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Thursday, May 24, 2018

No HSWs Have Been Sent To Kuwait After Lifting Of Ban

Despite the lifting of the deployment ban and the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the protection of  Filipino household workers, not a single  HSW has been sent to Kuwait yet.
The memorandum of understanding has been signed between Philippines and Kuwait to ensure the safety and security working condition of OFWs in the Gulf State.
Among the key features of the agreement 
that covers all household service workers and skilled workers deployed in Kuwait is the provision for food, housing, clothing and registration in the health insurance system for domestic workers, as well as the use of cellular phones so that OFWs could communicate with their relatives in the Philippines. The employer should no longer keep the employee's passport.
The MOU also provides that the employer should open a bank account under the domestic worker's name to allow the reasonable opportunity to remit his or her monthly salary to relatives in the Philippines.
The transfer of workers to another employer should be with the consent of the Filipino workers or with the approval of the Philippine Overseas Labour Office.
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Despite the lifting of the deployment ban and the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the protection of  Filipino household workers, not a single  HSW has been sent to Kuwait.  The memorandum of understanding has been signed between Philippines and Kuwait to ensure the safety and security working condition of OFWs in the Gulf State. Among the key features of the agreement that covers all household service workers and skilled workers deployed in Kuwait is the provision for food, housing, clothing and registration in the health insurance system for domestic workers, as well as the use of cellular phones so that OFWs could communicate with their relatives in the Philippines. The employer should no longer keep the employee's passport. The MOU also provides that the employer should open a bank account under the domestic worker's name to allow the reasonable opportunity to remit his or her monthly salary to relatives in the Philippines. The transfer of workers to another employer should be with the consent of the Filipino workers or with the approval of the Philippine Overseas Labour Office. Advertisement        Sponsored Links       During the second hearing of the Senate Committee on Labor, Employment, and Human Resources Development on Wednesday, Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the government is still not sending household service workers (HSWs) to the Gulf State pending the guidelines for their deployment, following the MOU between Kuwait and the Philippines on the protection of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).  “Administrator [Bernard] Olalia of the POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration) is still crafting the guidelines to see to it that the OFWs that we will be deploying will be sufficiently protected,” Bello told the Senate panel.  Asked about their target on when the HSWs can be deployed, Bello answered, “Sabi ni Administrator Olalia, next week po, lalabas na po yung guidelines (Olalia said the guidelines will be released next week).”  Bello stressed that the guidelines would only apply to HSWs. This means skilled workers can fly to Kuwait anytime, he said.  He noted, however, that skilled Filipino workers have encountered problems with their documents, such as expired visas and medical certificates, due to the deployment ban.  Bello said he has asked the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration to financially assist the affected OFWs in acquiring new medical certificates. The medical certificates cost more than P3,000, he said.  Bello said he expects “a deluge of applications” on the employment of OFWs in Kuwait after the lifting of the total deployment ban last May 16.  Meanwhile, Department of Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Ernesto Abella said the agency will look into concerns about the OFW’s’ visas.   READ MORE: OFWs Must Save, Get Insurance And Have An Investment    OFW Help Desks From TESDA Now Available at International Airports    Signs That You And Your Partner Have An Unhealthy Communication    It's More Deadly In The Philippines? Tourism Ad In New York, Vandalized    Earn While Helping Your Friends Get Their Loan    List of Philippine Embassies And Consulates Around The World    Deployment Ban In Kuwait To Be Lifted Only If OFWs Are 100% Protected —Cayetano    Why OFWs From Kuwait Afraid Of Coming Home?   How to Avail Auto, Salary And Home Loan From Union Bank    ©2018 THOUGHTSKOTO  www.jbsolis.com

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Despite the lifting of the deployment ban and the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the protection of  Filipino household workers, not a single  HSW has been sent to Kuwait.  The memorandum of understanding has been signed between Philippines and Kuwait to ensure the safety and security working condition of OFWs in the Gulf State. Among the key features of the agreement that covers all household service workers and skilled workers deployed in Kuwait is the provision for food, housing, clothing and registration in the health insurance system for domestic workers, as well as the use of cellular phones so that OFWs could communicate with their relatives in the Philippines. The employer should no longer keep the employee's passport. The MOU also provides that the employer should open a bank account under the domestic worker's name to allow the reasonable opportunity to remit his or her monthly salary to relatives in the Philippines. The transfer of workers to another employer should be with the consent of the Filipino workers or with the approval of the Philippine Overseas Labour Office. Advertisement        Sponsored Links       During the second hearing of the Senate Committee on Labor, Employment, and Human Resources Development on Wednesday, Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the government is still not sending household service workers (HSWs) to the Gulf State pending the guidelines for their deployment, following the MOU between Kuwait and the Philippines on the protection of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).  “Administrator [Bernard] Olalia of the POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration) is still crafting the guidelines to see to it that the OFWs that we will be deploying will be sufficiently protected,” Bello told the Senate panel.  Asked about their target on when the HSWs can be deployed, Bello answered, “Sabi ni Administrator Olalia, next week po, lalabas na po yung guidelines (Olalia said the guidelines will be released next week).”  Bello stressed that the guidelines would only apply to HSWs. This means skilled workers can fly to Kuwait anytime, he said.  He noted, however, that skilled Filipino workers have encountered problems with their documents, such as expired visas and medical certificates, due to the deployment ban.  Bello said he has asked the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration to financially assist the affected OFWs in acquiring new medical certificates. The medical certificates cost more than P3,000, he said.  Bello said he expects “a deluge of applications” on the employment of OFWs in Kuwait after the lifting of the total deployment ban last May 16.  Meanwhile, Department of Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Ernesto Abella said the agency will look into concerns about the OFW’s’ visas.   READ MORE: OFWs Must Save, Get Insurance And Have An Investment    OFW Help Desks From TESDA Now Available at International Airports    Signs That You And Your Partner Have An Unhealthy Communication    It's More Deadly In The Philippines? Tourism Ad In New York, Vandalized    Earn While Helping Your Friends Get Their Loan    List of Philippine Embassies And Consulates Around The World    Deployment Ban In Kuwait To Be Lifted Only If OFWs Are 100% Protected —Cayetano    Why OFWs From Kuwait Afraid Of Coming Home?   How to Avail Auto, Salary And Home Loan From Union Bank    ©2018 THOUGHTSKOTO  www.jbsolis.com

