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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

PH gov't urged to probe 'multi-million-peso scam' targeting OFWs

Jan 03, 2018 - 12:17 PM

'This online registration scheme has all the makings of a scam and is being perpetrated by foreigners allegedly representing Gulf countries,' says Susan Ople of the Blas F. Ople Policy Center

File photo by AFP

Parents, OWWA to visit OFW burned with boiling oil by Malaysian employer

Sep 30, 2017 - 10:28 AM

Senator Cynthia Villar says she will file a resolution calling for an inquiry into the rising number of migrant domestic workers, as well as cases of abuse

Photo from Blas Ople Policy Center

PH gov't urged to fix master list of stranded OFWs to fast-track aid

Aug 11, 2016 - 2:50 PM

ACTS OFW Representative John Bertiz and OFW advocate Susan Ople say the Department of Foreign Affairs should take the lead in repatriating stranded OFWs in Saudi Arabia

OFW ADVOCATE. ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz wants the government to do all that it can to help stranded OFWs in Saudi Arabia. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

OFW Jonard Langamin escapes death row, returns to PH

May 25, 2016 - 9:31 PM

Filipino seafarer Jonard Langamin tearfully reunites with his family after almost 10 years on death row in Saudi Arabia

FINALLY HOME. OFW Jonard Langamin poses with his parents Editha and Clemente after escaping death row in Saudi Arabia. Photo from Susan Ople's Twitter account

Duterte preferred 'presidentiable' of independent senatorial bets

Apr 22, 2016 - 6:38 PM

Five of the 6 senatorial candidates who have joined Rappler s TheLeaderIWant debate say they prefer the tough talking Davao City mayor to head the country

WHO'S YOUR 'PRESIDENTIABLE'? Four of 6 senatorial candidates – (from left) Rafael Alunan III, Dante Liban, Allan Montaño, and Susan Ople – field questions at Rappler's 3rd and last senatorial debate at the FEU Institute of Technology on April 22, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Why won't contractualization work in PH? Poor quality of life – Ople

Apr 22, 2016 - 6:34 PM

Sa ibang mga bansa maganda quality of life Dito sa Metro Manila torture every day Pumasok umuwi in between torture din says senatorial candidate Susan Ople

CONTRACTUALIZATION. Senatorial candidate Susan Ople explains why contractualization is not working in the Philippines at the Rappler debate in FEU on April 22, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Ople: With current conditions in PH, 'labor migration here to stay'

Apr 22, 2016 - 5:40 PM

The senatorial candidate says 45 000 Filipinos leave the country every day She is proposing a comprehensive government review of the country’s overseas employment program

OFW ADVOCATE. Senatorial candidate Susan Ople will push for la ws that would benefit OFWs if elected senator. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

#TheLeaderIWant: 6 senatorial bets face off in last Rappler debate

Apr 22, 2016 - 4:02 PM

The candidates present their plans to voters at the last leg of Rappler s senatorial debates held at the FEU Institute of Technology in Manila

SENATORIAL BETS. Six senatorial candidates present their platform at the 3rd and final Rappler senatorial debates at FEU on April 22, 2016. Photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

#TheLeaderIWant: Rappler holds last leg of senatorial debates on April 22

Apr 22, 2016 - 2:05 PM

Rappler goes to the FEU Institute of Technology on Friday April 22 for the last of its 3 part senatorial debates

The Leader I Want: Susan Ople’s to-fix list for 2016

Apr 07, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Rappler PHvote s The Leader I Want series looks at Susan Ople s stand on key issues that the next batch of senators will have to address

OFW ISSUES. Susan Ople hopes to review and update policies related to migrant workers if elected into the Senate.

#TheLeaderIWant: Rappler senatorial debates kick off on April 8

Apr 06, 2016 - 5:41 PM

UPDATED 3 Fridays 3 schools 18 candidates to be scrutinized Rappler kicks off its series of senatorial debates on Friday April 8 at the AMA University in Quezon City

PH labor mismatch due to lack of jobs road map – advocates

Mar 30, 2016 - 6:25 PM

A recent Department of Labor and Employment study shows 3 out of 4 locally employed Filipinos prefer jobs in their home region instead of another part of the country

JOBS MISMATCH. Filipinos' lack of skills for available jobs continue to haunt the labor sector. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Survey ratings for sale? Senatorial bets receive offers

Feb 16, 2016 - 9:33 PM

Senatorial bets Lorna Kapunan and Susan Ople urge polling firms Pulse Asia and Social Weather Stations to probe alleged staff selling info for improved rankings

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

#TheLeaderIWant Rappler Senatorial Debate - FEU Institute of Technology

Feb 08, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Watch as the senatorial candidates meet for Rappler s Senatorial debate on April 22 2016 to be held in Far Eastern University Institute of Technology This is the third leg in a series of three debates as part of our coverage of the 2016 Philippine elections

