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Syrian Employer in Demafelis Murder Case Found Guilty by Court

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has released an update regarding the decision of the Syrian District Criminal Court that found Syrian national, Mouna Ali Hassoun guilty of the murder of the Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Joanna Demafelis last year. It can be recalled that Demafelis’ body was found stuffed inside a freezer in February [...]

Sponsoring a Family in Kuwait: Minimum Salary Requirement Raised to KD 500

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Lt-Gen Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah recently announced the decision to raise the salary bracket from KD 450 to KD 500 for expats to bring their families in Kuwait. The new decision highlights the need for expat residents to earn at least KD 500 in the country before they can [...]

28 Illegal Expats Arrested in Surprise Raid

The General Department of Public Relations and Security Media at the Ministry of Interior disclosed that the surprise campaign launched at Naga’at Al-Shamlan in Kuwait City has led to the arrest of 28 violators of the residency law. According to authorities, the surprise campaign was conducted by the Acting Security Commander, Operations Director, and patrol [...]

DFA Assists 63 Undocumented OFWs from Kuwait to Return in PH

On Wednesday (August 21), a total of 63 undocumented OFWs in Kuwait were repatriated under the Embassy Assisted Repatriation Program (EARP) by the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait in cooperation with the Kuwait government. The EARP, which was formerly known as the Assisted Voluntary Repatriation Program (AVRP) is a mutual agreement between the Kuwait government and [...]

How to Manage your Bank Accounts Effectively

OFWs, whether remitting or saving money for the future will need to deal with bank accounts wherever they may be in the world. Having an account or several of these in a bank can be a challenge for those who need to budget their funds effectively. Opening accounts with several banks has its perks since [...]

Remains of Late OFW from Kuwait Repatriated, Family Receives PHP 1 Million and College Scholarships for Children

The remains of the overseas Filipino worker (OFW) from Palawan who died in Kuwait was finally brought home to their family and relatives, who mourned for her sudden passing. The father of 26-year old OFW Kamish Nacasi, Percival Nacasi, does not believe that his daughter would have committed suicide in Kuwait, where she worked for [...]

Here are What You Need to Know about Teaching English in Kuwait

Like in most Middle Eastern countries, English is generally considered part of the national curriculum and is taught across all levels in school and/or universities in Kuwait. However, native English-speakers are rarely found in the state education system, mainly due to cultural differences. Nevertheless, there is a significant demand for English teachers coming from other [...]

How to Apply for PhilHealth Voluntary Membership for OFWs

Aside from keeping your own savings for emergency purposes and future plans, as an OFW, you also need to consider setting up an insurance account for yourself and your dependents by the time that you can no longer work abroad or are already at an age when you are more prone to acquiring illnesses and [...]

MoI Employee Arrested Over Charges of Extortion and Abuse of Power against Expats

Living in Kuwait is quite challenging at the moment mainly because of what the government is doing to limit the number of expat workers in the country through its nationalization scheme or “Kuwaitization” to allow more Kuwaitis to enter the workforce. Other than this situation, expats also face corrupt individuals in the form of recruiters [...]

Gov’t Halts Recruitment of Expats in Kuwait on Certain Salary Contracts

With various requirements governing the recruitment of expats in Kuwait already set in place, many public offices as well as those from the private sector have imposed stricter qualification requirements to “filter” workers who are to be allowed in the government or in the country, in general. This move is deeply rooted on the national [...]