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End Slavery

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. It believes in the power of public-private partnerships in addressing various forms of human trafficking.

OFW Assistance

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 & Communications

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.

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About us

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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