Senate bets against divorce, support same-sex union

Jan 30, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Asked about same sex marriages one of the candidates says the issue is human rights and not religious rights

ONE RING TO RULE THEM ALL. Love happens not only between men and women, but also between people of the same sex. Photo by George Moya / Rappler

Who's bold enough? Poe's senatorial bets dominate UP forum

Jan 29, 2016 - 10:13 PM

UPDATED The candidates answer questions on divorce education spending same sex marriage anti political dynasty bill and the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law

WHAT DO THEY STAND FOR? Most of the senatorial bets who showed up at a forum on January 29, 2016, to present to college students their stand on issues are from the slate of independent presidential candidate Grace Poe. Rappler file photo by Jansen Romero

Retrenchment looms over OFWs based in the Middle East

Jan 28, 2016 - 8:00 AM

UPDATED Because of the drop in petroleum prices companies that deal with oil and gas services are terminating contracts advocates helping overseas Filipinos say

WARNING FOR OFWs. Will there be a massive retrenchment of OFWs in the Middle East because of plummeting oil prices?

Aquino: PH can find work for OFWs to be displaced in the Middle East

Jan 08, 2016 - 5:42 PM

UPDATED The President says OFWs from Saudi Arabia and Iran can apply as domestic workers and care givers in Japan

The President assures that should the need arise for OFWs in Saudi Arabia to come home, the government would be able to secure them new jobs. File photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

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

Race to the Senate: The women who want your vote in 2016

Jan 03, 2016 - 8:30 AM

What do Leila de Lima Nariman Ambolodto Risa Hontiveros Alma Moreno Princess Jacel Kiram Lorna Kapunan and Susan Toots Ople promise to do if elected?

FUTURE SENATORS? These women candidates vow to bring various issues and advocacies to the Senate floor if elected in 2016. Image by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

Women candidates: Make psych tests for annulment cheaper

Nov 28, 2015 - 5:26 PM

So ‘yung binubugbog nang binugbog ng asawa who wants out of the marriage already titiisin na lang na kasal pa rin siya kasi wala naman siyang P100 000 says vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo

HARD BREAK-UP. In a country that bans divorce, annulment is one available option for Filipino couples who want to end their marriage. But it comes with a hefty price.

Women candidates: Employment will empower Pinays

Nov 26, 2015 - 8:14 PM

Si nanay ang nag aaruga sa bawat isa Pero si nanay ay may mga sariling pangarap din senatorial candidate Risa Hontiveros says

WOMEN IN GOV'T. From left to right: Iloilo District 4 representative candidate Mitch Monfort-Bautista, senatorial candidates Princess Jacel Kiram and Toots Ople, broadcaster and forum moderator Ces Drilon, Senate bets Lorna Kapunan and Risa Hontiveros, and vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Women senatorial bets vow to prioritize labor, human rights

Nov 25, 2015 - 10:25 AM

Labor reforms and human rights issues are among the target advocacies espoused by former justice secretary Leila de Lima OFW advocate Susan Ople and lawyer Lorna Kapunan – aspirants in the 2016 senatorial race

LABOR REFORMS. Leila de Lima, Susan Ople, and Lorna Kapunan vow labor and human rights reforms if elected to the Senate in 2016.

Susan Ople: 'Act of courage' to speak vs political dynasties

Nov 25, 2015 - 10:02 AM

I wish every bold voter realizes the power of change that lies with him or her Ang puwede lang magsabi na ayaw namin ng political dynasty ay kayo Choose based on competence not name says the daughter of the late senator Blas Ople

TRANSITION PERIOD. Senatorial candidate Susan Ople proposes a transition period when it comes to political dynasties in the Philippines. Rappler file photo

What can Grace Poe's senatorial bets offer?

Oct 30, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The 12 persons on Grace Poe s Senate slate vow to fight for lower taxes and more jobs in the Philippines among other advocacies

THE FINAL LINEUP. Independent candidates Francis Escudero and Grace Poe announce their senatorial slate for the 2016 elections at Club Filipino in San Juan on Thursday, October 29. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

'Labor titan,' former senator Ernesto Herrera dies

Oct 29, 2015 - 9:12 PM

Ernesto Boy Herrera principal author of the Migrant Workers Act of 1995 was deeply involved in the labor movement even after he left government

LABOR LEADER. Former senator Ernesto "Boy" Herrera passes away at 83. File screenshot of Global News Network

No cop jailed yet for planting bullets – Recto

Oct 29, 2015 - 8:20 AM

His statement comes days after another passenger was allegedly victimized by the bullet planting scam at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Susan Ople calls for release of NAIA 'bullet planting' scam victim

Oct 27, 2015 - 6:36 PM

OFW advocate Susan Ople also urges the government to investigate alleged airport scams which she says is creating a climate of fear among returning OFWs

CLIMATE OF FEAR. OFW advocate Susan Ople says alleged scams at NAIA are creating a "climate of fear" among returning migrant workers. AFP file photo

The OFW is worth voting for: Why I believe in Toots Ople

Oct 25, 2015 - 6:00 PM

The son of an OFW shares why there is a need for strong OFW advocates in the Senate

Binay finally completes UNA Senate slate

Oct 21, 2015 - 2:46 PM

Binay s senatorial slate is composed of celebrities current and former lawmakers and labor and security advocates Only 6 are official UNA candidates

OPPOSITION SLATE. Vice President Jejomar Binay fills his senatorial slate with 6 UNA bets, and 6 guest candidates.

