Diego Loyzaga

by Manila on September 14, 2018

Birth Name: Carlos Diego Loyzaga

Place of Birth: San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines

Date of Birth: May 21, 1995

Ethnicity: Filipino [Boholano, Hiligaynon, Tagalog, and Waray], Spanish [including Andalusian and Valencian], Basque, small amount of English

Diego Loyzaga is a Filipino actor and model.

He is the son of actress Maria Teresa Cuerva Loyzaga and actor Cesar Montano.

Diego’s paternal grandfather is Genovevo Quiñal Manhilot (the son of Teodoro Manhilot y Badiang, or Teodoro Badiang Manhilot in Filipino, and of Aniceta Quiñal y Tato, or Aniceta Tato Quiñal in Filipino). Teodoro was the son of Martín Manhilot and Damiana Badiang. Aniceta was the daughter of Miguel Quiñal and Crisanta Tato.

Diego’s paternal grandmother was Emma Bensorto de Montaño (the daughter of Roberto de Montaño and Dominga Bensorto).

Diego’s maternal grandfather was basketball player and coach Carlos Loyzaga (the son of Joaquín Loyzaga y Martínez, or Joaquín Martínez Loyzaga in Filipino, and of Carmen Matute y Seguera, or Carmen Seguera Matute in Filipino). Carlos was born in Intramuros, Manila, Philippines. Joaquín was the son of José Antonio Eugenio de Loyzaga y Ageo (or José Antonio Eugenio Ageo de Loyzaga in Filipino), who was an “insular” (Spaniard born in the Philippines), and of a Spanish expatriate, María de la Luz Martínez y Vial, of Cádiz, Cádiz. Carmen was the daughter of Manuel Matute y Amasa and María Luisa López y Seguera.

Diego’s maternal grandmother is Victoria “Vicky” Fourdinier Cuerva (the daughter of Ernesto José Cuerva y Félix, or Ernesto José Félix Cuerva in Filipino, and Lidia Gardiner Fourdinier). Ernesto born in Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, and was the son of Filipino parents, Francisco Cuerva y Edilberto (or Francisco Edilberto Cuerva in Filipino), of Bulacan, and of Manuela Félix y Gómez (or Manuela Gómez Félix in Filipino), of Manila. Lidia was the daughter of Miguel Fourdinier and Socorro Gardiner. The surname Gardiner is of English origin.

Sources: Marriage record of Diego’s paternal grandparents, Genovevo Quiñal Manhilot and Emma Bensorto de Montaño – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Diego’s paternal great-grandparents, Teodoro Manhilot y Badiang and Aniceta Quiñal y Tato – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Diego’s mother – https://www.geni.com

Birth record of Diego’s mother – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Diego’s maternal grandfather, Carlos Matute Loyzaga – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Diego’s maternal great-grandfather, Ernesto José Cuerva y Félix – https://www.familysearch.org

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by Manila on February 1, 2017

Birth Name: Francisco Gaudencio Lope Belardo Mañalac

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: March 21, 1975

Ethnicity: Filipino (Hiligaynon and Kapampangan), Chinese, English, 1/16 Irish, 1/16 Swedish, remote Scottish

Bamboo Mañalac is a Filipino-American musician. He was named after his father, paternal grandfather, and maternal grandfather, respectively. His parents, Francisco Beltran Mañalac and Mary Catherine Swanson Belardo, are Filipino immigrants.

Bamboo’s paternal grandparents were Gaudencio Serrano Mañalac (the son of Francisco Mañalac y Sigua, or Francisco Sigua Mañalac in Filipino, and of Juana Serrano y Aquino, or Juana Aquino Serrano in Filipino) and Consuelo Cerezo Beltran (the daughter of ? Beltrán and María Cerezo). Bamboo’s great-grandfather Francisco was the son of Isabelo Mañalac and Máxima Sigua. Juana was the daughter of Serafino Serrano and Macaria Aquino.

