PH, Kuwait fail to reach agreement on OFWs — report

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THE Philippines and Kuwait failed to agree on a final draft for a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for better working conditions for Filipino workers in the Gulf state, according to a television report quoting Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd.

The MOU was a condition set by the Philippines before lifting a ban on the deployment of Filipinos to Kuwait, which President Rodrigo Duterte had imposed.

Duterte gave the order following alleged abuses by Kuwaiti employers against Filipinos, including the death of a domestic who was found inside a freezer a year after she was reported missing.

The employers of Joanna Demafelis, a Lebanese-Syrian couple, has since been arrested after an Interpol hunt.


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