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Duterte looking for remedy to solve OFW woes in Kuwait

After being fueled over Kuwait’s tolerant inaction on abuses done on overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), President Duterte yesterday said that he eyes to exhaust all diplomatic means to fix the country’s ties with the Gulf state.

In a speech at the Palace yesterday before newly appointed government officials, Duterte said he does not want to permanently injure the Philippine-Kuwait ties.
The Chief Executive also said that he will radically find means to sustain the economic needs of OFWs whom he ordered to be pulled out from Kuwait.
“I’m trying to come up with peaceful solution (regarding the situation of) OFWs in Kuwait,” Duterte said.
“I’m willing to sell my soul to the devil to find money for OFWs returning from Kuwait,” he added.
Meanwhile, Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III yesterday revealed a new major employment opening for OFWs in China.
In an interview over radio dzMM, Bello said China is in need of 10,000 teachers who could teach English.
“This opening in China could be considered as an alternative for OFWs seemingly displaced by the situation in Kuwait,” Bello said.
Filipinos could accordingly earn as much as $1,500 (P78,000) per month in China as English instructors.
It is known that there are professional Filipino teachers who, due to higher economic needs, opted to become domestic helpers abroad while exposed in hazardous, even abusive conditions.
Bello said that Manila might soon ink an employment bilateral agreement with Beijing before February ends.
Meanwhile, presidential spokesman Harry Roque said that OFWs are not totally forced to escape Kuwait.
“Filipino workers in Kuwait who wish to stay may do so despite the total deployment ban on new recruits,” he told reporters at a press conference in Tabuk City in Kalinga province.

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  •  Architect Angelito L.MallongaFUAP

    Pres Duterte said he will deliver what he said to bring all our OFWs out of Kuwait. I support him and He should prove it and I challenge him to deliver his world and to make sure that those helicopters from Canada gets push through

    More will ordered for the security of the entire county as our coastal I'd one of the largest in the world. Security of the country and for disaster operation takes precedence and to stop those drugs coming in it that is what he really eantd

    My brother is a victim of the drugs and I know Joe it feels. My parents suffered a lot mentally and financially so I know

    Architect Angelito L.MallongaFUAP Wednesday, 14 February 2018 01:58 Comment Link

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