Bamboo’s maternal grandfather is Lope Lacson Belardo, Jr. (the son of Lope Belardo y Espinosa, or Lope Espinosa Belardo, Sr. in Filipino, and of María Amelia Lacson y Álvarez, or María Amelia Álvarez Lacson in Filipino). Bamboo’s great-grandfather Lope was the son of Juan Belardo and Ramona Espinosa. María Amelia was the daughter of Victorio Lacson and Consolación Álvarez.

Bamboo’s maternal grandmother is Mary Jane Swanson (the daughter of Emil Tuttle Swanson and Margaret Elizabeth McEwen). Mary Jane is American, from Cincinnati, Ohio. Emil was the son of Swedish immigrant Carl Emil Svensson (later Emil Charles Swanson), of Tryserum, Östergötland County, and of Martha Ann Tuttle. Margaret was the daughter of Thomas M. McEwen, whose parents, James McEwen and Elizabeth Murphy, were Irish immigrants, and of Felicia May Sprague.

Bamboo’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandmother, Frances Margaret Riddell.

Sources: Birth record of Bamboo’s mother – https://familysearch.org

Biographies of Bamboo’s paternal grandfather, Gaudencio Serrano Mañalac – http://prabook.com
Tableau: encyclopedia of distinguished personalities in the Philippines

Marriage record of Bamboo’s paternal great-grandparents, Francisco Mañalac y Sigua and Juana Serrano y Aquino – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Bamboo’s maternal grandmother, Mary Jane Swanson – http://birth-records.mooseroots.com

Marriage record of Bamboo’s maternal great-grandparents, Emil Tuttle Swanson and Margaret Elizabeth McEwen – http://www.wvculture.org

Genealogy of Bamboo’s maternal great-grandfather, Emil Tuttle Swanson – http://www.swedesinilnyma.com

Birth record of Bamboo’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Carl Emil Svensson – http://search.ancestry.com


Enrique Gil

by Manila on February 1, 2017

Birth Name: Enrique Mari Bacay Gil V

Place of Birth: Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

Date of Birth: March 30, 1992

Ethnicity: Filipino (Cebuano and Hiligaynon), Ashkenazi Jewish, Spanish

Enrique Gil is a Filipino actor. He is the son of flight attendants Enrique Amadeo “Ricky” Matute Gil III and Barbara Anne “Bambie” Plattring Bacay.

Enrique’s paternal grandparents were Enrique Gil y Sola (or Enrique Sola Gil, Jr. in Filipino, the son of Enrique Gil é Yzaurrieta and Francisca Sola) and María Luisa Matute Gemora (or María Luisa Gemora Matute in Filipino, the daughter of Amadeo Matute Olave, or Amadeo Olave Matute in Filipino, and of Rosario Gemora de la Cruz, or Rosario de la Cruz Gemora in Filipino). Amadeo was a Spanish immigrant, from Mansilla de la Sierra, La Rioja.

Enrique’s maternal grandparents were ? Bacay and ? Plattring. The surname “Plattring” is of Jewish origin.

Sources: Birth record of Enrique Gil – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Enrique’s paternal grandparents, Enrique Gil y Sola and María Luisa Matute Gemora – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Enrique’s paternal grandmother, María Luisa Matute Gemora – https://familysearch.org


Arci Muñoz

by Manila on February 1, 2017

Birth Name: Ramona Cecilia Datuin Muñoz

Place of Birth: Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Date of Birth: January 12, 1989

Ethnicity: Filipino (including Bicolano, Hiligaynon, and Pangasinan)

Arci Muñoz is a Filipina actress and singer. She is the daughter of Manuel Romano Coromina Muñoz and Yolanda “Yolly” Tabjan Datuin.

Arci’s paternal grandparents are Jose Espiritu Muñoz (the son of ? Muñoz and ? Espíritu) and Lourdes Andres Coromina (the daughter of ? Coromina and ? Andrés).

Arci’s maternal grandparents are Nestor Capua Datuin (the son of Maximo G. Datuin and Victoria Capua) and Natividad “Natty” Lero Tabjan (the daughter of Juan Tabjan and Bernarda Lero).

