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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Leila Alcasid

by Manila on August 13, 2018

Birth Name: Leila Isabel van Eimeren-Alcasid

Date of Birth: 16 October, 1997

*Filipino [Tagalog] (father)
*Dutch, possibly other (mother)

Leila Alcasid is a Filipino-Australian singer and songwriter.

Leila is the daughter of Filipino singer, songwriter, comedian, and actor Ogie Alcasid and Australian beauty queen Michelle van Eimeren.

Leila’s stepmother is singer, songwriter, and actress Regine Velasquez.

Leila’s paternal grandfather is Herminio Martinez Alcasid, Sr. (the son of Mateo Labot Alcasid and Maria Cristina Marana Martinez). Mateo was the son of Lorenzo Alcasid and Maria Carmen Labot. Maria Cristina was the daughter of Catalino Martínez and Prima Marana.

Leila’s paternal grandmother is Herminia de las Alas Lualhati (the daughter of Jose M. Lualhati and Conchita de las Alas).

Sources: Marriage record of Leila’s paternal grandparents, Herminio Martinez Alcasid and Herminia de las Alas Lualhati – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Leila’s paternal great-grandparents, Mateo Labot Alcasid and Maria Cristina Marana Martinez – https://familysearch.org


Noli de Castro

by Manila on July 31, 2018

Birth Name: Manuel Leuterio de Castro, Jr.

Place of Birth: Pola, Mindoro (now Oriental Mindoro), Philippines

Date of Birth: July 6, 1949

Ethnicity: Filipino [Tagalog]

Noli de Castro is a Filipino journalist and politician. He had served as the 12th Vice President of the Philippines and the Chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council, from June 30, 2004 to June 30, 2010. He was the Senator of the Philippines, from June 30, 2001 to June 30, 2004.

Noli is the son of Manuel de Castro, Sr. and Demetria Leuterio.

Noli is married to Bai Arlene Gardiner Sinsuat, with whom he has two children. He has a daughter from his former wife, Pacita Magellan Torralba.


Nathalie Hart

by Manila on March 15, 2018

Birth Name: Princess Tinkerbell Cristina Marjorie Pedere Snell

Place of Birth: San Pedro, Laguna, Philippines

Date of Birth: April 14, 1992

*English (father)
*Filipino [Tagalog] (mother)

Nathalie Hart is a Filipino actress.

Her father, Keith Hamilton Snell, was born in Surrey, England, and migrated to Five Dock, New South Wales, Australia. Her mother, Cristine Pedere, is Filipino.

Nathalie’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her third great-grandfather, William Snell (c. 1786-1790, Devon).

Nathalie’s paternal grandfather was Leslie Robinson Snell (the son of Frank Robinson Snell and Marian St Bernard Humby). Frank was the son of Albion Snell and Harriet Jane Robinson. Marian was the daughter of an unknown father and Ellen Humby.

Nathalie’s paternal grandmother was named Elsie Wise.

Sources: Birth record of Nathalie’s father – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Nathalie’s paternal grandparents, Leslie Robinson Snell and Elsie Wise – https://www.familysearch.org

Nathalie’s paternal grandfather, Leslie Robinson Snell, on the 1901 England and Wales Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Nathalie’s paternal great-grandparents, Frank Robinson Snell and Marian St Bernard Humby – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Nathalie’s paternal great-grandfather, Frank Robinson Snell – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Nathalie’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Albion Snell and Harriet Jane Robinson – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Nathalie’s paternal great-grandmother, Marian St Bernard Humby – https://www.familysearch.org


Toro y Moi

by Manila on March 2, 2018

Birth Name: Chazwick Bradley Bundick

Place of Birth: Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 7, 1986

*African-American (father)
*Filipino [Tagalog] (mother)

Toro y Moi is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer.

His father, Gregory Ricardo “Greg” Bundick, is African-American. His mother, Divina “Dee” Ratuiste Eclavea, is Filipina, from Tayabas, Quezon.

Chaz’s paternal grandfather was Malachi “Buddy” Brown (the son of Earlie Brown and Nannie).

Chaz’s paternal grandmother was Margaret Doretha “Meme” Bundick (the daughter of Herman Lee Strand and Margaret Emma Bundick). Herman was the son of John W. Strand and Madeline Savage. Chaz’s great-grandmother Margaret was the daughter of James Jeffrey Bundick and Celie Wharton.

Chaz’s maternal grandfather was Jose “Pepito” Egamino Eclavea (the son of Pastor Ratera Eclavea and Leonila Abas Egamino). Pastor was the son of Modesto Eclavea and Nemesia Ratera. Leonila was the daughter of Segundo Egamino y Yanza (or Segundo Yanza Egamino in Filipino) and Rufina Abas y Querubín (or Rufina Querubín Abas in Filipino).

Chaz’s maternal grandmother was Maria Eufracia Eclavea Ratuiste (the daughter of Hermogenes de Ocampo Ratuiste and Stefania Tolentino Eclavea). Hermogenes was the son of Claro Ratuiste and Honorata de Ocampo. Stefania was the daughter of Anacleto Eclavea y Palad (or Anacleto Palad Eclavea in Filipino) and Gregoria Tolentino.

Source: Genealogy of Toro y Moi (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com