Emmanuel Tiu Santos, better known as Noli Santos, is one of the few internationally multi-awarded Filipinos. Over the years, he received the following international awards: (1) Outstanding Service to the Cause of Freedom and Democracy, USA, 1986. This International Award of Recognition was granted by the American Biographical Institute for being one of Ninoy Aquino’s Original LABAN 21 (Original Lakas ng Bayan) that fought against the dictatorship to restore freedom and democracy in the Philippines. Ninoy Aquino assigned him to announce the Noise Barrage of April 6, 1978 which shook the Marcos Dictatorship  and removed the fear from the hearts of the Filipinos, paving the way to People Power Revolution of February 22-25, 1986. (2) World’s Outstanding Governor, International Accrediting Commission, USA, 1987. (3) Community Leader of the World, ABI, USA, 2000. (4)  Legion of Honor, United Cultural Convention, USA 2010. (5) Profile of Courage, ABI, Washington DC, USA, 2010. (6) Greatest Minds of the 20th Century, ABI, USA, 2011. (7) Honor of Distinguished Intellectual Contributor to the 2011 World Forum, Cambridge, England, UK. (8) True Visionary in Education/Political Economy, ABI, USA, 2012. (9) The Lifetime nf Greatness Award, International Biographical Center, Cambridge, UK. (10) Top 100 Educators, IBC, Cambridge, England, 2013.

In addition, Noli Santos was awarded with following certifications and certificates:

(1) Certification: The Marquis Who’s Who Publication Board, Who’s Who in the World, 5th Edition, 1980-1981. (2)Certification of Inclusion International Who’s Who of Intellectuals Vol. 5, Camridge, England, November 1982. (3)Certificate: Member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, October 1, 1974.(4) Certificate: Managing People Seminar, Wharton School of  University of Pennylvania, December 3, 1992. (5) Certificate: The Marquis Who’s Who , Who’s Who in the World, 22nd Edition, 2005. (6) Certificate of International Ambassadorship , World Forum, Washington D.C ,June 29- July 4, 2009. (7) Certificate of Ambassadorship, World Forum, Cambridge, England, August 17 and 22 2010. (8) Certificate: Speaker, World Forum, Cambridge UK, August 17-22 2010,  (9) Ambassador to World Forum 2011 and 2012 . (10) Certification: The Marquis Who’s Who Publication Board, Who’s Who in the World, 37th Edition, 2009-2010.

           The saying “ A prophet is without honor in his own country” does not apply to Noli Santos. Of more than fifteen Philippine Awards, Noli Santos is proud of the following hometown awards:

(1)Parangal :Pribadong Edukasyon, Gawad ANAK: (Katangitanging Anak Kabanatuan), On the Occasion of Golden (50th) Anniversary of the founding of  Cabanatuan City, February 3, 2008 awarded by the City Government of Cabanatuan. (2) Achievement Award for Educational Management,Nueva Ecija High School Alumni Association,November 30, 2008. (3)Most Outstanding Jubilarian Award, Nueva Ecija High School Alumni Association, November 29, 2009. Others are : (1)Most Outstanding Banker , Central Luzon Commercial & Industrial Exposition, May 25, 1963. Award handed by then Tarlac Governor Benigno S. Aquino Jr. (2) Silver Service Triangle Award, Young Men’s Christian Association, Manila, February 28, 1971. (3) The most Outstanding Sigma Rhoan Award, Sigma Rho Fraternity ,UP College of Law, February 23 1985 (4) Filipino Role Model of the Year Award, Organization of Peace and Progressive Oriented Group, Inc. Quezon City, October 19, 2002. (5) 2002 Huwarang Ama Awardee for Education, Fathers Day Celebration , Quezon City, June 16, 2002 (6) Emeritus President, Philippine Association of Voluntary Arbitrator, NCRDOLE Intramuros, Manila, November 17, 2003 and PHILCOMAN. (7) Award of Recognition, Toastmasters International, Makati City, August 6, 2006.

