Anti-Human Trafficking

Ople Center, IBP and Rotaract Club of Malolos, Bulacan to give free legal aid to trafficking victims

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    ONE AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING – On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, the Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Training Institute headed by Ms. Susan “Toots” Ople (seated from left), in partnership with Atty. Purificacion Bartolome-Bernade and Ms. Julianne Marie Mapalad, presidents of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Gat Marcelo H. del Pilar (Bulacan […]

Anti-Human Trafficking

CSOs to launch anti-trafficking summits with help from Dutch Embassy, IACAT

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Three civil society organizations (CSOs) will launch three regional and sectoral summits against human trafficking in partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) for the last quarter of this year. These three CSOs are the Blas F. Ople Policy Center (BFOC), International Justice Mission (IJM) […]

Anti-Human Trafficking

Ople Center seeks anti-trafficking and pro-labor provisions in the AEDC

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Blas Ople Policy Center and Training Institute

April 15, 2014 A non-government organization specializing in labor issues today sought for the immediate inclusion of provisions against human trafficking and labor exploitation in the proposed Agreement on Enhanced Defense Cooperation (AEDC) between the Philippines and the United States. The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, known for its labor and anti-trafficking advocacies, issued the […]

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 […]