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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 […]

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Writing Seminar for Healing and Self Discovery

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June 01, 2017 Pag- IBIG Fund, Justinne Building, Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City   The “Writing Seminar for Healing and Self Discovery” aimed to utilize creative writing as a tool for former distressed OFWs to start the process of recovery, re- discover their self-worth and purpose, and map out their life plans.  The workshop was […]

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Tulungang Abante-Ople tagumpay

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Mga Kwentong OFWs: OMBE NASAGIP! Sa pamamagitan ng Blas Ople Center nasagip ng mga tauhan ng Overseas Worker Welfare Administration-Philippine Overseas Labor Office (OWWA-POLO) sa Jordan ang isang overseas Filipino worker (OFW) na umano’y minaltrato ng kanyang employer. Mistulang natanggalan ng tinik sa lalamunan at kaba ang mag-asawang Rose, 45, at Jhon Ombe, 50 naninirahan […]

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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

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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 […]

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Ople Center calls MIAA’s plan to scrap Php550 terminal fee an early Christmas gift for OFWs

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November 29, 2016 The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-profit organization that specializes in labor migration concerns, commended the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) for its plan to scrap the collection of airport terminal fees from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) by March 2017. “The heartless policy of then MIAA General Manager Angel Honrado shall […]

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Ople Center urges the DFA to send an investigative team to look into alleged abusive behavior of a Philippine ambassador against her domestic worker

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September 15, 2016 The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-profit organization that assists distressed migrant workers, called on the Department of Foreign Affairs to send an investigative team to the Philippine Mission to the United Nations in New York City to look into the alleged abusive behavior of Philippine Ambassador Lourdes Yparraguirre towards her […]

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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 […]