NEWS UPDATE: The 2014 Excellence in Agriculture will be given to Mel Jesus Sauza y Dela Cruz of Aklan, The Philippines.

Info of him including his genealogy will be posted soon. He was nominated on line for this category. Our 12-person panel of judges came from 10 countries across the globe.


The 2013 Excellence in Agriculture was given to FIDEL MARASIGAN SR. y BICO of Bulsa, San Juan, Batangas, The Philippines. 

He is the son of Catalino Marasigan and of Regina Bico y Abante, the daughter of Paulina Abante and of Meliton Vico y Obar, the son of Doña Gavina Obar and of Don Segundo Vico y Sauza, the second son of Don Sylvestre Vico y Ylao and of Doña Elena Patrica Sauza y Escudero, the fourth child of Doña Maria Rosalia Eulalia Escudero y Guanzon and of Don Francisco Antontio Salvador Sauza y Berenguer de Marrquina, the third child of Don Santiago Sauza y Delos Rios and of Doña Ysabel Berenguer de Marquina y Sumulong, the only child of Doña Demetria Sumulong y Lindo and of Señor Felix Berenguer de Marquina y FitzGerald, the 55th Governor-General of the Philippines of Alicante, Spain and from The Royal.& Noble House of FitzGerald of Ireland.

He is a simple farmer who has a heart of helping his fellow farmers in his place. He is a well-respected person in his place. 


You can now nominate for The Excellence in Agriculture. This award  is given to any living descendant of the Sauza family and of the Familia Sauza-Berenguer de Marquina who gave / gives remarkable contribution / contributions in the progress of agriculture in his / her place or in another place.  

Nominate On Line

When answering the Nominate On Line, the nomination should tell the story of what your nominee has done in the reference of the award you are nominating him / her for. Kindly give examples of how this excellent quality has been demonstrated. Kindly show your nominee has

* contributed in a distinctive way to improving the lot of those less able to help themselves;

* devoted himself / herself to sustained and selfless professional / voluntary service;

* shown innovation or creativity in delivering lasting results;

* described as vividly and precisely as possible the difference his / her contributions has made: How were things before they began? How are they now?;

* earned the respect of their peers and become a role model for others;

* produced, perhaps against the odds, sustained achievement that has required moral, courage, vision and the ability to make tough choices or determined application and hard work.

Your identity as the nominator is kept confidential by the 2014 Las Familias Unidas Secretariat and Committee on Awards. 

The Sauza and Berenguer de Marquina ancestry of your nominee will be checked by our archives-in-charge for reference and for award qualification.   


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