Secretary of Public Works and Highways

The secretary of public works and highways (Filipino: Kalihim ng mga Pagawain at Lansangang Bayan) is the head of the Department of Public Works and Highways in the national government of the Philippines, and is a member of the president’s Cabinet.[1]

Secretary of Public Works and Highways
Kalihim ng mga Pagawain at Lansangang Bayan
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).svg
Mark A. Villar dpwh portrait.png
Incumbent
Mark Villar

since August 1, 2016
StyleThe Honorable
Member ofCabinet
AppointerThe President
with the consent of the Commission on Appointments
Term lengthNo fixed term
Inaugural holderBaldomero Aguinaldo
FormationJanuary 21, 1899
(122 years ago)
 (1899-01-21)
Websitewww.dpwh.gov.ph

The current secretary is Mark Villar, who assumed office on August 1, 2016.[2]

List of secretaries of public works and highwaysEdit

(*) Acting Capacity

No. Name Term Began Term Ended President
Minister of Public Works and Communications
1 Baldomero Aguinaldo 1898 1899 Emilio Aguinaldo
Secretary of War and Public Works
2 Mariano Trias 1899 1901 Emilio Aguinaldo
Secretary of Public Works and Communications
3 Antonio de las Alas November 15, 1935 1936 Manuel Quezon
4 Mariano Jesús Cuenco 1936 1939
5 José Avelino 1939 1941
Secretary of National Defense, Public Works, Communications and Labor
6 Basilio J. Valdes December 24, 1941 August 1, 1944 Manuel Quezon
Secretary of Public Works and Communications
7 Jose Paez August 8, 1944 1945 Sergio Osmeña
8 Sotero Cabahug February 27, 1945 May 28, 1946
9 Ricardo Nepumoceno May 28, 1946 July 1, 1949 Manuel Roxas
Elpidio Quirino
10 Prospero Sanidad February 21, 1950 1951
11 Sotero Baluyut January 6, 1951 1952
12 Pablo Lorenzo May 6, 1952 1953
Secretary of Public Works, Transportation and Communications
13 Vicente Ylagan Orosa Sr. March 10, 1954 1955 Ramon Magsaysay
14 Florencio Moreno April 30, 1957 December 30, 1961
Carlos P. Garcia
15 Marciano Bautista 1961 1962 Diosdado Macapagal
16 Paulino Cases 1962 1962
17 Brigido Valenica 1962 1963
18 Jorge Abad 1963 1965
19 Antonio V. Raquiza August 24, 1966 1968 Ferdinand Marcos
20 Rene Espina November 1968 September 1969
21 Manuel Syquio September 1969 1970
22 David Consunji 1970 1975
23 Alfredo Juinio 1975 1978
Secretary of Public Highways
24 Baltazar Aquino 1974 1978 Ferdinand Marcos
Minister of Public Works, Transportation and Communications
25 Alfredo Juinio 1978 1981 Ferdinand Marcos
Minister of Public Highways
Baltazar Aquino 1978 1979 Ferdinand Marcos
26 Vicente Paterno 1979 1980
27 Jesus Hipolito 1980 1981
Minister of Public Works and Highways
Jesus Hipolito 1981 1986 Ferdinand Marcos
Secretary of Public Works and Highways
28 Rogaciano Mercado February 25, 1986 November 1986 Corazon C. Aquino
29 Vicente Jayme November 1986 1987
30 Juanito Ferrer 1987 1988
31 Fiorello Estuar 1988 1990
32 Jose de Jesus 1990 March 1, 1993
Fidel V. Ramos
33 Edmundo Mir March 1, 1993 June 1, 1993
34 Gregorio Vigilar June 1, 1993 January 20, 2001
Joseph Ejercito Estrada
35 Simeon Datumanong January 20, 2001 January 15, 2003 Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
36 Bayani Fernando January 15, 2003 April 15, 2003
37 Florante Soriquez April 15, 2003 February 15, 2005
38 Hermogenes Ebdane, Jr. February 15, 2005 February 1, 2007
39 Manuel Bonoan February 1, 2007 July 4, 2007
(38) Hermogenes Ebdane, Jr. July 4, 2007 October 22, 2009
40 Victor Domingo October 22, 2009 June 30, 2010
41 Rogelio Singson June 30, 2010 June 30, 2016 Benigno S. Aquino III
* Rafael Yabut June 30, 2016 July 31, 2016 Rodrigo Roa Duterte
42 Mark Villar August 1, 2016 Incumbent

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Former Secretaries". dpwh.gov.ph. DPWH. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Mark Villar accepts Duterte's offer to be DPWH secretary". CNN Philippines. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2018.