PRES. DUTERTE CONSIDERS TOTAL BAN OF OFW DEPLOYMENT TO KUWAIT
Overseas Filipino workers remain to be one of the top contributors to the booming Philippine economy.
As of November 2017 alone, remittances were able to reach 2.3 billion dollars.
However, in some parts of the world such as Kuwait, a number of female domestic workers are experiencing sexual abuse.
Because of this long-running problem, President Rodrigo Duterte is considering the total ban of OFW's to the Muslim dominated country.
During the launch of the 'OFW BANK' by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the President said he has agreed with Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano that Kuwait's rulers should do something about the alleged abuses suffered by Filipino workers.
According to the Head of State, although he fully respects the leaders of the oil-rich country, this issue with Filipino workers must be addressed.
He emphasized that because of the hardships, some workers opt to commit suicide.
According to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, the deployment ban of OFW's in Kuwait is currently being studied by the President but he has yet to receive instructions from the President to craft the necessary department orders.