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,
Citizen’s 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