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OFW group urges DoLE to slow down deployment of domestic workers to Kuwait in light of airport rape incident

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June 13, 2019 The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-government organization that assists distressed migrant workers, called on the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) to slow down on the deployment of Filipino domestic workers to Kuwait until the rape case involving a Filipino domestic worker who just landed at the Kuwait international airport […]

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NGO warns DOH-accredited clinics and recruitment agencies against online medical registration scam victimizing OFWs

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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 […]

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OFW party-list, NGOs endorse “Sunday Beauty Queen”; seeks MMDA, FAP and OWWA support to ensure its screening in theaters nationwide

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December 28, 2016 A party-list organization and several non-government organizations involved in helping overseas Filipino workers banded together to endorse the movie, “Sunday Beauty Queen” and to ask more theaters to show the lone MMFF film documentary that focuses on the lives of Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong. In an open letter addressed to […]

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

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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 […]

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Ople appeals to OFWs: Vote and make a difference!

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May 5, 2016 OFW advocate and senatorial aspirant Susan Ople urged overseas Filipino voters to get out and vote so that they can help make a difference in shaping the country’s future. “Vote pa more!” Ople reminded OFWs especially those longing for labor and economic reforms. Ople, a former labor undersecretary and the lone Nacionalista […]

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OFW groups back DFA, DOLE position to suspend MIAA’s IPSC scheme

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A coalition of civil society groups and labor advocates today welcomed the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) call on the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) to suspend the implementation of the integrated airport terminal fee in view of the exemptions granted by law to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Susan Ople, president of the Blas F. […]