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Filipino, Kuwaiti Officials Discuss OFW Concerns and Welfare Amid Ongoing Investigation on OFW Death

In light of the recent developments on the death of the Filipino domestic helper Jeanelyn Villavende, the Philippine and Kuwaiti government have already committed to holding diplomatic talks to address the current situation concerning the current state of work and welfare of Filipinos living in the Gulf State.   At the top of the meeting agenda were [...]

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 [...]

DOLE Imposes Partial Labor Ban Anew on Kuwait

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 [...]

PH and Kuwait to hold Bilateral Meet before Pres. Duterte’s Visit by October

It hasn’t been a pretty year for the Philippines and Kuwait, from the start of 2018 when horrifying news broke out regarding the death of a Filipina maid – Joanna Demefeliz, whose body was found stuffed inside a freezer inside an abandoned apartment. The situation immediately escalated, with Philippine president Duterte enforcing a labour ban [...]