Sunday, February 11, 2018

DUMATING Na Ang Nakakaawang Kababayan Nating OFW Mula Kuwait!


Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III announced that the government has signed the administrative order of total deployment ban of all workers to Kuwait, Monday.

"In pursuit of national interest, a total ban on deployment of all OFWs to Kuwait pursuant to the directive of the President is hereby enforced. Order takes effect immediately," he said in a media briefing.

The order comes after authorities discovered the body of a Filipina inside the freezer of her employers in Kuwait, and amid the investigation on seven Filipino household workers killed in Kuwait.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the Philippine government will hold Kuwait responsible for the horrendous crimes under state responsibility.

Over 400 OFWs were brought back home on Monday morning as part of the government's mass repatriation program.

He added 150 more will arrive on Tuesday and 250 more will go back to the Philippines on Wednesday.

Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Pedro Villa estimates around 10,000 OFWs are overstaying in the country. Around 80 percent of them are domestic workers, and majority of whom have claimed abuse from employers.

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