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Emmanuel Tiongco Santos

13 juillet 194822 juin 2020
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Emmanuel Tiongco Santos (Manny) died June 22 at his home in Las Vegas. He was 71.

Manny was born in Floridablanca, Pampanga, Philippines on July 13, 1948, the second son of his Air Force father, Pedro and his mother, Maria. He attended local elementary schools and Don Bosco for high school. After graduation, he attended the University of the Philippines for two years and then enlisted in the Air Force. He was stationed at Vandenburg Air Base in California and Misawa Air Base in Japan. After leaving the Air Force, he finished his college and U.C. Davis with a degree in International Relations.

He moved to the Washington, D.C. area and worked as a computer programmer for Raytheon and later, Pepco. Manny soon got into software sales, both nationally and internationally for companies such as EDS and Oracle. He even got to ride on the Concorde after one trip. In retirement, Manny loved to eat, fish, tango, and play golf. He made many friends. Upon relocating to Las Vegas, he continued the eating, fishing (especially in Beaver, Utah) and golf and added martial arts, earning a black belt in aikido.

Manny is survived by his wife of 42 years, Susan, his dog Scotty, two younger siblings, and numerous favorite cousins and nieces and nephews and friends from golfing and martial arts. Services will be held at the Veteran’s Cemetery in Boulder City on July 7th at 9:20. Arrangements are by Palm Mortuary


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Mica Magsombol-Karaan

juillet 7, 2020

Uncle Manny - I cannot emphasize how much I respected your love of life. You got a black belt in Aikido at 68, you wrote a novel, you did tango in South America, you golfed all over the world...I don’t remember much of you when I was younger, but I know it was when I used to play a lot at Ma’s house.

You reached out to me when I attended UCD because you were an alumni of there. You and Auntie Susan sent me “pizza money” and wrote me letters every quarter to see how I was. After graduation, we kept in contact and talked about things like life in Japan and how UCD has changed over the years.

I’m sorry I didn’t get to see you before COVID and before I could read your novel in its entirety before you died... Thank you for sharing a chapter with me before you published it.

One thing you always told me was to do everything with passion and empathy. Uncle—I promise I’ll keep doing that. Thank you for watching over me when I was in college. Thank you for continuing to remind me about love and empathy up until your passing. I love you. RIP.

Takashi and Mika Takahashi

juillet 2, 2020

R.I.P Bushi uncle Manny!
We will never forget your laughter. Every time We met you, We were always encouraged to hear your laughter. We’re sorry We can't hear that laughter anymore, but please send us a laugh from heaven. We will miss you so much.

Marilou Ancheta

juillet 2, 2020

Uncle Maning as I called him in Floridablanca when we were young. I remember when I attended SAA in 1968 and lived with them. Because our house is in Barrio, Imang Afric told me that I can live with them during weekdays, and baby sit Auntie Mae after school. Some of my friends asked me if Uncle Maning is “Amerikano” because he looked like a half white and a half Filipino😀. After many years, we saw him and Auntie Susan in Novato few times, when we visited Apung Pete and Imang Afric. It was nice to see them again in SF and in Vegas. We had so much fun when we (his nieces from Sangalang side) visited him in their home, and the last one was when we met in one of the restaurant to celebrate his birthday. Thank you Uncle for all the priceless memories.
Thank you too for trusting the Lord and praying with me. You are now in a place where there’s no more death, pain or sorrow .
“We are here for only a moment, visitors, and strangers in the land as our ancestors were before us. Our days on earth are like a passing shadow, gone so soon without a trace”.
1 Chronicles 29:15
See you in the morning Uncle. Love you😍.

