Lourdes Livas, Mrs. Sampaguita USA 2015 | Photo by Ernie Antonio

The Honorary title of Mrs. Sampaguita U.S.A. is bestowed upon an active female community leader who has demonstrated outstanding support for the mission and goals of The Sampaguita Group. The co-founders of The Sampaguita Group select the honorary title recipient in confidence. She is then revealed, for the first time, at The Annual Sampaguita Ball.


Lourdes is the President and CEO of Lourdes Livas Properties, Inc.  She also manages the MDSC clinic of her husband, Dr. Bernardo Livas.

In recognition for her contributions to the Filipino American community, her collection of accolades include the Hall Of Fame’s Woman Of the Year from Chicago Philippine TV Reports and Via Times News Magazine, Melvin Jones Award from Lions International, Spirit of Excellence Award from FilAm MegaScene, Outstanding Business Woman from the Philippine Chamber of Commerce, Outstanding Calendar Mom from the Pilipino American Social Services (PASS), and High Profile Woman from Fashion in Fashion Magazine.

Lourdes’ titles include Mrs. Sampaguita 2015, bestowed to her by The Sampaguita Group, a not-for-profit organization that provides annual scholarships to collegiate Filipino American women in the United States, Mrs. Philippines PIWC 2005, Mrs. Valentine FACC 2004, and Mutya Ng Silangan NaFFAA 2004 (Pearl of The Orient.)

Currently, Lourdes is gearing up for her most challenging job to date, as Overall Chairperson of the Philippine Independence Week Committee (PIWC). She is the mother of two children — Gavino, a Business Administration graduate and, Kimberly, who holds a degree in the Arts.