NEWS UPDATE: The 2014 Excellence in Senior Citizen Service will be given to Ildefonso Madrid Jr. y Gelido of Aguilar, Pangasinan, 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 Senior Citizen Service was given to Dr. JULIETA CRUZ y SANTOS of Marikina City, The Philippines.

She is the daughter of Inocenta Santos and Domingo Cruz y Sauza, the son of Don Sotero Cruz and of Doña Maria Marta Fe Sauza y Sumulong, the daughter of Doña Natividad Sumulong and Don Juan Ruperto Sauza y Tuazon, the eldest son of Doña Matilde Tuazon y Dela Peña and of Don Miguel Juan Santiago Sauza y Berenguer de Marquina, the seventh 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.

The daughter of a famous shoemaker, she is an obstetrician by profession and a former doctor of St. Luke's Hospital in the Philippines. Her countless and selfless contributions to the people of her native Marikina alone is very remarkable and inspiring.  

She is a well respected and a sought-after medical practitioner. Her service to people and to her fellow senior citizen is truly worth appreciating for!  

You can now nominate for The Excellence in Senior Citizen Service. 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 senior citizen service 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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