One of the important skills that a civil service executive must possess is the ability to communicate using different forms of media. The challenge and opportunities confronting the bureaucracy are on how best to promote the message of positive change and good governance, based on the principles and agenda of the new administration. CESOs, given […]
9:00am- 5:00pm, July 29, 2011, Friday, at the Activity Center of Star Mall Mandaluyong
Recently, the Ministry of Labor of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) designed a concrete incentive program for the nationalization of the private sector workplace called the Nitaqat. Its primary aim is placing skilled and qualified Saudis in a career field and creating business growth. Although the Saudization Law was already put forward since 1994, this time the government has already outlined specific processes and timelines to implement it with specific sanctions for those who will not comply. With millions of OFWs working in Saudi Arabia, thousands of OFW families are expected to feel the effects of the Nitaqat at the household level.
In light of this, the Blas F. Ople Policy Center sees the urgent and vital need to inform OFW families about the government’s Reintegration Program to prepare them for its consequences, and to ensure that economic opportunities abound despite external factors affecting them.
Our event dubbed as “OFW Reintegration Fair 2011” shall take place from 8:00am – 5:00pm at the Star Mall Edsa, Mandaluyong City, on July 29, 2011 (Friday). We shall also have other resource persons from the government as well as the private sector, and expect about 150 participants to take part in this event. The fair shall be open for all OFWs free of charge.
The OFW Reintegration Fair 2011 is presented by Blas Ople Policy Center and Training Institute, in partnership with Sagip-OFW, OWWA, and the NRCO, and made possible by Fortune Life Insurance Co, Inc., Passenger Accident Management and Insurance Agency Inc., and Met Tathione.
Remittance flows from “professionals” and “technicians and associate professionals” plummeted sharply in calm 2010 after rising markedly in crisis-laden 2009, a government survey showed. Data from the annual Survey on Overseas Filipinos (SOF) of the National Statistics Office showed that from the P16.5-billion remittances from professionals in crisis-hit 2009, the amount went down to P13.512 […]
The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-government organization that assists distressed overseas workers, called on the Philippine government to speak with one voice when addressing Saudi Arabia’s ban on the hiring of Filipino household workers. “We cannot afford to send mixed signals or come up with a vague response because the jobs of millions […]
The Philippine government must study and prepare for the implications of NITAQAT, a new classification system imposed by the Ministry of Labor of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to boost the number of employed Saudi nationals on more than a million overseas Filipino workers in the Kingdom. This was the prevailing sentiment shared by recruitment […]
In the 100th International Labor Conference (ILC) in Geneva, Switzerland last June 17, 2011, the passage of the Domestic Workers Convention was said to be a great success for the Philippines, as well as for the treaty’s main proponent, Acting Labor Secretary Danilo Cruz. For a country that is known to send out thousands of […]