During the partial and unofficial results of the recent elections and it is clear that Duterte is winning by a landslide, he promised a cabinet similar to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s own set of cabinet members.
Canada’s current cabinet went viral upon their appointment as it has equal number of men and women and the former professions of the ministers are related to the ministry they are heading. Duterte also said that he is not easily influenced by people around him.
However, as he slowly revealed the members of his cabinet, people are asking where is the gender-balance in his team. Moreover, it seemed that Duterte are now returning the favors of his supporters.
Below is the list of the cabinet members under Duterte’s administration and their former jobs as well as how they are linked to the incoming president.
Presidential Spokesperson – Salvador Panelo – lawyer (Duterte’s “barkada”)
National Security Adviser – Hermogenes Esperon – retired AFP Chief of Staff of PGMA
Peace Process Adviser – Jesus Dureza – lawyer/law professor (Duterte’s classmate)
National Economic and Development Authority – Ernesto Pernia – Economics professor
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency – Isidro Lapena - Philippine National Police Director (Head of Duterte’s security during campaign)
Bureau of Immigration – Jaime Morente – Police chief in Southern Mindanao
Bureau of Customs – Nicanor Faeldon – Marine Captain
Bureau of Internal Revenue – Cesar Dulay – lawyer
Land Transportation Office – Edgar Galvante – retired general
Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board – Martin Delgra - lawyer
National Bureau of Investigation – Dante Gierran - director of the NBI in Region 11 (Region 11 is the Davao region)
National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council – Ricardo Jalad – retired AFP general
Department of Foreign Affairs - Perfecto Yasay Jr. – lawyer
Department of Justice – Vitaliano Aguirre – lawyer (Duterte’s batchmate in San Beda College of Law)
Department of Labor and Employment – Silvestre Bello III – human rights lawyer in Davao
Department of Public Works and Highways – Mark Villar – businessman (son of former senator Manny Villar who is Duterte’s supporter)
Department of Interior and Local Government – Mike Sueño – ex-Governor of South Cotabato (former national chair of PDP-Laban, Duterte’s political party)
Department of Agriculture – Manny Piñol – ex-Governor of North Cotabato (Duterte’s closest political ally)
Department of Finance – Carlos Dominguez – businessman (Duterte’s childhood friend/classmate and chair of finance committee during Duterte’s campaign)
Department of Education – Leonor Briones – former public administration professor in UP National College of Public Administration & Governance.
Department of National Defense – Miguel Delfin Lorenzana – retired major general
Department of Science and Technology – Fortunato dela Peña – former DOST undersecretary
Department of Social Welfare and Development – Judy Tagiwalo – former Associate Professor at UP’s Department of Women and Development Studies.
Department of Agrarian Reform – Rafael Mariano – former Anakpawis party-list Representative
Department of Budget and Management – Benjamin Diokno – former economics professor
Department of Transportation and Communication – Arturo Tugade – lawyer (Duterte’s classmate at San Beda Law School)
Department of Energy – Alfonso Cusi – former Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager