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Labor Day Statement from the Blas F. Ople Policy Center

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“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 […]

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Urgent Hiring!

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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:

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URGENT HIRING:

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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:

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February 12, 2020 A non-government organization that specializes in overseas employment concerns called on the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration to immediately convene the Overseas Land-based Tripartite Consultative Council (OLTCC) to discuss the existing travel bans due to the COVID-19 virus and its impact on overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). The OLTCC is the POEA’s consultative council […]

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January 21, 2020                Executive Secretary Abudlraof Macacua of the Bangsamoro autonomous government and former labor undersecretary Susan Ople, head of the Blas F. Ople Policy Center signed an agreement on the creation of a special task force to prevent the trafficking of minors and women as domestic workers overseas.                The signing took place […]

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MEDIA ADVISORY

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MWHAT:         Signing of the Memorandum of Agreement for the Creation of a BARMM Task Force Against the Trafficking of Overseas Filipino Workers WHEN:           Tuesday, 9:00 AM (January 21) WHERE:         Bajau Hall, Office of the Chief Minister, BARMM Compound, Cotabato City             In response to a shared concern on how best to address human trafficking in the […]