Ed Santos will be the speaker for the first lecture in the Great Decisions series, which opens from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Tyler Public Library, 201 S. College Ave. His topic will be "The Philippines and the U.S."
Santos said he is a proud "American by choice." Currently in his 28th year of physical therapy practice, he migrated to Tyler from Manila. He is also a business partner with JBC Computers.
Santos said he lived through the Marcos dictatorship and witnessed the emergence of democracy through the 1986 Peoples Revolution in the Philippines.