NEWS UPDATE: The 2014 Excellence in Sports will be given to Alvin Tolentino y De Leon of Angono, Rizal, The Philippines, 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 Sports was given to VICENTE PAUL HIZON y BOWIE also known as Vince of Stanton, California, USA. 

He is the son of Harriet M. Bowie and of Jose Hizon y Palma Gil, the son of Vicente Hizon y Panlilio and of Asuncion Palma Gil y Bangoy, the daughter of Teodoro Palma Gil and of Sofia Bangoy y Bustamante, the daughter of Doña Aparicia Bustamante y Alzate and of Don Antolin Bangoy y Porta. the son of Doña Alejandra Porta y De Caraga and of Don Gabriel Juan Bernardo Luis Ygnacio Bangoy y Sauza, the eldest son of Don Francisco Gabriel Bangoy y Badiang (2nd husband) and of Doña Restituta Maria Del Carmen Sauza y Berenguer de Marquina, the 4th 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 remarkable contributions in the field of sports are totally unforgettable. He inspired a great of number of youth to involved themselves into sports than vices. Being one of the most popular basketball player of his time and in his entire sports career, he won one Philippine Basketball League title, four Philippine Basketball Association titles, one Southeast Asian Games gold medal and one United States Basketball League Championship. Now a retired player of the Philippine Basketball Association, he is now involved with a lot of environment projects all over the Philippines. A loving husband to Patricia Bermudez and a doting father to their two boys.

You can now nominate for The Excellence in Sports. 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 Sports 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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