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PH Gov’t Lifts Deployment Ban to Kuwait

PH Gov't Lifts Deployment Ban to Kuwait

On Friday (February 14), the Department of Labor and Employment has officially announced the lifting of the deployment ban to Kuwait after both parties have reached an agreement regarding the protection and safety of Filpino household service workers (HSWs) in Kuwait. Because of this development, there is now full deployment of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to Kuwait.  [...]

Philippines Mulls Partial Lifting of Kuwait Ban

Philippines Mulls Partial Lifting of Kuwait Ban

The Philippines’ Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is set to move for the partial lifting of the deployment ban on Filipino workers to Kuwait following a fruitful meeting between a Philippine labor delegation and Kuwaiti officials. Following this meeting, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III shared that he will recommend to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) [...]

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 [...]

Assist WELL Program of DOLE for returning OFWs

With repatriation in the Middle East making the headlines recently once again, it’s important that we look into what the Philippine government is offering to assist our distressed kababayans who may not have planned for an immediate return back home just yet. In this post, we will focus the spotlight on one of the Department [...]

The Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) announced that a bilateral agreement for the protection of OFWs in Kuwait has already been laid out and is in its final stages, and is now only waiting for Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s signature and approval. According to Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello III, the President may have to personally [...]

DOLE to Introduce New OFW ID Card on July 12

dole ofw id card kuwait

Good news to all OFWs as the OEC will be scrapped and will be replaced with an OFW ID called iDOLE (ID of the Department of Labor and Employment). This OFW ID card is free and will be automatically be issued to all OFWs. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced that the OFW ID will [...]