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Antonio M. Santos is the New Director
of the National Library

Antonio M. Santos
Congratulations to Atty. Antonio M. Santos (right), who has been appointed the new Director of the National Library of the Philippines! His appointment papers were signed by President Benigno Aquino III on 28 February 2011. He took his oath of office before Mayor Ed de Guzman (Marikina) on 3 March 2011. He takes over from former Director Prudenciana C. Cruz, who retired in 2010.

Atty. Santos has been recognized in the past as the Outstanding Professional Librarian of the Year (1999) by the Professional Regulation Commission, as well as Outstanding Librarian (2002) by the Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians. He is also a past president of both the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc., and the Philippine Group of Law Librarians. Prior to his appointment as Director of the National Library, he was the Law Librarian at the College of Law, University of the Philippines.

Thanks to Lily Echiverri for providing the photo.

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