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LIST: Who are in Marcos Jr.’s Cabinet?

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LIST: Who are in Marcos Jr.’s Cabinet?
(18th UPDATE) At least 27 personalities have been officially announced to join the president's administration as of Tuesday, July 12. In addition, Marcos himself will lead the agriculture department.

MANILA, Philippines – President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has selected appointees to his Cabinet.

As of Tuesday, July 12, at least 28 names have been officially announced to lead executive departments and other Cabinet-level agencies. Among them is Marcos himself, who will take the agriculture portfolio.

Most of these incoming secretaries and appointees will later go through the Commission on Appointments in Congress for confirmation.

We will update this list as more announcements come in from the Marcos camp.

Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR)
Conrado Estrella III
Announced: June 8
Last positions held: Representative, Abono party list (2013-2022); representative, Pangasinan, 6th District (1987-1995, 2001-2010)
Department of Agriculture (DA)
President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
Announced: June 20
Last position held: Senator (2010-2016)
Department of Budget and Management (DBM)
Amenah Pangandaman
Announced: May 30
Last positions held: Assistant governor and chief of staff, Office of the Governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas; undersecretary, DBM (under Rodrigo Duterte)
Department of Education (DepEd)
Vice President Sara Duterte
Announced: May 11
Last position held: Mayor, Davao City
Department of Energy (DOE)
Raphael Lotilla (nominated)
Announced: July 11
Notable positions held: Secretary, DOE (2005-2007); president, Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) (2004-2005)
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
Ma. Antonia “Toni” Loyzaga (nominated)
Announced: July 12
Notable positions held: Chairperson, International Advisory Board, Manila Observatory; technical adviser, Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation
Department of Finance (DOF)
Benjamin Diokno
Announced: May 26
Last positions held: Governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (2019-2022); secretary, Department of Budget and Management (2016-2019)
Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)
Enrique Manalo
Announced: July 1
Notable positions held: Permanent representative of the Philippines to the United Nations (2020-2022); undersecretary (2007-2010, 2016-2020) and acting secretary (March-May 2017), DFA
Department of Health (DOH)
Maria Rosario Vergeire (Officer-in-Charge)
Announced: July 14
Notable positions held: Spokesperson for the Health department at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic
Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD)
Jose Rizalino Acuzar
Announced: July 29
Last position held: Chairman, construction company New San Jose Builders
Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)
Ivan John Uy
Announced: May 30
Last position held: Chairperson, Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) (2010-2011)
Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)
Benjamin “Benhur” Abalos Jr.
Announced: May 13
Last positions held: Marcos Jr.’s 2022 presidential campaign manager; chairperson, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) (2021-2022)
Department of Justice (DOJ)
Jesus Crispin “Boying” Remulla
Announced: May 23
Last position held: Representative, Cavite, 7th District (2019-2022)
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
Bienvenido “Benny” Laguesma
Announced: May 23
Notable positions held: Commissioner, Social Security Commission (2011-2016); secretary, DOLE (1998-2001)
Department of Migrant Workers (DMW)
Susan “Toots” Ople
Announced: May 23
Notable positions held: Founder and president, Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Training Institute; labor undersecretary (under Gloria Arroyo)
Department of National Defense (DND)
Jose Faustino Jr.
Officer-in-charge until assumption as Secretary on November 13, 2022
Announced: June 17
Last position held: Chief of staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines (July-November 2021)
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)
Manuel “Manny” Bonoan
Announced: May 26
Last position held: President and CEO, SMC Tollways Corporation
Department of Science and Technology
Renato Solidum Jr.
Announced: Aug 12
