Senators Sonny Angara and Migz Zubiri on Tuesday expressed hope that the government will remain steadfast in ensuring that the labor rights of all Filipinos working abroad, especially domestic workers, are “protected at all times.”
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Senator Sonny Angara is hopeful that the signing of the memorandum of agreement (MOA) would lead to better working conditions and "more humane" treatment of Filipino workers in Kuwait.
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In a speech in Cebu City Tuesday (May 1), Duterte urged Filipino workers in the Gulf state to come home if they wish.
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The saying, "You don't know a good thing until it's gone," has never been so apt now that the Philippines is in the midst of a diplomatic row with Kuwait due to a controversial rescue mission.
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Senator Sonny Angara on Tuesday said that the government, as mandated by the Constitution, must be committed to protect the rights and promote the welfare of Filipino workers "wherever they are."
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The task is great and the struggle is "uphill" in ensuring fair labor practices for Filipino workers here and those toiling overseas.
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Malacañang clarified Monday (April 30) that the deployment ban to Kuwait is not permanent, but will stay in place until a memorandum of understanding on the protection of Filipino workers is signed with Kuwait.
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The government must promote the welfare and rights of Filipinos in sending them overseas as well as in forging trade agreements with other countries.
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Several lawmakers renewed their call to end contractualization or “endo” and for the increase of the national minimum wage ahead of Labor Day, where labor groups are expected to hold a massive protests in various areas in Metro Manila.
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Senate President Koko Pimentel is hopeful that relations between Kuwait and the Philippines would return to normal and called on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to emulate talks between North Korea and South Korea, which sought to…
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President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Saturday said he wanted all Filipino workers out of Kuwait and back home, noting that he could no longer take the abuses against them in the Gulf state.
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President Rodrigo Duterte will no longer lift the ban on deploying Filipino workers to Kuwait amid the worsening diplomatic row between the Philippines and the Gulf state.
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Efforts of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to improve the lives of Filipino workers in Kuwait suddenly went down the drain due to the Department of Foreign Affairs' highly publicized rescue mission in the Gulf state.
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At least five senators have questioned the publication of a video on social media showing Philippine embassy officials rescuing distressed FIlipino workers from Kuwaiti households, saying the video should never have been posted online.
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Manila demanded an explanation Thursday after its ambassador to Kuwait was expelled, shocking Philippine authorities and deepening a diplomatic row over the treatment of domestic workers in the Gulf state.
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Malacañang appealed for sobriety Thursday (April 26) amid calls for Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano's resignation over the controversial rescue of distressed Filipino workers in Kuwait.
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Senator Risa Hontiveros has blamed the government for the diplomatic mess concerning Kuwait, following the controversial video rescue of Filipino workers by embassy officials.
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With the Kuwaiti government accepting the Filipino officials’ apology on the viral video of a rescue mission of distressed Filipino workers, Sen. JV Ejercito on Thursday expressed hopes that the diplomatic relations with the Arab State will…
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Senator JV Ejercito found fault in the Philippine embassy’s rescue of Filipino workers from Kuwaiti households, but still defended it, saying all government officials should give priority to the lives of Filipinos.
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Senators could not agree with the purported rescue of Filipino workers from Kuwaiti homes, which has caused the Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait to be summoned by the Middle Eastern country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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Kuwait's government summoned over the weekend the Philippine envoy there over "rescues" conducted by the Philippine embassy of abused overseas Filipino workers.
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Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Monday stood against the lifting, even partially, of the total deployment ban of Filipino workers to the Gulf State.
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A Kuwaiti court on Sunday sentenced in absentia a Lebanese man and his Syrian wife to death by hanging over the murder of a Filipina maid, a judicial source said.