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Cayetano: Kuwait assures PH of 'firm commitment' to protect OFWs

May 11, 2018 - 2:27 PM

The Philippine is expecting the agreement on additional protection for OFWs in Kuwait will be signed on Friday, May 11

TALKS. Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano arrives in Kuwait on May 10, 2018 and was met by Kuwaiti Ambassador to the Philippines Musaed Saleh Ahmad Althwaikh (L) and Philippine Consul General Noordin Lomondot (R). DFA Photo

Too early to rejoice over death sentence for Demafelis killers – OFW congressman

Apr 04, 2018 - 3:49 PM

ACTS-OFW Representative Aniceto Bertiz points out that the Kuwaiti government does not hold custody of the suspects and ‘cannot carry out the penalty’

NO JUSTICE YET. ACTS-OFW Representative Aniceto Bertiz says it’s not yet time to lift the workers’ deployment ban to Kuwait imposed by President Duterte, shown in this file photo visiting the wake of slain OFW Joanna Demafelis. Malacañang photo

Kuwait to recruit Ethiopians amid Philippines labor crisis

Apr 03, 2018 - 9:38 PM

'We aim to open the door to the recruitment of Ethiopian workers to fill the deficit of domestic servants and reduce prices,' said General Talal Al-Maarifi, head of Kuwait's General Department of Residency Affairs

BAN. Because the Philippine government still refuses to send OFWs to Kuwait, the Gulf state decided to hire Ehtiopians instead. AFP

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Apr 03, 2018 - 12:00 PM

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Joanna Demafelis’ family wishes death for her killers

Apr 02, 2018 - 3:00 PM

The brother of the slain OFW tells Rappler this was one of their prayers when Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle washed their feet on Maundy Thursday

FINALLY HOME. Jessica Demafelis, sister of OFW Joanna Demafelis, is comforted by government officials as she breaks down and cry upon seeing the crate containing her sister. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Philippines hails death sentence vs Demafelis killers

Apr 02, 2018 - 2:56 PM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano calls this 'a very important development in our quest for justice' for Joanna Demafelis, who was found dead in Kuwait

OFW'S REMAINS. Jessica Demafelis, sister of OFW Joanna Demafelis, is comforted by government officials as she breaks down upon seeing the crate containing her sister's body as it arrives from Kuwait at the cargo terminal of NAIA in Paranaque City on February 16, 2017. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Kuwait court sentences couple to death for Demafelis murder – source

Apr 01, 2018 - 7:05 PM

(UPDATED) The death sentence against the employers of slain Filipino worker Joanna Demafelis can still be appealed if the couple returns to Kuwait, according to a source

OFW'S REMAINS. Jessica Demafelis, sister of OFW Joanna Demafelis, is comforted by government officials as she breaks down upon seeing the crate containing her sister's body as it arrives from Kuwait at the cargo terminal of NAIA in Paranaque City on February 16, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

LOOK: Cardinal Tagle washes feet of Chito Soganub, Demafelis parents

Mar 29, 2018 - 8:18 PM

The 12 chosen migrants, refugees, and displaced peoples cry as Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle wash their feet on Maundy Thursday 2018

WASHING OF THE FEET. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle washes the feet of rescued Marawi priest Father Chito Soganub on Holy Thursday. All photos by Maria Tan/Rappler

Cardinal Tagle to wash feet of Chito Soganub, Demafelis parents

Mar 27, 2018 - 12:05 PM

The Marawi priest rescued from the Maute Group, and the parents of Joanna Demafelis – the OFW found dead in a freezer in Kuwait – will join the Washing of the Feet ritual led by Cardinal Tagle on Holy Thursday

HOLY THURSDAY. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle performs the traditional Washing of the Feet ritual at the Manila Cathedral on Holy Thursday 2017. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Kuwait officials arriving in Manila to negotiate OFW pact

Mar 13, 2018 - 3:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte wants 'real, actionable measures that will protect our kababayans,' says Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano

OFW WELFARE. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano discusses with Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III the forthcoming negotiations with Kuwait on the draft agreement on the recruitment, deployment and protection of household service workers that will take place in Manila this week. Photo courtesy of DFA

