The Blas F Ople Policy Center & Training Institute

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 agencies are active partners of the Ople Center in its advocacies for migrant workers’ rights and welfare.

 

The NGO is named after and draws inspiration from the late Senate President and Foreign Affairs Secretary Blas Fajardo Ople, who has gained national acclaim as the Father of Overseas Employment and the Father of the Philippine Labor Code.

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Vision

The Ople Center’s Vision is for every OFW family to be happy, to have a better quality of life, and have more opportunities at home.

Mission

The Ople Center mobilizes partnerships to build the capacities of public and private sector stakeholders and sustain innovations in policies and practices that would benefit Filipino migrants and their families.

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Partnerships

The Ople Center has memberships and partnerships with the following:

  • Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) as long-time NGO representative of the migrant workers sector

  • Bangsamoro Inter-Agency Committee Against Trafficking and Violence Against Women and Children (BIACAT-VAWC) as a Partner Institution

  • Technical Working Group on Regulations, Information Management and Monitoring Committee of the Philippine Migrant Health Network (PMHN) as Co-chair

  • Center for OFW Reintegration and Empowerment (CORE) as Founding Member

  • POEA-Overseas Landbased Tripartite Consultative Council (OLTCC) as Member

  • Stakeholders’ Chamber of the Sub-Committee on the SDGs, National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) as Member

  • Coalition Against the Trafficking of OFWs (CAT-OFWs) as Founding Member

Our Team

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Diana Ople San Jose

Executive Director

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Jazz Blanco

External Affairs Manager

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Hakim Palanggalan

Social Media Assistant

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Sittie Faisah Macarampat

Project Assistant

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Noel Padalhin

Deputy Executive Director

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Jenny San Jose

Administrative Officer

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Judith Ramirez

Program Technical Staff

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Riza Ramirez-Flores

Direct Services Manager

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Haniejoy Paguital

Social Worker

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Erickson Marcos

Program Technical Staff