Get To Know 11 Pinoy Musicians with Chinese Blood

Today, the whole Chinese community is celebrating its New Year. And the Philippines being a country with rich Chinese cultural influence is one with the whole Chinese people in celebrating and welcoming the year of the wooden Sheep.

In connection with that, Gigsmanila will give you a rundown of the list of known Filipino singers/musicians with Chinese blood. We don’t know if you’ll be surprised that they have Chinese blood or that they are recording artists.


1. Richard Poon

Richard Poon who started his singing carreer in lounges and bar gigs is a Filipino born to pure Chinese Parents Robert Poon and Eva Huang. He was a former member of the band U-Turn before he went solo in 2007. Poon’s first solo album “I’ll Take Care of You” earned for him a Platinum Record Award. Currently, he’s a mainstay of ASAP doing the “Sessionistas” segment. He is also married to model actress Maricar Reyes.


2007 – I’ll Take Care of You, MCA
2009 – For You, MCA
2010 – I’ll Be Seeing You, MCA
2011 – Christmas With Richard Poon
2012 – The Crooner’s Songbook: The Best of Richard Poon, MCA
2013 – Legends, Universal Records

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Written by Ron Mia

A music enthusiast who's into pop/ballad/rnb/alternative rock. Supporter of OPM and promoter of #OPMFriday

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