Iluminado Bong Santiago
Summary: Filipino longtime hazardous area inspector at the international oil and gas recruitment company Orion Engineering Services Ltd. who was reportedly among one of more than nine Filipino hostages held captive at the remote Algerian Tigantourine gas facility for several days by at least 32 heavily-armed al-Qaeda-linked terrorists under the command of notorious militia leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar as the militants demanded an end to French military operations against Islamists in northern Mali before the Algerian special forces raided the oilfield compound in an effort to free the hostages, in which it became one of many terrorist attacks in the Maghreb region carried out by Islamic groups since 2002.
Cause of Death: Gunshot wounds sustained in a gunfire during a hostage crisis
Died: January 16, 2013
Location: In Amenas, Algeria