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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 4, 2020 The Blas F. Ople Policy Center urged the leadership of the Senate and House of Representative to pass a joint resolution indefinitely suspending the hike in PhilHealth premium contributions of overseas Filipinos and migrant workers. The policy center noted that the moratorium declared by PhilHealth is a step in the right direction […]
“At this time, no one really knows what the so-called ‘new normal’ will be for both the domestic and overseas labor force.” “All economies may be hurting for a long while thus dampening the need for more foreign workers especially in the service sector which is the main source of demand for OFWs.” “An indefinite […]
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:
The Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Training Institute is currently implementing a project with the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) and the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) to reduce the prevalence of human trafficking among Overseas Filipino Domestic Workers. We need the following: