Blas F. Ople Policy Center - updates

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Ban Kuwait celebrity from hiring Filipinos, says OFW group

Jul 22, 2018 - 6:50 PM

Kuwait social media celebrity Sondos Al Qattan draws flak for slamming the Kuwaiti government's policy to give rest days to Filipino domestic workers

BLACKLIST. OFW group Blas F. Ople Policy Center urges the Philippine government to include Kuwaiti social media celebrity Sondos Al Qattan in its list of undesirable employers. Photo from Sondos Al Qattan's Youtube Page

Even 2-month-old babies can be cybersex victims – watchdog

Jun 29, 2017 - 5:40 PM

International Justice Mission says abuse comes in many forms with children s parents even sometimes involved in their own exploitation

Aquino assures OFWs in Middle East: 'We're ready to protect you'

Jan 08, 2016 - 3:59 PM

President Aquino reminds OFWs and their families that the Philippine government managed to keep Filipinos safe at the height of the Arab Spring in 2011

STRAINED TIES. Iranian protestors hold posters of late Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr during a demonstration near the Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran, Iran, January 3, 2016. Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Dialogue urged over labor migration row

Jul 16, 2015 - 11:30 PM

Saying dialogues have failed them in the past lawyer Steven Yanson says the anti Cacdac group would be willing to talk to any government official in positions higher than Labor Secretary Baldoz

Recruiters divided over labor migration reforms

Jul 16, 2015 - 6:18 PM

A newly formed group of recruiters alleges abuse of power by the POEA chief while established stakeholder groups regard them as disgruntled agencies unable to conform to POEA rules

#SelfieForPeace: Take a selfie, be part of history

Mar 22, 2014 - 10:56 AM

Take a selfie for peace Join this campaign from March 24 27 and get the chance to get a commemorative peace T shirt

177,801 in evacuation centers after 'Pablo'

Dec 09, 2012 - 5:33 PM

The governments of Japan and United States as well as overseas Filipino workers are extending more help to the victims of typhoon Pablo in Mindanao

File photo by Paterno Esmaquel II