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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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Interpol launches all-out manhunt for Filipina maid killers

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 17: Interpol has launched an extensive search to find and arrest the suspected criminals who placed the corpse of a Filipina woman inside a freezer, reports Al-Seyassah daily. According to reports broadcasted by news agencies, the Director of Social Welfare at Overseas Manpower Department Hans Leu Kakdack …

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Sponsors failing to pay workers dues to face legal action – Claims dismissed tied to complaints of 1000 Pinoys

KUWAIT, Feb 14, (KUNA): The Kuwait’s Public Authority of Manpower has taken a series of actions to safeguard rights of workers in defaulting companies, an authority official has said. The authority never hesitates to take all legal action against companies that fail to fulfill financial commitments toward their workers, Deputy …

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You can come back … No Manila ban on vacationers

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 14, (Agencies): The Philippines Department of Justice (DOJ) said Wednesday the Kuwait-based Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) currently on vacation are not affected by the deployment ban order issued by the President of the country, citing a directive issued by the Department of Labor and Employment to exempt …

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Kuwait condemns Manila ban on Filipino workers – Returnees face difficulties, delays at Ninoy Aquino Airport

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 13, (Agencies): Kuwait’s foreign minister on Tuesday condemned what he called an “escalation” by Manila after the Philippines expanded a ban on its nationals working in Kuwait. Manila on Monday announced a “total ban” on new employment in Kuwait, including Filipinos who had already obtained employment permits …

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Mixed reactions as Manila expands ban for workers in Kuwait – Envoy advises Pinoys to postpone vacations

MANILA, Feb 12: The Philippines Monday expanded a ban on its citizens working in Kuwait after President Rodrigo Duterte angrily lashed out at the Gulf state over reports of Filipino workers suffering abuse and exploitation. Authorities say 252,000 Filipinos work in Kuwait, many as maids. They are among over two …

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