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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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Philippine legislators back ban

MANILA, Feb 27, (Agencies): In spite of Kuwait exerting tremendous efforts which led to the arrest of the two alleged killers of the Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Joanna Demafelis, one of the Philippines Congressmen said the ban on the deployment of workers to Kuwait must not be lifted until the …

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Philippine officials meet nationals in Kuwait – Nurses stuck

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 26: A Philippine delegation composed of Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) Undersecretary Ciriaco Lagunzad, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Deputy Administrators Brigido Dulay Jr, Arnel Ignacio and Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Labour Assistance Head at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Marcelo Maningding Jr arrived in Kuwait …

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Philippine officials meet nationals in Kuwait amid labour row

Kuwait City, Feb 25, 2018 (AFP) -A delegation of Philippine labour officials were in Kuwait City Sunday to assess the impact of a new ban on Filipinos working in the emirate, a source of much-needed remittances. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte earlier this month announced a departure ban for Filipinos planning …

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Kuwait won’t bend to ‘unrealistic’ requests

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 22, (Agencies): The recent statements from Manila will not pressure Kuwait into accepting unrealistic requests, reports Al- Qabas daily quoting governmental sources. They explained that Kuwait is a state of law and it will not change its laws, as they uphold the rights of expatriate workers without …

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HRW urges Kuwait to agree new worker safeguards with Manila

Dubai, Feb 22, 2018 (AFP) -Human Rights Watch called on Kuwait to agree to greater protection for migrant workers as a Philippine delegation was due in the emirate Thursday to discuss an outcry over alleged abuses of Filipinos. But the New York-based watchdog also criticised a ban imposed by the …

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Let Embassy hold passports: Duterte – ‘Filipinos must have access to cellphones’

PHILIPPINE OFFICIALS TO VISIT KUWAIT AMID LABOR ROW MANILA, Feb 21, (Agencies): Philippine officials are headed to Kuwait on Thursday to seek greater protection for migrant workers after a diplomatic row over the alleged mistreatment of Filipinos in the Gulf state. Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello told reporters Wednesday one of …

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KUWAIT CITY, Feb 20:  Six hundred ten undocumented Filipinos including 43 undocumented Filipino kids were repatriated to the Philippines on Tuesday under the Kuwait Amnesty Program. The repatriates were split into two groups and flown on two separate “mercy flights” – 430 on board the Cebu Pacific Air and 180 …

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