Sergio Osmeña

by Manila on June 25, 2017

Date of Birth: September 9, 1878

Place of Birth: Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

Date of Death: October 19, 1961

Place of Death: Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Ethnicity: Filipino (Cebuano), Han Chinese

Sergio Osmeña was a Filipino politician. He had served as the 4th President of the Philippines, from August 1, 1944 to May 28, 1946. He had also served as the 1st Vice President of the Philippines, from November 15, 1935 to August 1, 1944.

Sergio’s mother, Juana Osmeña y Suico (or Juana Suico Osmeña in Filipino), a Chinese mestiza who was reportedly only 14 years of age at the time. Owing to the circumstances of his birth, the identity of his father had been a closely guarded family secret. Although carrying the stigma of being an illegitimate child, Juana never married his father, he did not allow this aspect to affect his standing in society. Sergio’s biological father was Go Bon Tia (or Wu Wenzhao in Mandarin, baptized Pedro Singson Gotiaoco), who was a Chinese merchant, from Amoy (now Xiamen), Fujian.

Sergio was married to Estefanía Chiong Veloso y Rosales (or Estefanía Rosales Chiong Veloso in Filipino) and Esperanza Limjap y Escolar (or Esperanza Escolar Limjap in Filipino).

Sergio’s biological paternal grandfather was Go It Ha (or Wu Yixia in Mandarin).

Sergio’s maternal grandparents were Severino Agatón (later Osmeña) and Paula Suico. Severino adopted the family name “Osmeña” due to a decree issued by Governor-General of the Philippines Narciso Clavería concerning the family names of the Filipino natives. The surname “Suico” is of Chinese origin.

Source: Genealogy of Sergio Osmeña –


Celina Jade

by stlucas on June 23, 2017

Birth Name: Celina Horan

Place of Birth: Hong Kong, China

Date of Birth: June 10, 1985

*English, Irish, German, French [including French-Canadian] (father)
*Chinese (mother)

Celina Jade is a Chinese-born American actress, model, singer, songwriter, and martial artist.

Celina is the daughter of Christina (Hui) and Roy Horan (born Roy Horan, III), an American actor and martial artist. Celina’s father is of English, Irish, German, and French/French-Canadian descent. Celina’s mother is from Hong Kong, China.

Celina has stated:

I grew up very confused! My mom is Hong Kong-Chinese and she speaks Cantonese to me. My father speaks English to me. My parents speak Mandarin to each other.

Celina’s paternal grandfather was Roy Horan, Jr. (the son of Roy Horan, Sr. and Helen Demarest). Celina’s great-grandfather Roy was the son of Michael James Horan, whose father was Irish, and of Ida Wetterschreck/Wettschreck, who was German. Celina’s great-grandmother Helen was the daughter of Samuel A. Demarest and Bertha O. Carpenter.

Celina’s paternal grandmother was Eileen Mary Buckley (the daughter of Andrew Wright Buckley and Florence Audette/Andette/Audet). Andrew was born in Rhode Island, to parents from England. Florence was the daughter of Ephrem/Ephraim Audette and Odile/Odeal Patenaude, who had French-Canadian roots.

Sources: Obituary of Celina’s paternal grandfather, Roy Horan, Jr. –

Celina’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Michael James Horan and Ida Wetterschreck/Wettschreck, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Celina’s paternal great-grandmother, Helen (Demarest) Horan –

Marriage record of Celina’s paternal great-grandparents, Samuel A. Demarest and Bertha O. Carpenter –

Obituary of Celina’s paternal grandmother, Eileen Mary (Buckley) Horan –

Celina’s paternal great-grandparents, Andrew Wright Buckley and Florence Audette/Andette, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Information about the Demarest family –

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Jolin Tsai

by Manila on June 20, 2017

Birth Name: Tsai I-ling

Place of Birth: Xinzhuang District, New Taipei, Taiwan

Date of Birth: September 15, 1980

*75% Han Chinese
*25% Aboriginal Taiwanese (Papora)

Jolin Tsai is a Taiwanese singer, songwriter, and actress.

Her father, Tsai Chu-chen, is of Han Chinese descent. Her mother, Huang Chun-mei, is of half Han Chinese and half Papora origin.

Jolin’s maternal grandmother is a Papora, from Puli, Nantou.


Ross Butler

by follers on June 19, 2017

Ross Butler – Hollywood Top Design Awards and Fashion Show Photo Credit: Glenn Francis / PR Photos 

Birth Name: Ross Fleming Butler

Place of Birth: Singapore

Date of Birth: May 17, 1990

*British-Dutch (father)
*Chinese-Indonesian (mother)

Ross Butler is an American actor. He was born in Singapore. He was raised by his mother in McLean, Virginia.


Emilio Aguinaldo

by Manila on June 12, 2017

Birth Name: Emilio Aguinaldo y Fami

Date of Birth: March 26, 1869

Place of Birth: Cavite el Viejo (now Kawit), Cavite, Philippines

Date of Birth: February 6, 1964

Place of Death: Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Ethnicity: Filipino (Ilocano and Tagalog), some Chinese

Emilio Aguinaldo was a Filipino revolutionary and politician. He served as the first President of the Philippines, from January 23, 1899 to March 23, 1901.

He was the son of Carlos Aguinaldo y de los Santos (or Carlos de los Santos Aguinaldo in Filipino, later changed his maternal family name to Jamir) and Trinidad Fami Valerio y Villanueva (or Trinidad Villanueva Fami Valerio in Filipino, later changed her paternal family name to Famy). He was married to Hilaria del Rosario y Reyes (or Hilaria Reyes del Rosario in Filipino), of Imus, Cavite, and to María Agoncillo y Reyes (or María Reyes Agoncillo in Filipino), of Taal, Batangas.

Some sources reported his date of birth as March 22, 1869, but his baptismal record states that he was three days old when he was baptized on March 29, 1869, making March 26, 1869 as his date of birth. Also, he was listed as a “mestizo de sangley” on church records.

Emilio’s paternal grandparents were Eugenio Aguinaldo and María de los Santos (later Jamir). Eugenio was Ilocano. María changed her family name due to a decree issued by Governor-General of the Philippines Narciso Clavería concerning the family names of the Filipino natives.

Emilio’s maternal grandparents were Joaquín Fami Valerio and Simona Villanueva.

Source: Genealogy of Emilio Aguinaldo –