VADM Eduardo MA R SANTOS, AFP (RET.)President at Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific
VADM EDUARDO MA R SANTOS,AFP (RET.) served the Philippine Navy for 33 years and was the 23rd Chief of Navy of the Philippines from 1996 to 1999. He was responsible for the initial modernization of the Philippine Fleet, with the acquisition of the three (3) British patrol ships stationed in Hongkong and the production of locally manufactured aluminum patrol gunboats.
A graduate of the Philippine Military Academy in 1966, VADM Santos earned his M.S. Computer Systems Management at the USN Postgraduate school in Monterey, CA and attended the Naval Command Course at the US Naval War College, New Port, RI in 1993. Upon retirement from public life, ADM SANTOS became the first President of the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific, a private full scholarship school developing officers for the world merchant marine fleet, a position he holds up to the present.
He is also the Executive Vice President of the Associated Marine Officers’ and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines (AMOSUP) – the largest Seamen’s Union in Asia. Currently, he is the President of Bagong Bayani Foundation Inc.; President of The Nautical Institute, Philippine Chapter; President of the Institute of Maritime Engineering, Science and Technology-IMAREST, Philippine Chapter; Vice Chairman of the Global Maritime Education and Training.
VADM. SANTOS is a fixed-wing pilot, a golfer, a scuba diver, and a practical pistol shooter. He is married to Mrs. Lil Santos and blessed with two daughters and two grandchildren.