October 9, 2020 The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-profit organization that assists distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), hailed the court sentencing of a Malaysian couple for the severe exploitation and trafficking of their Filipino domestic worker. Susan Ople, a former labor undersecretary and head of the Ople Center, said that the conviction of […]
From the Department of Foreign Affairs 16 January 2014 – The Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur reminded Filipinos in Malaysia to fully complete their immigration documentation and always carry proper identification documents in light of the Malaysian Government’s announced crackdown on undocumented foreign nationals starting January 21. “We would like to remind our nationals to […]
A non-government organization that specializes on labor and migration issues urged the International Labor Organization to closely monitor and help verify reports of abuses in the handling of Filipino migrant workers and deportees by Malaysian authorities as the Sabah crisis continues. “We wish to appeal to the ILO to work with member-states — Malaysia and […]
The Blas F. Ople Policy Center described two overseas Filipino workers as “heroes” for persevering in filing cases against Singaporean national Lim Beng Huat also known as “Alfred Lim” who was convicted last week by the Malaysian court for violating its anti-trafficking act.
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 […]