OFW deployment ban in Kuwait lifted
PRESIDENT Duterte on Wednesday night ordered Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III to lift the total ban on deployment of Filipino workers to Kuwait.
“Upon recommendation of Special Envoy to Kuwait Abdullah Mama-o, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte tonight instructed Secretary Silvestre Bello to totally lift the ban on deployment of Filipino workers to Kuwait,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement.
The Palace official said the lifting of the ban includes domestic helpers.
In Febuary, Malacnang ordered a total ban on the deployment of OFWs to Kuwait, following a string of reported deaths and abuses on Filipino workers, including Joanna Demafelis, whose body was found in a freezer.