NEWS UPDATE: The 2014 Excellence in Visual Arts will be given to Cipriano Lachica y Legaspi of Balete, Aklan, 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.

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The 2013 Excellence in Visual Arts was given to HERBERT PINPINO y SAUSA also known as EBOK of Angono, Rizal Province, The Philippines.

He is the son of Noel Pinpiño and of Gina Sausa y Merced, the daughter of Purificacion Merced y Hernandez and of Arsenio Sausa y Ner, the 3rd child of Maria Socorro Gragera y Ner and of Teodoro Sausa y Bautista, the son of Doña Rita Bautista y Gomez and of Don Macario Jose Valentino Sausa y Tiamson, the 4th child of Doña Juana Ursula Tiamson y Aragoncillo and of Don Sotero Telesforo Sauza y Villavicencio, the eldest son of Doña MariaVillavicencio y Macatangay (2nd wife) and of Don Anselmo Benedicto Onofre Sauza y Berenguer de Marquina, the youngest and the 11th 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.

Moreover, his paternal great grandmother Maria Socorro Gragera y Ner was the daughter of Maria Gragera and of Gabriel Ner, the son of Doña Soledad Ner y Sauza (9th wife) and of Padre Lorenzo Eduardo Teofilo Sauza y Berenguer de Marquina, the 5th 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 paternal great great grandfather Gabriel Ner y Sauza was the son of  Padre Lorenzo Eduardo Teofilo Sauza y Berenguer de Marquina and of Doña Soledad Ner y Sauza, the daughter of Doña Rafaela Ner y Villamarin (25th wife) and of 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 7th child of  Don Santiago Sauza y Delos Rios and of Doña Ysabel Berenguer de Marquina y Sumulong. 

At his young age, he was able to show his artistic skills. Since then and up to now, he wins in many competitions that bring pride and honor to his family and to his hometown Angono in Rizal Province. He is very much positive in life and very much focus in his world class artistic skills through visual arts and tattooing. He is a highly recommended role model for physically able people.

You can now nominate for The Excellence in Visual Arts. 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 visual arts 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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