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Secretary of National Defense (Philippines)

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Inaugural holder  Teofilo Sison
Website  http://www.dnd.gov.ph
Formation  November 1, 1939
Secretary of National Defense (Philippines)
Appointer  The President with the consent of the Commission on Appointments
Term length  At the President's pleasure
Precursor  Director of War Secretary of War and Public Works Minister of War

The Secretary of National Defense (Filipino: Kalihim ng Tanggulang Pambansa) is the head of the Department of National Defense and is a member of the President’s Cabinet.

The current Secretary is Delfin Lorenzana, who assumed office on June 30, 2016.

List of Secretaries of National Defense

Prior to the department’s formation in 1935, President Emilio Aguinaldo established a similar department, the Department of War and Public Works. Three individuals served as heads of the department. They are as follows:

Notes:

  • A In concurrent capacity as President
  • B Served in an acting capacity
  • References

    Secretary of National Defense (Philippines) Wikipedia


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