Anti-Human Trafficking

Ople Center seeks anti-trafficking and pro-labor provisions in the AEDC

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Blas Ople Policy Center and Training Institute

April 15, 2014 A non-government organization specializing in labor issues today sought for the immediate inclusion of provisions against human trafficking and labor exploitation in the proposed Agreement on Enhanced Defense Cooperation (AEDC) between the Philippines and the United States. The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, known for its labor and anti-trafficking advocacies, issued the […]

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PHL EMBASSY REMINDS FILIPINOS TO CARRY IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS, PASSPORTS

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From the Department of Foreign Affairs 16 January 2014 – The Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur reminded Filipinos in Malaysia to fully complete their immigration documentation and always carry proper identification documents in light of the Malaysian Government’s announced crackdown on undocumented foreign nationals starting January 21. “We would like to remind our nationals to […]

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Empowering women through technology

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by Susan V. Ople The best protection against labor exploitation and slavery is the possession of marketable, employable skills and knowledge about one’s rights not only as a worker, but as a human being. This is the philosophy behind the expanded TULAY program of the Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Training Institute. The expanded […]

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Ople Center lauds decision of King Abdullah to extend Saudi deadline

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The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-profit organization that specializes in labor and migration issues, lauded the decision of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah to extend by four months ending November 4, 2013 the grace period for all foreign workers to correct their status in Saudi Arabia. Thousands of Filipinos […]

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NGOs push for inclusion in investigative panel and expansion of probe into “sex-for-flight” allegations

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There is a groundswell of support building up for the inclusion of civil society representatives to join the government panel tasked with investigating the alleged “sex-for-flight” complaints against certain embassy personnel particularly in Middle East posts. Susan Ople, President of the Blas F. Ople Policy Center, said that a group of civil society leaders and […]