#Manila: A Cebu Pacific plane carrying 180 passengers veered off the runway while landing in Iloilo on Friday evening. More than 40 domestic and regional flights have been cancelled and airport crews were working to remove the stalled aircraft, which was partly blocking the runway, to allow flights to resume Saturday night.
#Thailand: Heavy rains lashed Bangkok past midnight on Friday and continued into the early hours of Saturday, leading to flooding on many Bangkok roads.
#Manila: The House of Representatives’ committee on overseas workers affairs has called for a temporary ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait due to increasing reports of maltreatment and abuses.
The motion was raised by Quezon City Rep. Winston Castelo during a briefing held last week by the Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration at the House of Representatives.
In a statement, the House said the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Department of Foreign Affairs had the mandate to implement the ban.
According to the committee, the ban would be implemented by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the Department of Labor and Employment and other concerned agencies.