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Ople Center lauds decision of King Abdullah to extend Saudi deadline

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The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-profit organization that specializes in labor and migration issues, lauded the decision of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah to extend by four months ending November 4, 2013 the grace period for all foreign workers to correct their status in Saudi Arabia. Thousands of Filipinos […]

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NGOs push for inclusion in investigative panel and expansion of probe into “sex-for-flight” allegations

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There is a groundswell of support building up for the inclusion of civil society representatives to join the government panel tasked with investigating the alleged “sex-for-flight” complaints against certain embassy personnel particularly in Middle East posts. Susan Ople, President of the Blas F. Ople Policy Center, said that a group of civil society leaders and […]

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Confucius says …

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Confucius says, “When anger rises, think of the consequences.” Filipinos around the world sympathize with the family of Hung Shih-cheng, a 65-year old Taiwanese fisherman killed in the high seas when officers of the Philippine Coast Guard aboard a maritime patrol ship fired at the fishing vessel where the old man was. Whatever the outcome […]