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OFW groups back plan to build new airport in Bulacan

November 26, 2018 Various OFW groups expressed support to the building of the New Manila International Airport in Bulacan in petition letters sent to the Department of Transportation and also to the Office of the President. In their letter, the OFWs cited the following reasons as the basis of their support: “Around 4,000 to 5,000 OFWs leave the country daily. ... Read More »

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The Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Training Institute is building a team for an innovative project that seeks to curb trafficking and illegal recruitment of Overseas Filipino Workers. We need the following: Read More »

Ople Center urges reforms in OFW assistance based on Pahima Alagasi’s case

April 13, 2018   A non-profit organization that assists distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) welcomed home OFW Pahima Alagasi after nearly four years of staying at the Bahay Kalinga shelter of the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh. “What happened to Pahima is a textbook case of how our intricate system of migrant workers’ protection and diplomacy failed her. We are thankful ... Read More »

Ople Center offers Japanese language course for aspiring OFWs

February 27, 2018 The Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Training Institute is now offering language courses as part of its “Skills for Jobs” program to enhance the core competencies of aspiring overseas Filipino workers including seafarers as well as local job applicants. The policy center is a non-stock, non-profit organization that provides assistance to distressed overseas Filipino workers and ... Read More »

Ople Center urges DoLE to match OFWs affected by the Kuwait deployment ban with existing local jobs

February 12, 2018 The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-government organization that assists distressed overseas Filipino workers, stressed the need for the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) to work closely with the private sector in offering jobs to repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). “There has to be a focused and relentless effort on the part of the labor ... Read More »

NGO warns DOH-accredited clinics and recruitment agencies against online medical registration scam victimizing OFWs

News Release January 2, 2018 A non-government organization that specializes in labor migration warned medical clinics and recruitment agencies catering to OFWs not to fall for a dubious scheme hatched allegedly by the GCC Ministry of Health, which imposes a $10-fee online registration fee for every Middle East-bound OFW applicant. “This online registration scheme appears to be a multi-million peso ... 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 »

Awarding of Livelihood and Financial Assistance for Seven OFWs

Seven Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) namely Aiza S. Antonio, Valentina P. Lopez, Warren P. Nemenzo, Vergilio Ursaiz, Darazel Nicolas, Cheryl Caganda and Jane A. Reyes, were awarded by Senator Cynthia Vilar with livelihood packages. The OFWs were given groceries so that they could start their own “sari- sari” stores and be able to start their lives again here in the ... Read More »