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DFA Repatriates Body of Killed OFW in Kuwait, Enlists Top-Notch Lawyer to Handle the Case

Following a series of unfortunate events, the body of the killed OFW Jeanelyn Padernal Villavende, the Filipina household service worker (HSW) reportedly killed by the employer’s wife in Kuwait last month, arrived this afternoon in Manila last January 8 (Wednesday). In line with this, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has appointed a top-notch criminal lawyer in Kuwait [...]

To all Filipinos in the Kuwait, please be informed of this public advisory released by the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait regarding the recent developments. The PH government assures Pinoys that they are prepared to repatriate any Filipino who may be affected by the ongoing crisis. Note: There is no reason for us to panic, but [...]

DOLE Imposes Partial Labor Ban Anew on Kuwait

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) opened the New Year by announcing that it will soon stop the deployment of newly hired household service workers (HSWs) bound for Kuwait, as Philippine officials push for the full prosecution of the employers behind the fatal beating and leading to the death of a Filipino maid. As per Labor [...]

domestic worker killed kuwait

On the Death of a Filipina Domestic Worker in Kuwait 30 December 2019 – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) strongly condemns the killing of another domestic worker in Kuwait purportedly by the employer’s wife. The continuing incidents of violence and abuse of Filipino domestic workers in Kuwait violates the spirit of the agreement signed [...]

Kuwait OFW Falls From a Building, Incident Surrounding her Death Under Investigation

A female overseas Filipino worker (OFW) tragically fell to her death in Kuwait last December 28 (Saturday). As per the Ministry of Interior, they have opened an investigation over the incident which resulted in the death of the Filipina worker. It is said that she fell from the fifth floor of a building in Fintas, Kuwait.  OFW [...]

Check Out the Biggest Filipino Hangout in Kuwait: Little Manila in Salmiya

Despite the earlier criticisms and diplomatic-threatening issues that took place mostly in 2018 and a few more in 2019, Kuwait remains to be one of the top work destinations among Filipinos in the Middle East.  And as this trend continues coming into 2020, it’s not surprising to learn that some kind of an enclave for Filipinos has [...]

LuLu Boosts Regional Presence with Opening of 10th Hypermarket in Kuwait

Middle East retail giant LuLu has just gotten even stronger this year as it has recently opened its 10th hypermarket in Kuwait.  The latest hypermarket was inaugurated by H.E. Abdul Kareem Taqi Abdul Kareem, General Manager of Public Authority for Industries, Kuwait in the presence of the ambassadors of the United Arab Emirates, India, Nepal, Malaysia, Kenya, [...]

Gov't to Ban Shishas in Cafes in Kuwait

Those who have been to Kuwait would know that some locals enjoy smoking shisha, a glass-bottomed water pipe in which fruit-flavored tobacco is covered with foil and roasted with charcoal for recreational purposes. ALSO READ: An Insight into Nightlife in Kuwait However, an announcement noting the approval of a proposal submitted by member Ahmad Al-Enezi to separate restaurant [...]

300 Distressed Filipinos in Kuwait Receive Early Christmas Gift from Pres. Duterte

Christmas just came a lot earlier for Filipinos based in Kuwait, including those in jail, as they received $100 or over P5,000 from President Rodrigo Duterte as Christmas gifts. As per the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the President sent his “love and care” to Filipinos in Kuwait through the Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant [...]

New Online Driving License Renewal Service Launched by Interior Ministry

Things just got much easier for the citizens and residents of Kuwait as the Interior Ministry has launched a new online portal for the renewal of driving licenses in the state. Through this upgrade, the traffic and operations sector in cooperation with the IT department will be utilizing the online service for the renewal of driving licenses [...]