Rosalinda Baldoz

Rosalinda Baldoz
Secretary of the Philippine Department of Labor and Employment
In office
June 30, 2010  June 30, 2016
President Benigno Aquino III
Preceded by Marianito D. Roque
Succeeded by Silvestre Bello III
Administrator of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration
In office
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Succeeded by Hans Leo J. Cacdac
Personal details
Nationality Filipino
Alma mater Manuel L. Quezon University
Cornell University
National Defense College of the Philippines
Occupation Civil servant
Profession Lawyer
Religion Evangelical (Born again)

Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz is a Filipino lawyer, civil servant, and labor arbiter. She served as Secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) of the Philippines under the administration of President Benigno Aquino III.


Baldoz was a practicing lawyer before she joined the Department of Labor and Employment.[1] She is a consistent scholar from elementary up to her tertiary and post-graduate education, holds bachelor's degrees in Arts & Science and Law, and a master's degree in National Security Administration. She is a commissioned officer with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Reserve Force, Philippine Army, Armed Forces of the Philippines.

She had received two scholarships grants in industrial relations: a Colombo Plan scholarship in Australia and a US Agency for International Development (USAID) scholarship at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She holds the designation of Career Executive Service Officer I (CESO I), the highest career executive service rank in the Philippines.

Government service

Baldoz rose through the ranks from being a contractual staff at the Bureau of Labor Relations in 1975 to different positions in the Department of Labor and Employment such as mediator-arbiter in 1976, labor arbiter at the National Labor Relations Commission in 1982, Deputy Administrator, later Deputy Executive Director, and finally, Executive Director of the National Conciliation and Mediation Board in 1997.[2]

In 1998, she was named Undersecretary for Labor Relations and Management of the Department. During the time of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Baldoz was elevated to the position of Administrator of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).[3]

Labor Secretary, 2010-2016

After Aquino won landslide in the 2010 presidential elections, Baldoz was tapped to join the cabinet to head the labor portfolio. She replaced then acting labor secretary Marianito Roque, a former Administrator of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).

As Labor Secretary, she presided over the POEA governing board as chairperson. Baldoz also sat as one of the board of directors of Land Bank of the Philippines.


  1. "Profile of Sec. Rosalinda Baldoz". Presidential Communications Operations Office. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  2. "Director Rosalinda Baldoz of the Land Bank of the Philippines". Land Bank of the Philippines. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  3. "Profile of Aquino's Cabinet members". Sunstar. 2010-07-03. Retrieved 2010-07-09.
Preceded by
Marianito D. Roque
Secretary of Labor and Employment
2010 2016
Succeeded by
Silvestre Bello III

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