Executive Secretary to the University Rector
Prince Mohammad Bin Fahad University
Alkhobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Jose Policarpio “Jaypee” Vega is an active Filipino community leader and champion of overseas Filipino migrants’ causes. In whatever capacity, be it as a President or Vice-President or Press Relations Officer of a Filipino organization, he does not waver in his passion to get involved in projects benefiting our less fortunate Kababayans, especially the distressed.
One of Mr. Vega’s many noteworthy projects was the “Embassy on Wheels Program” which he spearheaded when he was the Vice-President for Cultural Affairs of the All-Filipino Community and Sports Commission or AFCSCOM in 2011. Through the “Embassy on Wheels Program” the Philippine Embassy became more accessible to the overseas Filipinos as its programs and services were brought directly to the Filipino communities, instead of workers going to the Embassy for assistance.
In 2012, as President of the 6th OFW Congress (OFWC EP-KSA), he successfully led medical missions, clean-up drive, and fund raising campaign under its flagship program “Bantay OFW”. He was also the founder of Because We Care Foundation (BWCF), an emergency humanitarian assistance program of the OFW Congress, that benefited victims of typhoon Yolanda, to name a few.
He was also involved in organizing cultural events like Eastern Region Pinoy Got Talent, Little Prince and Little Princess OFW, among others. As member of the Filpop Music Club’ from 2004 to 2011, he actively performed in various concerts like “Maligayang Acapella Po” and “Blends.” Mr. Vega served as President of the club in 2009.
Mr. Vega showcased his talents and gave prestige to the country when he won in several categories at the World Championship of Performing Arts (WCOPA) in 2013. He bested representatives from other countries in the Gospel singing category where he was Gold Medalist, a Silver Medalist in the Pop Category and Bronze Medalist both in Broadway and Soul/Jazz R & B Categories.
Mr. Vega is truly a world-class performer deserving of the Bagong Bayani Culture and the Arts Award!