Esperanza Buñag Gatbonton is a prominent writer, cultural advocate and consultant.
A profilic writer she has written on Philippine santos, archeology, Intramuros, Iron Age pottery, and Ang Kiukok. She took her undergrad studies in St. Theresa's College, and a master's degree in literature at Ateneo de Manila.
She is consultant for Heritage Sites of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. She was a consultant with the Intramuros Administration. From 1986 to 1989 she was a member of the Governing Board of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Project in Archeology.
A heritage of saints : colonial santos in the Philippines (Editorial Associates, 1979) Intramuros : a historical guide (Intramuros Administration, 1980)
Bastion de San Diego (Intramuros Administration, Ministry of Human Settlements, 1985 Kiukok : the artist and his works (Paulino O. Que, 1991)
Identifying Manila's maternal culture (Manila Studies Association, Philippine National Historical Society, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, 1994)
Philippine religious carvings in ivory (Intramuros Administration, 1983)
Vigan album : memories & images of a town ( National Commission for Culture and the Arts, 2002)