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Tag Archives: filipinos

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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SKILLED SEEK EXEMPTION … PHILIPPINES ENVOY CONFIRMS RECALLS – 610 on mercy flights

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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DEAL REACHED TO NORMALIZE HIRING – Kuwait invites Duterte to visit

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 19, (Agencies): Kuwait has invited Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to visit, state news agency KUNA said on Monday, as the countries seek to settle their differences over allegations of extreme abuse of migrant workers in the wealthy Gulf state. After the body of a Filipino was discovered …

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Interpol seeks suspect couple in murder

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 19, (Agencies): The Lebanese Interpol upon a request from its Kuwaiti counterpart is looking for the alleged murderers of Filipino domestic worker Joanna Daniela Demafelis, reports Al-Anba daily. The Lebanese man Nader Issam Assaf and his Syrian wife Mona Hassoun are accused of murdering the Filipina and …

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Abuse or unemployment: stark choice for many Philippine domestics

Manila, Feb 18, 2018 (AFP) -After the murder of a Philippine maid in Kuwait, domestic helpers are streaming back to Manila with tales of abusive employers — but many are still prepared to take their chances overseas again. For them, the sometimes brutal conditions and the hide-and-seek with Kuwaiti police …

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Sides work toward amnesty ‘extension’

MANILA, Feb 18, (Agencies): The Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the OFWs a majority of who are domestic workers are leaving the country taking advantage of the amnesty program of the government of Kuwait. According to a reliable source, 130 OFWs arrived in Manila Saturday and 177 on …

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Former MP takes issue with President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 18: MPs Abdullah Al-Roomi, Riyadh Al-Adsanai, Abdul- Kareem Al-Kandari, Omar Al-Tabtabaei and Adel Al-Damkhi on Sunday discussed a number of important bills; including the conflict of interest bill which is aimed at protecting the legislative authority from political deviation. Al-Adsani also appealed to the Human Rights Committee …

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