News

NGO welcomes Saudi King’s intervention to suspend crackdown; calls on PH government to augment embassy personnel and resources for Saudi Arabia

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The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-government organization that assists distressed overseas Filipino workers, lauded the decision of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to order the Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Labor to stop the crackdown on foreign workers without proper work documents for three […]

OFW Assistance

NGO seeks ILO’s help in ensuring fair and humane treatment of Filipino workers in Sabah

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A non-government organization that specializes on labor and migration issues urged the International Labor Organization to closely monitor and help verify reports of abuses in the handling of Filipino migrant workers and deportees by Malaysian authorities as the Sabah crisis continues. “We wish to appeal to the ILO to work with member-states — Malaysia and […]

Anti-Human Trafficking

Modern Slavery

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By Susan V. Ople (Published in Philippine Panorama, Dec. 23, 2012)   What is the difference between forced labor and human slavery? Forced labor and slavery is defined by the Anti-Trafficking Act of 2003 as the extraction of work or services from a person by means of enticement, violence, intimidation or threat, use of force […]

Blog

OFW Christmas

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By Susan Ople (Originally published in Philippine Panorama, 30 December 2012) The Christmas season is a playground of emotions. Once the “-ber” months dominate one’s desk calendar, the percentage of yearning rises despite stagnant incomes pending the release of the most beloved Christmas bonus. Can you imagine if your parents named you “Bonus”? You’d be […]

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Happy OFW Christmas Party 2012

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On December 12, 2012, which incidentally is also the International Day Against Trafficking, the Blas F. Ople Center will hold its annual Happy OFW Christmas Party at the Ramon Magsaysay Hall, on the second floor of the Social Security System Main Office, East Avenue, Quezon City from 1.00 to 5 P.M. We expect at least […]

News

500 OFW families to “pass the hat” at Christmas party for OFW on Saudi death row and typhoon victims

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Over five hundred relatives and families of overseas Filipino workers will celebrate Christmas with their own party organized by the Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-profit organization that assists migrant workers, on Wednesday, December 12 at the Ramon Magsaysay Hall of the Social Security System Building at East Avenue, Quezon City from 1 to […]

Anti-Human Trafficking

Contest

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Want an IPAD mini?   Join our Facebook human trafficking prevention poster making contest! To join, just follow these steps: 1. Read the rules / mechanics of the contest very carefully. You can download it below or you can watch the youtube video mechanics here. 2. Based on the mechanics, you may now start making […]