Controversial bets, Duterte waiting game cap off COC filing week

Oct 16, 2015 - 10:30 PM

The Senate race gets more crowded and interesting with lots of familiar faces new names and returning bets locking in their candidacies

SENATORIAL BETS. Controversial bets  Getulio Napeñas – the dismissed chief of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force  – and former military general Jovito Palparan will run for senator in the 2016 elections. Rappler photos

OFW advocate Susan Ople seeks senatorial seat

Oct 16, 2015 - 9:50 AM

This will be the first OFW driven national campaign Ople says

Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

DFA deploys team to assess OFWs' safety in Saudi village

Sep 02, 2015 - 7:40 PM

The village of Dhahran Al Janoub is said to be 13 5 kilometers away from the Saudi Yemen border where OFWs say they ve seen rockets being fired

Protection sought for Filipino workers near Saudi-Yemen border

Aug 26, 2015 - 3:59 PM

About 70 Filipino medical workers construction workers engineers and mechanics – some with their families – are based in Dhahran Al Janoub village

MAP. This map shows a village affected by multilateral efforts to quell the Huthi rebellion in Yemen. Photo from the Blas Ople Center

OFW groups seek dialogue with BOC on balikbayan boxes

Aug 22, 2015 - 11:05 PM

OFW groups wish to remind the Bureau of Customs that the balikbayan box is their expression of love to their families back home the product of their hard work in a foreign land

BALIKBAYAN BOXES. The Bureau of Customs are allowed to inspect boxes sent from Filipinos working abroad. Photo from the Bureau of Customs

Why POEA chief Hans Leo Cacdac should stay

Jul 16, 2015 - 11:04 PM

The business of exporting people can never be 100 transactional like any other business Profits should not be at the expense of human dignity

#TheLeaderIWant Senatorial debate at AMA University

Jul 06, 2015 - 12:30 PM

Watch as the senatorial candidates meet for Rappler s Senatorial debate series on April 15 2016 in AMA University This is the first of leg in the series of three debates as part of our coverage of the 2016 Philippine elections

Pacquiao faces lawsuit, 2016 elections, Sudoku | The wRap

May 06, 2015 - 7:58 PM

Manny Pacquiao faces a class action suit Comelec’s Bautista says there will be two public bids for the 2016 elections Singapore’s Prime Minister shares his Sudoku solver code

92 migrant Filipinos on death row; 3,800 jailed

May 06, 2015 - 9:25 AM

The Philippine government is urged to create a special body that looks into victims assistance in cases of Filipinos on death row

DEATH PENALTY. This is the view from inside the Philippines' lethal injection chamber at the National Penitentiary in Manila on Jan 9, 2004. File photo by Joel Nito/AFP

Filipinos respond to Pope Francis' cry vs human trafficking

Jan 16, 2015 - 2:30 PM

Groups respond to foreign control of local recruitment hubs making Filipino workers more vulnerable to trafficking due to the minimized oversight by Philippine regulatory bodies

Ople: Stiffer penalties for human traffickers in Yolanda areas

Jan 28, 2014 - 6:46 PM

Susan Ople says the current law on human traffickers is too lax

VIDEO: 8 recognized at #DoMoreAwards

Dec 02, 2013 - 11:57 AM

Eight individuals who represent the country’s best hope for change are recognized at Rappler and Rexona’s Do More Awards

8 achievers recognized at Do More Awards

Nov 29, 2013 - 2:11 AM

The winners prove that no matter what field you re in you can always do more and make a difference

Susan Ople: Fighting for OFWs

Nov 04, 2013 - 5:00 PM

Susan Ople is a Global Pinoy finalist for the Rappler Do More Awards

Saudi king delays crackdown on illegal migrant workers

Apr 07, 2013 - 2:36 PM

Illegal migrant workers many of them Filipinos are given 3 months to fix their papers

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

What politicians wish PNoy addressed in his SONA

Jul 23, 2012 - 11:50 PM

While the general opinion on President Benigno Aquino III s State of the Nation Address was positive others were left wanting to hear more about what they consider crucial issues

SONA OMISSIONS. While President Benigno Aquino III's State of the Nation address ran long, some politicians felt he missed out on crucial issues. July 23, 2012.