Philippines expands ban for workers in Kuwait

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Philippines on Monday expanded a ban on its citizens working in Kuwait after President Rodrigo Duterte angrily lashed out at Kuwait over reports of Filipino workers suffering abuse and exploitation.

Philippines Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello Monday announced a “total ban” on new employment in the country, including Filipinos who had already obtained employment permits but had not yet left for Kuwait.

Authorities have not ruled out revoking the permits of Filipinos currently working in Kuwait or of previous hires returning on new contracts.

The fresh move came after Duterte last month barred Filipinos from seeking work in Kuwait, although the ban exempted those who had already secured permission.

The Philippine foreign affairs department said Monday authorities were repatriating 10,000 overstaying Filipinos from Kuwait, taking advantage of an amnesty programme arranged with the Kuwaiti government.

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Saturday, February 17, 2018
@Raj do you think Indian prime minister have guts like philipines president asking his people to come back , sure know. Mr President of philipinos is not mad he is asking because his peoples are suffering in Kuwait , like murders, and etc and not given human basic rights. Do you think Indian govt will fight for these types of things. For e.g Kharafi employees problem are they able to solve. Pls answer.

Thursday, February 15, 2018
I think Indian govt cannot do what Philippines President has done. He is strong and needs his peoples back so that they should not suffer more humanlitations.

Thursday, February 15, 2018
There are Filipinos in good jobs too, why cause trouble for them.
Just ban visa 20.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
very well said Raj this stupid plp they only want blame PM for stupid reason

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
@ Raj, well said sir.

The decision by Philippine president is taken in haste and is going to hurt many Filipinos who will be losing their livelihood in Kuwait. Instead he should talk tough with Kuwait and make sure that his country men are not exploited any more by implementing new guidelines and procedures to protect their interests.

Govt. of India has not forced us to go overseas, it was our own decision to stay abroad. Blaming PM & CMs of our country for everything has no meaning. When you are staying in Middle East countries, there is always a significant amount of risk involved and people should be prepared to take such risks before blaming somebody.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Dear All who are praising Philippine President and complaining about Indian PM, One simple question,
If tomorrow Indian PM tell every one in Kuwait to leave this country and return back to India, What will be your reaction???? Will you praise the PM or ?????

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Great leader. I salute for his courage and bold decisions. India needs a strong dictator leader like this to move forward.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
I congratulate all Philippines citizens for having a strong President who dont care for any country but do care for his citizens. I salute to him.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Very True Sunil...only bol bachan

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
This is what is called as leadership , he has power and care for his country men...we salute you, Mr President.

Monday, February 12, 2018
They have a strong Leader. Our PM is good for giving election speeches.

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