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Tag Archives: OFWs in Kuwait

Kuwait: Kapihan’ tackles Pinoy housing, labour issues

Kapihan’ tackles Pinoy housing, labour issues
By: Michelle Fe Santiago
First posted in

KUWAIT CITY, April 26: The Representative of the Home Mutual Development Fund (PAG-IBIG Fund) Mahmoud Khalil urged all Filipino workers in Kuwait to avail the benefits of being a PAG-IBIG member after the Philippine government has imposed the mandatory contribution to all OFWs across the globe. Khalil made this call on Friday during the “Kapihan sa Kuwait” talk show at the Carlton Tower Hotel in Kuwait City.

Kuwait: 57 Undocumented Pinoys Fly Home, ‘No Detention’

57 Undocumented Pinoys Fly Home, ‘No Detention’
Consul General Dado Thanks HH The Amir
By: Michelle Fe Santiago
First posted in arabtimesonline

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 6: A total of 57 undocumented Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWS) or whose residence visas (iqama) have expired were repatriated to the Philippines on Saturday evening as part of the series of mass repatriation of stranded OFWs in Kuwait. Philippine Embassy officials led by Consul General Atty Raul H Dado together with attaches Musa

Kuwait: Philippine Embassy & POLO create composite legal team

Philippine Embassy & POLO create composite legal team
By: Michelle Fe Santiago
As posted in Arab Times

KUWAIT CITY, May 7: The Philippine Embassy together with the Philippine Overseas Labour Office (POLO) in Kuwait have formed a Composite Legal Team composed of embassy and POLO officials and case officers that will tackle OFW cases in a comprehensive and unified approach to ensure that all avenues are explored to attain the just resolution of cases of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), disclosed Philippine Charge d’ Affaires Atty Raul H. Dado to the Arab Times on Tuesday.

Kuwait: Court Acquits Filipina Of ‘Attempted Murder’

Court Acquits Filipina Of ‘Attempted Murder’
By: Michelle Fe Santiago

KUWAIT CITY, May 6: The Kuwait Court of First Instance acquitted a Filipina Household Service Worker (HSW) who was charged with attempted murder by her Kuwaiti lady employer and has been released from the Kuwait Central Jail, disclosed Mar Hassan, the Assistance to Nationals Unit Officer at the Philippine Embassy on Monday to the Arab Times.

Maria Amor Corbilla, 34, married, a native of Pulangi, Albay in the Bicol region in the Philippines was turned over to the Philippine Embassy last weekend and is now staying temporarily at the Filipino Workers Resource Centre in Faiha while waiting for her repatriation to the Philippines.

Ano pa ang silbi ng Philippine Embassy sa Kuwait?

Ano pa ang silbi ng Philippine Embassy sa Kuwait?

Ano pa ang silbi ng Philippine Embassy sa Kuwait?
Source:  PILIPINO SA KUWAIT Facebook Page

Sino ba ang dapat protektahan ng Philippine Embassy sa Kuwait? Ang mga OFW o ang mga kabaro nila? Makikita sa video na ito kung paano lantarang binalewala ng embahada sa Kuwait ang isang karapatan ng OFW bilang isang Pilipino nang tanggihan ni Vice Consul Sheila Monedero na notaryohan ang affidavit ni ABS-CBN Middle East Kuwait Correspondent Maxxy Santiago dahil daw sa conflict of interest.

Kuwait: MoH Prepares For Influx Of Workers

By Michelle Fe Santiago
As Posted in  Arab Times

THE Kuwait Ministry of Health (MoH) is performing a system-wide restructuring of public health care delivery services as well as raising the standards of public health care in its various government hospitals to be at par with other global medical institutions.

In line with the country’s move of upgrading the public health care systems, some of the public hospitals are undergoing renovation and expansion. Some new hospitals are being constructed, the biggest of which is the Sheikh Jaber Medical City in South Surra named in honour of the late Amir HH Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah. The Sheikh Jaber Medical City will be the largest medical centre in the State of Kuwait which will include four buildings with a total area of 469,370 square metres.

