Press Release
February 12, 2018

Villanueva backs Duterte's order to totally ban the deployment of OFWs to Kuwait

Our overseas Filipino workers deserve better treatment and protection.

In line with the recent cases of abuse that inflicted our kababayans abroad, we express our full support on the President's move to implement total ban on deployment of all OFWs to Kuwait.

Our migrant workers, especially household workers, have long suffered from maltreatment and it is only just to stop sending OFWs where they are not being treated humanely.

We therefore urge the DOLE and OWWA to further review their policies in sending migrant workers abroad and look at ways on improving the lending of assistance and protection to our afflicted OFWs.

We echo the President's remarks that the Filipino is no slave to anyone, anywhere, and everywhere. Abuse, maltreatment, and violence have no place in every OFW's workplace. Their safety and welfare should always be our government's utmost priority.

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