After a long break, I’m back in the blogosphere with a new blog design courtesy of my food-tripping nephew, Carlo Ople, and his friend (thank you, Carlo’s designer friend!).
You probably noticed the Serbisyong Ople tag. I mean, who wouldn’t!! I coined that phrase to brand all the stuff that the Ople Center has been up to.
It’s our way of saying that our services are reflective of my late dad’s values and principles. Blas Fajardo Ople is the acknowledged Father of Overseas Employment and architect of the Labor Code. He was the only college drop-out in the world to become Labor Secretary then Senator then Senate President before leaving earth with his diplomatic boots on as Secretary of Foreign Affairs. Not bad for someone who used to wear worn-out rubber slippers for the long trek to Hagonoy’s public school when he was a little boy.
Considering his love for the working class, it is only right that Serbisyong Ople includes pointers about the current job market, here and overseas. Hence, the Ople Jobs Bulletin Board. From time to time, we will also feature advisories from the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and the Department of Labor and Employment.
Other than that, we shall also have our usual cornucopia of commentaries, weekly Panorama and Tempo columns, emo-verses, and real life stories of our OFWs.
This space, therefore, is both a help desk and a personal blog – a help blog, if you will. It combines public service with personal commentaries, all in one screen.
Welcome back to my world. So tell me, how was your day? 🙂