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Laurel Family of the Philippines

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  • Gat Masungit (deceased)
    Gat Masungit was a 15th century scion to the Sultanate of Brunei. Instead of ascending to the throne, he opted to travel and sailed for the islands that will eventually be called Philippines. Gat Masun...
  • Salvador Roman Hidalgo Laurel (1928 - 2004)
    Salvador Roman "Doy" Hidalgo Laurel served as Vice President of the Philippines (1986 to 1992). Before that, he briefly served as Aquino's first (and only) Prime Minister in 1986. He was a foremost lea...
  • Melanie Marquez
    Mimilanie Laurel Marquez is better known as "Melanie Marquez". She was Miss International 1979. She is a model and actor. 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...
  • Jose Sotero Hidalgo Laurel (1914 - d.)
    The Harvard-educated José Sotero "Pepe" Hidalgo Laurel, also known as José S. Laurel III, was the ambassador of the Philippines to Japan during the World War II period. After the war, he served as Phil...

This sub-project aims to organize genealogical data on the Laurel 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.

The Laurel Family was included in "The Manila 60", as published in the 1950s by society writer Torrosa Subido. The list comprised of the fabulously wealthy families, as well as those that made contributions to society. These old families pride themselves in the legacy of grace and refinement.

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)