July 1, 2022 – The Department of Migrant Workers welcomes its newly-appointed Secretary Susan ‘Toots’ V. Ople in a recent ceremony. Secretary Ople is the daughter of the late Labor Secretary Blas F. Ople and Susana Vasquez and has worked extensively on migrant workers’ rights issues.
In her new role, Secretary Ople will be responsible for overseeing the department’s work on behalf of the country’s millions of OFW migrant workers.. The press conference was held at the Blas F. Ople Building, Ortigas Avenue, Cor. EDSA, Mandaluyong City.
DMW Secretary Promises Better Service to OFWs
In the event, the DMW Secretary promises to provide better service to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).
“The DMW will be the home to every OFW. We will build a community around that home. A community that will help every occupant, every OFW fulfill his/her utmost potential through partnerships, social dialogues, programs, and services geared towards the empowerment of each family member, of every home, of every child left behind, and every OFW household.” Ople said.
The DMW is tasked to protect the rights and promote the welfare of Filipino migrant workers. Ople gave assurance that the agency will be open to any complaints by every OFW.
Instead of going back and forth in different OFW departments for different transactions, the DMW aims to unify all these services in one agency.
The DMW will be the first one to assist OFWs through a one-stop-shop program that will make it easier for them to access the services they need.
The DMW will strengthen its partnership with other agencies, NGOs, and the private sector to be able to provide more programs and services for OFWs.
Video: Welcome Ceremony of New Department of Migrant Workers Secretary
Here’s a Facebook Live video feed of the Welcome Ceremony of DMW Secretary Susan ‘Toots’ V. Ople
Part 1 Video below
Part 2 Video below
Video: PH Migrant Workers Secretary Vows to Provide Better Services to OFWs
Here’s a video by ANC 24/7 that features a news clip of the press conference at the POEA office that welcomes the new DMW secretary.
Susan ‘Toots’ V. Ople is a Filipino migrant worker advocate and politician who has been appointed by Philippine President Ferdinand “Bong Bong” Marcos to head the newly created DMW department.
The Department of Migrant Workers welcomes its newly appointed with a promise to provide better service to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). This is a piece of great news for all hard-working OFWs who have been struggling to get by. With this newly-created department, it will be easier for OFWs to access the services they need in one agency.
Please be advised that all the OFW agencies will soon be integrated into this new system so that every OFW will be assisted in a more efficient manner. The POEA is one of the agencies that was integrated first, and the DMW is still in a transition period until 2023. Once the DMW is fully constituted, all the services will be under this new department.