The Technocrats of Ferdinand Marcos

On May 25, 2014, Yutaka Katayama entrusted to the Third World Studies Center (TWSC), College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines Diliman 27 interview transcripts from the project “Economic Policymaking and the Philippine Development Experience, 1960-1985: An Oral History.” Katayama was speaking in behalf of the group of Japanese and Filipino academics that worked on said project that was funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science through Kobe University. 

While the oral history project was on-going, TWSC housed it and provided staff support.

Below are the edited interview transcripts of the technocrats who served in the administration of Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos (1965-1986). They are: Manuel Alba, Jose Conrado “Jolly” Benitez, Onofre Dizon Corpuz, Armand V. Fabella, Hilarion Henares, Jaime Laya, Placido Mapa, Horacio “Boy” Morales Jr., Vicente Paterno, Sixto K. Roxas, Francisco “Kit” Tatad, and Cesar Virata.
For the overview of the project and its preliminary findings, please read this edited workshop proceedings published in Kasarinlan: Philippine Journal of Third World Studies, Vol. 25, Nos. 1-2 (2010).

For a more detailed and critical work on the Marcos technocracts, read Teresa S. Encarnacion Tadem’s Philippine Politics and the Marcos Technocrats: The Emergence and Evolution of a Power Elite (Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2019).