Luciano Santiago

Portrait of Luciano   Santiago

Luciano Perez-Rivera Santiago (21 June 1942 – 1 Feb 2019) was a Filipino writer, historian, and psychiatrist known for his books and articles on Philippine history and the arts.

An alumnus of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine in Manila, he trained at the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital in Baltimore, MD, USA, before returning to the Philippines, where he worked at Pasig Medical City Hospital, Department of Psychiatry.

The Vibal Foundation in Quezon City published three of his history books and contributions, The Life, Art and Times of Damían Domingo (2021) -- a portrait of the Filipino visual artist --, More Pinay Than We Admit: The Social Construction of the Filipina (ed. Maria Luisa T. Camaguay),  and The Last Hacendera: Doña Teresa de la Paz. Also by Luciano P.R. Santiago: To Love and to Suffer: The Development of the Religious Congregations for Women in the Spanish Philippines, 1565–1898 (Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2007); The Art of Ancestor Hunting in the Philippines (ndnl).