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Secretary of Justice (Philippines)

The Secretary of Justice (Filipino: Kalihim ng Katarungan) is the member of the Cabinet of the Philippines in charge of the Department of Justice.

Secretary of Justice
Kalihim ng Katarungan
Department of Justice (DOJ).svg
Official seal of the
Department of Justice
Menardo Guevarra 2018.jpg
Incumbent
Menardo Guevarra[1]

since April 5, 2018 (2018-04-05)
AppointerThe President with the consent of the Commission on Appointments
Term lengthAt the President's pleasure
Inaugural holderGregorio S. Araneta
FormationApril 17, 1851
Websitewww.doj.gov.ph

The current secretary is Menardo Guevarra, who assumed office on April 5, 2018 (2018-04-05).

List of Secretarys of JusticeEdit

  • (*) Acting Capacity
# Name Term Began Term Ended President Period
The Department of Grace and Justice was part of Pres. Emilio Aguinaldo's 1897 Naic Assembly Cabinet,
with Severino de las Alas as the Director of Grace and Justice.
However, the position was not in Aguinaldo's Biak-na-Bato Cabinet that followed months after.
Emilio Aguinaldo[2] Katipunan revolutionary
government
Secretary of Justice Revolutionary Government
1 Severino de las Alas April 17, 1897 August 31, 1897
2 Gregorio S. Araneta September 1, 1897 May 29, 1899
The department was not part of Aguinaldo's Cabinet during the First Republic, inaugurated in January 1899. First Republic
Attorney General N/A American military
government
3 Florentino Torres May 29, 1899 June 4, 1901
Secretaries of Finance and Justice Insular Government
(American occupation)
4 Henry C. Ide September 1, 1901 June 30, 1908
5 Gregorio S. Araneta July 1, 1908 October 10, 1913
6 Victorino Mapa November 1, 1913 August 1916
Secretaries of Justice
* Victorino Mapa August 1916 June 30, 1920
7 Quintin B. Paredes July 1, 1920 December 15, 1921
8 José Abad Santos April 26, 1922 July 17, 1923
9 Luis P. Torres June 18, 1923 August 31, 1928
10 José Abad Santos September 1, 1928 June 18, 1932
11 Alexander A. Reyes June 19, 1932 December 31, 1932
12 Quirico M. Abeto January 1, 1933 July 5, 1934
13 José Yulo July 6, 1934 November 14, 1935
November 15, 1935 November 15, 1938 Manuel L. Quezon[3] Commonwealth
14 José Abad Santos December 5, 1938 July 16, 1941
15 Teófilo Sison July 18, 1941 November 27, 1941
Commissioners of Justice N/A Japanese military
government
16 José P. Laurel December 24, 1941 December 4, 1942
17 Teofilo L. Sison December 4, 1942 October 14, 1943
18 Quintin Paredes October 14, 1943 December 25, 1944 José P. Laurel[4] Second Republic
Secretary of Justice, Labor and Welfare Sergio Osmeña[5] Commonwealth
(in exile)
19 Mariano A. Eraña (acting) December 25, 1944 February 17, 1945
Secretary of Justice, Agriculture and Commerce Commonwealth
(restored)
20 Delfín Jaranilla February 17, 1945 December 31, 1945
Secretaries of Justice
21 Ramon Quisumbing January 2, 1946 May 28, 1946
22 Roman Ozaeta May 29, 1946 July 4, 1946
July 4, 1946 April 15, 1948 Manuel Roxas[6] Third Republic
April 17, 1948 September 17, 1948 Elpidio Quirino[7]
23 Sabino B. Padilla September 19, 1948 June 30, 1949
24 Ricardo P. Nepomuceno July 1, 1949 July 25, 1950
25 Jose P. Bengzon August 29, 1950 September 23, 1951
26 Oscar Castelo January 1, 1952 August 16, 1953
27 Roberto Gianzon August 17, 1953 December 30, 1953
28 Pedro Tuazon January 4, 1954 March 17, 1957 Ramon Magsaysay[8]
March 18, 1957 March 19, 1958 Carlos P. Garcia[9]
29 Jesus Barrera April 18, 1958 June 4, 1959
30 Enrique Fernandez June 11, 1959 July 13, 1959
31 Alejo Mabanag July 14, 1959 December 31, 1961
32 Jose Diokno January 2, 1962 May 19, 1962 Diosdado Macapagal[10]
33 Juan R. Liwag May 20, 1962 July 7, 1963
34 Salvador L. Marino July 9, 1963 December 31, 1965
35 José Yulo January 1, 1966 August 4, 1967 Ferdinand Marcos[11]
36 Claudio Teehankee, Sr. August 5, 1967 December 16, 1968
37 Juan Ponce Enrile December 17, 1968 February 7, 1970
38 Felix Makasiar February 8, 1970 August 1, 1970
39 Vicente Abad Santos August 2, 1970 January 17, 1973
Ministers of Justice
* Vicente Abad Santos January 17, 1973 January 16, 1979
40 Catalino Macaraig, Jr. January 17, 1979 July 22, 1979
41 Ricardo C. Puno July 23, 1979 June 1981
July 1981 June 30, 1984 Fourth Republic
42 Estelito P. Mendoza June 30, 1984 February 27, 1986
43 Neptali A. Gonzales February 28, 1986 March 8, 1987 Corazon Aquino[12]
Secretaries of Justice Fifth Republic
44 Sedfrey A. Ordoñez March 9, 1987 January 2, 1990
45 Franklin M. Drilon January 4, 1990 July 14, 1991
46 Silvestre H. Bello III July 15, 1991 February 10, 1992
* Eduardo G. Montenegro (acting) February 10, 1992 June 30, 1992
47 Franklin Drilon July 1, 1992 February 2, 1995 Fidel Ramos[13]
48 Demetrio G. Demetria February 3, 1995 May 19, 1995
49 Teofisto T. Guingona, Jr. May 20, 1995 January 31, 1998
* Silvestre H. Bello III February 1, 1998 June 30, 1998
50 Serafin R. Cuevas July 1, 1998 February 15, 2000 Joseph Estrada[14]
51 Artemio G. Tuquero February 16, 2000 January 23, 2001
52 Hernando B. Perez January 24, 2001 November 26, 2002 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo[15]
53 Ma. Merceditas N. Gutierrez [1st female] November 27, 2002 January 15, 2003
54 Simeon Datumanong January 16, 2003 December 23, 2003
55 Ma. Merceditas N. Gutierrez December 24, 2003 August 31, 2004
56 Raul Gonzalez September 1, 2004 September 2, 2007
* Agnes Devanadera September 3, 2007 November 15, 2007
* Raul Gonzalez November 16, 2007 January 11, 2010
* Agnes Devanadera January 12, 2010 March 8, 2010
* Alberto Agra March 10, 2010 June 30, 2010
57 Leila de Lima June 30, 2010 October 12, 2015 Benigno Aquino III[16]
* Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa[17] October 12, 2015 January 21, 2016
* Emmanuel Caparas[18] January 22, 2016 June 30, 2016
58 Vitaliano Aguirre II June 30, 2016 April 5, 2018 (2018-04-05) Rodrigo Duterte
59 Menardo Guevarra[1] April 5, 2018 (2018-04-05) Incumbent

