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Executive Departments of the Philippines


Executive Departments of the Philippines

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The executive departments of the Philippines are the largest component of the national executive branch of the government of the Philippines. There are a total of nineteen executive departments. The departments comprise the largest part of the country's bureaucracy. The heads of these departments are referred to as the Cabinet of the Philippines.

During the presidency of Ferdinand Marcos, upon the mandate of the then 1973 Constitution, he changed the departments into ministries from 1978 to the end of his government. For example, the Department of Education became Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports.

List of current executive departments (as of June 30, 2010)

All departments are listed by their present-day name with their English names on top and Filipino names at the bottom. Department heads are listed at the Cabinet of the Philippines article.

Seal Department Acronym Date Established Website
Department of Agrarian Reform
Kagawaran ng Repormang Pansakahan
DAR (KRP) September 1, 1971
Department of Agriculture
Kagawaran ng Pagsasaka
DA (KPS) June 23, 1898
Department of Budget and Management
Kagawaran ng Pagbabadyet at Pamamahala
DBM (KPP) April 25, 1936
Department of Education
Kagawaran ng Edukasyon
DepEd (KEd) January 21, 1901
Department of Energy
Kagawaran ng Enerhiya
DOE (KEn) December 9, 1992
Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Kagawaran ng Kapaligiran at Likas na Kayamanan
DENR (KKLK) January 1, 1917
Department of Finance
Kagawaran ng Pananalapi
DOF (KNPN) March 17, 1897
Department of Foreign Affairs
Kagawaran ng Ugnayang Panlabas
DFA (KUP) June 23, 1898
Department of Health
Kagawaran ng Kalusugan
DOH (KNKL) September 29, 1898
Department of the Interior and Local Government
Kagawaran ng Interyor at Pamahalaang Lokal
DILG (KIPL) March 22, 1897
Department of Justice
Kagawaran ng Katarungan
DOJ (KNKT) September 26, 1898
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