arizabal
Formation January 30, 1987

The Secretary of Science and Technology (Filipino: Kalihim ng Agham at Teknolohiya) is the head of the Department of Science and Technology and is a member of the President’s Cabinet.

The position was created in 1987 by the then president Corazon Aquino, and was first assumed by Antonio Arizabal.

The current Secretary is Fortunato de la Peña, who assumed office on June 30, 2016.


(*) Acting Capacity

# Name Image Term Began Term Ended President
1 Antonio V. Arizabal Antonio Arizabal portrait.jpg January 30, 1987 April 6, 1989 Corazon Aquino[1]
2 Ceferino L. Follosco Ceferino Follosco portrait.jpg April 7, 1989 June 30, 1992
3 Ricardo T. Gloria Ricardo Gloria portrait.jpg June 30, 1992 July 6, 1994 Fidel V. Ramos[2]
4 William Padolina William Padolina portrait.jpg July 7, 1994 June 30, 1998
June 30, 1998 January 29, 1999 Joseph Ejercito Estrada[3]
5 Filemon A. Uriarte, Jr. Filemon Uriarte portrait.jpg February 1, 1999 January 1, 2001
* Rogelio A. Panlasigui January 2, 2001 March 11, 2001 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo[4]
6 Estrella F. Alabastro Estrella Alabastro portrait.jpg March 12, 2001 June 30, 2010
7 Mario Montejo Mario Montejo Portrait.jpg June 30, 2010 June 30, 2016 Benigno S. Aquino III[5]
8 Fortunato de la Peña Fortunato de la Peña.jpg June 30, 2016 Incumbent Rodrigo Roa Duterte