Philippines Officials in Kuwait to Discuss Deployment Ban

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The Philippine Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III along with the Philippine Technical Working Group will be arriving in Kuwait on Feb 1 to discuss the current status of Filipino workers in Kuwait amid the imposition by the Philippine government of a total deployment ban of Filipino workers to Kuwait.

The total deployment ban was imposed on Jan 15, 2020, following the death of Filipino household service worker Jeanelyn Villavende who was allegedly sexually abused and tortured by her Kuwaiti employers. A murder case has been filed against the suspects who are now detained in the Kuwait Central Jail awaiting trial.

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They are set to meet with their Kuwaiti counterpart on Feb 2 and 3 to tackle issues on the welfare and protection of Filipino workers, especially the household service workers.

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