Anti-Human Trafficking

PH sets record for 5 successive Tier 1 rankings in the US State Department’s 2020 anti-trafficking report

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June 26, 2020 The Philippines sets a new record in being the first ASEAN country to have maintained a Tier 1 category ranking in the US State Department’s Trafficking-in-Persons Report for five years straight. The country joins 34 states deemed as making significant progress in the eradication of modern-day slavery with the same prestigious ranking. […]

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Urgent Hiring: Layout and Graphic Artist

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The Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Training Institute, in partnership with the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) and the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT), is currently implementing a Project aimed at reducing the prevalence of severe exploitation of Filipino domestic workers overseas. The Project requires a Layout and Graphic Artist to design […]

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NGO sees new dawn breaking for OFWs as they welcome the plans that “Tatay Digong” laid out in his SONA

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July 26, 2016 OFW advocate and former labor undersecretary Susan Ople sees the breaking of a new dawn in the relationship between government and millions of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) under the Duterte administration given the President’s directives in his first State of the Nation Address. Ople heads a non-profit organization known as the Blas […]

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CSOs to launch anti-trafficking summits with help from Dutch Embassy, IACAT

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Three civil society organizations (CSOs) will launch three regional and sectoral summits against human trafficking in partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) for the last quarter of this year. These three CSOs are the Blas F. Ople Policy Center (BFOC), International Justice Mission (IJM) […]

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Modern Slavery

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By Susan V. Ople (Published in Philippine Panorama, Dec. 23, 2012)   What is the difference between forced labor and human slavery? Forced labor and slavery is defined by the Anti-Trafficking Act of 2003 as the extraction of work or services from a person by means of enticement, violence, intimidation or threat, use of force […]