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Manila plans on a temporary ban sending domestic workers to Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 29: The Philippines’s Ministry of Labor is planning to temporarily ban sending domestic workers to Kuwait in the wake of the execution of a Filipina woman, identified as Jakatia Pawa, who was accused of killing her sponsor’s daughter, reports Arab Times daily quoting a press release that was published in newspapers in the Philippines. According to the new report, the release issued by the Minister of Labor Silvestre Bello stated that the ministry will coordinate with the relevant authorities in order to enforce such a ban.

It indicated that the minister, who was in Rome at the time of the execution, flew to Kuwait to follow up a similar case of a Filipino expatriate who has been sentenced to death over allegations of killing a Kuwaiti citizen.

The report affirmed that a decision will soon be taken, stressing that this temporary ban is not a retaliatory step. The minister concluded his release by stating that Filipino laborers leave their country in search of a better life but they instead face the worst kind of nightmares in those countries.

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