RE OFW Ban in Kuwait

KUWAIT: The Philippine Embassy invited FILIPINO COMMUNITY LEADERS IN KUWAIT to attend the forum Re OFW BAN IN KUWAIT at the Philippine Embassy hall.


The DOLE ordered a total deployment ban in Kuwait on orders of President Duterte amid reports of abuses against OFWs, especially household helpers. The Philippine government is looking into the deaths of OFWs in Kuwait, Bello said.

At the Photo from left to right; Vice Consul Charleson Hermosura, Labor Attache Atty. Alejandro Padaen, our incoming Consul General Dino Lomondot and His Excelency Ambassador Rene P. Villa


The number of Filipinos leaving to work as OFW  continue to increases and dominantly are women. My side is of course to ensure first safety and protection coming from both sides of government. I just hope and prayed that this spotlight of OFW cases will improve more protection and better reintegration programs not only here in Kuwait but across the Middle East and Asia, not only for Domestic workers but for all, for everyone.


Our government in-charge to all OFWs must add more emphasis to all  on-site programs and services to protect the rights and welfare of all OFWs such as training focusing on skills, business development to prepare OFWs for reintegration, case management, legal assistance,  repatriation assistance for an immediate return to our country for those who are distressed, custodial services, more on welfare assistance that includes quick response to medical assistance, hospital, mental hospital, jail and workplace visits and other relevant entities.


I remember and never in my life I will forget our former Consul General Raul Dado “Man of Action”, words of wisdom

“This Too shall pass.”


2 Corinthians 4: 17-18 “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

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