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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 »

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

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 F. Ople Policy Center, which ... Read More »

NGOs push for inclusion in investigative panel and expansion of probe into “sex-for-flight” allegations

There is a groundswell of support building up for the inclusion of civil society representatives to join the government panel tasked with investigating the alleged “sex-for-flight” complaints against certain embassy personnel particularly in Middle East posts. Susan Ople, President of the Blas F. Ople Policy Center, said that a group of civil society leaders and well-known OFW advocates will send ... Read More »

Why the conviction of Singaporean trafficker “Alfred Lim” is Important

More than three years ago, the Philippine Embassy in Malaysia referred two human trafficking survivors to the Blas F. Ople Policy Center for assistance. Their names were Marilou Bagsit and Marivic Capistrano, both residents of Lipa City, Batangas province. They were married and with young kids, and the meager state of family finances prodded them to accept an offer of ... Read More »

Deployment ban could harm PH ties with 41 countries

The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-government organization focused on labor and migration issues, cautioned the Philippine government to brace itself for adverse reactions from any of the 41 countries cited as unsuitable for Filipino workers by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). The Center noted that though the executive branch had no choice but to implement the law ... Read More »

Hotel jobs, sinigang na hipon waiting for Qaddafi’s kasambahays

A tearful, joyful homecoming, a steaming bowl of “sinigang na hipon”, and assured jobs in a well-known hotel in Cebu await Diana Jill Rivera and Mary Anne Ducos, two domestic workers recently rescued from the residence of Col. Moammar Qaddafy’s niece in Tripoli, Libya when they arrive in Manila within the week. This was the announcement of the Blas F. ... Read More »

Ople Center calls on local executives to help distressed OFWs in Syria

The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-government organization that assists distressed overseas workers, urged all local governments to link families of OFWs in Syria with the national government to fast-track rescue efforts. The Center noted that since most of the Filipinos in Syria left the country as tourist workers, the Philippine Embassy might not know the whereabouts of all ... Read More »

Paano Mo Malalaman Kung Peke ang Recruiter Mo?

Kapag lumapit sa iyo at inalok ka ng trabaho, tapos siya mismo ay ahente lang ng isang recruiter at ni walang matinong opisina, pekeng recruiter iyan. Kung konektado naman sa lisensyadong recruitment agency pero sa ilalim ng puno ka ng manga kinakausap o kaya sa bahay mo imbis na doon mismo sa ahensya, malamang ay pekeng recruiter din iyan. Kung ... Read More »