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Happy OFW Christmas Party 2012

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On December 12, 2012, which incidentally is also the International Day Against Trafficking, the Blas F. Ople Center will hold its annual Happy OFW Christmas Party at the Ramon Magsaysay Hall, on the second floor of the Social Security System Main Office, East Avenue, Quezon City from 1.00 to 5 P.M. We expect at least […]

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Government Officials Support Strategic Public Awareness Campaign on Forced Labor Trafficking

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A high level meeting on Strategic Public Awareness Campaign on Forced Labor Trafficking was attended by several government officials last October 3, 2012, at Diamond Hotel, Manila. The meeting was called by Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Training Institute headed by its President Susan V. Ople. The objective of the meeting was to solicit […]

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Paalam, Kuya Jesse

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Nauna ka na naman. Hanggan ba naman sa kamatayan ay nagmamadali ka? Di pa uso ang katagang “daang matuwid”, itinuwid mo na ang daan ng Naga. Wala pang maiinit na debate tungkol dyan sa Freedom of Information Act, matagal ng naka-post na sa website ng inyong lungsod ang kaperahan ng pamahalaang lokal.

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The Eight Keys of Success

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By Senator Blas F. Ople President of the Senate Excerpts from a Commencement speech at the Graduation exercises of Fortress College, Kabankalan, Negros Occidental, Sunday, March 26, 2000 I am delighted and grateful for this opportunity to visit the city of Kabankalan and to participate in the commencement exercises of Fortress College. Dr. Tingson and […]

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Heroes

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By Susan V. Ople Labor Attache Nasser Mustafa is a hero. While in Libya, he fulfilled his promise to bring home two Filipino domestic workers being held against their will by their employer, deposed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s niece. While the Department of Foreign Affairs had enunciated its position to wait for the Libyan transition […]

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Cases Solved

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(updated as of June 22, 2011) Leticia from Qatar (case closed as of May 6, 2011) Leticia is a 46-year old Pangasinan native who traveled to Qatar to work as a baby sitter. Last April 30, 2011, she passed away. The nurse who took care of her at the hospital in Qatar reported Leticia’s death […]

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Overseas Filipino Workers Statistics

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3.9 million: Stock estimates of Filipinos abroad whose stay overseas is employment-related, as of 2009, according to the Commission on Filipino Overseas (CFO) 1.4 million: Deployed overseas Filipino workers, according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) as of 2009 1,092,162: Deployed land-based OFWs (POEA, 2009) 330,424: Deployed sea-based OFWs (POEA, 2009) 61.3 percent: Land-based […]