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22 women bound for Dubai and Syria rescued by IACAT, NBI and Ople Center

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News Release Blas F. Ople Center February 27, 2012 Twenty-two women including several minors bound for Dubai and eventually Syria, Jordan and Lebanon were rescued by a joint operations of the National Bureau of Investigation’s Anti-Human Trafficking Division and the Blas F. Ople Center as well as other member-agencies of the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking […]

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Ople Center forges anti-trafficking partnership with Singapore NGO

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Singapore — The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-profit organization, has forged a partnership with the Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME), a non-government organization that provides temporary shelter to distressed migrant workers in Singapore to work jointly on cases involving trafficked Filipino women. Former labor undersecretary and OFW advocate Susan Ople said the […]

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ABS-CBN Patrol ng Pilipino – The Faces of OFWs

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PATROL NG PILIPINO 10 January 2012 PRESS RELEASE: ‘The Faces of OFWs’ Many Filipinos have traveled abroad to seek greener pastures but, not all who have successfully left the country have succeeded in reaching their dreams. On Patrol ng Pilipino this Tuesday, get to meet some of the faces that make up the big number […]

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Deployment ban could harm PH ties with 41 countries

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The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-government organization focused on labor and migration issues, cautioned the Philippine government to brace itself for adverse reactions from any of the 41 countries cited as unsuitable for Filipino workers by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). The Center noted that though the executive branch had no choice […]

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Philippine Senate commends Labor Attache to Libya Nasser Mustafa

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Led by Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Estrada, the Philippine Senate adopted a resolution commending Labor Attache to Libya Nasser Mustafa for his daring rescue of two overseas Filipino workers held against their will at a farmhouse owned by a close relative of deposed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. In his resolution, the chair of the […]