José P. Laurel

Birth Name: José Paciano Laurel y García

Date of Birth: March 9, 1891

Place of Birth: Tanauan, Batangas, Captaincy General of the Philippines

Date of Death: November 6, 1959

Place of Death: Santa Mesa, Manila, Philippines

Ethnicity: Filipino [Tagalog]

José P. Laurel was a Filipino politician and judge. He served as the 3rd President of the Philippines, from October 14, 1943 to August 17, 1945.

José’s father, Sotero “Teroy” Laurel y Remoquillo (or Sotero Remoquillo Laurel in Filipino) had been an official in the revolutionary government of Emilio Aguinaldo and a signatory to the 1898 Malolos Constitution. José’s mother was named Jacoba “Ubay” García.

José was married to Pacencia Hidalgo y Valencia (or Pacencia Valencia Hidalgo in Filipino), with whom he had nine children, including Salvador Roman Hidalgo Laurel, who was Prime Minister of the Philippines, from February 25, 1986 to March 25, 1986, and Vice President of the Philippines, from February 25, 1986 to June 30, 1992. Salvador’s granddaughter by paternal line is actress Denise Laurel.

José’s paternal grandfather was Mariano Laurel y Pimentel (or Mariano Pimentel Laurel in Filipino, the son of Miguel Laurel y de la Cruz, or Miguel de la Cruz Laurel in Filipino, and of Tomasa Pimentel). Miguel was directly descended from Gat Masungit, who was a 15th century scion to the Sultanate of Brunei.

José’s paternal grandmother was named Gaspara Remoquillo y Panganiban (or Gaspara Panganiban Remoquillo in Filipino, the daughter of parents surnamed Remoquillo and Panganiban).

José’s maternal grandfather was named Kapitan Macario Garcia.

José’s maternal grandmother was named Georgia Laurel Pimentel.

Source: Genealogy of José P. Laurel –

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