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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 […]

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MEDIA ADVISORY

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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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NGO seeks tougher penalties for illegal recruiters, human traffickers deploying OFWs to war-torn countries

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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, […]

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Urgent Hiring!

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The Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Training Institute, in partnership with the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) and the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT), is currently implementing a Project aimed at reducing the prevalence of severe exploitation of Filipino domestic workers overseas. The Project requires a Social Media Specialist to help manage […]

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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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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 […]

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Urgent Hiring: Layout and Graphic Artist

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The Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Training Institute, in partnership with the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) and the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT), is currently implementing a Project aimed at reducing the prevalence of severe exploitation of Filipino domestic workers overseas. The Project requires a Layout and Graphic Artist to design […]

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OFW groups seek moratorium on SSS and Philhealth premium hikes

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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 […]