President Rodrigo Duterte’s new Cabinet members took their oath of office last June 30 following the former’s own inauguration as the Philippines’ 16th president.
Here are the members of his Cabinet for 2016:
Cabinet Secretary – Leoncio “Jun” Evasco
Executive Secretary – Salvador Medialdea
Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary – Martin Andanar
Presidential Spokesperson – Ernesto Abella
National Security Adviser – Hermogenes Esperon Jr.
Secretary of Agrarian Reform – Rafael V. Mariano
Secretary of Agriculture – Emmanuel “Manny” PiÃ±ol
Secretary of Budget and Management – Benjamin Diokno
Secretary of Education – Leonor Briones
Secretary of Energy – Alfonso Cusi
Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources – Regina “Gina” Lopez
Secretary of Finance – Carlos “Sonny” Dominguez III
Secretary of Foreign Affairs – Perfecto R. Yasay, Jr.
Secretary of Health – Paulyn Jean Rosell Ubial
Secretary of Information and Communications Technology – Rodolfo Salalima
Secretary of the Interior and Local Government – Ismael SueÃ±o
Secretary of Justice – Vitaliano Aguirre II
Secretary of Labor and Employment – Silvestre “Bebot” Bello III
Secretary of National Defense – Delfin Lorenzana
Secretary of Public Works and Highways – Mark Villar
Secretary of Science and Technology – Fortunato de la PeÃ±a
Secretary of Social Welfare and Development – Judy Taguiwalo
Secretary of Tourism – Wanda Corazon Teo
Secretary of Trade and Industry – Ramon Lopez
Secretary of Transportation and Communications – Arthur Tugade
Presidential Assistant for the Visayas – Michael DiÃ±o
Special Assistant to the President/Presidential Management Staff chief – Christopher “Bong” Go
Duterte wasted no time as he presided over his first Cabinet meeting the same day. He takes office amid high expectations that the Philippines will be safer and Filipino lives will be better.