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In line with the ongoing labour ban on Kuwait, the Gulf State’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Khaled Al-Jarallah disclosed that they have reached an agreement with Philippine officials to regulate the Filipino workforce in the country. The preliminary deal was brought forth through the initiative of Filipino authorities, and is currently being reviewed by both countries [...]

Last Jan. 19, the Department of Labour and Employment, as sanctioned by Pres. Rodrigo Duterte, issued a labor ban on OFWs to be deployed in Kuwait. The labour ban was due to the reported deaths of seven migrant workers in the Gulf State. The ban took effect a day after Pres. Duterte‘s call to engage [...]

balikbayan box OFW philippines kuwait

Overseas Filipino workers tend to send Balikbayan boxes to our loved ones in the Philippines. This is one of the ways we show our care for our family back home. Sometimes, the boxes are stored in our accommodations and are slowly filled up with clothes, goods, gifts, etc. every time we receive our monthly salary. [...]