Position: QA Product Compliance Engineer/Engineer QA/QC
Philippine Address: 120 Purok 1, Brgy. Sico, Lipa City
Employer: Polyconcept Hongkong Ltd.

Mr. JOSEPH L. BAUTISTA is a domestic helper turned quality control engineer for a multi-national company in mainland China. His shift from domestic setting to a professional and multinational environment is a successful story that continues to inspire many OFWs around the world.

Mr. Bautista is also known as a “Kyoshi” or a Martial Arts Master to many OFWs in Hongkong and other nationalities all over the world. To his townmates in Lipa City Batangas, he is an Arnis Master. He leads the biggest number of OFWs training for martial arts, instilling in them the values of discipline, camaraderie and teamwork. He uses his skill in martial arts in training graduates of martial arts in providing security and protection for dignitaries, diplomats and prominent entertainers, among others. He heads several martial arts organizations worldwide, such the Black Panther MUSANG International Martial Arts Society, International Marshal Society (IMASO), and the World Organizer of Martial Arts (WOMA)-USA HK Chater as Chairman of the Board

Among the commendable projects of Mr. BAUTISTA was spearheading a fund raising project for the blood money for Primo Gasmen, an OFW in Saudi Arabia, who was sentenced with execution for killing a Nepali co-woker in 2002. Through his selfless efforts, the Filipino community in Hongkong was able to raise USD15,000.00.

Mr. Bautista presently works as Commander and Commanding Officer of External Maritime Affairs Division of the Philippine Coast Guards Auxiliary, 502nd Squadron Coast Guard Auxiliary District Southern Tagalog, Maritime Special Medical Assistance and Rescue Task Force, Maritime Search and Rescue, and Maritime Community Relations. He is also member of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN-ECOSOC), a worldwide campaign for Peace and Order and other socio-civic activities under the UN-DESA.

As an epitome of success attained through hard work and perseverance, and having excelled in the field of community and social services, MR. BAUSTISTA is truly deserving of the Bagong Bayani for Social Service and the Blas F. Ople Award para sa Natatanging Bagong Bayani.