Birth Name: Love Marie Payawal Ongpauco
Place of Birth: Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Date of Birth: February 14, 1985
Ethnicity: Filipino [Tagalog], Chinese, Spanish Asturian
Heart Evangelista is a Filipina actress, model, artist, businessperson, and socialite.
She is the daughter of Maria Cecilia del Gallego Payawal and Reynaldo Evangelista Ongpauco. She is married to Filipino politician Francis Escudero. The name Ongpauco is of Chinese origin.
Heart’s paternal grandfather was Bonifacio “Pepito” Flores Ongpauco, Sr. (the son of Gregorio Ongpauco y de Guzmán and Emiliana “Miling” Flores). Bonifacio was a filmmaker, who established the motion picture company Everlasting Pictures. Gregorio was the son of Antero Ongpauco and Romana de Guzmán.
Heart’s paternal grandmother was Sixta “Chita” Pabilonia Evangelista (the daughter of Máximo Evangelista and Clotilde Pabilonia).
Heart’s maternal grandfather was surnamed Payawal.
Heart’s maternal grandmother was surnamed del Gallego (the daughter of Juan del Gallego y del Campo). Juan was a Spanish emigrant, from Villaviciosa, Asturias, and his family name is a namesake for the town of Del Gallego, Camarines Sur.
Sources: Interview about Heart’s ancestry – http://www.philstar.com
Marriage record of Heart’s parents – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Heart’s paternal grandparents, Bonifacio Flores Ongpauco and Sixta Pabilonia Evangelista – https://familysearch.org
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