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President to visit Kuwait, say thanks for protection pact

President to visit Kuwait, say thanks for protection pact

President Duterte intends to visit Kuwait to thank the Gulf state for granting his demands on the increased protection of Filipino workers.

Our new agreement with Kuwait on OFWs

THE Philippines and Kuwait have agreed to move on from a dispute which, for a while, had threatened to break up their long-standing relations. They signed last Friday a Memorandum of Agreement that improves the working conditions of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Kuwait, and provides them with legal protection.

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After weeks of diplomatic ruckus over the death and abuse and rescue of distressed overseas Filipino workers, Malacañang said Saturday that the relationship between the Philippines and Kuwait is back on track.

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87 undocumented Filipinos return home from Kuwait

Eighty-seven undocumented Filipinos returned to country last night, part of the at least 500 that Kuwait has agreed to send home.

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Protecting workers in Kuwait

Kuwait is a country with a diverse society. Of its 4.2 million people, 70 percent or 2.9 million are expatriates. Of these, 260,000 are Filipinos employed either as household help or skilled workers such as nurses, doctors, teachers, mechanics, chefs, and hotel and restaurant managers, to name a few. Obviously, for whatever nationality, it is a place of great opportunity – greener pastures that their country cannot provide.

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Kuwait special envoy named

Presidential adviser on overseas Filipino workers and Muslim concerns Abdullah Mamao has been designated as special envoy to Kuwait to help normalize the country’s relations with the Gulf state, Malacañang announced yesterday.

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