2020 BAGONG BAYANI AWARDS

Deadline for submission is on April 30, 2020 | Awarding Ceremony will be on August 20, 2020

The Bagong Bayani Awards (BBA) is a worldwide search for the country’s outstanding and exemplary Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). The awards seek to recognize and pay tribute to our OFWs for their significant efforts in fostering goodwill among peoples of the world, enhancing and promoting the image of the Filipino as a competent, responsible and dignified worker, and for greatly contributing to the socio-economic development of their communities and our country as a whole. The BBA aims at providing proper recognition to deserving nominees, thus setting up examples for others to emulate, and for the country to be proud of.

Any active Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW), landbased or seabased that are qualified may be nominated.

Founder

Captain Gregorio S. Oca

A man of Vision, Honor and Intergity
A graduate of Philippine Nautical School (Philippine Merchant Marine Academy), Captain Oca started as a seafarer before he became a maritime trade union leader. As founding chairman of the Associated Marine Officers’ and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines (AMOSUP-PTGWO), he initiated programs to improve the plight of Filipino seafarers particularly in seafarer training, health, and welfare. Under his stewardship and the support of its members, AMOSUP established hospitals, housing and billeting facilities, and training centers and schools including the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific. Captain Oca also worked for the protection of Filipino seafarers against proliferation of piracy in international waters and the approval of the Standard Employment Contract for mariners.
Captain Oca was a recognized leader in the shipping and maritime industry. He was Presidential Consultant on Maritime Affairs of the Office of the President from 1999 to 2001. He represented the sea-based sector in the Governing Board of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA); the Board of Trustees of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA); the Board of Trustees of the National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP); and the Maritime Training Council (MTC). He was also the president of the Bagong Bayani Foundation, Inc., a private foundation that recognizes the excellence of overseas Filipino workers around the world and the Philippine Maritime Education and Training Foundation, Inc. Because of his many legacies and accomplishments, he had been awarded for his contribution to maritime trade unionism, shipping, and the Philippine society. Captain Oca was awarded the Order of Lakandula with the Rank of Bayani, the highest distinction given by the Philippine government to a civilian on June 23, 2010. He was also conferred the Papal Award Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice in recognition of his support and services to the Church on July 25, 2010.
The life, service, and legacies of Captain Gregorio S. Oca reflect that of a true maritime leader – a champion of Filipino seafarers and maritime workers.

Board of Trustees

 

Capt. Gregorio S. Oca

Founder

 

Sec. Silvestre H. Bello III

DOLE

Honorary Chairperson

 

VAdm. Eduardo Ma R. Santos

President

Representing Associated Marine Officers & Seamen's Union of the Philippines (AMOSUP)

 

Rene E. Cristobal

Vice - President

Representing Association for Professionalism In Overseas Employment (ASPROE)

 

Edwina L. Beech

Treasurer

Individual Landbased Group

 

Alicia B. Devulgado

Internal Auditor

Representing Overseas Placement Association of the Philippines (OPAP)

 

Elsa U. Villa

Corporate Secretary

Representing Philippine Association of Service Exporter, Inc. (PASEI)

 

Leonardo B. De Ocampo

Individual Landbased Group

 

Capt. Oscar D. Orbeta

Representing Joint Ship Group (JMG) and Philippine Association of Manning Agencies and Ship Managers (PAMAS)

 

Levi S. De Mesa

Individual Landbased Group

 

Michael J. Estaniel

Representing Filipino Association for Mariner's Employment, Inc. (FAME)

 

Bernard P. Olalia

Administrator (POEA)

Honorary Trustee

 

Hans Leo J. Cacdac

Administrator (OWWA)

Honorary Trustee

 

Jocelyn T. Sanchez

Deputy Administrator (POEA)

Executive Director

 

Atty. Angeles T. Wong - Garcia

Consultant

 

Maria Fe G. Mabini

Administrative Assistant

Bagong Bayani Awardees

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2018 Awardee

Ronaldo Enriquez Molina

Bagong Bayani for Culture and the Arts Award & Blas F. Ople para sa Natatanging Bagong Bayani Award

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2016 Awardee

Daniel Galano Cabasa

Bagong Bayani Award for Outstanding Employee

Project Manager - Asea Brown Boveri (SA) Ltd. (ABB Saudi Arabia), Saudi Arabia

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List of Bagong Bayani Awardees & Profiles

About Us

Bagong Bayani Foundation, Inc.

The BBFI is a non-stock, non-profit organization conceived to uphold the new heroes of our time, the overseas Filipino workers. It works hand-in-hand with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and the private sector, in paying tribute to the OFWs through the BagongBayani Awards.

Primary Purposes of the BBFI
  1. To promote recognition and appreciation of the role of the Filipino overseas workers in the Philippine society and economy
  2. To foster high standards of responsibility, efficiency and integrity among Filipino overseas workers.
  3. To promote the welfare of Filipino overseas workers
The Bagong Bayani Awards

The BagongBayani Awards (BBA) is a worldwide search for the country’s outstanding and exemplary Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). The BBA seeks to recognize and pay tribute to OFWs for their significant efforts in fostering goodwill among peoples of the world, enhancing and promoting the image of the Filipino as a competent, responsible and dignified worker, and for greatly contributing to the socio-economic development of their communities and the country as a whole. The BBA aims to provide proper recognition to deserving nominees, thus setting up examples for others to emulate, and for the country to be proud of.