German hostage in Philippines beheaded by militants

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A German hostage who was abducted by Abu Sayyaf militants in November last year has been beheaded, an aide of President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday evening.
Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza confirmed the beheading of Juergen Gustav Kantner in Sulu.
The video, reposted on Monday by the monitoring group site, showed an elderly captive slumped on a grassy lot and a man holding a knife to his neck.
Kidnap-for-ransom operations have long been a lucrative business in the region, but have escalated in recent years.

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Dubai Ruler orders reckless driver to clean streets for a month

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An Emirati driver, who was arrested for performing car stunts at City Walk, will have to serve the community along with his friends who were present in the car. They will have to clean the public avenues and streets of #Dubai 4 hours daily for a month as an alternative punishment for causing material damage, endangering people’s safety and sparking psychological distress.
#UAE Vice-President, Prime Minister and Dubai Ruler Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum gave an order to enforce the alternative disciplinary measure. He added that the driver, whose vehicle has been seized, will face charges and will have to pay AED100, 000 in order to recover his car from authorities.

Abused Maid In Kuwait Admitted To Mental Hospital In Philippines

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Manila : A Filipina domestic worker has been admitted to the National Mental Hospital upon her return to the Philippines on Friday after she experienced intense trauma and abuse while working in Kuwait , The woman appeared fearful and hinted at the physical abuse she suffered in Kuwait.
The victim’s case would be endorsed to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) for the possible filing of case against her employer in Kuwait.

Phil recalls Kuwait labor attaché for negligence

#Manila: The Department of Labor and Employment in the Philippines ordered the recall of the labor attaché in Kuwait for her negligence in attending to the welfare of overseas Filipino workers there.

Labor secretary Silvestre Bello then warned other labor officials overseas they would suffer the same fate if they fail to take care of OFWs in their respective jurisdictions, In a statement on Friday, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) issued a recall order to acting labor attaché Angelita Narvaez for her inaction and lack of concern for the  Filipino workers.

The recall order came after the death of an OFW, Amy Capulong Santiago who was reportedly beaten to death by her employers on January 25.

Bello said that Narvaez failed to tell him about Santiago’s death and the execution of a Filipina woman Jakatia Pawa also on January 25 , DOLE said that its International Labor Affairs Bureau will investigate Narvaez upon her return to the country , also her replacement Alejandro Padaen will arrive in Kuwait by February 15.