Francisco Galang Bautista, Jr.
(1928 - 2000)

Profile:
Francisco Galang Bautista Jr.
Nickname: Ampa

Birth:
Pampanga, Philippines
December 10, 1928

Passing:
California, Philippines
May 22, 2000

Interests:
Reading, Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Politics
Timeline
Francisco Galang Bautista, Jr. is born in Masantol, Pampanga, Philippines to Severina and Francisco Bautista, Sr. Frank Jr. is the eldest boy of 7 siblings.
Meets future wife Corazon Lacap, a pharmacy student at the University of Santo Thomas, at a college dance in Manila for students of Masantol.
Graduates from Far Eastern University in Manila, Philippines with a degree in Law. He passes the bar the same year and immediately practices law.
Frank and Corazon's first child Maria Victoria is born, but does not survive birth.
Frank and Corazon give birth to their 2nd child Francisco Bautista III at the Mary Johnston Hospital in Manila.
Frank runs for mayor of Masantol. He wins in a landslide victory becoming one of the youngest mayors in Masantol history at the time. One of the requirements for him to run as mayor, was that he had to be born in Masantol to be eligible. Of all his siblings, he was the only one born in Masantol. And this was a complete accident because his mother, who was 9 months pregnant at the time, went to Masantol believing her uncle had passed away. When she got there she learned he was still hanging on and still alive and so they stayed a while longer. Because she had to stay, she ended up delivering the baby.
Frank along with his leadership team help bring the first traditional phone system to the town of Masantol. During his 4-year term as mayor he is credited with helping to upgrade the town's infrastructure including the plumbing and water systems.
Frank finds a job at John Hancock Insurance and very quickly becomes a top producer.
Frank along with his oldest son goes to the United States. The plan is to see if likes it in San Francisco and can find a job and housing. If all goes well he will bring the entire family over.
The Bautista clan is reunited in San Francisco as the entire family is petitioned over and immigrate to the U.S.
Frank organizes the 1st Masantol Town Fiesta in a small community center called Canon Kip in San Francisco. The idea behind the fesitval was to bring Masantolenos living in the U.S. together so they would not forget the traditions of their native country.

He also wanted to help foster a sense of community amongst other Masantolenos and other Filipinos living in the U.S. The atmosphere is standing room only and has Masantolenos from across the country coming in to celebrate. The event is a HUGE success and still lives strong to this day.
Frank and Corazon purchase a home in San Francisco's Sunset District, a predominantly Irish and Italian American community at the time.
At the age of 50, and after 10 years at John Hancock, Frank decides to open his own business as an independent insurance broker. He has multiple agents in CA and business does well.
Frank's first grandchild Leilani Doctolero is born. She later dubs Frank with his family nickname "Ampa" because she could not pronounce Grandpa.
Frank starts a side business distributing Halon based fire extinguishers which are both colorless and odorless. The business struggles. He was only one of a few distributors, but marketing and distribution did not fair well.
Frank begins to fundraise in the Filipino community to help rebuild a church and parish hall in his native town of Masantol.
Frank is diagnosed with kidney problems and also suffers from gout. For a while they try to treat him with medication, but he is finally advised dialysis after learning his kidneys are only 15% functional.
Ribbon cutting ceremonies and a celebration take place to open the church that Frank helped to build. Sadly, Frank is not healthy enough to make the trek to the Philippines. Corazon along with some town mates go to attend the church blessing. Corazon gives a speech on behalf of her husband.
Frank passes away after a long battle with complications of kidney disease.

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"Happy Thanksgiving Dad! We're all at my house together celebrating the holiday, but it's not complete without you. I miss you Dad. I love you."
Ina B.
November 26th, 2015
"15 years, and it hasn't gotten any easier. Thinking of you and missing you. I love you, Dad. Ina"
C. Bautisa
May 22nd, 2015
"Merry Christmas Dad! I love you!!"
Ina Bautista
December 27th, 2014
"Good morning Dad. Happy Birthday! You would have been 86 years old today. I hope you are having a great celebration in Heaven with Pop,Grandma and your siblings. We celebrate YOU today. I love and miss you always. Ina"
Ina B.
December 10th, 2014
"X-mas 2013 fyi - it felt off not being at your house last nite, i sure watched alot of xmas shows. thinking of you very much : )"
corita bautista
December 25th, 2013
"Happy Birthday, Dad! Celebrating your 85th birthday through happy and loving memories of you. I miss you, Dad...I love you!! Ina"
Ina Bautista
December 10th, 2013
"Hi Dad - Happy Father's Day. I love you!"
Ina Bautista
June 16th, 2013
"It's been 13 years sinced you passed and the pain doesn't get any easier. I miss you Dad, I love you! Ina"
Ina Bautista
May 22nd, 2013
"Happy Birthday Dad! You would have been 84 years old today. We would all be at your house later today to celebrate with you. Instead we will celebrate your birthday with the happy memories of you. I love you Dad. I miss you so much. Ina"
Ina Bautista
December 10th, 2012
"Dad - Happy Father's Day. I miss you."
Ina B.
June 18th, 2012

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