Department of Energy (Philippines)

Department of Energy (Philippines)
Department of Energy
Kagawaran ng Enerhiya
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Department overview
Formed December 9, 1992
Headquarters Energy Center, Merritt Rd., Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
Annual budget P930.064 million (2011)
Department executive Jose Rene Almendras

The Philippines' Department of Energy (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Enerhiya), abbreviated as DOE is the executive department of the Philippine Government responsible for preparing, integrating, coordinating, supervising and controlling all plans, programs, projects and activities of the Government relative to energy exploration, development, utilization, distribution and conservation.



The Department of Energy was created by then President Marcos as he Issued Presidential Decree No. 1206 which created the Ministry of Energy and attached the National Power Corporation and Philippine National Oil Company to this new agency. The Ministry was abolished during the Regime of Corazon Aquino. During the Regime of President Fidel V. Ramos, that Department was created by virtue of Republic Act No. 7638 otherwise known as the Department of Energy Act of 1992.

The Department was vested additional powers and functions under pertinent energy and power-related legislations, such as Republic Act No. 9136 or the "Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001", Republic Act No. 9367 or "Biofuels Act of 2006", and Republic Act No. 9513 or "Renewable Energy Act of 2008."


The Department is headed by the Secretary of Energy who is assisted by three Undersecretaries and three Assistant Secretaries. Under the Department are the Administrative Service, Financial Service, Information Technology and Management Service, Legal Service and Energy Research Testing and Laboratory Service.

The Department is composed of the following bureaus:

  • Energy Resource Development Bureau,
  • Energy Utilization Management Bureau,
  • Energy Policy and Planning Bureau,
  • Oil Industry Management Bureau,
  • Electric Power Industry Management Bureau, and
  • Renewable Energy Management Bureau.

The following units, agencies and corporations are attached to the Department:

List of Secretaries/Ministers/Executive Directors of Energy

Picture Name Term of Office President(s) Served Under
Geronimo Z. Velasco 1978 – 1986 Ferdinand Marcos
Wenceslao R. De La Paz 1987 – 1992 Corazon Aquino
Delfin L. Lazaro 1992 – 1994 Fidel V. Ramos
Francisco L. Viray 1994 – 1998
Mario V. Tiaoqui 1998 – 2001 Joseph Ejercito Estrada
Jose Isidro Camacho 2001 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Vincent S. Pérez, Jr. 2001 – 2005
Raphael P. M. Lotilla 2005 – 2007
Secretary Angelo Reyes.jpg Angelo Reyes 2007 – 2010
Jose Ibazeta (Acting) 2010
Jose Rene Almendras 2010 - Present Benigno Aquino III

Major Projects

Philippine Energy Plan 2009-2030[1]

Due to the rapid growth of the country's population[2] and the interrelated growing of the country's demand for energy[3], the Department of Energy introduced its Philippine Energy Plan 2009-2030.

The Energy Plan for the period 2009-2030 mentions three broad policy thrusts based on the concept of enabling better energy choices for a better quality of life.

On April 28, 2010 Director Jesus Tamang[4] of the Energy Policy and Planning Bureau explained that keeping the self-sufficiency level on nearly 60% will be challenging, but he also stated that a way to counterstreer this massive population growth was the countries future investments in new projects that are targeted in the Energy Plan.

The DOEs’ proposal consisting of these following three cornerstones that will have an important impact within the next 20 years on the country’s energy future:

Ensure energy Security

  • Accelerate the exploration and development of oil, gas and coal resources
  • Intensify development and utilization of renewable and environment-friendly alternative energy resources/technologies
  • Enhance energy efficiency and conservation
  • Put in place long-term reliable power supply
  • Improve transmission and distribution systems
  • Secure vital energy infrastructure and facilities
  • Maintain a competitive energy investment climate

Pursue effective implementation of energy sector reforms

  • Monitor the implementation of, and if necessary, recommend amendments to existing energy laws
  • Promote an efficient, competitive, transparent and reliable energy sector
  • Advocate the passage of new and necessary laws

Implement social mobilization and cross-sector monitoring mechanisms

  • Expand reach through Information, Education and Communication
  • Establish cross-sector monitoring mechanism in cooperation with other national government agencies, academe, local government units, non-government organizations and other local and international organizations
  • Promote good governance

See also


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