Gab Pangilinan is a famous theater actress, singer, and entertainer who has starred in various musicals such as On Your Feet, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, and Ang Huling El Bimbo. She is also the niece of Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, a prominent politician and lawyer who is running for vice president in the 2022 elections. But how are they related and what is their relationship like? Here are some facts you need to know about the Pangilinan family.
The Pangilinan Clan
Gab Pangilinan’s full name is Gabrielle Marie Pangilinan. She was born on November 22, 1991 in Manila, Philippines. She is the daughter of Joseph Pangilinan, a businessman, and Angeli Valenciano, a talent manager and sister of singer Gary Valenciano. She has two siblings, Timo and Kara Pangilinan
Kiko Pangilinan’s full name is Francis Pancratius Nepomuceno Pangilinan. He was born on August 24, 1963 in Manila, Philippines. He is the son of Donato Tongol Pangilinan Jr., an engineer and entrepreneur, and Emma Monasterial Nepomuceno, a public school teacher. He has eight siblings
Gab and Kiko are first cousins once removed. Their grandfathers, Donato Tongol Pangilinan Sr. and Jose Nepomuceno Pangilinan, were brothers
The Pangilinan Family Tree
Here is a simplified diagram of the Pangilinan family tree:
Donato T. Pangilinan Sr. = Emma Nepomuceno
+– Donato T. Pangilinan Jr. = Emma Monasterial
| +– Francis “Kiko” N. Pangilinan = Sharon Cuneta
| +– KC Concepcion (adopted)
| +– Simone Francesca Emmanuelle “Frankie” Cuneta-Pangilinan
| +– Mariel Daniella Sophia “Miel” Cuneta-Pangilinan
| +– Miguel Samuel Mateo Cuneta-Pangilinan (adopted)
+– Jose N. Pangilinan = Lourdes Valenciano
+– Joseph N. Pangilinan = Angeli Valenciano
+– Gabrielle Marie “Gab” N. Pangilinan
+– Timothy Joseph “Timo” N. Pangilinan
+– Kara N. Pangilinan
The Pangilinan Bond
Gab and Kiko have a close bond as relatives and as artists. Gab considers Kiko as one of her mentors and inspirations in her career. She has expressed her admiration and gratitude for him on several occasions, such as his birthday and Father’s Day. She also supports his political advocacies and campaigns, especially on issues concerning agriculture, education, and human rights
Kiko, on the other hand, is proud of Gab’s achievements and talents as a performer. He has watched some of her shows and praised her for her excellence and passion. He also encourages her to pursue her dreams and to use her voice for good causes. He treats her like his own daughter and loves her dearly.
The two also share some common interests and hobbies, such as farming, reading, traveling, and music. They often exchange books and recommendations with each other. They also enjoy spending time together with their families and friends during holidays and special occasions.
Gab Pangilinan and Kiko Pangilinan are indeed related by blood and by heart. They are not only cousins but also friends and allies who support each other in their respective fields and endeavors. They are both proud members of the Pangilinan clan, a family of achievers, leaders, and artists who have made significant contributions to Philippine society and culture.