Philippines expands ban for workers in Kuwait

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Philippines on Monday expanded a ban on its citizens working in Kuwait after President Rodrigo Duterte angrily lashed out at Kuwait over reports of Filipino workers suffering abuse and exploitation.

Philippines Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello Monday announced a “total ban” on new employment in the country, including Filipinos who had already obtained employment permits but had not yet left for Kuwait.

Authorities have not ruled out revoking the permits of Filipinos currently working in Kuwait or of previous hires returning on new contracts.

The fresh move came after Duterte last month barred Filipinos from seeking work in Kuwait, although the ban exempted those who had already secured permission.

The Philippine foreign affairs department said Monday authorities were repatriating 10,000 overstaying Filipinos from Kuwait, taking advantage of an amnesty programme arranged with the Kuwaiti government.

Express your comment on this article

Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2018

@Raj do you think Indian prime minister have guts like philipines president asking his people to come back , sure know. Mr President of philipinos is not mad he is asking because his peoples are suffering in Kuwait , like murders, and etc and not given human basic rights. Do you think Indian govt will fight for these types of things. For e.g Kharafi employees problem are they able to solve. Pls answer.

Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2018

I think Indian govt cannot do what Philippines President has done. He is strong and needs his peoples back so that they should not suffer more humanlitations.

Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2018

There are Filipinos in good jobs too, why cause trouble for them.
Just ban visa 20.

Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2018

very well said Raj this stupid plp they only want blame PM for stupid reason

Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2018

@ Raj, well said sir.

The decision by Philippine president is taken in haste and is going to hurt many Filipinos who will be losing their livelihood in Kuwait. Instead he should talk tough with Kuwait and make sure that his country men are not exploited any more by implementing new guidelines and procedures to protect their interests.

Govt. of India has not forced us to go overseas, it was our own decision to stay abroad. Blaming PM & CMs of our country for everything has no meaning. When you are staying in Middle East countries, there is always a significant amount of risk involved and people should be prepared to take such risks before blaming somebody.

Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Dear All who are praising Philippine President and complaining about Indian PM, One simple question,
If tomorrow Indian PM tell every one in Kuwait to leave this country and return back to India, What will be your reaction???? Will you praise the PM or ?????

Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Great leader. I salute for his courage and bold decisions. India needs a strong dictator leader like this to move forward.

Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2018

I congratulate all Philippines citizens for having a strong President who dont care for any country but do care for his citizens. I salute to him.

Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Very True Sunil...only bol bachan

Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2018

This is what is called as leadership , he has power and care for his country men...we salute you, Mr President.

Posted on Monday, February 12, 2018

They have a strong Leader. Our PM is good for giving election speeches.

Submit your comments...
Disclaimer: The views expressed here are strictly personal and does not hold any responsibility on them. We shall endeavour to upload/publish as many of the comments that are submitted as possible within a reasonable span of time, but we do not guarantee that all comments that are submitted will be uploaded/published. Messages that harass, abuse or threaten other members; have obscene, unlawful, defamatory, libellous, hateful, or otherwise objectionable content; or have spam, commercial or advertising content or links are liable to be removed by the editors. We also reserve the right to edit the comments that do get published. Please do not post any private information unless you want it to be available publicly.

A thought for Ramadan

Sunday, the 13th of May, 2018 Festival greetings, Happy Sunday greetings Mother’s Day greetings


Kuwait Cricket - A Sense of accomplishment: Herschelle Gibbs

In the recently concluded ICC World Twenty20 Asia Qualifiers ‘A’ , the Kuwait's national crick


Raindrops - Usual and Unusual Stories of love by Dr. Navniit Gandhi

Dear Readers, Dr Navniit Gandhi has penned a collection of 19 true, usual and a little unusu


Love is in air when he sings, Shahbaz Aman

What could be the appropriate adjective to describe this man; singer; composer; or an unusual embod


Don’t Want a Day… Want a Deal!

I am a Woman and like me, there are countless other women out there who do not want Days to commemo


My heart, my soul and all my sincerity is for this country – Ajiaz Ahmad Sarfaraz

“By serving this great country for more than three decades, I feel that the word ‘great’ fully appl


Teamwork Makes The Dream Work! – Nomaan Sidiq Budroo, Captain of Kuwait U-19 Cricket Team

Kuwait Cricket’s National U 19 team returned home after their best ever performance in the ICC U 19


A Walk in the Garden…

Our garden in Salmiya is an exciting learning-place… Every walk in it, teaches something every time


Take Thoughts Outside Box

"Where are the songs of spring? Ay, where are they?’’ I sighed, when others were busy with Keats, S


‘Be what you are, Do what you can’, a self-confident go getter, N.K. Ramachandran Menon

He believes, ‘No one can influence anyone’. He believes, ‘I can only be me and it is true for ever


Zafran Indian Bistro with innovative Indian Cuisines

Indian Cuisines are packed with interesting ingredients and enticing aromas that make it super deli


New Menu at Zafran Puts Contemporary Spin on the Traditional

Fans of Zafran can rejoice as the popular Indian bistro launches a new menu this week. The front


A nostalgic and delicious train journey in Kuwait at Kerala Express Restaurant

A train journey during our annual vacation in India is definitely a nostalgic experience for many o


Mughal Mahal Exotica - An aromatic and exotic twist to Indian food

When it comes to Indian food in Kuwait, no doubt ‘Mughal Mahal’ set an example among the residents


KCWA organized ‘Play on Indoor Sports’

Kuwait Canara Welfare Association (KCWA), for the first time organized an Indoor “Play on Sports” e


Don Bosco Oratory (DBO) Beat Kuwait Independents Hockey (KIH) 1/0 in The First 2018 DBO Hockey Tourunament

Kuwait, Ahmadi – 12 May 2018, in what would one say “breathless showpiece” DBO and KIH. It was anot


Kuwait Cricket set to host ICC World Twenty20 Asia Qualifier ‘A’

Whilst this is not the first International tournament to be hosted in Kuwait, this particular editi


Himanta Biswa Sarma elected BAI President

Assam Health and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was on Tuesday unanimously elected the Badm


Fahaheel English Madrasa wins Shifa Al Jazeera Al-Nahil Soccer Championship Cup

Fahaheel English Madrasa emerges champions in the inter-madrasa soccer championship tournament or