Birth Name: Angelica Locsin Colmenares
Place of Birth: Santa Maria, Bulacan, Philippines
Date of Birth: April 23, 1985
Ethnicity: Filipino [including Hiligaynon], Chinese, Spanish [Galician]
Angel Locsin is a Filipina television and film actress, commercial model, film producer, and fashion designer. Her father, Angel Montelibano Colmenares, is Filipino (Hiligaynon), of Chinese and Spanish [Galician] descent. Her mother, Emma Araneta Bayoneta, was said to be adopted by a Muslim princess. Angel’s stage name is derived from her paternal great-grandmother Esperanza Locsin. Angel is married to film producer Neil Arce.
Some sources state that Angel’s maternal grandfather was a Moro, who was the Sultan of Baloi. It is not clear if this Moro ancestry has been verified/documented.
Angel’s paternal grandfather was Adolfo Colmenares y Manapat (or Adolfo Manapat Colmenares in Filipino, the son of Inocentes Colmenares and Nazarina Manapat). Inocentes was Spanish [Galician].
Angel’s paternal grandmother was Rosario Montelíbano y Locsin (or Rosario Locsin Montelíbano in Filipino, the daughter of Aniceto Montelíbano y Guanzon, or Aniceto Guanzon Montelíbano in Filipino, and of Esperanza Locsin). The surnames Guanzon and Locsin are of Chinese origin. Aniceto was the son of Pedro Montelíbano and Sylvestra Guanzon y Locsin, or Sylvestra Locsin Guanzon in Filipino. Sylvestra’s maternal grandfather, Wo Sin Lok (later Agustín Locsin), was a Chinese emigrant, from Xiamen.
Angel’s maternal grandfather was named Jaime Bayoneta.
Angel’s maternal grandmother was named Erlinda Araneta.
Angel is a fifth cousin, once removed, of actress and singer Denise Laurel.
Sources: Birth record of Angel Locsin – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Angel’s father, to Linda Villamor Arcenas – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Angel’s maternal aunt, Estela Araneta Bayoneta, to Felino Carza Cajanding – https://familysearch.org