Kuwait: Over 2,200 Filipino workers have shown willingness to return to their home country in response to the President’s offer. President Rodrigo Duterte earlier offered workers to repatriate from Kuwait following reports of abuse
The matter started after the body of a Filipino worker was found in a freezer of an abandoned apartment. Following the incident, President asked Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific on Friday to provide flights for Filipinos who want to leave Kuwait. Following the Presidents’ orders, the airlines arranged free charter flights for those willing to leave the country.
Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello III, said in his statement, “We have been informed that as of Friday there were 2,200-plus Filipinos who are willing to go home.”
This was not the first incident involving Filipino workers that came to light. Earlier, there reports of four workers committing suicide due to abuse at work. Following which Philippines had suspended suspended sending workers to Kuwait.
Now according to Bello, Kuwait is looking for alternative markets after suspension by Philippines.
He said, “We are now in the process of looking for alternative markets. One of them is China and even Russia.”
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