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JUSTICE SERVED: Kuwaiti Employer Receives Death Sentence for Murder of Filipina Maid

A death sentence by hanging was pronounced by the Kuwait Criminal Court on December 29 to a woman who was convicted for torturing her Filipino housemaid, Jeanelyn Padernal Villavende, on Dec 28, 2019, which resulted in her death. Meanwhile, the woman’s husband was sentenced to four years in prison for covering up and not reporting [...]

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 [...]

PH Lays Down 2 Conditions Before Lifting Deployment Ban on Kuwait

The Philippine government announced two conditions for lifting the deployment ban of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said on Friday (January 17). This comes following the death of an overseas Filipino worker, Jeanelyn Villavende, in the Gulf State almost two years after the murder of another household service worker, Joanna Demafelis, [...]

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 [...]