Oscar Catoto was a recipient of the Ambassador for Peace Award given by The Universal Peace Federation in Auckland, New Zealand.
He presently owns and operates the family business with his wife Mercy the ff: Tres Marias Trading Ltd., Tranfex New Zealand Ltd., and Catoto Investments Ltd. They also are directors of Freightwise International Global Logistics in Auckland, New Zealand.
Oscar, a former seaman, moved to New Zealand in August 1987 in search of greener pastures. Oscar & hi wife established a reputation as successful importers of Filipino food products from the Philippines and Director of Tres Marias Trading Ltd. in Auckland. Tres Marias has 110 distributors of the Filipino products all over New Zealand to date, and still growing. Oscar also renders services for freight forwarding of balikbayan boxes from New Zealand to the Philippines thru their company, Tranfex NZ Ltd. Oscar travels to and from NZ to the Philippines, as he also is slowly developing his beach resort, Aroha Beach Resort in Himamaylan, Bacolod, where he hopefully wants to relax in his future retirement. Oscar loves boxing, basketball, and watching movies for his pastime.