NEWS UPDATE: The 2014 Posthumous Excellence in Engineering will be given to Simeon Eusebio Unidad y Sauza of Pueblo de Mariquina (presently Marikina City), The Philippines.

Info of his including his enealogy 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 Engineering was given posthumously to Governor PACIANO BANGOY y VILLANUEVA of Davao City, The Philippines.

He was the son of Emilia Villanueva and of Francisco Bangoy y Bustamante, the son of Doña Aparicia Bustamante y Alzate and of Don Antonlin 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.  

He was the last governor of the undivided Davao Province. His dedicated selfless services to his native Davao brought the undivided Davao Province into progress such as in electricity, machinery, establishments, sanitation, communication and economic development which were all also related to various disciplines of engineering.

Moreover, the original Davao Province was split into three namely Davao Del Norte, Davao Del Sur and Davao Oriental on 08 May 1967 when President Ferdinand E. Marcos signed Republic Act. No. 4867 into law that was authored by Representative Lorenzo S. Sarmiento Sr.

You can now nominate for The Excellence in Engineering. 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 engineering 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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