NEWS UPDATE: The 2014 Don Santiago Sauza y Delo Rios Perpetual Award will be given to Governor Lino Chatto y Ibarra of Balilihan, 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 Don Santiago Sauza y Delo Rios Perpetual Award was given posthumously to MARCELA MARINO-AGONCILLO y CORONEL also known as ABUELA CELAY (1860-1946) of Taal, Batangas, The Philippines.

She was the daughter of Doña Eugenia Coronel y Ylagan and of Don Francisco Mariño y Diokno, the son of Doña Gregoria Diokno y Villavicencio and Don Andres Mariño y Sauza, the son of Don Francisco Mariño y Macabulos and of Doña Beatriz Sauza y Sanchez, the daughter of Doña Altagracia Sanchez and of Don Alfonso Ricardo Sauza y Holguin, the father of Don Elrico Sauza y Sanchez (wife was Doña Maria Purisima Delos Rios), the father of Don Santiago Sauza y Delos Rios, 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 very popular and well respected in the Philippine history because she was the principal seamstress of the first and official Philippine flag of the Philippines.

She married Felipe Agoncillo y Encarnacion (1859-1942), the firs Filipino diplomat. They had six daughters namely Lorenza, Gregoria, Eugenia, Marcela, Adela and Maria.

The Don Santiago Sauza y Delo Rios Perpetual Award is posthumously given to any Sauza blooded individual who gave good historical contribution / contributions to his / her place that up to now is / are recognized by his / her community or that should be recognized by his / her community. 

The Don Santiago Sauza y Delo Rios Perpetual Award was posted on 19 November 2012 during the 222nd birthday of Doña Ysabel Berenguer de Marquina - Sauza y Sumulong and the 203rd wedding anniversary of Doña Ysabel Berenguer de Marquina y Sumulong and of Don Santiago Sauza y Delos Rios.

The Don Santiago Sauza y Delos Rios Perpetual Award for 2012 was posthumously given to Doña Segunda Katigbak-Luz y Solis from the House of Doña Maria Guadalupe Sauza y Delos Rios Jalisco, Mexico and of Don Fidel Solis y Buenviaje of Asturias, Spain. Doña Segunda also know as Unday was the first love of Dr. Jose Protacio Rizal y Realonda y Quintos, the National Hero of the Republic of the Philippines. 

Moreover, the Grand Matriarch of the Familia Sauza-Berenguer de Marquina in the Republic of the Philippines was Doña Ysabel Berenguer de Marquina y Sumulong  who was born on 19 November 1790 at Cagsawa, Provincia de Albay, Filipinas. She died on 30 January 1900, Banwa, Batan, Provincia de Capiz (presently Aklan), The Philippines. She was buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Banwa, Batan, Provincia de Capiz (presently Aklan), The Philippines. She was the only child of Doña Demetria Sumulong y Lindo (21 June 1772, Antipolo, Filipinas - 01 February 1814, Cagsawa, Provincia de Albay, Filipinas) and of Señor Felix Berenguer de Marquina y FitzGerald (20 November 1736, Alicante, Spain - 10 October 1826, Alicante, Spain) from The Royal and Noble House of FitzGerald of Ireland who was married to Doña Maria Anstoategui y Barron in 1758 in Spain. Moreover, Señor Felix Berenguer de Marquina y FitzGerald was the 55th Governor-General of the Republic of the Philippines (1788-1793) and the Viceroy of New Spain (1800-1803).

The Grand Patriarch of the Familia Sauza-Berenguer de Marquina in the Republic of the Philippines was Don Santiago Sauza y Delos Rios who was born on 23 April 1777 at Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico. He died on 25 December 1880 at Intramuros, Manila, Filipinas. He was buried at Parroquia de San Ignacio in Intramuros, Manila, Filipinas. He was the 22nd gobernadorcillo and the 7th alcalde capitan of Pueblo de Mariquina (presently Marikina City), Provincia de Tondo, Filipinas. He was one of the founders of the first paper mill in the Philippines. 

Don Santiago Sauza y Delos Rios and Doña Ysabel Berenguer de Marquina y Sumulong had 11 children. They lived and owned the Hacienda Sauza-Berenguer de Marquina (1809-1870). This was located along the riverbanks of Marikina from the present Tumana, Sto. Niño, Marikina City to Rosario, Pasig City, The Philippines. Presently, part of the Hacienda Sauza-Berenguer de Marquina is the resident block of the Sauza clan in Sto. Niño, Marikina City, The Philippines.    

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