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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

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 the Metro Manila Development Authority ... 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 »

Sweet corn vendor welcomes son home after 7 years on Saudi death row

May 25, 2016 Sweet corn vendor Editha Langamin and her husband, Clemente, welcomed home today their son, 32-year old Jonard Langamin, who was recently released from the Dammam detention center in Saudi Arabia after spending seven (7) years on Saudi Arabia’s death row. Langamin arrived at 10 A.M. aboard Philippine Airlines flight no. 0683 from Dammam, Saudi Arabia. He has ... Read More »

NGO seeks immediate repatriation of scalded OFW

September 8, 2014 The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-profit organization that assists distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), today called on the government to prioritize the repatriation of scalded OFW “Candice” Alagasi in light of the dismissal of the public rights complaints filed against her employers by a Saudi prosecutor. The NGO called on the Department of Foreign Affairs ... 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 »

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 »

Ople Center lauds decision of King Abdullah to extend Saudi deadline

The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-profit organization that specializes in labor and migration issues, lauded the decision of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah to extend by four months ending November 4, 2013 the grace period for all foreign workers to correct their status in Saudi Arabia. Thousands of Filipinos including the personnel and leadership ... 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 »