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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 »

Ople Center calls MIAA’s plan to scrap Php550 terminal fee an early Christmas gift for OFWs

November 29, 2016 The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-profit organization that specializes in labor migration concerns, commended the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) for its plan to scrap the collection of airport terminal fees from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) by March 2017. “The heartless policy of then MIAA General Manager Angel Honrado shall soon be laid to rest, ... Read More »

Capacity Building for Membership Services Branch (MSB) Marketing Point Persons (MPP) on OWGs/Kasambahay

The Pag-IBIG Fund (or the Home Development Mortgage Fund) declared in its 2015 Annual Report that it succeeded in doubling its membership level in the last five (5) years and that its Members’ Savings collection increased by 9% compared with the previous year.  Pag-IBIG attributed these increases to its “intensified campaign to register household helpers and self-employed individuals.”   Domestic workers ... Read More »

PRESS STATEMENT

September 29, 2016 "Perhaps, God wanted to raise the standards for His angels. Or divinity needed more pick-up lines. Whatever the reason, one of the country's most loved senators is now gone. Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago has shown the spiritual endurance of a leader elected by heart, and adored by many. The Senate, and our lives, will be boring without her. ... Read More »

Ople Center urges the DFA to send an investigative team to look into alleged abusive behavior of a Philippine ambassador against her domestic worker

September 15, 2016 The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-profit organization that assists distressed migrant workers, called on the Department of Foreign Affairs to send an investigative team to the Philippine Mission to the United Nations in New York City to look into the alleged abusive behavior of Philippine Ambassador Lourdes Yparraguirre towards her household staff. According to the ... Read More »

Ople Center appeals to gov’t to launch nationwide manhunt for illegal recruiters

August 26, 2016 OFW advocate Susan Ople called on law enforcement agencies in partnership with the Department of Justice, the Department of Interior and Local Governments and the Department of Labor and Employment to intensify its manhunt for illegal recruiters, particularly those with pending warrants of arrest. The Ople Center recently referred a case involving more than 200 victims of ... Read More »

Pro-OFW groups urge the government to stop new cartel of medical clinics exploiting job applicants for Kuwait

August 11, 2016 The ACTS OFW party-list group and various civil society organizations urged the Department of Health, Department of Foreign Affairs, and the Department of Labor and Employment to stop a new medical screening system for overseas job applicants bound for Kuwait that would give rise to a new cartel of medical clinics charging exorbitant fees per OFW. At ... Read More »

Sweet corn vendor welcomes son home after 7 years on Saudi death row

May 25, 2016 Sweet corn vendor Editha Langamin and her husband, Clemente, welcomed home today their son, 32-year old Jonard Langamin, who was recently released from the Dammam detention center in Saudi Arabia after spending seven (7) years on Saudi Arabia’s death row. Langamin arrived at 10 A.M. aboard Philippine Airlines flight no. 0683 from Dammam, Saudi Arabia. He has ... Read More »