What we do
The Ople Center is currently the designated NGO Representative for the OFW Sector in the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT). As such, the Center is part of a special task force created within the IACAT Secretariat to monitor human trafficking cases involving Filipino migrant workers.
The Ople Center has a team of full-time case handlers providing OFW assistance. From repatriation to reintegration, our team believes that every distressed OFW is entitled to a dignified return and unlimited opportunities for self-recovery and economic growth.
Public Policy & Communication
One of the core competencies of the Ople Center is its ability to analyze and shape public policy as well as provide advice on strategic communications to clients and partners.
The Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Training Institute (Ople Center) is a non-profit organization registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and accredited with the Commission on Human Rights and the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT). The Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Foreign Affairs, the Commission on Filipinos Overseas, and other IACAT-member agencies are active partners of the Ople Center in its advocacies for migrant workers’ rights and welfare. The NGO is named after and draws inspiration from the late Senate President and Foreign Affairs Secretary Blas Fajardo Ople, who has gained national acclaim as the Father of Overseas Employment and the Father of the Philippine Labor Code.
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February 12, 2020 A non-government organization that specializes in overseas employment concerns called on the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration to immediately convene the Overseas Land-based Tripartite Consultative Council (OLTCC) to discuss the existing travel bans due to the COVID-19 virus and its impact on overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). The OLTCC is the POEA’s consultative council […]
January 21, 2020 Executive Secretary Abudlraof Macacua of the Bangsamoro autonomous government and former labor undersecretary Susan Ople, head of the Blas F. Ople Policy Center signed an agreement on the creation of a special task force to prevent the trafficking of minors and women as domestic workers overseas. The signing took place […]
MWHAT: Signing of the Memorandum of Agreement for the Creation of a BARMM Task Force Against the Trafficking of Overseas Filipino Workers WHEN: Tuesday, 9:00 AM (January 21) WHERE: Bajau Hall, Office of the Chief Minister, BARMM Compound, Cotabato City In response to a shared concern on how best to address human trafficking in the […]