NEWS UPDATE: The 2014 Excellence in Humanitarian Works will be given to Melinda Lontoc-Testa y Keil of Marikina City, The Philippines.

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

This award is also as The Dr. Apolinia Merced-Villamayor Excellence in Humanitarian Works.


The 2013 Excellence in Humanitarian Works was given to ALLAN TORREFRANCA y JUEZAN of Alabang, Muntinlupa City, The Philippines.

He is the son of Trinidad Juezan and Norberto Torrefranca Sr. y Sanchez, the son of Francisca Sanchez and of Baudillo Torrefranca y Pueblos, the son of Buenaventura Torrefranca and of Marcelina Pueblos y Mante, the daughter of of Doña Maria Dionisia Mante and of Don Damaso Damian Lorenzo Ygnacio Pueblos y Imperial, the eldest twin child and only son of Don Serafin Josef Pueblos y Ortega y Ortiz and of Doña Maria Josefina Genoveva Gertrudes Imperial y Sauza, the fifth child of Don Teodoro Vicente Luis Imperial y Ormaechea and of Doña Hilaria Maria Dela Vega Sauza y Berenguer de Marquina, the eldest 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.

His silent humanitarian works particularly among the common people of Sagbayan, Bohol, The Philippines are remarkably extraordinary. Visit the famous Sagbayan Peak in Bohol and you will know how famous this gentleman in helping people and in motivating them to succeed! Two thumbs up!

He is happily married to the former Delia Milan-Torrefranca of Nueva Ecija, The Philippines.

You can now nominate for The Excellence in Humanitarian Works. 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 humanitarian works 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.    

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