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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, […]

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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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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 […]

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Urgent Hiring!

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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.