NEWS UPDATE: The 2014 Posthumous Excellence in Music will be given to Victor Silvestre y Payumo also known as Vic Silayan of Binangonan, Rizal Province, 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 Performing Arts was given posthumously to ROSARIO VIOLETA SOLIS y HERNANDEZ (1935-1998) of Laguna, The Philippines.

She was the daughter of Milagros Hernandez y Crisini and of Maximo Bernardo Solis y Africa, the son of Guillerma Africa y Macarandang and of Bernardo Solis y Metra, the son of Doña Jacoba Metra y San Miguel (2nd Wife) and of Don Celestino Solis y Delos Santos, the son of Doña Yrene Delos Santos y Sumulong and of Don Juan Solis y Sauza, the son of Don Fidel Solis y Buenviaje of Asturias, Spain and of Doña Maria Guadalupe Sauza y Delos Rios of Jalisco, Mexico, the sister of Don Santiago Sauza, the husband 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.

She was the Best Actress in the 1967 Asian Film Festival for the film Dahil Sa Isang Bulaklak. Her FAMAS Best Actress awards were for Kundiman ng Lahi in 1959, Emily in 1960, Angustia in 1963, for her controversial film Igorota where she was the first Filipina actress to expose her breasts on film in 1968 and Don't Cry For Me, Papa in 1983. She was the first actress to be inducted into the FAMAS Hall of Fame.

For her Gawad Urian Best Supporting Actress awards, Ina, Kapatid, Anak in 1979, Kisapmata in 1981 and Karnal in 1982.

You can now nominate for The Excellence in Performing Arts. 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 performing arts 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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