NEWS UPDATE: The 2014 Posthumous Excellence in Music will be given to Tiburcio Eustaquio y Dela Paz of Marikina City, 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 Music was given posthumously to Maestro LUCIO SAN PEDRO y DIESTRO of Angono, Rizal Province, The Philippines.

He was the son of Elpidio San Pedro of Morong, Rizal, The Philippines and of Soledad Diestro y Tolentino, the daughter of Don Rafael Martin Diestro y Sauza and of Doña Maria Valeriana Ysabel Tolentino y Imperial, the daughter of Don Arcadio Jose Valentin Tolentino y Saguinsin and of Doña Alejandra Generosa Felicidad Imperial y Sauza, the daughter 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 grandfather Don Rafael Martin Diestro y Sauza was the only son of Don Martin Diego Diestro y Fernandez and of Doña Sagrario Alatea Luisa Sauza y Talip, the eldest daughter of Doña Maria Angeles Talip y Revil (1st Wife) 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.

He is our posthumous awardee this year. His status as the Philippines National Artist for Music is really amazing and totally world class! 

You can now nominate for The Excellence in Music. 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 music 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 and for award qualification.    

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