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Empowering women through technology

by Susan V. Ople The best protection against labor exploitation and slavery is the possession of marketable, employable skills and knowledge about one’s rights not only as a worker, but as a human being. This is the philosophy behind the expanded TULAY program of the Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Training Institute. The expanded TULAY program is a two-week ... Read More »

Financial Fitness 101: A Day of Inspiration

Para sa mga OFW at kapamilya ng OFW, matutong mag-impok, magpalago ng pera, at pangalagaan ang kinabukasan ng pamilya.  Sumali sa Financial Fitness 101: A Day of Inspiration sa August 24, 2012 sa Laurel House, Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City simula alas-8 ng umaga.   Tumawag sa 833-5337 o pumunta sa link na ito para magparehistro: Read More »

Ople Center lauds decision of King Abdullah to extend Saudi deadline

The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-profit organization that specializes in labor and migration issues, lauded the decision of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah to extend by four months ending November 4, 2013 the grace period for all foreign workers to correct their status in Saudi Arabia. Thousands of Filipinos including the personnel and leadership ... Read More »

NGOs push for inclusion in investigative panel and expansion of probe into “sex-for-flight” allegations

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 well-known OFW advocates will send ... Read More »

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

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 Philippines — in ensuring ... Read More »

OFW Christmas

By Susan Ople (Originally published in Philippine Panorama, 30 December 2012) The Christmas season is a playground of emotions. Once the “-ber” months dominate one’s desk calendar, the percentage of yearning rises despite stagnant incomes pending the release of the most beloved Christmas bonus. Can you imagine if your parents named you “Bonus”? You’d be the most in demand employee ... Read More »