February 12, 2020 A non-government organization that specializes in overseas employment concerns called on the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration to immediately convene the Overseas Land-based Tripartite Consultative Council (OLTCC) to discuss the existing travel bans due to the COVID-19 virus and its impact on overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). The OLTCC is the POEA’s consultative council […]
January 21, 2020 Executive Secretary Abudlraof Macacua of the Bangsamoro autonomous government and former labor undersecretary Susan Ople, head of the Blas F. Ople Policy Center signed an agreement on the creation of a special task force to prevent the trafficking of minors and women as domestic workers overseas. The signing took place […]
January 7, 2020 The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-profit organization that helps distressed overseas Filipino workers, called for tougher penalties against illegal recruiters that deploy victims to countries or territories deemed unsafe by the Philippine government. “Illegal recruiters and human traffickers that recruit and deploy Filipino workers to war-torn countries such as Libya, […]
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 […]
Enumerators Conduct of Baseline Survey for OFWs SUMMARY The Anti-Slavery Project for Overseas Filipino Domestic Workers requires the establishment of baseline information on 1) response time by government, and 2) satisfaction level of OFWs with the service provided by the Task Force and other agencies. The Baseline Interview will interview trafficked OFWs who were assisted […]
June 17, 2019 The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-government organization that specializes in labor migration, warned that scheduled increases in OFW contributions to the Social Security System (SSS) and Philhealth would likely push more workers to leave as tourists rather than go through the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). In a joint […]
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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 […]