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Conference on Digital Transformation for the OFW Sector

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 9 AM to 5 PM, Microsoft Philippines, 6765 Ayala Avenue, Makati City The Conference on Digital Transformation for the OFW Sector gathered representatives from both the government and private sector to share experiences on undergoing digital transformation.  The sharing sought to inspire the Overseas Employment sector in embracing technology as a platform for closer ties with ... Read More »

Writing Seminar for Healing and Self Discovery

June 01, 2017 Pag- IBIG Fund, Justinne Building, Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City   The “Writing Seminar for Healing and Self Discovery” aimed to utilize creative writing as a tool for former distressed OFWs to start the process of recovery, re- discover their self-worth and purpose, and map out their life plans.  The workshop was a pilot program and was ... Read More »

Tulungang Abante-Ople tagumpay

Mga Kwentong OFWs: OMBE NASAGIP! Sa pamamagitan ng Blas Ople Center nasagip ng mga tauhan ng Overseas Worker Welfare Administration-Philippine Overseas Labor Office (OWWA-POLO) sa Jordan ang isang overseas Filipino worker (OFW) na umano’y minaltrato ng kanyang employer. Mistulang natanggalan ng tinik sa lalamunan at kaba ang mag-asawang Rose, 45, at Jhon Ombe, 50 naninirahan sa no. 1858 Oro B ... Read More »

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on the MERS-CoV

  Q: What is MERS? A: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory illness. MERS is caused by a coronavirus called “Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus” (MERS-CoV).   Q: What is MERS-CoV? A: MERS-CoV is a beta coronavirus. It was first reported in 2012 in Saudi Arabia. MERS-CoV used to be called “novel coronavirus,” or “nCoV”. It is different from other coronaviruses that ... Read More »

Ople Center: DoH, DOLE should brief Middle East-bound OFWs about MERS-CoV

April 21, 2014 The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-government organization that specializes in labor and migration issues, urged the Department of Health and the Department of Labor and Employment to tap the recruitment and travel industry as well as providers of pre-departure orientation seminars (PDOS) in providing information about MERS-CoV, or the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus to all ... Read More »

DOH informs public of symptoms of the MERS-CoV

  The Department of Health (DOH) advised the public to be wary of the symptoms of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS virus that is spreading and affecting people in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The MERS virus is considered a deadlier but less-transmissible cousin of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus. It is a communicable disease; it could be passed ... Read More »

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

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 appeal to the Philippine and ... Read More »

“KITES FOR PEACE” LAUNCHED

Multi-sectoral groups were all set to release a giant kite to celebrate the historic signing of the Bangsamoro peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front during the launching of the “Kites for Peace” held at the Luneta Park, Manila today. Also present during the event were members of the multi-sectoral groups led by Kites Association of the Philippines President Orlando ... Read More »

NGO wants stiffer penalties on labor attaché linked to cover-up of frustrated rape of OFW

February 21, 2014 Labor advocate Susan Ople called on the Department of Labor and Employment to reconsider its decision to merely impose a one-month suspension without pay on a labor attaché accused of covering-up the frustrated rape of an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW). Describing the decision an “insult to all OFWs”, Ople noted that the offense was far greater than ... Read More »

PHL EMBASSY REMINDS FILIPINOS TO CARRY IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS, PASSPORTS

From the Department of Foreign Affairs 16 January 2014 – The Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur reminded Filipinos in Malaysia to fully complete their immigration documentation and always carry proper identification documents in light of the Malaysian Government’s announced crackdown on undocumented foreign nationals starting January 21. “We would like to remind our nationals to make sure that their immigration ... Read More »