The faces of the Duterte administration, and their links to the President

They may seemed new to the eyes of many, but they are not new to President Duterte’s life. Here are some of the Cabinet members of the Duterte admin that were linked to him way, way before he became this country’s leader.
leoncio-evascoLEONCIO EVASCO
Cabinet Secretary
Education:
– AB Philisophy at Seminario Mayor de San Carlos, Cebu City.
Theology, Seminario Mayor de San Carlos, Cebu City
Graduate Studies, Ateneo de Manila University
Government Experience:
– Officer in charge, Davao City Engineer’s Office, 1989-1990
– Chief of Staff, Davao City local government unit, 1990-1996
Head, Davao City Economic Enterprise, 1996-1998
Chief of Staff, Davao Rep. Rodrigo Duterte, 1998-2001
Chief of Staff, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, 2001-2004
OIC, Davao City Engineer’s Office, 2004-2007
Link to Duterte:
– He first met then Davao City fiscal, Rodrigo Duterte, during the trial of his case as a Communist rebel.
– He was Duterte’s political adviser and campaign manager when Duterte first ran for Mayor in 1988.
He was the Davao City administrator during Duterte’s term as Mayor.
He was Duterte’s Chief of staff from 1998-2004.
– He was Duterte’s national campaign manager during 2016 Philippine elections.
Trivia:
He was a priest in Bohol, and was jailed after he joined a underground Communist Party of the Philippines.
salvador-panelo
SALVADOR PANELO
Presidential Legal Counsel
Education:
Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines
BS Political Science and BA English, University of the Philippines
Bar passer in 1975
Government Experience:
None
Link to Duterte:
He was Duterte’s legal adviser during the 2016 presidential campaign.
hermogenes-esperon
HERMOGENES ESPERON
National Security Adviser
Education:
MA Management, Philippines Christian University, 1995
Bachelor of Science, Philippine Military Academy, 1970-1974
Government Experience:
Cheif of Staff, Presidential Security Guard, 2002-2004
Commanding General, Philippine Army, 2005-2006
Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines, 2006-2008
Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, 2008-2009
Presidential Management Staff, 2009-2010
Link to Duterte:
He was a member of Duterte’s campaign team during the 2016 Philippine elections.
Trivia:
General Esperon was involved in the “HELLO GARCI” recording scandal.
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RONALD “BATO” DELA ROSA
Philippine National Police Chief
Education:
Philippine Military Academy Class of 1986
Government Experience:
Head, PNP Human Resource and Doctrine Development
Davao City police chief, 2011-2013
Link to Duterte:
He was the former Davao City police chief.
jose-calida
JOSE CALIDA
Solicitor General
Education:
AB English, Ateneo de Davao University, 1965-1969
Bachelor of Laws, Ateneo de Manila School of Law, 1969-1973
Government Experience:
Undersecretary, Department of Justice, 2001-January 20, 2004
Executive Director, Dangerous Drugs Board, January 21-October 31, 2004
Link to Duterte:
He was endorsed by Duterte for the Ombudsman post in 2011
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MARTIN DELGRA
Land Transportation and Franchising Board Chair
Education:
N/A
Government Experience:
None
Link to Duterte:
He is a Davao-based lawyer.
isidro-lapena
ISIDRO LAPENA
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Chief
Education:
– Philippine Military Academy Class of 1973
Government Experience:
Head, Davao City Public Safety Command Chief
Police Director, Cotabato City
Chief, Directorate for Operations, PNP
Link to Duterte:
He was the head of Duterte’s security team.
dante-gierran
DANTE GIERRAN
National Bureau of Investigation
Education:
Passed the bar in 1997
Government Experience:
None
Link to Duterte:
Chief, NBI-Davao
 salvador-medialdea
SALVADOR MEDIALDEA
Executive Secretary
Education:
BS Management, Colegio San Juan de Letran, 1972
Bachelor of Laws, San Beda College, 1976
Government Experience:
Administrator of the Livelihood Corp., September 23, 1998
Presidential Assistant for Political Affairs, July-October, 2000
Link to Duterte:
He is a childhood friend of President Duterte and part of the presidential transition committee.
perfecto-yasay
PERFECTO YASAY
Foreign Affairs Secretary
Education:
– Davao City High School, 1963
– BA Political Science, Central Philippines University, Iloilo City, 1967
– Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines Diliman, 1972
Government Experience:
– Associate Commissioner, SEC, 1993-1995
– Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission, 1995-2000
Link to Duterte:
– He was Duterte’s old dormitory roommate at UP Diliman, and former schoolmate at San Beda College of Laws.
