OFWs in Qatar losing jobs amid diplomatic crisis

Over 600 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Qatar have lost their jobs and more may suffer the same fate due to a prevailing diplomatic crisis among Arab countries, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported yesterday.

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Qatari businessmen during the Philippines-Qatar business forum. 

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the high number of displacements among Filipino workers in Qatar is now a cause of concern for the Philippine government. Labor Undersecretary Ciriaco Lagunzad III said about 644 Filipino workers have been affected by the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and other Middle East countries.

about 644 Filipino workers have been affected by the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and other Middle East countries.

However, Bello said, the ongoing displacement has not reach the extent of suspending deployment of OFWs to Qatar. The government, Lagunzad said, will try to facilitate re-employment of the displaced workers or repatriate them.

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