The Professional Regulation Commission conferred the Outstanding Professional Librarian of the Year Award on Milagros Santos-Ong last 20 June 2005. The citation reads:

For her vital role in the development of the Supreme Court e-Library, the first online library of complete Philippine legal information and the advancement of the role of librarians in information management and technology; for exhibiting professional competence in the search for the private collection of retired justices and research of unpublished Supreme court decisions from 1901-1945; for successfully initiating the organization of the Court Librarians Association of the Philippines, a national organization of licensed court librarians; for her commendable efforts to maintain retrieval and reference system in the Supreme Court Library, thereby developing a number of legal research tools such that have been widely adopted here and abroad; and for her able and dynamic leadership of the Philippine Librarian Association, Inc., the Philippine Group of Law Library Associations, and the Association of Special Librarians of the Philippines as National President.