Philippines’ Duterte says may expand ban on outbound workers

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday he would extend his ban on sending workers to Kuwait to include other countries if investigations showed Filipinos were being seriously abused by employers elsewhere. The Southeast Asian country has suspended the deployment of workers to the Gulf state since last month after Duterte said the abuse was unchecked and had driven several Filipino domestic helpers there to suicide. “We are doing an audit now (to) ...

Government pay P5,000 in cash gifts to repatriated Filipinos from Kuwait

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

The Philippines has said that repatriated overseas Filipino workers from Kuwait will receive he will receive $95 (P5,000) in financial assistance and an additional $383 (P20,000) in alternative aid.The financial assistance was announced by Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. and that the Philippines government is exhausting efforts to attend to the needs of repatriated Filipino migrant workers.“The missions all over the Middle East in particular have been instructed to sign ...

Philippines to attempt bringing Filipinos home after Kuwait deaths

Friday, 9 February 2018

The Philippines will ask its private airlines to evacuate its nationals from Kuwait within 72 hours after the discovery of a Filipino migrant worker dead in a freezer, the latest in what Manila calls a pattern of abuse in the Gulf state. An emotional President Rodrigo Duterte live on television showed graphic photos of the body of a Filipina found in the freezer of an abandoned apartment in Kuwait and made a plea to Gulf states to treat his countrymen with dignity. ...

Philippines to continue repatriations from Libya

Sunday, 17 August 2014

The Philippines ordered a "mandatory evacuation" of Libya in July in the face of growing violence between rival militia groups.

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