Vice President Maria Leonor G. Robredo said immediate “decisive steps” must be taken to protect over 260,000 overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) still in Kuwait.
“The capacity of the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait to protect those who remain may be compromised as they deal with the serious strain in our diplomatic relations with the Kuwaiti government as a result of the incident,” Ms. Robredo said in a statement on Friday.
The Vice President made the remark amidst the diplomatic row between the two countries, following the “rescue missions” of distressed migrants by Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) personnel in Kuwait.
She added: “These must start with an honest and candid acknowledgment of the crisis, a willingness to accept accountability and a conviction to do what is right.” — Charmaine A. Tadalan