giftedviz.com
giftedviz.com May 24, 2018


Duterte Says Ban On Deployment Of Filipino Workers To Kuwait Stays

11 February 2018, 01:11 | Darnell Patrick

Duterte Says Ban On Deployment Of Filipino Workers To Kuwait Stays

Duterte Says Ban On Deployment Of Filipino Workers To Kuwait Stays

Ejercito also urged the Philippine government to review policies concerning the deployment of OFWs since Kuwait "has not yet signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) created to protect Filipino migrant workers" in their country.

There are more than 250,000 Filipinos in Kuwait.

It said it was coordinating with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), following the decision, and that it will submit its recommendations to the government to improve the plight of Filipino workers in Kuwait and also to protect them from human trafficking.

He decried the recent abuse and maltreatment against Filipino workers in the gulf state.

Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello said that for Duterte's ban to be lifted, Kuwait must sign a "memorandum of understanding" boosting protection for Filipino workers that had been pending for three years.

"Cebu Pacific will be mounting a special flight to Kuwait to assist our kababayans who wish to be repatriated to the Philippines", it said in a statement. We did not fail you.

At the same time, Undersecretary Sarah Lou Arriola of the Department of Foreign Affairs reported that 800 "undocumented" OFWs in Kuwait have signified their intention to be repatriated to the Philippines.

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said he recommended to Duterte to continue with the suspension of the processing and issuance of new Overseas Employment Certificates (OECs) until they have discovered or determined the true causes of the death of seven OFWs in December, 2017 and January, 2018.

"Every unlawful physical injury inflicted on an OFW is an affront against us as a sovereign nation", he said.

Venezuela's snap presidential vote criticized as 'unfair' to opposition
The opposition refused to sign off on a deal, leading to the government unilaterally setting the date for April 22 on Wednesday. Incumbent President Nicolas Maduro will be standing, while some top opposition challengers have been banned from running.


Big flop show: SBI Q3 net loss at Rs 1887 crore
Kumar made it clear that the new infusion is not for covering loan losses through provisions , but would serve as growth capital. Higher provisions for stressed assets ate into the bank's bottomline even as interest income of the bank remained low.


Egypt: Army Announces Highest State of Alert to Uproot Terrorism
Neither minister was in the aircraft when the attack took place but the missile killed an officer and wounded two others. In November, militants killed 311 worshipers in a mosque attack in the region, the deadliest in Egypt's modern history.


Some 300 Filipinos continue to apply for work in Kuwait every day.

He has repeatedly expressed anger about alleged abuse in Kuwait, where he said low-paid Filipinos were made to endure rape and starvation.

Villar said there were many job opportunities in the country.

"We are advocating for unity among all recruitment agencies and their adherence to a common standard of best and responsible practices throughout the industry", she said. How come my countrymen are now suffering brutality, cruelty, and death?

"We value our foreign relations with the people of Kuwait but we can not stand idly by as our [countrymen] suffer from inhumane treatment", he said.

Angara called on the government to ensure jobs and livelihood assistance for returning OFWs from Kuwait. "Our [countrymen] do not deserve this kind of inhumane treatment", he said.

Even the Philippine Association of Accredited Agencies to Kuwait (PHILAAK) backed the President's decision.

The new Overseas Workers Welfare Administration law or Republic Act 10801 provides financial assistance for OFWs who have lost their jobs or those who have chose to return to the Philippines.



Other News

Trending Now

Philippines says Canada helicopters 'not for attack'
Trudeau, who raised human rights concerns to President Rodrigo Duterte past year , replied: "Absolutely". It is also not the first time a Canadian deal has been scrutinised over human rights concerns.

Markets Right Now: Stocks swing back to gains, Dow up 50
Many investors justified that by pointing out that interest rates were low and few alternatives looked like better investments. The Standard & Poor's 500, the benchmark for many index funds, is also 10 percent below the record high it set two weeks ago.

New Horizons spacecraft takes farthest photos ever, from 6 billion km away
New Horizons is one of only five shuttles which has managed to reach the escape velocity required to exit the solar system. The spacecraft observed numerous Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs) as well as dwarf planets at unique phase angles.

Facebook Tests Downvote Button to Hide Offensive Content
The new feature was spotted earlier this morning and it's now only being tested with a small number of users in the United States. On Twitter Some Facebook users have reported about "downvote" button in the comment section of posts on public Facebook pages.

How much do you know about the Winter Olympics?
He added that the officials spoke about inter-Korean relations under a "friendly atmosphere" at the Presidential Blue House. North Korean state media said Thursday there was no intention on the North Korean side for such talks to take place.

Pat Shurmur focused on Minnesota Vikings QB coach Kevin Stefanski
The promising news among all that ambiguity? The duo combined to throw for 3,833 yards and 38 touchdowns in the regular season. Reich, was the Eagles' offensive coordinator the past two seasons, is considered the front-runner to be the Colts new coach.

South Africa's Ramaphosa targets "pressing matters" in push for Zuma exit
Ramaphosa said the process was an opportunity to conclude the matter without causing discord in the country. As a result, the State of the Nation Address was postponed until the finalisation of Zuma's departure.

Snapchat faces backlash over the new user interface from its users
On a computer, visit snapchat .com/create.source Snapchat Scroll down a bit and you'll see these three options. But the real opportunity is for Snapchat to become the most unique and fun way to share from special occasions.

Apple's confidential iBoot source code leaked online
Now that it gathered attention, Apple filed a copyright takedown request to Github , forcing the site to take down the code. It also verifies that a legit build of iOS exists and it starts up the software when the iThing is turned on or rebooted.

Trump ends brief government shutdown - DETAILS…
Demonstrations of military muscle are not typical in the USA and they don't come cheap. The bill stalled in the Senate Thursday night when one of the opponents, Sen.