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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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May 18, 2022 OFW advocate and former labor undersecretary Susan Ople confirmed that presumptive President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. offered the post of Secretary of the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) during a meeting held last Friday, 6 PM, at the latter’s residence in Makati City. The daughter of the late Foreign Affairs Secretary Blas […]
TECH DEVELOPER: INTEGRATED CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (ICMS) – AGAINST ONLINE SEXUAL ABUSE AND EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN (OSAEC)
Background The Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Training Institute, in partnership with the Partnership for Development Assistance in the Philippines and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is implementing the Building OFW Networks for Empowerment Project (E-OFW Project) since 01 October 2020. The Project aims to establish, strengthen and mobilize local partnerships […]
Background The project is implemented with funding support from Arbeiterwohlfahrt International, e.V. (AWO International) Regional Office-Southeast Asia. Launched on September 1, 2021, the Project aims to strengthen detection mechanisms to improve protection for Overseas Filipino Workers, by revising protocols for detection, increase access to ethical recruitment channels, establish digital referral windows for trafficking and illegal […]
Background The project is implemented in partnership with Arbeiterwohlfahrt International, e.V. (AWO International) Regional Office-Southeast Asia, and was launched on September 1, 2021. It aims to strengthen detection mechanisms to screen overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), who are leaving through illegal and unsafe situations in various levels by revising protocols for detection, increase access to ethical […]