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OFW group urges DoLE to slow down deployment of domestic workers to Kuwait in light of airport rape incident

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June 13, 2019 The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-government organization that assists distressed migrant workers, called on the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) to slow down on the deployment of Filipino domestic workers to Kuwait until the rape case involving a Filipino domestic worker who just landed at the Kuwait international airport […]

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Ople Center urges DoLE to match OFWs affected by the Kuwait deployment ban with existing local jobs

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February 12, 2018 The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-government organization that assists distressed overseas Filipino workers, stressed the need for the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) to work closely with the private sector in offering jobs to repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). “There has to be a focused and relentless effort on […]

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NGO warns DOH-accredited clinics and recruitment agencies against online medical registration scam victimizing OFWs

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News Release January 2, 2018 A non-government organization that specializes in labor migration warned medical clinics and recruitment agencies catering to OFWs not to fall for a dubious scheme hatched allegedly by the GCC Ministry of Health, which imposes a $10-fee online registration fee for every Middle East-bound OFW applicant. “This online registration scheme appears […]

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

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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 […]

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(updated as of June 22, 2011) Leticia from Qatar (case closed as of May 6, 2011) Leticia is a 46-year old Pangasinan native who traveled to Qatar to work as a baby sitter. Last April 30, 2011, she passed away. The nurse who took care of her at the hospital in Qatar reported Leticia’s death […]