NEWS UPDATE: The 2014 Señor Felix Berenguer de Marquina y FitzGerald Lifetime Achievement Award  will be given to Maria Luz Soriano-Salgado y De Vera 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.

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 The 2013 Señor Felix Berenguer de Marquina y FitzGerald Lifetime Achievement Award was given GONZALO VELASCO y BERENGUER of Madrid, Spain and of Bristol, United Kingdom.

Gonzalo is the son of Gonzalo Juan Esteban Velasco y Vicente and of Ana Maria Luz Julia de la Santisima Trinidad Berenguer y Peñalva, the daughter of Maria Teresa Peñalva y De La Cal an of Manuel Valeriano Berenguer y Espilar, the son of Josefa Maria Espinar y Martinez and of Juan Bautista Cristobal Berenguer y De Las Cagigas, the son of Maria Dela Concepcion De Las Cagigas y De Azaola and of Juan Bautista Berenguer y Salazar, the son of Maria Salazar y Benimeli and of Jose Berenguer y Savall, the son of Getrudis Savall y Berenguer and of Jose Isidoro Volusiano Berenguer y Ravacho, the son of Catalina Petra Fabiola Juana Evangelista Ravacho y Hidalgo De Cisneros and of Joaquin Maria De Loreto Berenguer de Marquina y Ansoategui, the son of Maria Dela O Getrudis Cayetana de Ansoategui y Barron and of Señor Felix Ignacio Juan Nicolas Antonio Jose Joaquin Buenaventura Berenguer de Marquina y FitzGerald, the partner of Demetria Sumulong y Lindo, the mother Ysabel Berenguer de Marquina y Sumulong, the wife of Santiago Sauza y Delos Rios.

Gonzalo, also a Filipino by ancestry, is the also the genealogist and archivist of the Familia Berenguer De Marquina y FitzGerald of Europe. He keeps as well the Familia Sauza-Berenguer de Marquina genealogy of Don Santiago Sauza y Delos Rios and of Doña Ysabel Berenguer de Marquina y Sumulong. 

Moreover, the Señor Felix Berenguer de Marquina y FitzGerald Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to any descendant of Señor Felix Berenguer de Marquina y FitzGerald or any Berenguer de Marquina or Berenguer or FitzGerald blooded individual who gave / gives good,  remarkable, inspiring and world class contributions in his / her related areas of works. 

The Señor Felix Berenguer de Marquina y FitzGerald Lifetime Achievement 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.

This was our first time to give The Señor Felix Berenguer de Marquina y FitzGerald Lifetime Achievement Award in the name of our ancestry, The Royal & Noble House of FitzGerald of Ireland

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 Ansoategui 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.

Gonzalo Velasco y Berenguer (1985-present)

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.

Their 11 children were Doña Hilaria Maria Dela Vega (1810-1913), Don Demetrio Ygnacio Felipe (1811-1904), Don Francisco Antonio Salvador (1812-1910), Doña Restituta Maria Del Carmen (1814-1916), Padre Lorenzo Eduardo Teofilo (1815-1912), Don Xystus Amadeo Celestino (1816-1898), Don Miguel Juan Santiago (1818-1925), Don Jose Alberto Filemon (1819-1922), Doña Brigida Maria Del Cielo (1821-1930), Doña Refugio Maria Del Rosario (1835-1932) and Don Anselmo Benedicto Onoftre (1838-1940). 

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