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Cruz Family of the Philippines

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  • Josie Almeda Cruz
    Josie Almeda Cruz-Natori is a Filipina fashion designer and the CEO and founder of The Natori Company. More here:
  • Felipe F. Cruz (c.1920 - 2013)
    Felipe F. Cruz is the founder of FF Cruz and Company, a large full-service civil engineering enterprise. More here:
  • Miguel de la Cruz Laurel (deceased)
    Miguel de la Cruz Laurel descends from a line of Muslim royalty from Brunei. A native of Batangas, he was baptised Catholic when the Spaniards came. Miguel was a champion of their rights against the gr...
  • Ricky Belmonte (Jesse Cruz) (1947 - 2001)
    Ricky Belmonte was a Filipino actor, who belongs from a large family of professional performers. More here: .
  • Deodato Arellano (1844 - 1899)
    Deodato Arellano was a Filipino patriot who was among the founders of the Katipunan that started the Philippine Revolution against Spain. He also served as the secretary of the La Liga Filipina, founde...

Also includes de la Cruz.

This sub-project aims to organize genealogical data on the Cruz Family of the Philippines. Profiles here are those of historical figures, scions of the gentry (de buena familia), revolutionary heroes, scholars, government officials, national athletes and other public personalities (celebrities) in various fields. Find more surnames at the master project page, Families of the Philippines.

How to Contribute

  1. Please click the "Join Project" button on the upper right of the project page.
  2. After getting yourself added as a collaborator for the surname, select the profile of the prominent Filipino you wish to add.
  3. Navigate to the profile. Under the "More Actions" link, choose "Add to Project" and select sub-project to which your ancestor should be included in.
  4. Include in the "About Me" section a brief biographical sketch, summarizing the person's significant contributions and accomplishments. (Required)
  5. Include a photograph, if one exists.
  6. Mark the profile as "public" and not "private". (Required)