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MoU with Kuwait under review after OFW’s murder

MALACAÑANG on Monday said the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Philippines and Kuwait on the protection of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) should be reviewed following the recent killing of a Filipina domestic helper in the Persian Gulf state.

Foreign agencies deploying OFWs to Kuwait directed to put up escrow...

THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has issued an order directing foreign placement agencies (FPAs) hiring domestic workers for Kuwait to put up an escrow account for their possible money claims in contract disputes.

Palace: Duterte to visit Israel and Kuwait

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter Malacañang on Wednesday, July 25, announced that President Rodrigo R. Duterte is set to visit Israel in September this year. In...

Duterte apologizes to Kuwait government for ‘harsh language’

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter The President apologized for the "harsh language" he used when a diplomatic row between the governments of Kuwait and the...

Family of murdered OFW in Kuwait given two months to file...

By Gillian M. Cortez The Department of Foreign Affairs said that the family of slain OFW Joanna Demafelis only has two months to file for a...

Bahrain ready to take in more Filipino workers — DFA

Bahrain is ready to receive more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) into their country, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Monday, May 14. In...

Philippines, Kuwait sign deal ensuring OFW safety in the Gulf state

By Gillian M. Cortez The Philippines and Kuwait have signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) that will ensure the safety and security of Filipino workers...

Kuwaiti government to release detained Filipino diplomats — Roque

The Kuwaiti government assured that the “release” of the three Filipino diplomats facing kidnapping charges are "now being worked out," presidential spokesperson Harry L....

Palace: Labor agreement between Philippines and Kuwait to be signed May...

By Camille A. Aguinaldo Presidential spokesperson Harry L. Roque, Jr. announced late Wednesday, May 9, that the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Philippines and...

Robredo calls for ‘decisive steps’ to protect OFWs in Kuwait

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...

Kuwaiti government wants PHL ambassador out — DFA

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed reports that the Kuwaiti government has expelled Philippine Ambassador Renato O. Villa from the Arab state, saying...

Nearly 200 repatriated OFWs arrive from Kuwait

Some 190 undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Kuwait was brought home by the government as part of the amnesty program of the Kuwaiti...

Suspect in killing of Kuwait OFW in police custody — envoy

By Arjay L. Balinbin The main suspect in the killing of Filipina domestic helper Joanna D. Demafelis, whose body was found in a freezer in...

Human rights report flags PHL lawlessness, violence

THE state of human rights in the Philippines has been marked by “increased lawlessness and violence” resulting from the government’s war on drugs, according...

Ban on OFWs to Kuwait may worsen problem, group warns

AN INTERNATIONAL human rights group has warned that banning Filipino migrant workers from employment in Kuwait may lead to more abuses when workers resort...

Kuwait extends amnesty for overstaying OFWs

By Arjay L. Balinbin The Kuwaiti government has granted the Philippines’ request to extend its amnesty program for Filipino workers who have overstayed their visa,...

Kuwaiti foreign minister: We are communicating with PHL on OFWs

By Minde Nyl R. Dela Cruz and Camille A. Aguinaldo Kuwaiti foreign minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled al-Sabah said on Tuesday, Feb. 13, that his country...

116 OFWs arrive from Kuwait

By Arjay L. Balinbin President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Tuesday, Feb.13, welcomed 116 repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFW’s) from Kuwait. The OFWs, who signed up for...

Duterte asks Filipino workers in Kuwait to leave within 72 hours

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Friday asked overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Kuwait to leave the country “within 72 hours” after receiving a report...