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Ople confirms offer to lead the new OFW department?

May 18, 2022

OFW advocate and former labor undersecretary Susan Ople confirmed that presumptive President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. offered the post of Secretary of the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) during a meeting held last Friday, 6 PM, at the latter’s residence in Makati City.

The daughter of the late Foreign Affairs Secretary Blas F. Ople said she was extremely humbled and gratified by the offer.

“We met last Friday, and it was a warm, and inspiring meeting. He (BBM) spoke about the need to get the new department up and running, and for it to care for our OFWs and also develop programs for their families especially the children of migrant workers,” Ople said.

Joining Ople in the meeting at the Marcos residence were: former Labor Secretary Benny Laguesma, Cong. Anton Lagdameo and Atty. Vic Rodriguez. Laguesma was offered the position of Secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE).

“Given his kind offer for me to return to public service, I am now in a process of discernment and consultations – because I am aware of the enormity of the task and the challenges involved,” the OFW advocate said.

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