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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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Ople Center offers legal and livelihood assistance to maltreated domestic worker of recalled Filipino diplomat
October 27, 2020 The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-profit organization that assists overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are victims of exploitation and human trafficking, expressed willingness to extend legal and livelihood assistance to the domestic worker of Philippine Ambassador to Brazil Marichu Mauro who has been recalled for the alleged maltreatment of her […]
OFW advocate is first Filipino appointed as Trustee of UN Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking
October 23, 2020 Former labor undersecretary and OFW advocate Susan Ople has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking, according to Director-General and Executive Director Ghada Fatha Waly of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). According to the records of the […]
Aligning Lenses Towards Ethical Recruitment (ALTER) Project BLAS F. OPLE POLICY CENTER AND TRAINING INSTITUTE, INC. International Organization for Migration (IOM), Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) and the United States Department of State (USDOS)
October 9, 2020 The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-profit organization that assists distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), hailed the court sentencing of a Malaysian couple for the severe exploitation and trafficking of their Filipino domestic worker. Susan Ople, a former labor undersecretary and head of the Ople Center, said that the conviction of […]