Luis Santiago

For the fictional character, see Luis Santiago (Babylon 5).
Luigi Santiago
Born Louis Santiago
(1977-09-12)September 12, 1977
Quezon City, Philippines
Died June 8, 2005(2005-06-08) (aged 27)
Makati City, Philippines
Cause of death murder, gunshot wound, stabbing
Other names Direk Luigi
Occupation Matinee idol, actor, model
Years active 2000–2005
Parent(s) Roger Santiago (father)
Irma Santiago (mother)
Family Nicolo Santiago
James Santiago (brother)
Armi Santiago (sister)

Louis "Luigi" Santiago (September 12, 1977 – June 8, 2005) was a Filipino TV director.

Early life

He was raised in Belgium, Hong Kong, and New Jersey, United States.

Educational life

He studied film at New York University in New York City.


Santiago was a popular young director of Nginiiig, a top-rated Philippines documentary-type TV show dealing with the paranormal, he was beginning work on a film version of the show when he was fatally shot in a Manila-area bar by a gunman who apparently went berserk and shot several people, Santiago fatally.

Personal life

He is the son of Roger Santiago (father) and Irma Santiago (mother), his siblings are Nicolo and James Santiago (brother) and Armi Santiago (sister).


TV director

Title Year Network
Nginiig 2004-2005 ABS-CBN


Title Year
Umaaraw, Umuulan 2006


Title Role Year
3D Cop #2 2000

Assistant director

Title Year
3D 2000


He died on June 8, 2005 in Makati City. [1] He was passing by a bar in Makati City when a drunk male patron suddenly brandished a firearm and shot several people, including the director.

Laid to Rest

Funeral mass was held at Santuario de San Antonio Church, Forbes Park, Makati City at 8:15-9:45 A.M. on June 14, 2005, before his cremation at Loyola Guadalupe at 12:00 noon.


  1. Ortiz, Margaux C. (Jul 7, 2005). "Major faces grilling for director's death". Philippine Daily Inquirer. p. A19. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
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