President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he would not lift the deployment ban on new hires to Kuwait if his conditions seeking to ensure the protection and welfare of Filipino workers in the Gulf state are not met.
The issuance of visas to foreign skilled workers who want to work in Oman will be temporarily suspended for up to six months, GMA News’ JP Soriano reported on 24 Oras on Wednesday.
A Filipina domestic helper in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, was rescued from her abusive employer after she sought assistance through a video posted on Facebook, GMA News’ Raffy Tima reported on 24 Oras on Wednesday.
A Filipina was appointed Resident Coordinator for the United Nations for Cambodia, the highest post in the UN System in the Southeast Asian nation.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday outlined the Philippines’ demands to Kuwait to ensure the protection of Filipino workers, mostly household service workers, in the oil-rich nation as both countries work towards inking a deal next month.
Gabriela party-list Representative Emmi De Jesus on Wednesday slammed Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III for saying that the Duterte administration’s “Build, Build, Build” (BBB) program could provide jobs for repatriated OFWs.
GMA Network and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) on Wednesday entered into an exclusive deal to have GMA programming in the agency’s offices in all regions.
Aside from banning employers from holding the passports of Filipino workers, it was also agreed upon by Philippine and Kuwaiti labor officials that OFWs in the Gulf State should have bank accounts there.
Ninety-one more Filipino workers have arrived home from Kuwait after availing of the amnesty offered to overstaying and undocumented foreign workers, a report on Balitanghali said Tuesday.
The expected signing of the memorandum of understanding between the Philippine and the Kuwaiti governments for the safety of Filipino household service workers is now in the hands of the Gulf state officials.