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Livelihood Training for Repatriated Bangsamoro OFWs
Cotabato City
January 18-19, 2023

The twenty-eight (28) beneficiaries of the 4th and 5th livelihood training undergo to Halal siopao, siomai food processing, and Native delicacies making. The training includes proper costing, marketing, stock control, and record keeping. They also receive a starter package that will help them start their journey to success.


The training was made possible with the continued help of AWO International, our partner in making the lives of the repatriated OFWs from BARMM better and more successful.

Life Skills Training on Self-Awareness and Business Planning
Cotabato City
October 25, 2022

The Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Training Institute with the support of AWO International conducted the Life Skills Training on Self-awareness and Business Planning to batch 2-5 repatriated OFWs in Cotabato City.

The purpose of this training is to better recognize the individual characteristics and abilities and to provide our OFWs with enough knowledge to start their own business that will help them and their families.

Livelihood Training for Repatriated Bangsamoro OFWs
Cotabato City
June 17, 2022

The Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Training Institute, with the support of AWO International Southeast Asia, conducted the Livelihood Training for Repatriated Bangsamoro Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Cotabato City.

The 15 beneficiaries attended the training in making different Maguindanaon delicacies. They also received starter kits to start their future business.

Writing Seminar for Healing and Self Discovery
Pag- IBIG Fund, Justinne Building, Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City
June 1, 2017

The “Writing Seminar for Healing and Self Discovery” aimed to utilize creative writing as a tool for former distressed OFWs to start the process of recovery, re- discover their self-worth and purpose, and map out their life plans.  The workshop was a pilot program and was intended to be replicated to benefit more OFWs all over the country. 

The Seminar was made possible with support from the Pag-IBIG Fund and the Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC). 

Capacity Building for Membership Services Branch (MSB) Marketing Point Persons (MPP) on OWGs/Kasambahay
November 2016

The training aims to build the capacity of the Pag-IBIG Fund in reaching out, enrolling, and sustaining the membership of sectors within the OWG.  It seeks to augment the capacity of the institution in addressing two major challenges – on crafting a coherent and coordinated communication and marketing strategy and on the enhancing the skills level of Pag-IBIG Marketing Focal Persons to effectively get its message across the kasambahay, their employers, and OWGs.

The Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Training Institute was selected by the Pag-IBIG Fund as the training provider.  The Center worked closely with the Pag-IBIG Human Resources Department and other key officers in developing the program flow, content, and materials. 

Empowering women through technology
Ople Center Office, Pasay City
September 2013

The expanded TULAY program is a two-week alternative learning course that combines written and oral English communications, computer literacy, daily affirmations, and financial literacy specifically for victims of human trafficking and illegal recruitment. The program aims to provide a safe haven for learning new skills and building self-confidence aided by modern technology.

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