           Of numerous certificates, mention must be made of (1) Certificate of Election, 1971 Constitutional Convention, Comelec, November 8, 1971. (2) Certificate of Merit, University of the Philippines, April 23, 1972. (3) Certificate of Appreciation, UP, April 25, 1981. (4) Certification of Participation, National Forum of Liberty and Prosperity, Manila, August 25, 2006 (5) Certificate of Participation, Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School, December 6-7, 2007.

           Noli Santos received numerous plaques of merit, Recognition and Appreciation from various organizations like the National Press Club of the Philippines, Januray 18, 2006, Intarnational Monitoring team GRP-MILF, Makati City, 2008, etc.

          Noli Santos, as delegate of Nueva Ecija to the 1971 Constitutional Convention sponsored: (1)  The creation of the Ombudsman, (2) Social and Economic Rights such as, Right to Free Education, Right to Employment, Right to Just, Fair, and Humane Conditions of Work, etc. (3) Civil and Political Rights such as The Right to Travel, Right to Freedom of Information, Right against Arbitrary Arrest and Detention Incommunicado, Right to Counsel. (4) Academic Freedom to  all Higher Educational Institutions. (5) Promotion of Art, Literature and Culture. (6) Promotion of Science and Technology. (7) Mixed Economy. (8) Anti Poverty Provisions. All of these, were carried over to the 1987 Cory Aquino Constitution.

Santos has authored the following academic textbooks:

(1) Organization and Management (2)Corporate Governance:Concepts,Values and Practices (3) Practices, Concepts, and Principles of Management (4) Human Resource Management (co-author) (5) Strategic Planning:Concepts, Processes, Issues (co-author) (6) The Philippine Business Laws (7) The Constitution of the Philippines: Notes and Comments (8) Obligation and Contract (9) Taxation: Concepts, Principles, Practices, and Trends (co-author).

Over the years Noli Santos was columnist of Peoples Journal  and  of Peoples Tonight, entitled “The Swing of the Pendulum”  Bulletin “The Law and You”, “ IKaw at ang batas” of Liwayway; “Cultural Notes: of Variety Magazine of the pre-marital law Sunday Times; Nueva Ecija Harvest” of Manila Chronicle.

At age 14, he was prizewinner in a nation-wide essay contest  for secondary schools sponsored by the United Nations Associations of the Philippines on the topic “ The Role of the United Nation in the Promotion of the World Peace.” He was campus writer and section editor of The Philippine Collegian the official student publication of the University of the Philippines, editor of Collegian UP Golden Jubilee Review and of The Law Register and The Philippine Law Journal of the UP College of Law.


           Santos is a holder of A.A., A.B. Political Science, and Bachelor of Laws from U.P.; MBA and Ph.D. from IU-IAME- Oxford. He did post-doctoral studies at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

           His father is Gonzalo Santos was the Huwarang Ama ng Pilipinas and Gintong Ama Awardee, 1996. His mother was Purification Tiu Santos dubbed as “The Price Duchess of Nueva Ecija.”

          He is married to Carmelita Soriente-Santos. His children are Primavera, Emmanuel Candido II, Katrina and Georgianna.

          President Cory Aquino appointed him OIC Governor of Nueva Ecija. He was elected Chairman of the Regional Development Council of Central Luzon and Secretary General of the League of Governors and City mayors of the Philippines. He excused himself on NAIAA General Manager and DENR Secretary. Ninoys mother wanted him as DAR Secretary. He gave away to his tenants his inherited rice lands in Nueva Ecija.

           He is emeritus president of the Philippine Council of Management (Philcoman) and Philippine Association of Voluntary Arbitrators (PAVA-NCR).

           He was governor for 8 years of Manila Overseas Press Club. He is IAME representative to American and European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine; Trustee of Philippine Quality Award Foundation.


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