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Ople confirms offer to lead the new OFW department?

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May 18, 2022 OFW advocate and former labor undersecretary Susan Ople confirmed that presumptive President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. offered the post of Secretary of the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) during a meeting held last Friday, 6 PM, at the latter’s residence in Makati City. The daughter of the late Foreign Affairs Secretary Blas […]

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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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Ople Center offers legal and livelihood assistance to maltreated domestic worker of recalled Filipino diplomat

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October 27, 2020 The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-profit organization that assists overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are victims of exploitation and human trafficking, expressed willingness to extend legal and livelihood assistance to the domestic worker of Philippine Ambassador to Brazil Marichu Mauro who has been recalled for the alleged maltreatment of her […]