Jaime C. Laya Class 1953
Jaime C. Laya was the first Secretary of the Department of Budget and Management (as Minister of Budget) of the Republic of the Philippines, serving from 1975 to 1981. He was also the 5th governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines) from 1981 to 1984. His term covered two significant points in Philippine history, the "election" that made former President Ferdinand Marcos have his third term and the assassination of the late Senator Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. that stimulated the People Power Revolution of 1986.
He also served as the Dean of the College of Business Administration, now the Cesar E.A. Virata School of Business, of the University of the Philippines Diliman.