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. For fifteen (15) years, the Ople Center has helped thousands of overseas Filipinos in seeking repatriation and reintegration assistance as part of our ongoing efforts to end modern-day slavery.
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. To reach out to victims of human trafficking and illegal recruitment in the Bangsamoro autonomous region, we have forged partnerships with regional leaders and civil society groups and designated a focal person in charge of networking and OFW assistance.
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. Through the years, the Ople Center has developed a network of friends and partners across the political divide and in the media. This network enables the Center in its role as an NGO to promote good governance, transparency and accountability in both the public and private sectors.
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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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 […]
November 26, 2018 Various OFW groups expressed support to the building of the New Manila International Airport in Bulacan in petition letters sent to the Department of Transportation and also to the Office of the President. In their letter, the OFWs cited the following reasons as the basis of their support: “Around 4,000 to 5,000 […]
November 26, 2018 A non-government organization that assists migrant workers urged the Overseas Filipino Bank to unveil its services and programs for more than ten million Filipinos overseas lest it be accused of merely using the names of Filipino migrants in vain. “After all the hoopla prior to its creation, our overseas workers have yet […]
The Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Training Institute is building a team for an innovative project that seeks to curb trafficking and illegal recruitment of Overseas Filipino Workers. We need the following: