Amenah F. Pangandaman is the first Muslim woman Budget Secretary and the lone female member of the Marcos Jr. administration’s economic team.
She carries with her 20 years of government service, having worked in the legislative and executive branches, and the Central Bank. Thus, her unparalleled expertise in the areas of policy governance, economics, and public fiscal management.
She rose through the ranks from being a research assistant to becoming the late Senator Edgardo J. Angara’s Chief of Staff. Prior to her appointment as DBM Secretary, she served as DBM Undersecretary and Assistant Governor at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.
As the country’s Budget Secretary, she continuously champions financial inclusion and key budgetary reforms, such as Digitalization; Climate Change and Green Public Procurement; and Open Government Partnership to further promote fiscal transparency.
She currently chairs the Development Budget Coordination Committee, which developed the Medium Term Fiscal Framework and 8-Point Socioeconomic Agenda, which serves as the country’s roadmap for economic growth. She also co-chairs the Intergovernmental Relations Body, strengthening relations for lasting peace and economic development in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao.
Meet the Secretary on March 30, 2023, The Manila Hotel for the anniversary of Rising Tigers Magazine and watch out for her story in the June issue. Only at National Bookstores nationwide.