Charice Pempengco

by ethnic on July 20, 2010

Charice Pempengco

Birth Name: Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco

Place of Birth: Laguna, Philippines

Date of Birth: May 10, 1992

Ethnicity: Filipino (including Cebuano and Tagalog), Chinese

Charice Pempengco is a Filipino singer and actress. She gained fame through her videos on Youtube. She is the daughter of Ricky Ricahuerta Pempengco and Raquel Licup Relucio. Her surname is Chinese.

Charice’s paternal grandparents are Rodolfo Quinto Pempengco (the son of Lorenzo Pempengco and Dolores Quinto) and Susana Cahomnas Ricahuerta (the daughter of Fruto Ricahuerta and Maxima Cahomnas). Rodolfo was from Santa Cruz, Laguna. Susana was from Cebu City.

Charice’s maternal grandparents are Sicat Chan/Tiangco Relucio (the son of ? Relucio and ? Chan/Tiangco) and Teresita Torres Licup.

Sources: Marriage record of Charice’s paternal grandparents, Rodolfo Quinto Pempengco and Susana Cahomnas Ricahuerta – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Charice’s maternal uncle, Sicat Licup Relucio – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Charice’s maternal aunt, Emily Licup Relucio – https://familysearch.org

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

cwm85 November 1, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Powerhouse voice. Love her!

Manila November 1, 2015 at 5:24 pm

So, Charice’s mother’s full name should be Raquel Licup Relucio.

Charice’s maternal grandparents are Sicat Chan/Tiangco Relucio (the son of ? Relucio and ? Chan/Tiangco) and Teresita Torres Licup.

Additional sources:
Birth record of Charice’s maternal uncle Sicat Licup Relucio – https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939F-KDSL-SR

Birth record of Charice’s maternal aunt Emily Licup Relucio – https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939J-DQS3-M2

Manila November 1, 2015 at 5:07 pm

Charice’s maternal grandmother is named Teresita “Tess”.

Manila November 1, 2015 at 5:08 pm

I have found two of Tess’ children’s birth certificates.

Alex234 October 25, 2015 at 12:06 pm

She has an odd looking face.

Manila May 14, 2015 at 2:06 am

Filipino -> Filipino (including Cebuano and Tagalog), Chinese

She is of Chinese descent because her surname, Pempengco, is of Chinese origin.

Her parents are Ricky Ricahuerta Pempengco and Raquel Relucio.

Charice’s paternal grandparents are Rodolfo Quinto Pempengco (the son of Lorenzo Pempengco and Dolores Quinto) and Susana Cahomnas Ricahuerta (the daughter of Fruto Ricahuerta and Maxima Cahomnas). Rodolfo came from Santa Cruz, Laguna. Susana came from Cebu City.

Source:
* Rodolfo and Susana’s marriage record: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-12228-83228-68?cc=1686086&wc=M8LG-6T5:129556101,129925801,135154901

follers May 14, 2015 at 11:38 am

“Pempengco” is a Chinese surname? Are you sure?

Manila May 16, 2015 at 5:20 am

Certainly. It is a Hispanicized Chinese: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Filipino

stephanie frm rsa February 12, 2011 at 9:53 am

she is an amazingly humble swtypie. i love her voice. it takes me a back in every song

kirby June 14, 2011 at 3:14 am

That’s right we have a lot of talented singers in the Philippines. Actually one of our singer Regine Velasquez ranked as the highest octave voice in asia, that’s why she became a Asia’s song bird. When it comes to singing Filipino is one of the best. like in international artist Vanessa Hudgens and Nicole Scherzinger are half Filipino.

Anonymous August 30, 2010 at 11:16 pm

She has a great voice.

Anonymous August 22, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Filipino is a nationality. People in the Philippines call themselves in their respective ethnic origins like Tagalog,Ilocano,Cebuano,Hiligaynon and others. Only half Filipinos and Filipinos born oversees are the ones to call Filipino as their ethnicity because they do not know anything.

Nathalie December 3, 2011 at 2:53 pm

That is really true. I can say the same for Chinese people (I’m under that category). There are many chinese ethnic groups that have their own language dialects separate from the widespread mandarin and cantonese. For example, my mom is Fujian. She speaks the fujianese language, and she has origins originally from that area in China. My dad is Hakka, also another chinese ethnic group. The reason why most chinese use mandarin and/or cantonese as these are the two more common languages used in world spread communities so we all have can communicate with each other global-wise. It’s easier that way, because, let’s say, there is a city of people in China who speak Shanghaiese, but other chinese people in other cities or countries do not, and they won’t understand that particular language dialect.

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