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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 »

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 »

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 »