Maribelle Pinkham

juillet 2, 2020

Uncle Manny, you were a man who really loved life. You enjoyed eating all kinds of ethnic food, beer, martial arts, golf and laughing. Spending time with you every time we visited you in Las Vegas were always full of laughs as we reminisce about the good ole days in Pampanga and the good times we shared in Novato with Lolo Pete, Lola Apric and many family members. I am privileged to have had the opportunity to chat with you through Facebook messenger and texting during the last few days of your life. I know you tried hard to fight to get well, but God decided to take you home where you won’t feel anymore pain and suffering. It was amazing to hear from my sister Babhot (Malou) that you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Knowing that you are with God now gives me peace knowing that you are in paradise and that we will see each other again in eternity. Rest In Peace Uncle. Love you very much! 🙏🏼❤️

John Araneta

juin 30, 2020

I remember the day when Uncle Manny invited us for a dinner with our trip to the U.S. a few years ago. The chat, stories we shared and the food you cooked was a good one. Good memories last... Rest in Peace from John Zeny & Kids

Corazon D Jimenez

juin 30, 2020

Manny’s parents as well as my parents were very closed friends back in Floridablanca, Philippines.
I remember when their dad was stationed in Clark Airbase, many times he would come home bringing lots of goodies especially chocolates, Imang Afric, Manny’s mom, would always send us.
We went to their house a lot and played in their yard with his younger brother. Their mom treated us like her children, fed us and even remember would give us showers as we got dirty from playing out, etc.

Manny and my brother Ben Dizon (deceased) were friends in their younger years, played a lot, until the Santos family moved back to the US. Although I had not seen Manny for so many years, I continue to treasure my childhood memories I had with his family.

Manny will be greatly miss but not forgotten. May eternal light shine upon him

My sincerest condolences to his beloved wife, Susan.

Prudente (Rudy) Songco

juin 30, 2020

Manny and I grew up in the same town, Floridablanca, in Pampanga, Philippines. Growing up in that small town, we played various childhood games with a number of friends. I remember that when Manny’s dad was stationed at a U.S. Air Force base here in the U.S., he and his brother went with him. After a few years they came back, and to our surprise, Manny and his brother would talk to us only in English, and not in our native Pampango. Manny “discovered” me on Facebook a couple of years ago and we became FB friends. I’d like to offer my sincere condolence to his wife, Susan, and his other relatives. May he Rest In Peace.

Joela MacDula

juin 29, 2020

Uncle, I'm still having a hard time accepting that you're gone. But thinking that you are now in a better place with Lolo Pete and Imang Afric, gives me comfort. You will be forever in our hearts. We love you! Rest in Peace 🙏💙🙏

Ralph Chavez

juin 29, 2020

I was blessed to have met, taught, trained with and learn from Manny during the last several years during my martial arts training. He always found a way to lighten up the mood during classes, either by his jokes, by his questions, or his stories of his travels, he will be sadly missed.
Sending thoughts and prayers to his family. So sorry for your loss.

Carlos Alvano

juin 28, 2020

My sincerest condolences to you Susan and the rest of Manny’s family on Manny’s passing. May you be consoled by relatives and friends. It is good that you shared each other’s lives for many years. My wife, Anita, and I were married for 43 years ourselves before I lost her nine years ago. It is said that grief over the loss of a loved one passes over time. I say that grief will always be there, unfortunately. I say it is only the intensity of the grief that wanes over time.



Emmanuel Tiongco Santos died June 22, 2020 at his home in Las Vegas. He was 71.

Manny was born in Floridablanca, Pamanga, Philippines on July 13,1948. He was the second son of his Air Force father, Pedro and his mother, Maria.He attended local elementary school with one long stay at Kingsley Field in Oregon. After graduating from Don Bosco high school, he attended the University of the Philippines For two years before joining the Air Force. After the Air Force, he finished his college at US Davis with a degree in international relations.

He worked for several companies like Raytheon and Pepco as a computer programmer before getting into software sales, both nationally and internationally. He worked for EDS, Systemhouse, and Oracle.and traveled extensively in Europe and Asia.I

In retirement, Manny enjoyed playing golf, watching football, dancing tango and enjoying good food. After moving to Las Vegas, he began instruction in Martial Arts. He earned his black belt in aikido and continued to teach at his dojo until his health failed.

Manny's proudest accomplishment was the publication of his novel, Yamato's Ghosts, in 2018. He had been writing the historical mystery for ten years.It is on the shelves in the Clark County Library system.

Manny is survived by his wife of 42 years, Susan (Coleman), his dog, Scotty, two younger siblings, and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends from the golf, martial arts, and restaurant communities.

Services will be held at the Veteran's Cemetery in Boulder City on July 7th, 2020.