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Blas F. Ople (February 3, 1927December 14, 2003) was a Filipino political figure. February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


After high school at the Far Eastern University in 1948, he studied liberal arts at the University of the Philippines and Manuel L. Quezon University. He graduated with a liberal arts degree at the Educational Center of Asia (formerly Quezon College) in Manila. Far Eastern University (FEU) in the City of Manila is a nonsectarian, private institution of higher learning in the Philippines. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... The seal of the University of the Philippines The University of the Philippines (Unibersidad ng Pilipinas in Filipino) or U.P. is the premier state university of the Philippines. ... Manilas President Manuel Roxas Boulevard also known as the Baywalk Manila (Filipino: Maynila) is the capital of the Philippines. ...


Starting as a journalist, Ople was one of the youngest columnists in the era considered one of the most golden in journalism. He wrote the light and breezy column, "Jeepney Tales", for the Daily Mirror, sister publication of the old Manila Times. He eventually made his way to politics, where he was a close aide of then-president Ferdinand Marcos. Ferdinand Edralín Marcos (September 11, 1917 – September 28, 1989) was the tenth president of the Philippines, serving from 1965 to 1986. ...


He was Minister of Labor from 1967 to 1986 under Marcos (with a small break, 1971 - 1972). An author of the 1987 Constitution, Ople was elected to the senate in 1992, and was senate president 1999-2000. He also served as the Secretary of Department of Foreign Affiars from 2002 until his death, the following year under the Administration of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. On December 13, 2003, Ople suffred heart attack, while boarding the aircraft to Dubai, which made an emergency landing at Chiang Kai-Shek International Airport in Taipei, Taiwan. He died of a heart attack at 10:30 a.m. at Minsheng General Hosptial in Taotuan County, east of Taipei on December 14, 2003. He was 76. 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... Gloria Macaraeg Macapagal-Arroyo (born April 5, 1947) is the 14th and current president of the Philippines. ... December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Burj al-Arab hotel has become an architectural icon of Dubai. ... Chiang Kai-shek International Airport Chiang Kai-shek International Airport (IATA: TPE, ICAO: RCTP) (中正國際航空站, pinyin: Zhōngzhèng GúojÄ« Hángkōngzhàn) is located in Taoyuan County, Taiwan Province, Republic of China and is one of two airports that serve Taipei. ... City nickname: the City of Azaleas Capital District Xinyi Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 16 of 25 271. ... December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He is best remembered as one of the revered statesmen of the Philippines. The term statesman is a respectful term used to refer to diplomats, politicians, and other notable figures of state. ...

Preceded by:
Marcelo B. Fernan
President of the Senate of the Philippines
1999–2000
Succeeded by:
Franklin M. Drilon
Preceded by:
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines
2002–2003
Succeeded by:
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

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Blas Ople at AllExperts (317 words)
Blas F. Ople (February 3 1927 â€" December 14 2003) was a Filipino political figure.
Starting as a journalist, Ople was one of the youngest columnists in the era considered one of the most golden in journalism.
An author of the 1987 Constitution, Ople was elected to the senate in 1992, and was senate president 1999-2000.
Total Java Scripts 99 - Windows Scripts (865 words)
SENATOR Blas F. Ople was born on February 3, 1927 in Hagonoy, Bulacan, to working-class parents.
As journalist, Ople was considered as one of the youngest columnist in that golden era of journalism.
In 1983, Ople was recipient of a Gold Medal of Appreciation from the ILO for his contributions to social justice both in his country and in the international community.
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