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Susan Ople

EFFECTIVE

EMPOWERING

Educationi
Capacity-Building Programs
Bachelors in
Gives lectures on
Communication, UST
human trafficking,
(1984)
illegal recruitment,
Masters in Public
and financial literacy
Administration, Harvard
to empower OFWs to
University (1999)
control their situation
ii
Work Experience
abroadvi
Pro-Poor Programs
President, Blas F. Ople
Longtime OFW
Policy Center and Training
Institute, a NGO that
Advocate running on a
iii
empowers OFWs (present)
platform of OFW
Consultant and chief of
rights, supporting
staff of Sen. Mar Roxas
victims of human
(2006-2008)
trafficking, increased
Undersecretary to Eduardo
SSS pension benefits,
Ermita (2006)
and lower income
Presidential speechwriter,
taxes for low waged
Office of Communications
workersvii
Director
Undersecretary, DOLE
(2004)
Chief of Staff, the Office of
Sen. Blas Ople (19992003)
Media Relations Chief,
Office of Sen. Blas Ople
(1992-1998)
Executive Director,
Citizens Drug Watch
Foundation (1989)
Staff researcher, Office of
Sen. Ernesto Herrera
(1987)
Major Awards
Hero Acting to End
Modern-Day Slavery Award
from US Secretary of State
John Kerry (2013)iv
Josephine Vernon Award for
Excellence in
Communicationv

ETHICAL

i Barateta, Fernando Jr. Profile: Susan Toots Vasquez Ople. ABS-CBN. May 5, 2010.
http://rp3.abs-cbnnews.com/research/2010-candidate-profiles/05/05/10/profile-susan%E2%80%9Ctoots%E2%80%9D-vasquez-ople
ii Ibid
iii About Us: Blas F. Ople Policy and Training Institute. Blas F. Ople Policy and Training
Institute . Accessed on January 26, 2016. http://www.blasoplecenter.com/about-us/
iv Migrants Advocate Susan Ople: OFWs Inspired My Father Blas, They Inspire Me Now.
GMA News, June 25, 2013.
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/314392/news/pinoyabroad/migrants-advocatesusan-ople-ofws-inspired-my-father-blas-they-inspire-me-now
v Barateta, Fernando Jr. Profile: Susan Toots Vasquez Ople. ABS-CBN. May 5, 2010.
http://rp3.abs-cbnnews.com/research/2010-candidate-profiles/05/05/10/profile-susan%E2%80%9Ctoots%E2%80%9D-vasquez-ople
vi Susan Ople: Fighting for OFWs. Rappler, October 19, 2013.
http://www.rappler.com/move-ph/domoreawards/41734-profile-susan-toots-ople?
cp_rap_source=ymlScrolly#cxrecs_s
vii Macasero, Ryan, OFW Advocate Susan Ople Seeks Senatorial Seat. Rappler, October
16, 2015. http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/109471-ofw-advocatesusan-ople-coc-senate