A total of 160 Filipinos will undergo deportation over a couple of violations in Kuwait.
1 infant, 7 men, and 152 women will be deported back to the Philippines as a means of humanitarian gesture after they had residence violations. The move was made by the Ministry of Interior in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait.
A few days ago, the deportation was successfully completed after an aircraft was sent to the Philippines, carrying 160 Filipinos together with the 200 women who were already sheltered at the accommodation building of the Philippine Embassy.
Throughout the entire stay at the deportation center, adequate food and health care were provided under the mandate of Minister of Interior Sheikh Thamer Al-Ali, the Undersecretary of Correctional Institutions Major General Talal Marafi, and the Undersecretary of the Ministry Lieutenant-General Sheikh Faisal Al-Nawaf.
Delegates from the Philippines also cooperated in the deportation of their citizens. Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Deputy Director Arnell Ignacio accompanied the deported Filipinos on their flight back to the Philippines.
“We thank the Kuwaiti government and the Ministry of Interior for this gift that was presented to our nationals who violate the residency law and for facilitating the procedures for their deportation and their return to their country at this particular time. We cannot forget this humanitarian gesture to allow the deported women to spend the New Year’s holiday with their family members in the Philippines. This gesture of the Kuwaiti authorities indicates the strength of the bilateral relations between the two countries, and will positively reflect on the future of cooperation in the labor field. Thank you, thank you, thank you to Kuwait,” said Arnell Ignacio.
Labor Attaché to Kuwait Nasser Mustafa and Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait H E Mohamed Noureddine Lomondot expressed his heartfelt thanks to Kuwait.
“I would like to thank the Kuwaiti authorities, represented by the Department of Dimensions in the Ministry of Interior, for the grant they provided to the expelled members of our community, in terms of allowing them to leave before the end of the year to spend the holidays with their families in the Philippines,” says Lomondot.
“I would like to thank the Kuwaiti authorities, represented by various departments in the Ministry of Interior, for the grant they provided to the expelled members of our community, in terms of allowing them to leave before the end of the year to spend the holidays with their families in the Philippines. This step was a gift to them and their families” He concluded by thanking the Deportation Department for taking special care of women throughout their stay there.”
There are a total of 1,539 Filipinos who got deported from Kuwait this year.
Source | ArabtimesKuwait