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Hon. Benjamin E. Diokno, Ph.D.


Department of Finance

Honorable Benjamin E. Diokno, Ph.D. is the current Secretary of the Department of Finance (DOF) of the Philippines. He previously served as Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) from 2019 to 2022. Apart from these key positions, Sec. Diokno also held various other government posts such as Budget Undersecretary from 1986 to 1991 and Budget Secretary from 1998 to 2001.


He is also a Professor Emeritus in the University of the Philippines – Diliman as well as a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (City University of Manila). In addition, Sec. Diokno also served as Fiscal Adviser to the Philippine Senate, Chairman and CEO of the Philippine National Oil Company and Chairman of the Local Water Utilities Administration.


Sec. Diokno holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration (1968) and Master’s Degree in Public Administration (1970) and Economics (1974) from the University of the Philippines, a Master’s Degree in Political Economy (1976) from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA and a Ph.D. in Economics (1981) degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, USA.

Hon. Benjamin E. Diokno, Ph.D.

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