Secretary, Department of Finance
Board Member, CAAP Board (DOTr)
Educational Attainments
  • Bachelor’s degree in a bachelor of arts program in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman in 1968.
  • Master’s degree in Public Administration (1970) and Economics (1974) from the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman.
  • Honorary degree from UP.
  • Master of Arts in Political Economy (1976) from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
  • Ph.D. in Economics (1981) from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, USA.
Work Experience
  • Diokno provided technical assistance to several major reforms such as the design of the 1986 Tax Reform Program, which simplified income tax and introduced the value-added tax (VAT), and the 1991 Local Government Code of the Philippines.
  • Professor Emeritus of the School of Economics of the University of the Philippines-Diliman.
  • Fiscal Adviser to the Philippine Senate.
  • Chairman and CEO of the Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC).
  • Chairman of the Local Water Utilities Administration.
  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (City University of Manila).
  • Budget Secretary.
  • Fifth governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).
  • Writes a column for Business World.