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Manila push practical steps – Progress praised

Min. salary KD 120, at least 8 hrs rest per day, allowed to keep mobile phones and passport, work only one household MANILA, March 11, (Agencies): The Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Sunday praised the progress made by the negotiating parties – Kuwait and the Philippines – to the …

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MANILA, March 11: In what is seen as a new ‘twist’ to the ongoing negotiations, the Philippines Embassy is suing the sponsor of a Filipino maid, who was allegedly systematically abused and tortured over the past three months reports Al Anba daily The daily added, the victim was in the service …

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Envoy denies share-out of sheltered domestics

KUWAIT CITY, March 10: The Philippine Embassy vehemently denied a malicious tweet being spread allegedly by a foreign recruitment agency against the embassy for conniving with an advocacy group to encourage Filipino household service workers to escape from employers and those who run to the embassy are in turn allowed …

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Philippine president needs ‘psychiatric evaluation’: UN rights chief

Geneva, March 9, 2018 (AFP) -The UN human rights chief said Friday that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has launched profanity-laced diatribes against United Nations rapporteurs, needs “psychiatric evaluation”. Listing some of Manila’s actions against UN envoys, including reportedly filing terrorism charges against one, rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein …

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Manila sets counter checks on departing Overseas Filipino Workers

Filipinos warned against misrepresentation MANILA, March 8: The Philippines Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has put in place counter-checking measures for overseas Filipino workers or OFWs as they are called who leave the country to work in Kuwait, reports the Gulf Times quoting the Manila Times. The newspaper said …

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Kuwait said to agree MoU for Overseas Filipino Workers – MOU strictly forbids confiscation of mobile phones and passports

MANILA, March 7, (Agencies): Kuwait is said to have given nod to the conditions contained in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of the Philippine government to lift the total ban on deployment of first-time Filipino workers to Kuwait, says LBG, GMA News. The ‘Unang Balita’ quoting the Department of Labor …

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‘Care of domestics defines our image’ – Foreign Affairs panel completes report on Filipino workers

NOD TO PROPOSAL FOR DISASTER MANAGEMENT CENTERS KUWAIT CITY, March 4: The parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee has completed its report on Filipino workers in preparation for discussion and voting in the session slated for Tuesday. Speaking to reporters after the committee meeting Sunday, Committee Rapporteur MP Mohammed Al-Huwailah stressed the …

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Overseas Filipinos face risks

MANILA, Philippines, March 3, (AP): When Joanna Demafelis’ indebted family needed money to fix their typhoon-battered home, she followed in the footsteps of millions of other Filipinos and left to find work overseas. And like far too many Filipinos, her journey ended in tragedy. Demafelis’ mutilated body was found last …

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Accord may allow Filipinos to hold passports – Kuwait ‘Interior’ team to travel to Manila

KUWAIT CITY, March 1, (Agencies): Kuwait and the Philippines are expected to sign an agreement to streamline labor regulations particularly for domestic workers, according to gdnonline. com. Under the draft deal the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) may keep their passports, have a weekly day off and work for a fixed number …

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Manila brandishes ban for system change – Philippines charges ‘slave-like’ conditions

MANILA, Feb 28: The Philippine government has said the ban on employment of the Filipino workers remains in place in a bid to open talks on their working conditions in Kuwait, according to news.abs-cbn. The Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Wednesday said the ban is an opportunity for what …

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