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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 […]

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MWHAT:         Signing of the Memorandum of Agreement for the Creation of a BARMM Task Force Against the Trafficking of Overseas Filipino Workers WHEN:           Tuesday, 9:00 AM (January 21) WHERE:         Bajau Hall, Office of the Chief Minister, BARMM Compound, Cotabato City             In response to a shared concern on how best to address human trafficking in the […]

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Call for Research Consultant

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The Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Training Institute (Ople Center) is a non-profit organization registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and accredited with the Commission on Human Rights and the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT). The Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Foreign Affairs, the Commission on Filipinos Overseas, and other IACAT-member […]

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Ople Center urges DoLE to match OFWs affected by the Kuwait deployment ban with existing local jobs

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February 12, 2018 The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-government organization that assists distressed overseas Filipino workers, stressed the need for the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) to work closely with the private sector in offering jobs to repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). “There has to be a focused and relentless effort on […]

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NGO warns DOH-accredited clinics and recruitment agencies against online medical registration scam victimizing OFWs

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News Release January 2, 2018 A non-government organization that specializes in labor migration warned medical clinics and recruitment agencies catering to OFWs not to fall for a dubious scheme hatched allegedly by the GCC Ministry of Health, which imposes a $10-fee online registration fee for every Middle East-bound OFW applicant. “This online registration scheme appears […]