Department of Labor and Employment

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The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE; Filipino: Kagawaran ng Paggawa at Empleyo) is the primary Philippine government agency mandated to “promote gainful employment opportunities, develop human resources, protect workers and promote their welfare, and maintain industrial peace.”[1] It is tasked with the enforcement of the provisions of the Labor Code. The current secretary of the department is Silvestre Bello III.

History

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) started as a small bureau in 1908. On 7 December 1933, Act No. 4121 by the Philippine Legislature was passed, creating the Department of Labor & Employment (DOLE). The DOLE is the national government agency mandated to formulate and implement policies and programs, and serve as the policy-advisory arm of the Executive Branch in the field of labor and employment.Under Ferdinand Marcos’s presidency, it was renamed Ministry of Labor and Employment in 1978. The agency reverted to a department after the 1986 EDSA Revolution.[2]

List of the Secretaries of the Department of Labor and Employment

# Name Term Began Term Ended President
Secretary of Labor
1 Ramon Torres December 8, 1933 November 15, 1935 Insular Government(American occupation)
2 Jose Avelino November 15, 1935 November 1938 Manuel L. Quezon
3 Hermenegildo Villanueva December 1938 April 1939
4 Sotero Baluyut April 1939 1940
5 Leon Guinto 1940 December 1941
Secretary of National Defense, Public Works, Communications and Labor
6 Basilio J. Valdes December 24, 1941 August 1, 1944 Manuel L. Quezon
Secretary of Justice, Labor and Welfare
7 Mariano Eraña August 8, 1944 July 11, 1945 Sergio Osmeña Sr.
8 Marcelo Adurru July 12, 1945 May 28, 1946
Secretary of Labor
9 Pedro Magsalin May 28, 1946 April 15, 1948 Manuel Roxas
April 17, 1948 September 21, 1948 Elpidio Quirino
10 Primitivo Lovina September 21, 1948 December 21, 1950
11 Jose Figueras December 21, 1950 December 30, 1953
12 Eleuterio E. Adeveso March 10, 1954 April 21, 1954 Ramon Magsaysay
13 Angel M. Castaño August 22, 1954 March 17, 1957
March 17, 1957 December 30, 1961 Carlos P. Garcia
* Norberto B. Romualdez Jr. January 1962 1962 Diosdado Macapagal
14 Bernardino R. Ables 1962 1964 Diosdado Macapagal
15 Jose B. Lingad 1964 December 30, 1965
16 Emilio Q. Espinosa Jr. December 30, 1965 September 16, 1967 Ferdinand Marcos
17 Blas F. Ople September 16, 1967 1971
18 Adrian E. Cristobal 1971 1972
19 Blas F. Ople 1972 June 30, 1978
Minister of Labor and Employment
Blas F. Ople June 30, 1978 February 25, 1986 Ferdinand Marcos
Secretary of Labor and Employment
20 Augusto S. Sanchez March 25, 1986 June 30, 1992 Corazon C. Aquino
21 Ma. Nieves R. Confessor June 30, 1992 June 30, 1995 Fidel V. Ramos
22 Jose S. Brillantes July 1, 1995 January 16, 1996
23 Leonardo A. Quisumbing January 16, 1996 January 26, 1998
* Cresenciano Trajano January 26, 1998 June 30, 1998 Joseph Estrada
24 Bienvenido E. Laguesma June 30, 1998 January 20, 2001
25 Patricia A. Sto. Tomas January 20, 2001 2006 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
26 Arturo D. Brion 2006 2008
27 Marianito D. Roque 2008 2010
28 Rosalinda Baldoz June 30, 2010 June 30, 2016 Benigno Simeon Aquino III
29 Silvestre Bello III June 30, 2016 Incumbent Rodrigo Duterte

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