Demafelis' alleged recruiter may still face charges – POEA

Mar 05, 2018 - 4:10 PM

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration says Agnes Tuballes could be held liable for referring slain worker Joanna Demafelis to the recruitment agency

ILLEGAL. POEA Administrator Bernard Olalia says Agnes Tuballas may face illegal recruitment charges. File Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'A national shame': The death and homecoming of Joanna Demafelis

Mar 04, 2018 - 12:07 AM

In May 2014, Joanna Demafelis left for Kuwait to help secure a better future for her family. She comes home in a box nearly 4 years later.

PH, Kuwait to finalize OFW protection agreement in Manila

Mar 01, 2018 - 6:09 PM

Kuwaiti officials will arrive in Manila next week to finalize the memorandum of agreement on the additional protection of OFWs in the Gulf country, say Philippine labor officials

AGREEMENT. DOLE says agreement on the protection of OFWs should be signed mid-March in a press briefing on March 1, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Alleged recruiter apologizes to Joanna Demafelis' family

Mar 01, 2018 - 12:46 PM

Agnes Tuballes, who says she only referred Joanna Demafelis to her recruiters, also tells the OFW's family members that they should have contacted her when the Filipino worker went missing

GRIEF-STRICKEN. Agnes Tuballes fails to hold back tears when she was asked for her message to Joanna Demafelis' family. Photo by Rambo Talabong

Police present Joanna Demafelis' alleged recruiter to media

Mar 01, 2018 - 9:14 AM

(UPDATED) Agnes Tuballes is presented by the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group

ALLEGED RECRUITER. Agnes Tuballes the alleged recruiter of slain OFW Joanna Demafelis, is presented to the media on  March 1, 2018. She says she only referred Demafelis to her recruiters. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DOLE eyes deployment ban to Middle East

Feb 28, 2018 - 2:20 PM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says an expanded deployment ban may be enforced if other Arab countries fail to strengthen protection for Filipino workers

SEEKING INVESTMENTS. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Qatari businessmen during the Philippines-Qatar Business Forum on April 15, 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Doha, Qatar. Malacañang photo

DOJ orders case buildup against Joanna Demafelis' recruiters

Feb 26, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Investigators will look into the possible liabilities of Our Lady of Mt Carmel Global E-Human Resources Incorporated, the recruitment agency

Jessica Demafelis, sister of OFW Joanna Demafelis, is comforted by government officials as she breaks down and cry upon seeing the crate containing her sister as it arrives from Kuwait at the cargo terminal of the NAIA in Paranaque City on February 16, 2017.  PHOTO BY BEN NBAONG

PNP begins hunt for Joanna Demafelis' recruiters

Feb 26, 2018 - 11:43 AM

Police search for the people behind Our Lady of Mt Carmel Global E-Human Resources, Incorporated – the recruiting agency which sent Joanna Demafelis to Kuwait

MOURNING. Jessica Demafelis, sister of OFW Joanna Demafelis, is comforted by government officials as she breaks down and cry upon seeing the crate containing her sister as it arrives from Kuwait at the cargo terminal of the NAIA in Paranaque City on February 16, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Wife of suspect in Joanna Demafelis murder held, says Lebanon

Feb 24, 2018 - 8:08 PM

(UPDATED) 'Syria kept custody of the wife because she is a Syrian national,' says a Lebanese judicial official

OFW'S REMAINS. Jessica Demafelis, sister of OFW Joanna Demafelis, is comforted by government officials as she breaks down and cry upon seeing the crate containing her sister as it arrives from Kuwait at the cargo terminal of the NAIA in Paranaque City on February 16, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte orders NBI to summon Joanna Demafelis’ recruiters

Feb 24, 2018 - 2:11 PM

The license of the recruitment agency, Our Lady of Mt Carmel Global E-Human Resources, Incorporated, has been revoked

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte commisserates with the parents of the slain Overseas Filipino Worker Joanna Demafelis as he visits the wake at the late OFW's residence in Barangay Anoring in Iloilo on February 22, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO