Angel Locsin

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 –

Marriage record of Angel’s father, to Linda Villamor Arcenas –

Marriage record of Angel’s maternal aunt, Estela Araneta Bayoneta, to Felino Carza Cajanding –

1 Response

  1. Manila says:

    She married film producer Neil Arce recently. Congratulations!

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