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Malacañang: Duterte yet to sign lifting of Kuwait OFW deployment ban

May 23, 2018 - 6:10 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says he has yet to see a signed written order on the lifting of the ban

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Ambassador of Kuwait to the Philippines Musaed Saleh Ahmad Althwaikh exchange pleasantries following their meeting at the Presidential Guest House in Davao City on April 23, 2018. Also in the photo are Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Bong Go. ARMAN BAYLON/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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May 17, 2018 - 1:01 PM

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May 17, 2018 - 10:41 AM

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte reiterates his stance against corruption as he convenes with various rice traders during a meeting at the Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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May 14, 2018 - 12:30 PM

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DOLE seeks partial lifting of Kuwait deployment ban

May 13, 2018 - 12:55 AM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says relations between the Philippines and Kuwait are now 'normal'

BELLO AND DUTERTE. President Rodrigo Duterte (R) and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III during the 84th anniversary celebration of the Department of Labor and Employment in Malolos City, Bulacan. Malacañang file photo

Philippines and Kuwait sign agreement protecting OFWs

May 11, 2018 - 8:06 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The protection agreement covers all Filipino household services workers and skilled workers in Kuwait

SIGNING. Philippines and Kuwait sign an agreement protecting OFWs in the Gulf country. Photo courtesy of the Department of Foreign Affairs

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

OFW deployment ban to Kuwait not permanent – Malacañang

Apr 30, 2018 - 1:45 PM

The ban may be lifted if Kuwait signs the memorandum of understanding on minimum conditions for OFW welfare, says the Palace

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Ambassador of Kuwait to the Philippines Musaed Saleh Ahmad Althwaikh during a meeting at the Presidential Guest House in Davao City on April 23, 2018. Joining the President are Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Bong Go. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte: Kuwait deployment ban 'stays permanently'

Apr 29, 2018 - 8:42 AM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte promises to knock on China's doors to consider hiring more Filipinos, as he urges overseas Filipino workers to leave Kuwait

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech upon his arrival at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City at dawn of April 29, 2018, urged Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) based in Kuwait to go back to the Philippines with the assurance that the government will help them return and resettle. The President, however, clarified that OFWs in Kuwait may choose to stay there if they want to. RENE LUMAWAG/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte meets Saudi prince in Malacañang

Mar 19, 2018 - 4:15 PM

The meeting takes place amid President Duterte's warning that he will expand his OFW deployment ban in Kuwait to other Middle Eastern countries

‘Nothing new’ for OFWs in proposed agreement with Kuwait – Migrante

Mar 12, 2018 - 7:18 PM

'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

OFWS. Filipino workers returning home from Kuwait arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on February 18, 2018. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

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Mar 02, 2018 - 12:39 PM

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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

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Feb 28, 2018 - 9:51 PM

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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

Suspect in Joanna Demafelis murder arrested

Feb 23, 2018 - 8:23 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte hails the arrest of Nader Essam Assaf, suspect in the death of Joanna Demafelis, the OFW found dead in a freezer 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. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

HRW: Deployment ban to Kuwait increases risk of OFW abuse

Feb 22, 2018 - 4:04 PM

Human Rights Watch also says Kuwait should 'confront the outcry' over the reports of abuse by taking 'immediate steps to reform the kafala system'

INCREASED RISKS. Human Rights Watch warns that the deployment ban of OFWs to Kuwait would increase risk of abuse. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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Feb 16, 2018 - 8:08 PM

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LOOK: Remains of OFW found in freezer in Kuwait arrive in PH

Feb 16, 2018 - 12:53 PM

(UPDATED) The remains of Joanna Daniella Demafelis arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport

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

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Feb 16, 2018 - 12:32 PM

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Malacanang on Benham Rise, Kuwait slams deployment ban, Manalo as OFW envoy | Evening wRap

Feb 14, 2018 - 8:48 PM

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OFWs with prior contracts can return to Kuwait – immigration chief

Feb 14, 2018 - 12:00 PM

'Kuwaiti-bound Filipinos with short-term non-working visas are also not covered by the ban,' says Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente

BALIK MANGGAGAWA. As part of the labor department's Balik Manggagawa program, Filipino workers with prior contracts can still return to Kuwait despite a deployment ban.

PH recruiters back suspension of OFW deployment to Kuwait

Feb 10, 2018 - 4:31 PM

Cebu Pacific says it is mounting a special flight for Filipinos in Kuwait who want to be repatriated

PH gov't urged to exempt skilled OFWs from Kuwait deployment ban

Jan 23, 2018 - 6:05 PM

Recruitment agencies express dismay over the suspension order, saying that 'some of the deaths [of OFWs] were not due to domestic violence or abuse'

Kuwait 'bewildered' by PH’s deployment ban - report

Jan 23, 2018 - 5:54 PM

Kuwait expresses its 'regret and bewilderment' on the president’s decision to suspend the dispatch of workers to Kuwait

Experts divided on OFW deployment ban to Kuwait

Jan 20, 2018 - 4:17 PM

Experts on migration and overseas recruitment weigh in on the government's decision to suspend the deployment of OFWs to Kuwait

DOLE suspends OFW deployment to Kuwait

Jan 19, 2018 - 10:36 PM

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) will stop processing and issuing overseas employment certificates (OECs) to all Kuwait-bound workers while the deaths of 7 OFWs are being investigated

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Jun 15, 2017 - 8:04 PM

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PH tells Filipinos to leave Yemen

Dec 09, 2013 - 6:02 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs has raised crisis alert level 3 over the Middle Eastern country after a suspected terrorist attack killed 7 Filipinos there

ATTACKED. A handout photo released by the Yemeni Defense Ministry shows burned cars after the explosives-packed car hit the country's Defense Ministry complex. Photo from EPA/Yemeni Defense Ministry

Pinoy seafarer killed in Nigeria hijacking

Feb 06, 2013 - 5:38 PM

Eight more Filipinos survive the hijacking off the coast of the oil rich African country

HIJACKED CHEMICAL TANKER. The Marshall Islands-flagged Pyxis Delta was attacked by pirates on February 4 off the coast of Nigeria. Photo by Mike Prendergast / MarineTraffic

Filipino survivors of Algeria siege back in PH

Jan 29, 2013 - 9:57 PM

A total of 8 Filipinos were killed and 1 remains missing after the hostage crisis at an Algerian gas field

HOSTAGE. Satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe from October 8, 2012 shows Amenas, Algeria. Islamist militants held dozens of foreign hostages and hundreds of Algerian workers hostage in a gas field located approximately 45 km from the city. AFP Photo/Digitalglobe

PH refuses to lift Israel deployment ban

Dec 01, 2012 - 3:44 PM

The Philippine government has the sovereign duty and prerogative to protect all its nationals wherever they may be

GAZA DAMAGE. Palestinians salvage for belongings from their destroyed houses following overnight Israeli air strikes on the village of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip on November 18, 2012. AFP photo/Marco Longari