Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) deployment ban to Kuwait temporary

THE Department of Labor and Employment’s (Dole’s) deployment ban on the overseas Filipino workers (OFW) bound for Kuwait stays as the investigation for over 1,000 cases is still ongoing.

Last month, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has directed the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to stop the processing of overseas employment certificates (OEC) for Kuwait-bound OFWs after President Rodrigo Duterte expressed his apprehension on abuses against domestic helpers there.

stop the processing of overseas employment certificates (OEC) for Kuwait-bound OFWs after President Rodrigo Duterte expressed his apprehension on abuses against domestic helpers there

However, Dole Undersecretary Joel Maglunsod for Labor Relations and Special Concerns said that the suspension of deployment for Filipino workers in Kuwait is just temporary and was put in place to investigate the alleged maltreatment, jailing, and sexual abuses of Filipino workers in Kuwait as well as to look into a bilateral agreement proposed by Dole with the government of Kuwait to protect Filipino workers and uphold their rights before the country sends a new batch of OFWs in Kuwait.

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