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The new measure will cover all incoming flights to and from the Philippines, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Syria, Lebanon, and Egypt
Responding to Kuwait's new rules, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says the Philippines will 'slow down' the deployment of overseas Filipino workers
The total deployment ban covers all newly hired workers – domestic workers, skilled workers, and professionals
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'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
(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
In a speech before the Filipino community in Singapore, the President also thanks the Kuwaiti government for the 'generosity in the past years'
Labor undersecretary Jacinto Paras says it was unfortunate that 'someone irresponsible' shared the rescue videos on social media
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Rothna Begum of HRW says Kuwaiti authorities should not be punishing embassy officials for helping domestic workers in danger
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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'
(UPDATED) 'This was all done in the spirit of emergency action to protect Filipinos,' says Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano after the OFW rescues angered Kuwait
President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Kuwait's ambassador after the Kuwaiti government protested the rescue of abused OFWs in the Middle Eastern country without proper coordination with local authorities
Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano cites the case of slain OFW Joanna Demafelis: 'Hihintayin pa ba natin na may mangyari pang ganoon bago tayo kumilos?'
This comes after Kuwait's foreign ministry summoned the Philippine ambassador over a video showing the rescue of Filipino domestic workers from Kuwaiti homes
Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Villa says the Philippine embassy will submit an official reply to two protest notes handed by Kuwait
(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
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While the murder of Joanna Demafelis rocked the Philippine community in Kuwait, many say they want to remain in the country
Senators question why the deployment of Filipino workers to Kuwait persisted even though the Gulf country was rated as only 'partially' labor-compliant. Labor officials say the rules allow this.
Kuwaiti foreign minister: 'This escalation will not serve the relationship between Kuwait and the Philippines'
(UPDATED) 'What are you doing to my countrymen?' Duterte asked. 'Is there something with your culture, is there something wrong with your values?'
Recruitment agencies express dismay over the suspension order, saying that 'some of the deaths [of OFWs] were not due to domestic violence or abuse'
With the win Gilas Pilipinas safely moves on to the second group phase in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship
The budget carrier’s second long haul route to the Middle East mainly caters to OFWs
Sexual abuse unpaid back pay and a 20 hour work per day with no or limited food are just some of the conditions endured by complainants
Vice President Jejomar Binay finds it fair to investigate the Philippine envoy to Kuwait who is accused of sexual harassment