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Conference on Digital Transformation for the OFW Sector

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 9 AM to 5 PM, Microsoft Philippines, 6765 Ayala Avenue, Makati City The Conference on Digital Transformation for the OFW Sector gathered representatives from both the government and private sector to share experiences on undergoing digital transformation.  The sharing sought to inspire the Overseas Employment sector in embracing technology as a platform for closer ties with ... Read More »

Writing Seminar for Healing and Self Discovery

June 01, 2017 Pag- IBIG Fund, Justinne Building, Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City   The “Writing Seminar for Healing and Self Discovery” aimed to utilize creative writing as a tool for former distressed OFWs to start the process of recovery, re- discover their self-worth and purpose, and map out their life plans.  The workshop was a pilot program and was ... Read More »

Ople Center welcomes Senate review of labor migration policies and laws

A Filipino worker on Indonesia’s death row, hundreds of workers still trap by armed conflict in Yemen, Libya and Syria, medical personnel at risk of infection by the dreaded MERS-CoV virus in Saudi Arabia, abductions of Filipino workers in Libya, an OFW charged with sedition in Singapore, and thousands of OFWs falling victim to human trafficking and illegal recruitment syndicates ... Read More »

Ople Center’s position paper on ILO Convention 189

Position Paper of the Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Training Institute on ILO Convention 189 Concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers (Submitted to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, June 14, 2012) The Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Training Institute (Ople Center) commends the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on its decision to prioritize ILO Convention 189. Read More »