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Duterte names special envoy to Kuwait – Filipinos cared for by State: Kuwait

MANILA, May 8, (Agencies): The Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has named Abdullah Mamao as special envoy of his country to Kuwait following the diplomatic spat between both countries, says gmanetwork.com. Kuwait and the Philippines are at a center of dispute following the rescue of ‘distressed’ Filipino domestic workers by the …

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Philippines presidential palace defers to Department of Foreign Affairs – Kuwait initiative

MANILA, May 7, (Agencies): The Philippines presidential palace Malacañang has deferred to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to handle “diplomatic initiatives” related to Kuwait as the proposed high-level official visit to Kuwait appeared to be on hold, says news.mb.com.ph. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque during a press briefing at the …

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Filipino diplomat ‘rescue’ talks on

MANILA, May 6: ‘Sensitive’ negotiations are ongoing between the governments of the Philippines and Kuwait to extricate three Filipino diplomats who are charged with ‘kidnapping’ Filipino maids from the homes of their employers, said the Filipino Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, according to globalnation.inquirer.net. “The negotiations seek to repair bilateral …

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Kuwait, Philippines talk to mend ties

MANILA, May 5, (Agencies): The Philippines presidential palace the Malacañang said Saturday talks between the governments of the Philippines and Kuwait continue to mend ties which have suffered a setback following the controversial rescue of what the Philippines embassy in Kuwait called ‘distressed’ Filipino migrants in Kuwait, according to abs.cbn.news. …

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Filipino labor row ‘reheats’ – Filipino diplomats in Kuwait face kidnapping charges

MANILA, May 3, (Agencies): Filipino diplomats in Kuwait face kidnapping charges for allegedly carrying out illegal rescue operations of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) – the Philippines government termed ‘distressed’, according to rappler.com. Kuwait had earlier issued arrest warrants against 3 Filipino diplomats while 4 embassy ‘hires’ were arrested by the …

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Philippine envoy no regrets on serving OFWs in Kuwait – Villa flies back home

KUWAIT CITY, May 2: Former Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Pedro Villa expressed no regrets on his almost three years of tenure in Kuwait as he headed back to the Philippines on Wednesday after Kuwait expelled him due to the controversial rescue video that went viral online, which resulted in …

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Philippine labor secretary Silvestre Bello due to Kuwait to resolve crisis

MANILA, May 1, (Agencies): The Philippines Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III is set to fly to Kuwait on May 7 to what the Philippines government said “iron out” differences with the Kuwaiti government and rekindle warm ties, according to UNTV news. The presidential spokesman Harry Roque in a press briefing …

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Philippines moves to halt Kuwait migrant row

Manila, May 1, 2018 (AFP) – The Philippines on Tuesday welcomed an olive branch from Kuwait in a migrant labour row, days after its President Rodrigo Duterte announced a permanent ban on workers going to the Gulf state. The dispute, simmering for months, erupted last week when Kuwait expelled the …

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“Life in Kuwait is good and we are not considering returning home” – Filipinos

KUWAIT CITY, April 30, (KUNA): Several Filipinos are indifferent to the call of their president to leave the country and have remained resolute in staying in Kuwait. They unanimously agree that “life in Kuwait is good and we are not considering returning home”. The Filipinos who were respondents in an …

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Kuwait seeks to calm Philippines crisis over workers

Kuwait City, April 30, 2018 (AFP) – A senior Kuwaiti official on Monday sought to calm a crisis with the Philippines over the treatment of domestic workers in the oil-rich Gulf state. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in February prohibited workers heading to Kuwait following the murder of a Filipina maid …

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