Rio Díaz

Birth Name: Rosario Aspillera Díaz

Date of Birth: August 14, 1959

Place of Birth: Manila, Philippines

Date of Death: October 4, 2004

Place of Death: Daly City, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: Filipino [Ilocano, Bicolano]

Rio Díaz was a Filipina beauty queen, television presenter, actress, and politician. She was Vice Mayor of Pontevedra, from June 30, 1998 to June 30, 2004.

Rio is the daughter of Teresa “Tita” Aspillera y Colobón, or Teresa Colobón Aspillera in Filipino, a model and socialite, and Jaime “Jimmy” Baltazar Díaz, a lawyer. She was the sister of beauty queen Gloria Díaz. Her niece, another sister’s daughter, is model, actress, host, and VJ Georgina Wilson. She was married to Carlos Roberto Santiago “Charlie” Oppen Cojuangco. She had a son with her former partner, musician Hajji Alejandro; and two children with Carlos.

Rio’s paternal grandfather was Lorenzo Carbonell Díaz (the son of Anacleto Díaz and Catalina Carbonell). Lorenzo was born in Aringay, La Union, Ilocos Region, Philippines. Anacleto was the son of Jose Díaz and Maria Abena.

Rio’s paternal grandmother was named Joaquina Gorospe Baltazar.

Rio’s maternal grandfather was Reynaldo Aspillera y Grivialde (or Reynaldo Grivialde Aspillera in Filipino, the son of Juan Aspillera and María Grivialde). Reynaldo was born in Albay, Bicol, Philippines.

Rio’s maternal grandmother was named María Paz “Pacita” Colobón. María was born in Binondo, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Source: Genealogy of Rio Díaz –

1 Response

  1. tttyyy says:

    Never heard of her

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