NGO seeks joint legislative probe into OFW death in Kuwait

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January 1, 2020 The Blas F. Ople Policy Center urged the Senate and House committees on labor as well as OFW affairs to conduct a joint hearing on the recent killing of a Filipino domestic worker in Kuwait by her lady employer, particularly on the capacity of both the government and private sectors to effectively […]


Conference on Digital Transformation for the OFW Sector

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 9 AM to 5 PM, Microsoft Philippines, 6765 Ayala Avenue, Makati City The Conference on Digital Transformation for the OFW Sector gathered representatives from both the government and private sector to share experiences on undergoing digital transformation.  The sharing sought to inspire the Overseas Employment sector in embracing technology as a […]

Anti-Human Trafficking

CSOs to launch anti-trafficking summits with help from Dutch Embassy, IACAT

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Three civil society organizations (CSOs) will launch three regional and sectoral summits against human trafficking in partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) for the last quarter of this year. These three CSOs are the Blas F. Ople Policy Center (BFOC), International Justice Mission (IJM) […]

Anti-Age Discrimination

OFW group urges Senate blue ribbon and labor committees to release its report on sex-for-flight cases

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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 […]


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 […]

OFW Assistance

NGO seeks ILO’s help in ensuring fair and humane treatment of Filipino workers in Sabah

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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 […]