Birth Name: Cesar Demontaño Manhilot
Place of Birth: Santa Ana, Manila, Philippines
Date of Birth: August 1, 1962
Ethnicity: Filipino [Boholano, Hiligaynon]
Cesar Montano is a Filipino actor, film producer, and film director. His stage surname is derived from his mother, Emma Bensorto de Montaño, who is a native of Carles, Iloilo. His father, Genovevo Quiñal Manhilot, is a native of Baclayon, Bohol. He was married to Marilyn Polinga, until her death. He has two children with Marilyn; three children with his former wife, actress Sunshine Cruz; and a son, actor and model Diego Loyzaga, with actress Teresa Loyzaga.
Cesar’s paternal grandfather was Teodoro Manhilot y Badiang (or Teodoro Badiang Manhilot in Filipino, the son of Martín Manhilot and Damiana Badiang).
Cesar’s paternal grandmother was Aniceta Quiñal y Tato (or Aniceta Tato Quiñal in Filipino, the daughter of Miguel Quiñal and Crisanta Tato).
Cesar’s maternal grandfather was named Roberto de Montaño.
Cesar’s maternal grandmother was named Dominga Bensorto.
Sources: Marriage record of Cesar’s parents – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Cesar’s paternal grandparents, Teodoro Manhilot y Badiang and Aniceta Quiñal y Tato – https://familysearch.org
Is he pure Filipino? He looks mestizo at times..
Hello, you may search for his ancestors in Baclayon, Bohol to prove his Chinese and/or Spanish ancestry. Here’s the catalog: https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1227743?availability=Online
He was born in Santa Ana, Manila, Philippines.
Please, link Sunshine Cruz.