Susan Ople, 61. (DMW file photo)

By BH Team
Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) Secretary Maria Susana Vasquez Ople, popularly known by her nickname “Toots,” died on Tuesday. She was 61.
“It is with great sadness that the Department of Migrant Workers announces the passing of our dearest Secretary Susan “Toots” Ople,” the DMW statement said.
“(Secretary Ople) peacefully joined our Creator at around 1 pm today, August 22, 2023 surrounded by her family and loved ones,” it added.
The cause of her death was not yet publicly announced. However, she was earlier reported battling breast cancer.
No detail of her funeral and burial was released yet.
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. appointed Ople as the first secretary of the newly-created DMW in 2022.#