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Filipino diplomats held in Kuwait return home

By Benjie Lim Vergara THREE Philippine Embassy employees who were allegedly involved in the controversial rescue of Overseas Filipino Workers in Kuwait came home Friday afternoon after being held in prison there for several days. Officials of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) refused to identify the three DFA personnel, who were immediately whisked to a waiting vehicle at the […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News
Renewal of ties*

Renewal of ties*

BEFORE the Philippines and Kuwait signed a memorandum of agreement last week, providing additional protection for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), the relationship between the two countries already seemed headed for a better and brighter future. A delegation of Filipino officials composed of Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, former Labor Secretary Marianito Roque, Labor Attaché Rustico dela […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Tagumpay*

Tagumpay*

SA WAKAS ay nagtagumpay ang mga pagsisikap ng mga opisyal ng Pilipinas upang maprotektahan ang mga overseas Filipino worker sa Kuwait. Nakahinga nang maluwag ang mga mangggagawa ng lagdaan ng Pilipinas at Kuwait ang memorandum of agreement nitong nagdaang Biyernes na nagbibigay ng karagdagang proteksyon sa mga OFW. Dapat purihin si President Rodrigo Duterte, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Protecting workers in Kuwait*

Protecting workers in Kuwait*

KUWAIT is a country with a diverse society. Of its 4.2 million people, 70 percent or 2.9 million are expatriates. Of these, 260,000 are Filipinos employed either as household help or skilled workers such as nurses, doctors, teachers, mechanics, chefs, and hotel and restaurant managers, to name a few. Obviously, for whatever nationality, it is a place of great opportunity […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Kinidnap?*

Kinidnap?*

MARAMI ang nagulat sa balita na inakusahan ng Kuwait ang mga opisyal ng ating embahada ng pangingidnap sa sarili nating mga kababayan na kanilang iniligtas umano sa nakitang emergency na kanilang kinasangkutan. Nilinaw ni Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano na wala raw krimen sa pagsasalba sa ilang problemadong Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) na nauwi sa pagpapatalsik […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Kuwait ready to cooperate*

Kuwait ready to cooperate*

CERTAINLY, it is good to note that Kuwait is ready to cooperate with the Philippines in exploring all means to address labor issues, including that of the 800 Filipinos who are currently in shelter centers. Kuwait’s Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah said the emirate is keen on maintaining the safety and rights of all expatriates, including Filipinos, within the labor […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Nakalilito, nakaliligalig*

Nakalilito, nakaliligalig*

NAKALILIGALIG na ang ginagawa ng gobyerno ng Kuwait sa mga Pilipino, pati na sa mga opisyal ng embahada na ang tanging hangarin ay matulungan ang mga kababayan natin na inaapi sa naturang lugar. Maituturing na hayagang pambabastos ang pag-isyu ng Kuwait ng arrest warrants sa tatlong diplomat na Pilipino habang nakapiit ang apat pang Pilipino na naglilingkod sa embahada. Bukod […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions