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OFW advocates, recruitment industry seek Senate, House to probe new monopoly on medical tests for Kuwait-bound OFWs

August 15, 2016 Labor advocate Susan Ople urged the labor committees of the Senate and House of Representatives to look into a new medical certification scheme for Kuwait-bound OFWs that charges nearly triple the costs of prevailing medical tests and limits the number of eligible clinics to only seven Metro Manila-based medical centers. The head of the Blas F. Ople ... Read More »

Ople Center commends Duterte administration for coming to the aid of stranded OFWs in Saudi Arabia

August 15, 2016 The Blas F. Ople Policy Center commended the Duterte administration for its all-out assistance to thousands of stranded overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Saudi Arabia. The Ople Center noted that Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III is set to leave for Saudi Arabia today with a 40-man delegation to include representatives of the Philippine recruitment industry and a ... Read More »

Anti-age discrimination advocates call for swift passage of a law

3 June 2014 A multi-sectoral group today called on the House of Representatives to take its cue from the Senate in moving to ban age discrimination in the workplaces. Various labor groups including the Blas F. Ople Policy Center, that make up the "Abilidad, Hindi Edad" Coalition, made the call citing information that the Senate labor committee is now circulating ... Read More »

OFW group urges Senate blue ribbon and labor committees to release its report on sex-for-flight cases

April 25, 2014 A non-government organization that assists distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) urged the Senate blue ribbon and labor committees to release its committee report on the sex-for-flight hearings in light of the decision of the labor department to reprimand one of those allegedly involved in sexual harassment of OFWs. "The OFW sector is very much interested to know ... Read More »

Ople Center: DoH, DOLE should brief Middle East-bound OFWs about MERS-CoV

April 21, 2014 The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-government organization that specializes in labor and migration issues, urged the Department of Health and the Department of Labor and Employment to tap the recruitment and travel industry as well as providers of pre-departure orientation seminars (PDOS) in providing information about MERS-CoV, or the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus to all ... Read More »

NGO wants stiffer penalties on labor attaché linked to cover-up of frustrated rape of OFW

February 21, 2014 Labor advocate Susan Ople called on the Department of Labor and Employment to reconsider its decision to merely impose a one-month suspension without pay on a labor attaché accused of covering-up the frustrated rape of an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW). Describing the decision an “insult to all OFWs”, Ople noted that the offense was far greater than ... Read More »