NEWS UPDATE: The 2014 Posthumous Excellence in Media will be given to Judge Baudillo Torrefranca y Pueblos of Sagbayan, 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.


The 2013 Excellence in Media was given posthumously to JOAQUIN ROCES y PARDO of Manila, The Philippines.

He was the husband of Pacita Carvajal y Perez de Tagle, the daughter of Doña Maria Amanda Perez De Tagle and of Don Arturo Jose Carvajal Sr. y Sauza, the son of Doña Maria Carvajal and of Don Prudecion Quiterio Sauza y Tuazon, the 5th child of Doña Matilde Tuazon y Dela Peña and of Don Miguel Juan Santiago Sauza y Berenguer de Marquina, the seventh child of Don Santiago Sauza 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 also known as Chino, the son of Don Moy Roces and of Doña Nena Pardo. His contributions in the Philippine media were precisely remarkable. He founded the Associated Broadcasting Company (ABC). He revived The Manila Time, the oldest English newspaper in the Philippines. He founded the Philippine Press Institute that gave codes of ethics for Philippine newspapers.

He fought bravely for democracy against the Martial Law of President Ferdinand Marcos. He was a silent humanitarian worker who helped unconditionally the flood victims in 1972, the Ruby Tower survivors in 1968 and the Taal Volcano eruption in 1965. 

You can now nominate for The Excellence in Media. 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 media 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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