MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte ordered Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III to totally lift the ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers to Kuwait, Malacañang said Wednesday evening, May 15.
"Upon recommendation of Special Envoy to Kuwait Abdullah Mama-o, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte tonight instructed Secretary Silvestre Bello to totally lift the ban on deployment of Filipino workers to Kuwait," Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said around 8:30 pm on Wednesday.
This comes after the Philippines and Kuwait signed on May 11 a memorandum of agreement (MOA) providing additional protection for OFWs in the Gulf state.
Bello and Roque were among the officials who witnessed the signing of the MOA. – Rappler.com