NEWS UPDATE: The 2014 Posthumous Excellence in Music will be given to Maria Emma Salgado-Ballesteros y Soriano of Aguilar, Pangasinan, The Philippines.

Info of her including her genealogy will be posted soon. She was nominated on line for this category. Our 12-person panel of judges came from 10 countries across the globe.


The 2013 Excellence in Public Service was given posthumously to BONIFACIO FIEL y ORDANEZA (1928-1986) of Kiblawan, Davao Del Sur, The Philippines.

He was the son of Nicolasa Ordaneza and of Catalino Fiel y Mirafuentes, the son of Timothea Mirafuentes and of Julian Fiel y Surposa, the son of Doña Maria Cui Surposa y Regis and of Don Elias Fiel y Guidote, the son of Don Faustino Fiel y Embrado and of Doña Ysabel Guidote y Sauza, the daughter of Don Teodoro Guidote y Enrile y Alcedo and of Doña Refugio Maria Del Rosario Sauza y Berenguer de Marquina, the 10th 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 became the Vice Mayor of his town Kiblawan. During his incumbency, one of his political contributions was implementing and promoting the peaceful relations between the rebels and the government that resulted into peace & order in his place. He was always ready to help unconditionally his constituents especially the less fortunate ones.


You can now nominate for The Excellence in Public Service. 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 public service 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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