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PHL Recruitment Agencies Urges DOLE To Allow The Deployment Of Skilled Workers To Kuwait

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#Manila: A group of local recruitment agencies has asked Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III to modify Administrative Order No. 25 to allow the deployment of skilled workers to Kuwait as well as vacationing workers.
In a statement on Monday, Philippine Licensed Agencies Accredited to Kuwait (PHILAAK) said only the deployment of household service workers (HSWs) should be covered by the order.
PHILAAK said some of the deaths involving HSWs were not due to abuse, pointing out that one died of accidental suffocation due to charcoal heaters, one was killed in a love triangle, and one is a suicide that is still under investigation. It said IT professionals, store managers, maintenance personnel electricians, plumbers and carpenters must be deployed once they receive plane tickets from their employers.

 

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DOLE: OEC-Holding OFWs Not Covered By Deployment Suspension To Kuwait

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Manila: Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III clarified that overseas Filipino workers  already holding a plane ticket and an Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) can still proceed to Kuwait despite the deployment suspension announced on Friday.” those who do not yet have an OEC will be covered by the deployment suspension prompted by reported cases of maltreatment of OFWs by their Kuwaiti employers.

DOLE suspends processing of overseas employment certificates of OFWs bound for Kuwait

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#Manila: The Department of Labor and Employment has decided to suspend the deployment of overseas Filipino workers to Kuwait.
The decision to suspend the deployment of OFWs to Kuwait was covered in administrative order 25, series of 2018 which was issued late Friday afternoon.
“Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III has suspended the deployment of workers to Kuwait in the light of the death of seven OFWs,” the DOLE said.
Bello has also directed the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration to stop processing of overseas employment certificates of OFWs bound for Kuwait.