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

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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 […]

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Deployment ban could harm PH ties with 41 countries

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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 […]

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Paano Mo Malalaman Kung Peke ang Recruiter Mo?

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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 […]