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THE OPLE CENTER AND PARTNERS ‘Saving a traffic victim not enough, She should be given a productive, new life’

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By Riza Ramirez-Flores, Social Worker One of the major components for the recovery of victim-survivors of severe exploitation and violence abroad is social and economic reintegration, which includes programs for psychosocial support and counseling, as well as life skills, livelihood training and employment in sustainable jobs. The Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Training Institute […]

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All set for Europe, she landed in Kurdistan

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By Jennifer Rivera-Sespene GRACIA was 42 years old when she was promised a job in Europe as a household worker with a salary of US$400, equivalent to PhP 18,000, which was twice the amount of anyone with a similar job in the Philippines. She left her hometown in Bulacan on March 29, 2018. To her surprise, she ended […]

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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 […]