carlos-dominguezCARLOS DOMINGUEZ III
Finance Secretary
Education:
– AB Economics, Ateneo de Manila University
– MA in Business Administration, Ateneo Graduate School of Business
– Stanford University’s Executive Program, 1982
Government Experience:
– Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, 1986-1987
– Agriculture Secretary, 1987-1990
Link to Duterte:
– A childhood friend and former classmate of the President. He was Duterte’s campaign finance head during 2016 national elections.
vitaliano_aguirre
VITALIANO AGUIRRE
Justice Secretary
Education:
– Bachelor of Laws, San Beda College
Government Experience:
NONE
Link to Duterte:
– He was Duterte’s classmate and fraternity brother at San Beda College of Law.
emmanuel-pinoEMMANUEL PIÑOL
Agriculture Secretary
Education:
– BS Development Communications, University of Southern Mindanao, 2006
– MS in Rural and Economic Development, University of Southern Mindanao, 2008
Government Experience:
– National Grains Authority, 1977-1978
– National Editor, Philippines News Agency, 1978-1982
– Close-in Writer, President Fidel V. Ramos, 1992
Link to Duterte:
– Duterte’s longtime political ally and a member of the core group “Duterte for President” movement.
mark
MARK VILLAR
Public Works Secretary
Education:
– Master of Business Administration, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
– Took up economics, philosophy, and political science at the University of Pennsylvania
Government Experience:
– Las Piñas Representative, 2010-2016
Link to Duterte:
– Son of Manny Villar, president of Nacionalista Party, affiliation of Sen. Cayetano, Duterte’s running-mate.
briones
LEONOR BRIONES
Eduacation Secretary
Education:
– Post-graduate Diploma in Development Administration, major in public enterprises and certificate in policy for public enterprise, Harvard Institute for International Development, Harvard University
– MA Public Administration, major in local government and fiscal administration, UPD
– BA Business Administration, major in Accounting, Siliman University
Government Experience:
– National Treasurer, August 1998-February 2001
bello
SILVESTRE BELLO III
Labor Secretary
Education:
– Bachelor of Laws degree, ADMU
– Bachelor of Arts Degree, MLQU
Government Experience:
– Director, Dangerous Drugs Board
– Ex-offcio commissioner, Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board
– Iligan, Isabela councilor
– Cabinet Secretary
– Justice Secretary, February-June 1998
– Solicitor General, 1996-1998
– Peace panel chair, 2001-2004
– Chief government negotiator, 2001-2004
– Member, government negotiating panel in the talks with the Communist-led National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), Ramos administration
Link to Duterte:
– National Democratic Front nominee
maglungsod
JOEL MAGLUNGSOD
Labor Undersecretary
Education:
N/A
Governement Experience:
– Representative, Anakpawis party-list, 2008-2010
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DELFIN LORENZANA
Defense Secretary
Education:
– PMA Class of 1973
Government Experience:
– Head of the Veterans Affairs Office-Philippine Embassy, Washington DC
Link to Duterte:
– Childhood friend and part of Duterte presidential transition committee
taguiwalo
JUDY TAGUIWALO
Social Welfare Secretary
Education:
– PhD Philippine Studies, UPD
– MA Public Administration, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
– BS Social Work, UPD
Government Experience:
None
Link to Duterte:
– National Democratic Front nominee
mariano
RAFAEL MARIANO
Agrarian Reform Secretary
Education:
BS Agriculture and Agri-cooperatives, Wesleyan University and Liwag Colleges, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija
Government Experience:
Anakpawis party-list representative for 3 terms from 2004-2013
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ISMAEL SUENO
Interior Secretary
Education:
N/A
Government Experience:
Former South Cotabato governor
Link with Duterte:
Partymate at PDP-Laban
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CATALINO CUY
Interior Undersecretary for Police Matters
Education:
N/A
Government Experience:
SAF Director
– PNP Director for personnel and records management
Link with Duterte:
Former Davao City police officer and childhood friend
tugade
ARTHUR TUGADE
Transportation Secretary
Education:
– San Beda College of Law
– National University of Singapore, Stanford-NUS Executive Program
Government Experience:
President and Chief Executive Officer, Clark Development Corp., Aquino appointee
Link with Duterte:
Duterte’s classmate in San Beda College of Law and childhood friend
dela-pena
FORTUNATO DELA PEÑA
Science and Technology Secretary
Education:
MS Industrial Engineering, UPD
– BS Chemical Engineering, UPD
Government Experience:
Undersecretary for Scientific and Technical Services, DOST
diokno
BENJAMIN DIOKNO
Budget Secretary
Education:
– PhD in Economics, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
– MA Political Economy, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 1976
– MA Economics, UPD
– Certificate in Development Economics (With Very High Distinction), UPD-University of Wisconsin Program in Development Program in Development Economics, UPD School of Economics
– MA Public Administration, UPD
– BA Public Administration, UPD
Government:
– Secretary, Department of Budget and Management, 1998-2001
(This post will be updated from time to time)
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