NEWS UPDATE: The 2014 Excellence in Literature will be given to Ligaya Tiamson-Rubin y Gragera of Angono, Rizal Province, 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.


The 2013 Excellence in Literature was given to ROSARIO MAG-ATAS y UNIDAD of Angono, Rizal Province, The Philippines. (Photo by Patnubay Tiamson)

She is the eldest daughter of Leonarda Unidad y Medina and of Cresencio Mag-atas  y Bautista, the son of Olimpia Bautista y Villamarin and Policarpio Mag-atas y Delos Reyes, the son of Doña Jacoba Delos Reyes y De Guzman and of Don Ygnacio Nicasio Mag-atas y Buhion, the eldest child of Don Bonifacio Anacleto Mag-atas y Macalindol and of Doña Camilla Barbara Buhion y Sauza, the fifth child of Don Salvador Eustaquio Jose Bohion y Torralba and of Doña Sagrario Alatea Luisa Sauza y Talip, the eldest child of Doña Maria Angeles Talip y Revil (1st Wife) and of Don Demetrio Ygnacio Felipe Sauza y Berenguer de Marquina, the second 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.

She finished the academic requirements for Doctor of Philosophy in Filipino Linguistic and Literature at Manuel Luis Quezon University in Manila, The Philippines. She wrote more than five books about communication and research in Filipino. 

She is a member of various experts groups in the Philippines such as the Linguistics Society of the Philippines and a lot more. She is also recognized by various academic groups in the Philippines for her outstanding contribution in teaching and writing. Recently, she was awarded by the Municipality of Angono with Dangal ng Bayan Award (Pride of The Town Award) in the field of Education. 

You can now nominate for The Excellence in Literature. 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 literature 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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