NEWS UPDATE: The 2014 Posthumous Excellence in Agriculture will be given to Cornelia Sausa-Peñaranda y Umacob of Tacloban City, Leyte, The Philippines.

Info of her including her genealogy will be posted soon. She was nominated on line for this category. Our 12-person panel of judges came from 10 countries across the globe.


The 2013 Excellence in Education was given posthumously to APOLONIO MIRANDA y BLANCAFLOR of Angono, Rizal Province, The Philippines.

He was the husband of Iluminada Tolentino y Saguinsin, the daughter of Sofia Saguinsin y Samson and of Domingo Tolentino y Ybañez, the son of Josefa Ybañez and of Feliciano Carlos Antonio Tolentino y Delos Santos, the son of Doña Genara Delos Santos and of Don Teodoro Hilario Delfino Tolentino y Imperial, the son of Don Arcadio Jose Valentin Tolentino y Saguinsin and of Doña Alejandra Generosa Felicidad Imperial y Sauza, the 3rd child of Don Teodoro Vicente Luis Imperial y Ormaechea and of Doña Hilaria Maria Dela Vega Sauza y Berenguer de Marquina, the eldest 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's mother Sofia was the daughter of Priscila Samson y Mendiola and of Olimpio Saguinsin y Delos Santos, the son of Doña Valentina Delos Santos y Gragera and of Don Juan Saguinsin y Sauza, the son of Don Amado Saguinsin y Paquil and of Doña Maria Preciosa Salome Sauza y Ormaechea, the 3rd 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.

His remarkable contribution in the educational sector of his native Angono is up to now experienced by the denizens of Angono through their school Gingergrace Academe that produced  and still producing skilled and young professional alumni alike since its foundation in 1983. 

His good political contributions as well in his native Angono are well-remembered by his constituents. He always promoted the importance of quality education to succeed in one's life.


You can now nominate for The Excellence in Education. This award is given posthumously to any descendant of the Sauza family and of the Familia Sauza-Berenguer de Marquina who gave remarkable contribution in the progress of education 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 had done in the reference of the award you are nominating him / her for. Kindly give examples of how this excellent quality had 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.   

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