Filipina Names:

Establish the names of Filipino authors writing chiefly in Spanish according to the rules for Spanish names.

Establish the names of modern Filipino authors writing in English or in one of the indigenous languages (e.g., Tagalog, Ilocano) according to the following guidelines:

Modern Filipino names usually contain one or more forenames and the paternal surname. Sometimes the maternal surname is inserted preceding the paternal surname as a kind of middle name. Enter these under the second surname, i.e., the paternal surname.

Example A

The names of many Filipino women give the paternal surname, also as a kind of middle name, followed by the husband’s surname the two being linked by a hyphen. Although the hyphen causes the combination of surnames to look like a compound surname, Philippine sources consistently list these women under the husband’s surname. Enter these also under the second surname, i.e., the husband’s surname.

Example B

There are some cases of Filipinos bearing compound surnames that should be entered under the first surname element. The most easily recognized category of these is represented by names including two surnames linked by the conjunctions "y" or "e."

Example C

In all cases refer from the surname that is not the entry element.

If the surname chosen for the entry includes a prefix (e.g., De, De la, Del), enter under the prefix. Refer from the element(s) following the prefix.

Example D

Note: Although many modern Filipino names are of Spanish origin, do not add spanish diacritical marks unless they are used by the person.

See also:

22.5. Entry Under Surname