Anti-Human Trafficking

PH sets record for 5 successive Tier 1 rankings in the US State Department’s 2020 anti-trafficking report

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June 26, 2020 The Philippines sets a new record in being the first ASEAN country to have maintained a Tier 1 category ranking in the US State Department’s Trafficking-in-Persons Report for five years straight. The country joins 34 states deemed as making significant progress in the eradication of modern-day slavery with the same prestigious ranking. […]

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Labor Day Statement from the Blas F. Ople Policy Center

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“At this time, no one really knows what the so-called ‘new normal’ will be for both the domestic and overseas labor force.” “All economies may be hurting for a long while thus dampening the need for more foreign workers especially in the service sector which is the main source of demand for OFWs.” “An indefinite […]

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February 12, 2020 A non-government organization that specializes in overseas employment concerns called on the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration to immediately convene the Overseas Land-based Tripartite Consultative Council (OLTCC) to discuss the existing travel bans due to the COVID-19 virus and its impact on overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). The OLTCC is the POEA’s consultative council […]

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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 […]

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NGO seeks tougher penalties for illegal recruiters, human traffickers deploying OFWs to war-torn countries

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January 7, 2020 The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-profit organization that helps distressed overseas Filipino workers, called for tougher penalties against illegal recruiters that deploy victims to countries or territories deemed unsafe by the Philippine government. “Illegal recruiters and human traffickers that recruit and deploy Filipino workers to war-torn countries such as Libya, […]

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NGO seeks joint legislative probe into OFW death in Kuwait

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January 1, 2020 The Blas F. Ople Policy Center urged the Senate and House committees on labor as well as OFW affairs to conduct a joint hearing on the recent killing of a Filipino domestic worker in Kuwait by her lady employer, particularly on the capacity of both the government and private sectors to effectively […]