Lilia Quindoza Santiago

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Lilia Quindoza Santiago
Spouse Jesus Manuel Santiago
Parents Victorino Quindoza and Buena Cadanilla

Lilia Quindoza Santiago is a writer and editor. Her works focus on feminism in the lives of the indigenous people, the Ilocanos, and other ethno-linguistic groups in the Philippines.

She was born in Manaoag, Pangasinan to Victorino Quindoza and Buena Cadanilla. She is married to Jesus Manuel Santiago with whom she has four children - Haya Pag-asa, Halina Mandala, Balagtas Himigbayan and Daniw Plaridel.



She used to teach Philippine literature and Creative Writing at the University of the Philippines. She is also an associate for fiction in the Institute of Creative Writing in U.P. Diliman. At present, she is an assistant professor of Ilokano language and literature at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa.


  • "Dung-aw at iba pang tula" (1977)
  • Kagampan (1989)
  • Ang Manggagamot ng Saly-Salay at iba pang kuwento (1989)
  • Ordinaryo (1990)
  • Mga Larawang Pisikal (1995)
  • Asintada (1995)
  • Mga Idea at Estilo (1995)
  • Tales of Courage and Compassion: Stories of Women and the Philippine Revolution (1998)
  • In the Name of the Mother: 100 Years of Philippine Feminist Poetry (2002)
  • Sounds of the Earth (Short Stories, Philippines Free Press) (2005)
  • Sexuality and the Filipina (2007)
  • Romancing Rizal in America (2008)
  • Many Stories, One Journey: Literary Translation in the Philippines (2010)


  • Poet of the Year, 1989 for "Sa Ngalan ng Ina, ng Anak, ng Diwata't Paraluman"
  • "Ang Kaulayaw ng Aguila", Grand Prize, Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature
  • Gawad Balagtas, Unyon ng Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL), 2004
  • Outstanding Professional Service Award, U.P. Alumni Association, 2004
  • First Prize, Short Story (Philippines Free Press), 2006
  • Paz Mendoza Guazon Award: Outstanding Women in the Arts, 2006




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