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Ban on Filipinos going to work in Kuwait stays as talks fail

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A ban on sending Filipinos to work in Kuwait will continue indefinitely after the nations failed to conclude a migrant labor protection pact, the Philippine labor secretary said Friday after talks sparked by the discovery of a maid’s body last month in an apartment freezer. Philippine …

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Lebanon turns down Kuwait’s extradition request of murder suspect

KUWAIT CITY, March 15: The Lebanese Public Prosecutor has turned down Kuwait’s request to extradite Nader Essam Assaf, who is the alleged murderer of the Filipina maid Joanna Daniela Demafelis, reports Al-Rai daily. According to the Prosecution the case falls within the Lebanese jurisdiction because the accused is Lebanese and …

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Police officer denies torturing Filipino maid – May be ‘Someone’

MANILA, March 12, (Agencies): Quoting Attorney Faisal Al-Otaibi who is defending the sponsor of the Filipina housemaid, who reportedly sought refuge in the Philippines embassy and claimed she was tortured and maltreated, denies the allegations reports Al-Anba daily of Kuwait The sponsor who is a police officer stated in front …

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Manila push practical steps – Progress praised

Min. salary KD 120, at least 8 hrs rest per day, allowed to keep mobile phones and passport, work only one household MANILA, March 11, (Agencies): The Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Sunday praised the progress made by the negotiating parties – Kuwait and the Philippines – to the …

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MANILA, March 11: In what is seen as a new ‘twist’ to the ongoing negotiations, the Philippines Embassy is suing the sponsor of a Filipino maid, who was allegedly systematically abused and tortured over the past three months reports Al Anba daily The daily added, the victim was in the service …

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Envoy denies share-out of sheltered domestics

KUWAIT CITY, March 10: The Philippine Embassy vehemently denied a malicious tweet being spread allegedly by a foreign recruitment agency against the embassy for conniving with an advocacy group to encourage Filipino household service workers to escape from employers and those who run to the embassy are in turn allowed …

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Philippine president needs ‘psychiatric evaluation’: UN rights chief

Geneva, March 9, 2018 (AFP) -The UN human rights chief said Friday that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has launched profanity-laced diatribes against United Nations rapporteurs, needs “psychiatric evaluation”. Listing some of Manila’s actions against UN envoys, including reportedly filing terrorism charges against one, rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein …

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Manila sets counter checks on departing Overseas Filipino Workers

Filipinos warned against misrepresentation MANILA, March 8: The Philippines Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has put in place counter-checking measures for overseas Filipino workers or OFWs as they are called who leave the country to work in Kuwait, reports the Gulf Times quoting the Manila Times. The newspaper said …

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Kuwait said to agree MoU for Overseas Filipino Workers – MOU strictly forbids confiscation of mobile phones and passports

MANILA, March 7, (Agencies): Kuwait is said to have given nod to the conditions contained in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of the Philippine government to lift the total ban on deployment of first-time Filipino workers to Kuwait, says LBG, GMA News. The ‘Unang Balita’ quoting the Department of Labor …

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‘Care of domestics defines our image’ – Foreign Affairs panel completes report on Filipino workers

NOD TO PROPOSAL FOR DISASTER MANAGEMENT CENTERS KUWAIT CITY, March 4: The parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee has completed its report on Filipino workers in preparation for discussion and voting in the session slated for Tuesday. Speaking to reporters after the committee meeting Sunday, Committee Rapporteur MP Mohammed Al-Huwailah stressed the …

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