NEWS UPDATE: The 2014 Model Family of The Year (Ulirang Pamilya ng Taon) will be given to Mr. & Mrs. Loreto Balanon y Hufano (La Union).

Info of this including the genealogy 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.


The 2013 Model Family of The Year (Ulirang Pamilya ng Taon) was given to MR. & MRS. MARIANO MATAFLORIDA y MEREDORES of Loon, Bohol, The Philippines

Mariano is the son of Matilde Meredores and of Paciano Mataflorida y Larona, the son of Martina Larona (1st Wife) and Valentin Mataflorida y Cuaresma, the son of Doña Maria Cornelia Cuaresma y Embrado and of Don Francisco Onofre Salvador Mataflorida y Sauza, the eldest son of Don Alberto Aniceto Celerino Mataflorida y Ortiz and of Doña Maria Consolacion Gertrudes Sauza y Ormaechea, the eight child of Doña Ygnacia Margarita Beatriz Ormaechea y Zaraspe 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.

His wife is Pastora Salavedra y Supremo. So far, they are the oldest living married couple of Loon, Bohol, The Philippines. They are well respected in their place because of the kind of discipline they brought up to their children. The discipline of love, well mannered and most of all, fear of the Lord. They are not rich materially, but the values of life are overflowing in their family. Fishing along the sea of Bohol and nearby places was the common work done by Mariano to raise his family while Pastora was at home raising their children and doing some marketing jobs while her husband was at sea. Now in their 90's, their household takes good care of Mariano and Pastora in return for the love this couple gave to them. 

You can now nominate for The Model Family of The Year. This award is given to any family descendant of the Sauza family and of the Familia Sauza-Berenguer de Marquina who gave / gives remarkable contribution / contributions for the social development of the community they belonged / belong. A deceased descendant of the Sauza family and of the Familia Sauza-Berenguer de Marquina can also be nominated provide they died not more than (3) three consecutive years during their 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 to sustained and selfless professional / voluntary service;

* shown innovation or creativity in delivering lasting results;

* described as vividly and precisely as possible the difference their 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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