The Philippines' Department of Energy
(), 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 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.
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