The award was personally given by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on September 27, 2018 in celebration with the 118th anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service.
Dr. Santos is affiliated with the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute and actively spearheads the Young Scientists' Forum, an annual competition for undergraduate research, of the Society.
He joins the like of PSBMB Members who are Academicians:
Evelyn Mae T. Mendoza, Ph.D. - 1992 (Member since: 1975)
Fabian M. Dayrit, Ph.D. - 2009 (Member since: 2005)
Marco Nemesio E. Montaño, Ph.D. - 2010 (Member since: 1993)
Ernesto J. Del Rosario, Ph.D. - 2011 (Member since: 1973)
UP Visayas and PSBMB make Contract Signing Official: