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 […]
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 […]
Greetings from the Ople Center. We are a non-profit organization working for the protection of our Overseas Filipino Workers.
The Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Training Institute is currently implementing a project with the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) and the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) to reduce the prevalence of human trafficking among Overseas Filipino Domestic Workers. This is a one year appointment.
November 26, 2018 Various OFW groups expressed support to the building of the New Manila International Airport in Bulacan in petition letters sent to the Department of Transportation and also to the Office of the President. In their letter, the OFWs cited the following reasons as the basis of their support: “Around 4,000 to 5,000 […]
November 26, 2018 A non-government organization that assists migrant workers urged the Overseas Filipino Bank to unveil its services and programs for more than ten million Filipinos overseas lest it be accused of merely using the names of Filipino migrants in vain. “After all the hoopla prior to its creation, our overseas workers have yet […]
The Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Training Institute is building a team for an innovative project that seeks to curb trafficking and illegal recruitment of Overseas Filipino Workers. We need the following:
April 13, 2018 A non-profit organization that assists distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) welcomed home OFW Pahima Alagasi after nearly four years of staying at the Bahay Kalinga shelter of the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh. “What happened to Pahima is a textbook case of how our intricate system of migrant workers’ protection and diplomacy […]
February 27, 2018 The Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Training Institute is now offering language courses as part of its “Skills for Jobs” program to enhance the core competencies of aspiring overseas Filipino workers including seafarers as well as local job applicants. The policy center is a non-stock, non-profit organization that provides assistance to […]