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Duterte names Menardo Guevarra as justice secretary". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 5 April 2018. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Ministers and Secretaries - Department of Justice". Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Manuel L. Quezon - Presidential Museum and Library". Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Jose P. Laurel - Presidential Museum and Library". Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Sergio Osmeña - Presidential Museum and Library". Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Manuel Roxas - Presidential Museum and Library". Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Elpidio Quirino - Presidential Museum and Library". Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Ramon Magsaysay - Presidential Museum and Library". Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  9. ^ "Carlos P. Garcia - Presidential Museum and Library". Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  10. ^ "Diosdado Macapagal - Presidential Museum and Library". Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  11. ^ "Ferdinand E. Marcos - Presidential Museum and Library". Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  12. ^ "Corazon C. Aquino - Presidential Museum and Library". Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  13. ^ "Fidel V. Ramos - Presidential Museum and Library". Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  14. ^ "Joseph Ejercito Estrada - Presidential Museum and Library". Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  15. ^ "Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo - Presidential Museum and Library". Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  16. ^ "Benigno S. Aquino III - Presidential Museum and Library". Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  17. ^ Gonzales, Yuji Vincent (13 October 2015). "Aquino appoints legal counsel Alfredo Caguioa as ad interim DOJ chief". INQUIRER.net. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  18. ^ "Aquino appoints legal counsel Alfredo Caguioa as ad interim DOJ chief". Sun.Star. 22 January 2016. Retrieved 22 January 2016.

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