Overseas Placement Association of the Philippines President Eduardo T. Mahiya announced on July 1 the release of the 2008 edition of the OPAP Membership Directory.
The 80-page volume, last published in 2004, is a comprehensive guide to the history, programs and services, and membership of the OPAP, one of the country's largest associations of licensed overseas recruitment agencies. The OPAP was organized in 1977 with Emilio C. Bonoan of Foreign Manpower Services Inc. as its first president. Since its founding, the OPAP has evolved as a leader in the Philippine overseas recruitment sector, always standing at the frontlines in fighting for fair and better policies for licensed overseas employment providers.
"The OPAP Membership Directory is a definitive guide to the country's overseas recruitment sector, the partner of government that contributes a great deal to employment generation," said Mahiya.
Mahiya added that the directory could be of great use and value to job seekers, policy makers, and overseas employers who would like to recruit Filipino workers.
Apart from the directory, the OPAP also publishes regularly the OPAP Gazette, its official newsletter, which is now on the third year of its continuous publication.