Last position held: Director, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (2003-2017); Officer-in-Charge, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (2017-2022); Undersecretary for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, Department of Science and Technology (2017-2019); Undersecretary for Scientific and Technical Services, Department of Science and Technology (2019-2022)
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
Erwin Tulfo
Announced: May 30
Profession: TV and radio broadcaster
Department of Tourism (DOT)
Christina Frasco
Announced: May 30
Last positions held: Mayor, Liloan, Cebu (2016-2022); Sara Duterte’s spokesperson
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
Alfredo Pascual
Announced: May 26
Last positions held: President, Management Association of the Philippines (2022); president, University of the Philippines (2011-2017)
Department of Transportation (DOTr)
Jaime Bautista
Announced: June 23
Last position held: President, Philippine Airlines (2004-2012, 2014-2019)
National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)
Arsenio Balisacan
Announced: May 23
Last positions held: Chairperson, Philippine Competition Commission (2016-2022); chairperson, NEDA (2012-2016)
Office of the Press Secretary (OPS)
Rose Beatrix “Trixie” Cruz-Angeles
Announced: May 25
Resigned October 4
Profession: Lawyer, radio host, and vlogger
Executive Secretary
Lucas Bersamin
Announced: Sept 29
Last position held: Retired as Supreme Court Chief Justice in 2019
Victor “Vic” Rodriguez
Announced: May 22
Resigned September 17
Last position held: Marcos Jr.’s spokesperson and lawyer
Chief Presidential Legal Counsel
Juan Ponce Enrile
Announced: June 17
Notable positions held: Senator (1987-1992, 1995-2001, 2004-2016) and Senate president (2008-2013); secretary/minister, Department of National Defense (1970-1971, 1972-1986); secretary, Department of Justice (1968-1970)
National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA)
Ricardo de Leon
Announced: June 18
Last positions held: President, Philippine Public Safety College (2014-2022); deputy director general, Philippine National Police
National Security Adviser
Clarita Carlos
Announced: June 8
Notable positions held: Retired political science professor, University of the Philippines; president, National Defense College of the Philippines
Presidential Management Staff (PMS)
Maria Zenaida Angping
Announced: May 30
Last position held: Representative, Manila, 3rd District (2007-2016)
Solicitor General
Menardo Guevarra
Announced: June 17
Last position held: Secretary, Department of Justice (2018-2022)
Special Assistant to the President (SAP)
Antonio “Anton” Lagdameo Jr.
Announced: May 26
Last position held: Representative, Davao del Norte, 2nd District (2007-2016)
Presidential Chief of Staff
Victor “Vic” Rodriguez
Announced: Sept 17, although the order creating the post has yet to be released
Last position held: Marcos Jr.’s spokesperson and lawyer; Executive Secretary
Other appointments
  • Silvestre “Bebot” Bello III – Chairperson and Resident Representative, Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO)
  • Jose Calida – Chairperson, Commission on Audit (COA)
  • Cesar Chavez – Undersecretary, DOTr
  • Tirso Cruz III – Chairperson and Chief Executive, Film Development Council (FDC)
  • Junie Cua – Chairperson, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO)
  • Cheloy Garafil – Chairperson, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB)
  • Lilia Guillermo – Commissioner, Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)
  • Antonio Manuel Lagdameo – Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations
  • Mark Lapid – Chief Operating Officer, Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA)
  • Maj. Gen. Delfin Lorenzana – Chairperson, Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA)
  • Romeo Lumagui Jr. – Deputy Commissioner for Operations, BIR
  • Felipe Medalla – Governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)
  • Karlo Alexei Nograles – Chairperson, Civil Service Commission (CSC) (renominated)
  • Christopher “Chet” Pastrana – General Manager, Philippine Ports Authority (PPA)
  • Juan Revilla – Board Member, Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB)
  • Jose Manuel Romualdez – Philippine Ambassador to the United States
  • Abdulghani Salapuddin – Administrator and Chairperson, Southern Philippines Development Authority (SPDA)
  • Diorella Gamboa “Lala” Sotto-Antonio – Chairperson, MTRCB
  • Jose Arnulfo “Wick” Veloso – President and General Manager, Government Service Insurance System (GSIS)
  • Col. Ramon Zagala – Senior Military Assistant and Commander, Presidential Security Group (PSG)

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