During the second hearing of the Senate Committee on Labor, Employment, and Human Resources Development on Wednesday, Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the government is still not sending household service workers (HSWs) to the Gulf State pending the guidelines for their deployment, following the MOU between
Kuwait and the Philippines on the protection of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

“Administrator [Bernard] Olalia of the POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration) is still crafting the guidelines to see to it that the OFWs that we will be deploying will be sufficiently protected,” Bello told the Senate panel.

Asked about their target on when the HSWs can be deployed, Bello answered, “Sabi ni Administrator Olalia, next week po, lalabas na po yung guidelines (Olalia said the guidelines will be released next week).”

Bello stressed that the guidelines would only apply to HSWs. This means skilled workers can fly to Kuwait anytime, he said.

He noted, however, that skilled Filipino workers have encountered problems with their documents, such as expired visas and medical certificates, due to the
deployment ban.

Bello said he has asked the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration to financially assist the affected OFWs in acquiring new medical certificates. The medical certificates cost more than P3,000, he said.

Bello said he expects “a deluge of applications” on the employment of OFWs in Kuwait after the lifting of the total deployment ban last May 16.

Meanwhile, Department of Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Ernesto Abella said the agency will look into concerns about the OFW’s’ visas.
Despite the lifting of the deployment ban and the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the protection of  Filipino household workers, not a single  HSW has been sent to Kuwait.  The memorandum of understanding has been signed between Philippines and Kuwait to ensure the safety and security working condition of OFWs in the Gulf State. Among the key features of the agreement that covers all household service workers and skilled workers deployed in Kuwait is the provision for food, housing, clothing and registration in the health insurance system for domestic workers, as well as the use of cellular phones so that OFWs could communicate with their relatives in the Philippines. The employer should no longer keep the employee's passport. The MOU also provides that the employer should open a bank account under the domestic worker's name to allow the reasonable opportunity to remit his or her monthly salary to relatives in the Philippines. The transfer of workers to another employer should be with the consent of the Filipino workers or with the approval of the Philippine Overseas Labour Office. Advertisement        Sponsored Links       During the second hearing of the Senate Committee on Labor, Employment, and Human Resources Development on Wednesday, Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the government is still not sending household service workers (HSWs) to the Gulf State pending the guidelines for their deployment, following the MOU between Kuwait and the Philippines on the protection of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).  “Administrator [Bernard] Olalia of the POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration) is still crafting the guidelines to see to it that the OFWs that we will be deploying will be sufficiently protected,” Bello told the Senate panel.  Asked about their target on when the HSWs can be deployed, Bello answered, “Sabi ni Administrator Olalia, next week po, lalabas na po yung guidelines (Olalia said the guidelines will be released next week).”  Bello stressed that the guidelines would only apply to HSWs. This means skilled workers can fly to Kuwait anytime, he said.  He noted, however, that skilled Filipino workers have encountered problems with their documents, such as expired visas and medical certificates, due to the deployment ban.  Bello said he has asked the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration to financially assist the affected OFWs in acquiring new medical certificates. The medical certificates cost more than P3,000, he said.  Bello said he expects “a deluge of applications” on the employment of OFWs in Kuwait after the lifting of the total deployment ban last May 16.  Meanwhile, Department of Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Ernesto Abella said the agency will look into concerns about the OFW’s’ visas.   READ MORE: OFWs Must Save, Get Insurance And Have An Investment    OFW Help Desks From TESDA Now Available at International Airports    Signs That You And Your Partner Have An Unhealthy Communication    It's More Deadly In The Philippines? Tourism Ad In New York, Vandalized    Earn While Helping Your Friends Get Their Loan    List of Philippine Embassies And Consulates Around The World    Deployment Ban In Kuwait To Be Lifted Only If OFWs Are 100% Protected —Cayetano    Why OFWs From Kuwait Afraid Of Coming Home?   How to Avail Auto, Salary And Home Loan From Union Bank    ©2018 THOUGHTSKOTO  www.jbsolis.com


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