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Ople Center offers legal and livelihood assistance to maltreated domestic worker of recalled Filipino diplomat

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October 27, 2020 The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-profit organization that assists overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are victims of exploitation and human trafficking, expressed willingness to extend legal and livelihood assistance to the domestic worker of Philippine Ambassador to Brazil Marichu Mauro who has been recalled for the alleged maltreatment of her […]

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Aligning Lenses Towards Ethical Recruitment (ALTER) Project BLAS F. OPLE POLICY CENTER AND TRAINING INSTITUTE, INC. International Organization for Migration (IOM), Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) and the United States Department of State (USDOS)

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PH sets record for 5 successive Tier 1 rankings in the US State Department’s 2020 anti-trafficking report

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June 26, 2020 The Philippines sets a new record in being the first ASEAN country to have maintained a Tier 1 category ranking in the US State Department’s Trafficking-in-Persons Report for five years straight. The country joins 34 states deemed as making significant progress in the eradication of modern-day slavery with the same prestigious ranking. […]

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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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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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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, […]