NEWS UPDATE: The 2014 Excellence in Performing Arts will be given to Beverlyna Salviejo y Africa also known as Beverly Salviejo of Badoc, Ilocos Norte, 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 Performing Arts was given to CESAR MONTANO of Baclayon, Bohol, The Philippines.

Born as Augustus Ceazar Manhilot y Demontaño, he is the son of Emma Demontaño and of Atty. Genovevo Manhilot y Quiñal, the son of Aniceta Quiñal y Tato and of Teodoro Manhilot y Badiang, the son of Doña Maria Damiana Badiang (2nd Wife) and of Don Martin Manhihilot y Sauza y Talip, the twin son of Don Mariano Manhihilot and Doña Gertrudes Talip (surrogate mother) of Doña Sofia Amara Libertad Sauza y Talip, the second 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.

He started as a theater actor way back in 1980s. He got his acting and singing talents from his dad. His remarkable and countless contributions in the present movie industry of the Philippines are truly word class. In 2005, he took oath as the Philippine Commissioner of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for culture and the arts. He is very much active in his work as an actor, film director, producer, restaurateur and most of all as a loving husband to his wife Philippine actress Sunshine Cruz y Braden and as a doting father and grandfather to his children and grandson.

You can now nominate for The Excellence in Performing Arts. This 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 preserving and promoting his culture among the various sectors of the society through film, stage play and other means of performing arts. Through this, the patriotic identity of one's citizenship is preserved and promoted 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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