Rappler's latest stories on OFWs in Kuwait
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(3rd UPDATE) Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says that by May 11, the Philippines hopes to sign a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Kuwait for the better treatment of OFWs there
'Bakit, nandoon ba ako sa video? Kung gagamitin ko sa pulitika eh di ako na ang pumunta do'n, ako na ang nag-rescue,' says Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano
Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano stresses that the diplomats violated no international convention and committed no crime
(UPDATED) Ambassador Renato Villa is received by Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano a week after he was expelled from Kuwait
Labor Secretary Sylvestre Bello III also says that President Rodrigo Duterte was surprised by Kuwait's recent diplomatic actions
Rothna Begum of HRW says Kuwaiti authorities should not be punishing embassy officials for helping domestic workers in danger
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Tokhang – literally to 'knock and request' – is how the Philippine embassy rescued abused overseas Filipino workers in the Middle Eastern country
Migrante says the incident puts OFWs in Kuwait in 'deeper trouble in the name of media mileage and false posturing'
The Philippines confirms that aside from 3 diplomatic personnel facing arrest, 4 of the embassy's Filipino hires remain detained in Kuwait
The Philippines, in a diplomatic note, conveys its 'strong surprise and great displeasure' after Kuwait declared Ambassador Renato Villa as 'persona non grata'
'We hope that this development will not lead to further worsening of bilateral ties between the two countries,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
(4th UPDATE) Kuwait declares Philippine Ambassador Renato Villa 'persona non grata,' while the Philippines says Kuwait's action 'is deeply disturbing'
The memorandum of agreement on OFW welfare between the Philippines and Kuwait will still be signed despite the controversy, says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque
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
The Philippine leader wants Kuwait to ensure OFWs get 7 hours of sleep, enjoy holidays, and won't have their passports confiscated by their employers
President Rodrigo Duterte wants 'real, actionable measures that will protect our kababayans,' says Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano
'President Duterte should stop making trophies out of every OFW’s miseries...and boasting of reforms based on recycled policies,' says Migrante chairperson Arman Hernando
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
Human Rights Watch also says Kuwait should 'confront the outcry' over the reports of abuse by taking 'immediate steps to reform the kafala system'
'Kuwaiti-bound Filipinos with short-term non-working visas are also not covered by the ban,' says Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente
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Kuwait expresses its 'regret and bewilderment' on the president’s decision to suspend the dispatch of workers to Kuwait
OWWA’s Repatriation Assistance Division RAD vows to assist the repatriates
Sadness over the death of OFW Jakatia Pawa who was executed in Kuwait should make us all advocates against the death penalty says the CBCP
While OFW Jakatia Pawa was sentenced to death in 2010 the public got wind of the specific execution date only on Wednesday the execution date itself
UPDATED Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says the Philippine government exerted all efforts to stop the execution of Jakatia Pawa
A mother of two 44 year old OFW Jakatia Pawa obtained a college degree then later served as a domestic worker in Kuwait
UPDATED She has professed innocence since the day she was arrested in 2007 and has not changed her statement until now Senator Cynthia Villar says