NEWS UPDATE: The 2014 Familia Sauza-Berenguer de Marquina Perpetual Award will be given to Benito Legarda Segundo y Tuason of Pueblo de Mariquina (presently 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 Familia Sauza-Berenguer de Marquina Perpetual Award was given posthumously to Senator LORENZO SUMULONG y SUMULONG (1905-1997) of Antipolo, Rizal Province, The Philippines. 

He was the son of Maria Salome Sumulong and of Senator Juan Sumulong y Marquez, the son of Doña Arcadia Marquez and of Don Policarpio Sumulong, the brother of Doña Natividad Sumulong, the wife of Don Juan Ruperto Sauza y Tuazon, the eldest son of Doña Matilde Tuazon y Dela Peña and of Don Miguel Juan Santiago Sauza y Berenguer de Marquina, the 7th 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.

From 1946-1949, he served as the 2nd District Representative of Rizal Province. He was one of the Philippine senators from 1949-1967 and from 1969-1972. He was the 10th Philippine Senate President pro tempore from 1966-1969. He led the Philippine delegation to the 902nd Plenary Meeting United Nations General Assembly in 1960 where he challenged the Soviet Union to allow the people of Eastern Europe the free exercise of their civil and political rights. In 1987, his niece President Corazon Cojuangco-Aquino y Sumulong named him to the Constitutional Commission that drafted the 1987 Philippine Constitution.

The Familia Sauza-Berenguer de Marquina Perpetual Award is posthumously given to any non-Sauza blooded individual but blood related to any Sauza or Sauza-Berenguer de Marquina clan or 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 / country. 

The Familia Sauza-Berenguer de Marquina 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 Familia Sauza-Berenguer de Marquina Perpetual Award for 2012 was posthumously given to Maria Corazon Cojuangco-Aquino y Sumulong, the Great Granddaughter of Don Policarpio Sumulong and of Doña Arcadia Marquez of Antipolo, Rizal Province, The Philippines. Maria Corazon Cojuangco-Aquino y Sumulong was the first female President of the Republic of The Philippines and the Mother of Modern Philippine Democracy

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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