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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June 17, 2019 The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-government organization that specializes in labor migration, warned that scheduled increases in OFW contributions to the Social Security System (SSS) and Philhealth would likely push more workers to leave as tourists rather than go through the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). In a joint […]
Greetings from the Ople Center. We are a non-profit organization working for the protection of our Overseas Filipino Workers.
OFW group urges DoLE to slow down deployment of domestic workers to Kuwait in light of airport rape incident
June 13, 2019 The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-government organization that assists distressed migrant workers, called on the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) to slow down on the deployment of Filipino domestic workers to Kuwait until the rape case involving a Filipino domestic worker who just landed at the Kuwait international airport […]
The Bidding Process for the Development, Maintenance, and User Support for theIntegrated Case Management System has concluded. After thorough review and deliberationduring its meeting held last March 8, 2019, the Board of Directors of the Blas F. Ople PolicyCenter and Training Institute, Inc. selected the bid proposal submitted by LBS E-BusinessSolutions, Inc. The award was […]