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100 aspirant workers bound to Kuwait was stop by the immigration at NAIA



100 aspirant workers were halted by the Bureau of immigration at NAIA Terminal. The Filipinos are bound to Kuwait and were stopped due to a temporary ban which has been implemented by the Department of Labor and Employment.

 The Ports Operations Division Chief Grifton Medina said “Even with the properly announced deployment ban, there are still some individuals who wanted to try their luck in leaving for Kuwait,”

 They advised OFW aspirants to contact their employment agency and wait up to the temporary travel ban lifted for Kuwait.

  Medina also reminds the first time travelers who will visit Kuwait not to leave the country to avoid ticket rebooking expenses for their inconvenience.

Last Friday, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said, the purpose of baning on the deployment of Filipino household workers to Kuwait was to expand to cover the new hires and those with expired contracts.

 This policy implemented after the issue of a Filipina maid worker Jeanelyn Villavende who was allegedly killed by her employers last December. She complaints about repeated maltreatment and underpayment of salary. Villavende's employers are in custody according to Bello.

  Villavende's sake for help from her agency months before she was killed by her Kuwaiti employer.

 Medina added that the cost of a regular round trip ticket to Kuwait was around P45,000 to P50,000 depends on the airline and the rebooking fee costs will almost half the price of the ticket depending on the availability of the seat you like. 


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