Gary Valenciano

by Manila on November 1, 2015

Birth Name: Edgardo Jose Santiago Valenciano

Place of Birth: Santa Mesa, Manila, Philippines

Date of Birth: August 6, 1964

Ethnicity:
*Filipino [Bicolano] (father)
*Puerto Rican [including Spanish and some either African or Taino], Italian, Portuguese (mother)

Gary Valenciano is a Filipino musician. His father, Vicente Calacas Valenciano, was Filipino, from Camalig, Albay. His mother, Grimilda Santiago Olmo, is Puerto Rican, from Arecibo. She is of Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and some either African or Taino descent. Gary is married to Maria Anna Elizabeth “Angeli” Pangilinan.

Gary’s paternal grandparents were José Valenciano and Rosario Calacas.

Gary’s maternal grandfather was Agustín Santiago y Cruz (the son of Cecilio de Santiago y López and Alejandra Cruz y Frassinetti). Agustín was white. Cecilio was the son of Bernardo de Santiago y Serrano and María López y Martinez, whose own father, José Lopes (later José López), was a Portuguese immigrant. Alejandra was the daughter of Santana Cruz y Rodríguez and Belén Frassinetti y Ríos. The surname “Frassinetti” is of Italian origin.

Gary’s maternal grandmother was Emérita Olmo y Serrano (the daughter of Gabino Olmo y Onofre and Epifania Serrano y Rodríguez). Emérita was either colored (mulatto) or mestiza. Gabino was the son of Galo Olmo y Serrano and Asunción Onofre y Carrión. Epifania was the daughter of Bernardino Serrano y Cruz and Dominga Rodríguez y Gómez.

Sources: Birth record of Gary Valenciano – https://familysearch.org

Gary’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Gary’s maternal grandparents, Agustín Santiago y Cruz and Emérita Olmo y Serrano – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Gary’s maternal grandfather, Agustín Santiago y Cruz – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Gary´s maternal great-grandparents, Cecilio de Santiago y López and Alejandra Cruz y Frassinetti – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Gary’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Bernardo de Santiago y Serrano – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Gary’s maternal great-great-grandmother, María López y Martinez – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Gary’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Santana Cruz y Rodríguez – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Gary’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Belén Frassinetti y Ríos – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Gary’s maternal grandmother, Emérita Olmo y Serrano – https://familysearch.org

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Manila April 17, 2017 at 10:22 pm

Gary’s paternal grandparents were José Valenciano and Rosario Calacas.

Manila November 1, 2015 at 6:57 pm

I would like to add that María López y Martínez’s father, José Lopes (later José López) was a Portuguese immigrant.

Here’s her death record: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJ3-MCGF

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