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Ople Center condemns tragic events involving OFWs

  July 22, 2014   Below is the official statement by Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Training Institute headed by Ms. Susan “Toots” Ople in reaction to the latest spate of tragic incidents involving Filipino workers abroad: “The OFW sector condemns the beheading of a Filipino construction worker in Libya and the missile attack that downed a commercial plane ... Read More »

Hotel jobs, sinigang na hipon waiting for Qaddafi’s kasambahays

A tearful, joyful homecoming, a steaming bowl of "sinigang na hipon", and assured jobs in a well-known hotel in Cebu await Diana Jill Rivera and Mary Anne Ducos, two domestic workers recently rescued from the residence of Col. Moammar Qaddafy's niece in Tripoli, Libya when they arrive in Manila within the week. This was the announcement of the Blas F. ... Read More »

Ople Center calls on local executives to help distressed OFWs in Syria

The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-government organization that assists distressed overseas workers, urged all local governments to link families of OFWs in Syria with the national government to fast-track rescue efforts. The Center noted that since most of the Filipinos in Syria left the country as tourist workers, the Philippine Embassy might not know the whereabouts of all ... Read More »