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Monday, October 02, 2017

House Committee Proposed a Temporary Ban of OFWs to Kuwait

Last week, the committee approved the motion of Quezon City Rep. Winston Castelo for a moratorium after receiving cases of distressed household service workers (HSW) in Kuwait.  The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Department of Foreign Affairs will be mandated to implement the ban.  Read: 500 OFWs Resigned In Kuwait Over Non-payment Of Wages For Eight Months

Due to increasing cases of maltreatment and abuse of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), the House Committee on Overseas Workers Affairs is proposing to implement a temporary ban on the deployment of OFWs to Kuwait.
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Last week, the committee approved the motion of Quezon City Rep. Winston Castelo for a moratorium after receiving cases of distressed household service workers (HSW) in Kuwait.

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Department of Foreign Affairs will be mandated to implement the ban.

Read: 500 OFWs Resigned In Kuwait Over Non-payment Of Wages For Eight Months



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If the deployment ban will be enforced, it could be lifted once the welfare and the protection of OFWs in Kuwait are secured.

January this year, the DOLE said it was studying for the possible implementation of a moratorium on the deployment of OFWs to Kuwait, following the execution of Filipina worker.

Read: Steps in Calculating Indemnity and Leave Balance Payment in Kuwait

Also ACTS OFW Party-list Rep. Aniceto Bertiz III earlier filed House Resolution No. 558, which seeks an investigation into the “repeated demand of Filipino organizations in Kuwait for a ban or moratorium on HSW deployment."

Kuwait is number 4 in Top 10 OFW Destination last 2016, giving 3, 456 job order last year to Filipinos. In-demand jobs in Kuwait for OFWs are waiter/waitress, barrista, cook, and many others.

Read: Kuwait Intensifies Crackdown Against Homosexuals



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