Philippine Address: B Narra St., Project 3 Quezon City
Employer: Engineering Equipment Incorporated (EEI) Kuwait, local agency – EEI Manila
Jose Sta. Maria is one of the many heroes produced by the recent Kuwait-Iraq conflict. Trapped in Kuwait, he did not lose composure but instead showed bravery and courage and impose upon himself the responsibility of evacuating about 100 workers of EEI.
All throughout their escape from Kuwait, Sta. Maria was their rallying point. He led the 100 Filipino workers on their way to Jordan and arranged for their safe evacuation.
He saw to their transportation needs, provided food and secured travel documents of his companions for their subsequent repatriation to the Philippines. His efforts all paid off when the 100 workers all safely reached home in batches on September 15, 16 and 17.