Susan Ople



Capacity-Building Programs
 Bachelors in
 Gives lectures on
Communication, UST
human trafficking,
illegal recruitment,
 Masters in Public
and financial literacy
Administration, Harvard
to empower OFWs to
University (1999)
control their situation
Work Experience
Pro-Poor Programs
 President, Blas F. Ople
 Longtime OFW
Policy Center and Training
Institute, a NGO that
Advocate running on a
empowers OFWs (present)
platform of OFW
 Consultant and chief of
rights, supporting
staff of Sen. Mar Roxas
victims of human
trafficking, increased
 Undersecretary to Eduardo
SSS pension benefits,
Ermita (2006)
and lower income
 Presidential speechwriter,
taxes for low waged
Office of Communications
 Undersecretary, DOLE
 Chief of Staff, the Office of
Sen. Blas Ople (19992003)
 Media Relations Chief,
Office of Sen. Blas Ople
 Executive Director,
Citizen’s Drug Watch
Foundation (1989)
 Staff researcher, Office of
Sen. Ernesto Herrera
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


i Barateta, Fernando Jr. “Profile: Susan “Toots” Vasquez Ople.” ABS-CBN. May 5, 2010.
ii Ibid
iii “About Us: Blas F. Ople Policy and Training Institute.” Blas F. Ople Policy and Training
Institute . Accessed on January 26, 2016.
iv “Migrants’ Advocate Susan Ople: OFWs Inspired My Father Blas, They Inspire Me Now.”
GMA News, June 25, 2013.
v Barateta, Fernando Jr. “Profile: Susan “Toots” Vasquez Ople.” ABS-CBN. May 5, 2010.
vi “Susan Ople: Fighting for OFWs.” Rappler, October 19, 2013.
vii Macasero, Ryan, “OFW Advocate Susan Ople Seeks Senatorial Seat.” Rappler, October
16, 2015.