NEWS UPDATE: The 2014 Model Youth of The Year (Ulirang Kabataan ng Taon) will be given each to Allan Aquino y Tabernilla (Aklan), Frater Kevin James Pizarras y Maquindang, SVD (Bohol) and Jo-Anne Saguinsin y Espino (Rizal Province).

Info of them including their respective genealogies will be posted soon. They were nominated on line for this category. Our 12-person panel of judges came from 10 countries across the globe.

Starting 2014, the Top 3 nominees will receive each The Model Youth of The Year (Ulirang Kabataan ng Taon). 


The 2013 Model Youth of The Year (Ulirang Kabataan ng Taon) was given to JOSE MARI VICTOR SILAYAN of Manila, The Philippines.  

The 2013 Model Youth of The Year (Ulirang Kabataan ng Taon) was given to JUAN BENEDICTO MAGDARAOG y KATIGBAK of San Juan City, The Philippines. 

He is the son of Victor Magdaraog y Llorca and of Cynthia Katigbak y Silva, the daughter of Presentacion Silva y Recio and of Benedicto Isabelo Katigbak y Kalaw, the son of Laureana Mercedes Kalaw y Manguiat and of Alejandro Oscar Katigbak y Luz, the son of Justa Inez Luz y Katigbak and of Isabelo Katigbak y Macarandang, the son of Doña Ysabel Macarandang y Ramirez and of Don Mariano Solis y Katigbak, the son of Don Norberto Katigbak y Kalaw and of Doña Justa Solis y Luz, the daughter of  Doña Patricia De San Miguel Luz y Inciong and of Don Celestino Solis y Delos Santos, the son of Doña Yrene Delos Santos y Sumulong and of Don Juan Solis y Sauza,  the son of Don Fidel Solis y Buenviaje of Asturias, Spain and of Doña Maria Guadalupe Sauza y Delos Rios of Jalisco, Mexico, the sister of Don Santiago Sauza y Delos Rios, the husband 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.

(NOTA BENE: Thanks to Renz Marion Katigbak y Dimaano, the genealogist of the Solis-Katigbak Clan of Batangas, The Philippines for the genealogy of Juan Benedicto Magdaraog y Katigbak. He is now based in New Jersey, USA.)

You can now nominate for The Model Youth of The Year. This award is given to any living male or female descendant of the Sauza family and of the Familia Sauza-Berenguer de Marquina who gave / gives remarkable contribution / contributions for a particular field of his / her interests that give widely known inspiration among the youth sector of the society. He / she makes his / her family proud of his / her  remarkable contribution / contribution for the community he / she belongs. A deceased male / female descendant of the Sauza family and of the Familia Sauza-Berenguer de Marquina can also be nominated provide he / she died not more than (3) three consecutive years during his / her nomination.

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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