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Padilla Family of the Philippines

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  • Teodoro de los Reyes Padilla (1927 - 1999)
    On September 12, 2013, another distinguished collection was formally turned over to the De La Salle University Libraries. The Justice Teodoro R. Padilla Collection, consisting mostly of notable out-o...
  • Rommel Cariño Padilla
    Rommel Cariño Padilla is an actor and businessman. In 2010, he was unsuccessful in his bid for Vice-Governor of Nueva Ecija. More here: .
  • Rustom Cariño Padilla
    Rustom Cariño Padilla is a Filipino actor and commercial model. In 2009, he expressed his intentions to undergo sex reassignment surgery. He has changed his name to Bebe Gandanghari. More here: .
  • Robin Padilla
    Robin Padilla is a performer on television and film, called the "Bad Boy of Philippine Movies". He was incarcerated for possession of firearms, and eventually pardoned. He now is involved in numerous c...
  • Roy Padilla (1926 - 1988)
    Roy Padilla Sr. was a film actor, director and producer. He was also a union leader and politician. He was mayor of Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte, an assemblyman and a Vice-Governor of Albay. He was...

The Spanish surname Padilla is of local origin, Padilla is a Spanish and Portuguese name, also spelled Padillo, being one of those names derived from the place where a man once lived or where he once held land. There are two places by the name of Padilla in Castorgeriz in the Burgos region of Northern Spain. The surname Padilla is derived from these places, the one being Padilla de Arriba and the other Padilla de Abajo. It was used, at first, as a convenient method of identifying one who hailed from either of them. Today, the family name Padilla are found all over the world due to migration.

This surname was included in the alphabetical catalog accompanying the Claveria Decree of 1849, requiring Filipinos to "select" new last names.

This sub-project aims to organize genealogical data on the Padilla 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)