About the book:
Cesar Virata emerged as the most prominent technocrat during the presidency and martial law rule of Ferdinand Marcos. His public service was tested by tumultuous shocks and demanding development problems– the energy crisis of the 1970s aggravated by currency and interest rate changes. In the midst of these challenging times, he helped to steer major investment, financial, banking, tax and budgetary reforms until the People Power Revolution in 1986.
Publisher: University of the Philippines Press
Publication Date: 2014
About the Author:
Gerardo Sicat was a professor of economics at the University of the Philippines-Diliman when he was appointed Chairman of the National Economic council in 1970. He organized the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) as its Director General and led it until 1981. He was also Minister of Economic Planning and Regent of the University of the Philippines. He is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the UP.