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Villar asks DOLE to review policy on ‘counterpart agency’ in Kuwait

Senator Cynthia Villar on Wednesday urged the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to review the policy where Filipinos who want to work in Kuwait need to pass a Kuwaiti recruitment agency to see if it’s beneficial to the workers.
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Pacquiao vows to assist Joanna Demafelis’ family on land they sold

Senator Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday vowed to financially assist the family of Joanna Demafelis, the Filipina who was found in a freezer in Kuwait, regarding the land they sold to pay for her application abroad.
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DOLE team to look into case of comatose Pinay in Kuwait

A rapid response team will look into the case of a missing Filipino worker who was found in a coma in a hospital in Kuwait, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) head Hans Leo Cacdac said Wednesday.
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Malaysia arrests 2 Pinoys, 8 others over links with south PHL militants

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian police have arrested 10 people on suspicion of aiding the movement of militants between the eastern state of Sabah and the southern Philippines, a hotbed of Islamic insurgency, the second batch of arrests this year.
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DOLE: Time of Demafelis death yet to be determined

The time of death of Joanna Demafelis, the Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) found stuffed inside a freezer in an apartment in Kuwait, has not been established yet by authorities, according to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Wednesday.
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Zubiri urges DOLE to probe death of another OFW from Kuwait

Senator Miguel Zubiri on Wednesday called on the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to conduct an investigation on the death of another OFW who just came home from Kuwait.
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PHL should call for abolition of kafala system -official

Regardless of the actions of the Philippine government, Filipino domestic helpers in the Middle East will always be prone to abuse as long as the “kafala” system is in place, a government official said Wednesday.
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Family fears missing OFW in Kuwait may end up like Joanna Demafelis

Another Filipino worker has been reported missing in Kuwait by her relatives in the Philippines, GMA News’ Mariz Umali reported on Balitanghali on Wednesday.
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12 recruitment firms sanctioned over violations

Five Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) officers were removed from their posts over alleged negligence, a POEA official said Wednesday.
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Bello sees March signing of pro-OFW MOU with Kuwait

Negotiations between Philippine labor officials and their counterparts in Kuwait regarding the memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the protection of Filipino workers will begin on February 28.
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