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Cop runs over Filipina

KUWAIT CITY, March 27:  Police have arrested the hit-and-run motorist who had knocked down a Filipina while crossing a road in Salmiya and escaped from the scene, reports Al-Rai daily. The victim, who was rushed to the Mubarak Al-Kabir Hospital, is suffering from fractures and severe abrasions. Investigations conducted by the …

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Overseas Filipino Workers Party fully backs ban of Filipino workers to Kuwait

MANILA: House Minority member, ACTS OFW Party-List Rep Aniceto (John) Bertiz III said on Sunday he fully backs President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to maintain the deployment ban of Filipino workers to Kuwait, reports Manila Bulletin News. “We are absolutely behind the President’s decision. We need a guarantee that what happened …

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Manila delegation due as bishops bless deal

KUWAIT CITY, March 24: A Philippine delegation from the Department of Foreign Affairs led by Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs Sarah Lou Arriola is set to arrive in Kuwait on March 29 to meet with Kuwait officials, disclosed on Saturday Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Pedro Villa. The visit is …

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MP queries loan aid to Philippines

KUWAIT CITY, March 22: MP Waleed Al-Tabtabaei has called on Foreign Affairs Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah to reveal the total amount of loans that the Philippines received from Kuwait Fund for Economic Development (KFAED). He inquired if the Foreign Affairs Ministry will take into account the reaction of …

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Filipina maid assaulted by her female Kuwaiti sponsor

KUWAIT CITY, March 22: A Filipino domestic helper has sought the help of her embassy after she was allegedly beaten by her female Kuwaiti sponsor, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily added, according to the victim she was involved in an argument with her sponsor concerning issues related to her duty …

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Duterte details labor demands – Mandatory min. 7 hrs sleep a day, do not feed leftovers for my countrymen

MANILA, March 21, (Agencies): The Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte was quoted as saying he has incorporated what he called “mandatory provisions” in the final draft of the bilateral agreement between the Philippines and Kuwait which is expected to be signed in the first week of April — the venue of …

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Filipinos in Kuwait must have bank accounts – 91 more Filipinos arrive home

MANILA, March 20, (Agencies): The initial agreement which was signed between Filipino officials and their Kuwaiti counterparts in Manila at a hotel came following a labor dispute between both nations after reports of abuse of Filipino domestic workers by their sponsors in Kuwait, according to KBK, GMA NEWS. The Kuwait …

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Philippines fails to lift total ban on deployment of Filipino workers to Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, March 19: The lifting of the total ban on deployment of Filipino workers to Kuwait has not yet been recommended by the Labor Secretary of the Philippines Silvestre Bello III to the President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte even though a final draft agreement has been reached to …

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‘DOMESTICS WILL HAVE RIGHT TO RETAIN PASSPORTS’ – Kuwait reaches deal with Philippines

KUWAIT CITY, March 17, (Agencies): Kuwait and the Philippines have signed an agreement regulating some working conditions for domestic workers in the country, Kuwait’s state news agency KUNA reported on Saturday. The deal may end a two-month crisis sparked by reports that abuse by employers in Kuwait had driven several …

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Philippines, Kuwait agree on migrant labor protection pact

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The State of Kuwait, and the Philippines signed a draft deal to regulate the work of domestic helpers, said a Kuwaiti diplomat Saturday. Foreign Ministry Undersecretary for Consulate Affairs Sami Al-Hamad told  that the deal, which was signed last night, came as a result of a …

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