Philippine order of precedence

The Order of Precedence in the Philippines is the protocol used in ranking government officials and other personages in the Philippines. Purely ceremonial in nature, it has no legal standing, and does not reflect the presidential line of succession nor the equal status of the three branches of government established in the 1987 Constitution.

Order of precedenceEdit

  1. HE The President (Rodrigo Duterte)
  2. HE The Vice-President (Leni Robredo)
  3. Former Presidents of the Philippines (in order of recency of term):
    1. Benigno Aquino III (30 June 2010 to 30 June 2016)
    2. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (20 January 2001 to 30 June 2010)
    3. Joseph Estrada (30 June 1998 to 20 January 2001)
    4. Fidel Ramos (30 June 1992 to 30 June 1998)
  4. The President of the Senate (Vicente Sotto III)
  5. The Speaker of the House of Representatives (Alan Peter Cayetano)
  6. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (Diosdado Peralta)
  7. The Secretary of Foreign Affairs (Teodoro Locsin Jr.)
  8. Foreign Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (in order of presentation of their credentials, with the Apostolic Nuncio as the diplomatic corps' traditional primus inter pares)
    1. Dean of the Diplomatic Corps (Gabriele Giordano Caccia)
  9. The Executive Secretary (Salvador Medialdea)
  10. The Secretary to the Cabinet (Karlo Nograles)
  11. The Secretary of Finance (Carlos Dominguez III)
  12. The Secretary of Justice (Menardo Guevarra)
  13. The Secretary of Agriculture (William Dar)
  14. The Secretary of Public Works and Highways (Mark Villar)
  15. The Secretary of Education (Leonor Briones)
  16. The Secretary of Labor and Employment (Silvestre Bello III)
  17. The Secretary of National Defense (Delfin Lorenzana)
  18. The Secretary of Health (Francisco Duque)
  19. The Secretary of Trade and Industry (Ramon Lopez)
  20. The Secretary of Human Settlements and Urban Development (Eduardo del Rosario)
  21. The Secretary of Social Welfare and Development (Rolando Joselito Bautista)
  22. The Secretary of Agrarian Reform (John Castriciones)
  23. The Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources (Roy Cimatu)
  24. The Secretary of the Interior and Local Government (Eduardo Año)
  25. The Secretary of Tourism (Bernadette Romulo-Puyat)
  26. The Secretary of Transportation (Arthur Tugade)
  27. The Secretary of Science and Technology (Fortunato dela Peña)
  28. The Secretary of Budget and Management (Wendel Avisado)
  29. The Secretary of Energy (Alfonso Cusi)
  30. The Secretary of Information and Communications Technology (Gregorio Honasan)
  31. Foreign Envoys Extraordinary and Ministers Plenipotentiary
  32. The Director-General of the National Economic and Development Authority (Ernesto Pernia)
  33. Presidential Communications Secretary (Martin Andanar)
  34. The Director-General of the National Security Council (Hermogenes Esperon)
  35. The Head of the Presidential Management Staff (Jesus Melchor Quitain) (OIC)
  36. Presidential Spokesperson (Salvador Panelo)
  37. The Solicitor-General (Jose Calida)
  38. The Presidential Legal Counsel (Vacant)
  39. The Chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (Danilo Lim)
  40. The Secretary of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (Saidamen Pangarungan)
  41. Other Presidential Advisers with Cabinet rank
  42. Members of the Senate (ordered by length of service)
  43. Members of the House of Representatives (ordered by length of service)
  44. Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
  45. The Commissioners of Constitutional Commissions
    1. The Civil Service Commission (Alicia dela Rosa-Bala)
    2. The Commission on Elections (Sheriff Abas)
    3. The Commission on Audit (Michael G. Aguinaldo)
  46. Members of the Council of State who are not Cabinet Members
  47. Acting Heads of Departments and Former Vice-Presidents of the Philippines
    1. Living Former Vice-Presidents
      1. Teofisto Guingona, Jr. (7 February 2001 – 30 June 2004)
      2. Noli de Castro (30 June 2004 – 30 June 2010)
      3. Jejomar Binay (30 June 2010 - 30 June 2016)
  48. Undersecretaries for Foreign Affairs
    1. Undersecretary for Administration
    2. Undersecretary for International Economic Relations
    3. Undersecretary for Migrant and Workers Affairs
    4. Undersecretary for Policy
    5. Undersecretary for Special and Ocean Concerns
  49. Ambassadors of the Philippines assigned to foreign posts
  50. Undersecretaries of the Department, including the Assistant Executive Secretaries
  51. Assistant Secretaries of Departments, Directors-General and Chiefs of Mission I and II of the Department of Foreign Affairs
  52. The Governor of the Bangko Sentral (Benjamin Diokno)
  53. Foreign Charges d’Affaires de missi, Foreign Chargé d'Affaires ad interim
  54. The Mayor of the City of Manila (Isko Moreno)
  55. The Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeals, the President of the University of the Philippines, the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Commissioners, or other officers with the rank of Undersecretary
    1. The Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeals (Romeo Barza)
    2. The President of the University of the Philippines (Danilo Concepcion)
    3. Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff (Gen. Benjamin Madrigal Jr., AFP)
  56. Heads of permanent United Nations Agencies in the Philippines who hold the rank of Director
  57. Provincial Governors
  58. The Vice-Chief of Staff (Lt. Gen. Salvador Mison, Jr., AFP)
  59. Foreign Ministers-Counsellor, Counsellors of Embassies, Consuls General, Foreign Military Attaches with the rank of Major General or Rear Admiral, and other officers of equivalent rank in the Armed Forces of the Philippines
  60. Judges of the Regional Trial Courts
  61. First Secretaries of Foreign Embassies, Foreign Military Attaches with the rank of Brigadier General or Commodore, and other officers of equivalent rank in the Armed Forces
  62. Mayors of Chartered Cities
  63. Directors or Commissioners of Bureaus and Chiefs of Offices
  64. Presidents, Chairpersons, and Managers of Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations
  65. Second Secretaries and Consuls of Foreign Embassies, Foreign Military Attaches with the rank of Colonel or Lieutenant Colonel, and other officers of equivalent rank in the Armed Forces
  66. Third Secretaries and Vice-Consuls of Foreign Embassies, Foreign Military Attaches with the rank of Major or Captain and other officers of equivalent rank in the Armed Forces