About Jose Turiano Santiago
José Turiano Santiago was a Filipino patriot who was among the leaders of the Katipunan that sparked the Philippine Revolution against Spain in 1896. He and his fiance Marina Dizon witnessed the wedding of Andres Bonifacio and Gregoria de Jesus. He was expelled from the Katipunan in 1895. He was a Freemason and a member of La Liga Filipina.
In the course of the nation's fight for freedom, Jose was banished to the Canary Islands and released on 11 Sept 1897. He remained in contact with revolutionary forces and was appointed representative of Nueva Ecija in the Malolos Congress in 1898.