Kuwait Pinoys celebrate ‘Sinulog’ Festival

Photos by Jeff De Castro

Kuwait Pinoys celebrate ‘Sinulog’ Festival
By Michelle Fe Santiago
First Posted in Arab Times 

The mood was all festive. Everyone was dazzling and dressed for the momentous occasion. “Sinulog Siyagit ug Kusog! Pit Senyor, Pit Senyor,” the crowd chanted as Filipino Catholics trooped to the Holy Family Cathedral to celebrate the ‘Sinulog’ Festival.

Kuwait: Lawyer denied from talking to Pinay rape victim

Bruises on her face

Lawyer denied from talking to Pinay rape victim
By Maxxy Santiago, ABS-CBN Middle East News Bureau
First posted in 

MANILA, Philippines – A prominent Kuwaiti human rights lawyer who volunteered to represent a Filipina rape victim has claimed that the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait prevented them from speaking to the Pinay.

Sheikha Fawzia al-Sabah was dismayed after the embassy did not allow them to talk to “Marissa” (not her real name), the Filipina raped and left for dead by a Kuwait traffic police officer in the desert of South Surra last October 1.

Kuwait: Filipino groups launch fund raising drive for flood victim

By Michelle Fe Santiago
Special to the Arab Times

‘Cash donations the easiest, fastest way to extend help’

Heads of Filipino organisations and individuals launched on Wednesday a fund drive to help over two million people who were affected by the floods in Metro Manila and other nearby provinces in the Philippines. Those who attended the meeting spearheaded by Parish Priest Rev Fr Monching Atanacio at the Holy Family Cathedral in Kuwait City agreed unanimously that cash donations from various groups and individuals is the easiest and fastest way to

Kuwait: Filipina Relates Ordeal After Jumping Off Second Floor To ‘Escape Torture’

Margie Pontillas In Al-Razi Hospital With Broken Right Foot & Broken Toe Nail

By: Michelle Fe Santiago
Special to arabtimesonline

‘I’m Afraid My Employers May Take Me Back’

KUWAIT CITY, July 31: A Filipino household service worker who was allegedly maltreated by her Kuwaiti female employer jumped off the second floor of her employer’s house to escape further physical and verbal abuse.

Kuwait: Initial Probe Reveals 70,000 Workers In Unregistered Firms

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Initial Probe Reveals 70,000 Workers In Unregistered Firms

PASS Reviews ‘Files’ Over Bogus Recruitment

KUWAIT CITY, July 25: Some 28,000 companies have yet to register under the automation system and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor is currently searching for the expatriate

Kuwait: 2 Firms Files Closed For Making Labourers Work During Banned Time

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KUWAIT CITY, July 19: Head of Inspection team at Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor Eng. Hussain Al-Mutairi revealed that the ministry closed the files of two companies for making their personnel work during the banned time between 12 noon and 4 pm, reports Alam Alyawm daily.

Kuwait: Ministry Shelter for expatriate workers ready

Kuwait: The ministry of social affairs and labor has completed the construction of the permanent shelter for expatriate workers who are facing problem with their sponsors, local daily reported.

Kuwait: 5,141 Citizens Apply For Jobs Through Automated Recruitment System

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KUWAIT CITY, Jun 29: The head of Public Relations and Citizens Service Department at Civil Service Commission (CSC) Jassem Al-Ruwais says 5,141 citizens have applied for jobs through the automated recruitment system since the opening of registration for the 39 batch of applicants June 15, reports Al-Anba.

Kuwait: Majority Of Expats Oppose MoI Proposal For New Fees


KUWAIT: There have been varied reactions following the Interior Ministry’s decision to implement a new fee structure whereby expatriates have to pay KD 500 for the first issuance of driver licenses and KD 50 for each subsequent renewal. 

103,000 residency violators in Kuwait

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KUWAIT: The number of residency violators in Kuwait reached 103,000 as of Sunday, dropping from 116,000 recorded a few months earlier when the Ministry of Interior launched a series of wide scale crackdowns that are continuing throughout the country.