Secretary of Social Welfare and Development (Philippines)

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Secretary of Social Welfare and Development
Kalihim ng Kagalingang Panlipunan at Pagpapaunlad
Seal of the Department of Social Welfare and Development.svg
DSWD Acting Sec Virginia Orogo May 2018.jpg
Incumbent
Virginia Orogo, RSW

since May 10, 2018
Appointer The President with the consent of the Commission on Appointments
Term length No fixed term
Inaugural holder Gracio Gonzaga
Formation January 21, 1899
Website www.dswd.gov.ph

The Secretary of Social Welfare and Development (Filipino: Kalihim ng Kagalingang Panlipunan at Pagpapaunlad) is the Cabinet of the Philippines member in charge of the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

The post is currently vacant as of August 16, 2017, after the appointment of Judy Taguiwalo was rejected by the Commission of Appointments.[1] Virginia Orogo was appointed as Acting Secretary on May 10, 2018.

List of Secretaries of Social Welfare and Development[edit]

(*) Acting Capacity
(**) Ad Interim

# Name Term Began Term Ended President
Minister of Welfare
1 Gracio Gonzaga January 21, 1899 May 7, 1899 Emilio Aguinaldo
Secretary of Public Instruction, Health, and Public Welfare
2 Jose Fabella November 15, 1921 November 15, 1935
3 Juan Nolasco November 15, 1935 December 24, 1941 Manuel L. Quezon
4 Sergio Osmeña, Sr. December 24, 1941 August 1, 1944 Manuel L. Quezon
Secretary of Justice, Labor and Welfare
5 Honorario Poblador, Sr. August 1, 1944 December 25, 1944
* Mariano A. Eraña December 25, 1944 February 17, 1945 Sergio Osmeña
Secretary of Health and Public Welfare
6 Juan Salcedo February 17, 1945 November 10, 1945 Sergio Osmeña
7 Jose Locsin November 10, 1945 May 28, 1946
Secretary of Social Welfare
8 Asuncion Perez 1950 1953
9 Pacita Madrigal-Warns 1954 1955
10 Amparo Villamor 1960 1961
11 Tecla San Andres Ziga 1962 1963
12 Jose O. Pelayo 1963 1965
13 Atty. Francisco T. Remotique 1966 1967
14 Gregorio Feliciano 1967 1971 Ferdinand E. Marcos
15 Estefania Aldaba-Lim 1971 1976
Secretary of Social Welfare and Development
Estefania Aldaba-Lim 1976 1977 Ferdinand E. Marcos
16 Nathaniel Tablante 1977 1978
Minister of Social Welfare and Development
17 Sylvia P. Montes 1978 1986 Ferdinand E. Marcos
Secretary of Social Welfare and Development
18 Mita Pardo de Tavera 1986 June 30, 1992 Corazon C. Aquino
19 Corazon Alma de Leon June 30, 1992 June 30, 1995 Fidel V. Ramos
20 Lina B. Laigo June 30, 1995 June 30, 1998
21 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo June 30, 1998 October 12, 2000 Joseph Ejercito Estrada
22 Dulce Saguisag October 12, 2000 January 19, 2001
23 Corazon Soliman January 20, 2001 July 8, 2005 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
24 Luwalhati Pablo July 8, 2005 July 20, 2005
25 Esperanza Cabral July 21, 2005 2009
26 Celia Yangco 2009 June 30, 2010
(23) Corazon Soliman June 30, 2010 June 30, 2016 Benigno S. Aquino III
** Judy Taguiwalo June 30, 2016 August 16, 2017 Rodrigo Duterte
* Emmanuel Leyco (OIC)[2] August 19, 2017 May 9, 2018
* Virginia Orogo May 10, 2018 Incumbent

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pasion, Patty (August 16, 2017). "CA rejects Taguiwalo as DSWD chief". Rappler. Retrieved August 18, 2017. 
  2. ^ Cepeda, Mara (August 19, 2017). "Usec Emmanuel Leyco is DSWD OIC – Malacañang". Rappler. Retrieved August 19, 2017.