Sources: Arci’s birth record – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Arci’s father – https://familysearch.org>

Birth record of Arci’s mother – https://familysearch.org


Denise Laurel

by Manila on August 31, 2016

Birth Name: Denise Maria Sanz Laurel

Place of Birth: Manila, Philippines

Date of Birth: September 30, 1987

Ethnicity: Filipino [Capiznon, Hiligaynon, and Tagalog], some Catalan, Chinese, Galician, and Spanish [Aragonese and Castilian]

Denise Laurel is a Filipina actress and singer. She is the daughter of David Diaz Laurel and Ruby Jugo Sanz. She has a son.

Denise is related to President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas.

Denise’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her fourth great-grandfather, Miguel Laurel y de la Cruz, or Miguel de la Cruz Laurel in Filipino. However, he was directly descended from Gat Masungit, who was a 15th century scion to the Sultanate of Brunei.

Denise’s paternal grandfather was Salvador Roman Hidalgo Laurel, who was the fifth Prime Minister of the Philippines, from February 25, 1986 to March 25, 1986, and the eighth Vice President of the Philippines, from February 25, 1986 to June 30, 1992; he was the son of José P. Laurel (José Paciano Laurel y Garcia), or José Paciano García in Filipino, and of Paciencia Hidalgo y Valencia, or Paciencia Valencia Hidalgo in Filipino. José was the third President of the Philippines, from October 14, 1943 to August 17, 1945, and was the son of Sotero Laurel y Remoquillo, or Sotero Remoquillo Laurel in Filipino, and of Jacoba García. Denise’s great-grandmother Paciencia was the daughter of Basilio Hidalgo and Sinforosa Valencia.

Denise’s paternal grandmother is Celia Franco Diaz (the daughter of Anselmo “Emong” Díaz y Sison, or Anselmo Sison Díaz in Filipino, and of Concepción Franco y Gonzáles, or Concepción Gonzáles Franco in Filipino). Anselmo was the son of Julio Díaz and María Sison. Julio’s biological paternal great-grandfather was Wo Sin Lok, who was a Chinese immigrant, from Xiamen, Fujian, and was baptized Agustín Locsin in Molo, Iloilo. Through this ancestry, Denise is a fifth cousin, once removed, of actress Angel Locsin. Denise’s great-grandmother Concepción was the daughter of Domingo Franco y Tuazon, or Domingo Tuazon Franco in Filipino, and of Concepción Gonzáles y Ramos, or Concepción Ramos Gonzáles in Filipino. The family names Sison and Tuazon are of Chinese origin.

Denise’s maternal grandfather was Angel Acuña Sanz (the son of Francisco Sanz y Pérez and Soledad Acuña y Villaruz). Francisco was the son of Spanish military official Pedro Sanz y Masa, of Aragón, and of Enriqueta “Ica” Pérez. Denise’s great-grandmother Soledad was the daughter of Eleuterio Acuña y Marino, or Eleuterio Marino Acuña in Filipino, and of Ramona Villaruz y Andrada, or Ramona Andrada Villaruz in Filipino.

Denise’s maternal grandmother was Josefina Rodriguez Jugo (the daughter of Rafael Jugo y Seraller, or Rafael Seraller Jugo in Filipino, and of Pacita Rodríguez y Badolato de Azaola). Rafael was the son of Simplicio Jugo Vidal, who was the Governor of Capiz, from 1901 to 1903, and of Juana Seraller. Denise’s great-grandmother Pacita was the daughter of Spanish immigrant Joaquín Rodríguez Serra, of Barcelona, Barcelona, and of Carmen Badolato de Azaola y Gonzáles.

Denise’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her sixth great-grandmother, María Josefa Monterroso.

Sources: Genealogy of Denise Laurel – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Denise’s paternal grandfather, Salvador Roman Hidalgo Laurel – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Denise’s mother – https://www.myheritage.com

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