NEWS UPDATE: The 2014 Posthumous Excellence in Good Parenting will be given to Mariano Mataflorida y Meredores of Loon, Bohol, The Philippines.

Info of his 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 Good Parenting was given posthumously to DON GREGORIO TUAZON y TINDUGAN of South Cotabato, The Philippines.

He was the son of Don Jose Agustin Tuazon y Sumulong and  of Doña Maria Brigida Consuelo Tindugan y Salviejo, the eldest daughter of Don Filemon Abelardo Tindugan y Sunglao (1st Husband) and of Doña Ysabel Salviejo y Evangelista y Sauza, the daughter of Doña Maria Salviejo y Evangelista 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 father Don Jose Agustin Tuazon y Sumulong was the son of Don Ygnacio Luis Antonio Tuazon y Gonzales and of Doña Micaela Salvadora Dela Concepcion Sumulong y Sauza, the eldest child of Don Salvador Sumulong y Mahinay and of Doña Maria Brigida Luisa Sauza y Felipe, the daughter of Doña Adoracion Felipe y Bermudez and of Don Antonio Sauza y Sanchez, the brother of Don El Rico Sauza y Sanchez, the father of Don Santiago Sauza y Delos Rios, tthe husband ofDoña Ysabel Berenguer de Marquina y Sumulong.

Though he descended from the rich and prominent clans of the Familia Tuazon of Pampanga, The Philippines and of the Familia Sauza-Berenguer de Marquina of old Marikina City, The Philippines, he did not depend on the illustrious life of his parents' ancestors. Instead, from his home in Bato, Catanduanes, The Philippines, he and his wife Doña Vicenta Bernal y Banas and children and households took the courage to travel to an unknown land to them that was the island of Mindanao. Though Mindanao was unfamiliar to them, they were safe because of their Familia Sauza-Berenguer de Marquina relatives from old Davao. 

He protected his household from threat. He preferred peace and love. He was known as Goyong. He was a loving and caring patriarch of his own household. He disciplined them with love and respect. He imparted the importance of family values, independence and fear of the Lord to his household. 

Through perseverance, most of his descendants are degree holders and are skilled and professional workers who continue the legacy started by him.

For us, he is the Patriarch of the Bicolano Community of South Cotabato, The Philippines.


You can now nominate for The Excellence in Good Parenting. This award is given posthumously to any descendant of the Sauza family and of the Familia Sauza-Berenguer de Marquina who gave remarkable contribution for the social development of his / her child / children / household who eventually gave / gives / give social welfare and development for the community he / she / they belong.

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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