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Ople, Blas

Born: 1927 AD
Died: 2003 AD
Nationality: Filipino
Categories: Senator

1927 – Born on the 3rd of February in Hagonoy, Bulacan.

1941 – He graduated valedictorian in the grade school at the Hagonoy Elementary School.

1948 – He finished his high school at the Far Eastern University.

       – He pursued a degree in liberal arts at the Educational Center of Asia (formerly Quezon College) in Manila.

1954 – He joined the government as special assistant to the Secretary of Labor and technical assistant on labor and agrarian affairs.

1965 – He was appointed as Social Security Commissioner by President Ferdinand E. Marcos.

1967 – He became the Philippine Secretary (Minister) of Labor and Employment.

1978 – He was elected member of the Interim Batasang Pambansa representing Central Luzon.

1986 – He served as political campaign manager of President Marcos in Snap Elections.

1999 – He became the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

2002 – He was appointed by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as a Secretary of Foreign Affairs.

2003 – He died on the 14th of December, at the age of 76.