NEWS UPDATE: The 2014 Excellence in Music will be given to Lucio San Pedro y Diaz of Angono, Rizal Province, 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 Music was given to MONICA PAULINE GIL y SANTOS of Manila City, The Philippines, She is also known as Nikki Gil.

She is the daughter of Julie Christine Santos and Dino Gil y Roan, the son of Luzdivina Roan y Samson and of Dr. David Gil y Villaluz, the son of Constancia Villaluz y Blanco and of Nemensio Gil y Reyes, the son of Maria Cleofe Reyes and of  Adriano Gil y Blanco, the son of Doña Maria Magdalena Blanco y Sauza and of Don Tomas Geronimo Gil y Imperial, the son of Don Rodrigo Guillermo Antonio Gil y Calderon and of Doña Maria Ysabel Salome Imperial y Sauza, the eight 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 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 is chosen this year for this award because of her wholesome contribution to the Philippine music and film industry which is truly an inspiring role for the modern youth. She is also a versatile host, theatre and movie actress. She is well remembered for the High School Musical Breaking Free and Gotta On My Way under Walt Disney Pictures Her international film The Red Shoes, where she was the lead actress, won the Best Picture Award in the 27th Bogota International Film Festival.

You can now nominate for The Excellence in Music. 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 music 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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