Domestic Worker Ban Update: Kuwait-Philippines Relations Are Improving

Since Kuwait’s suspension of new visas for Filipino employees and the ban on sending new domestic workers from the Philippines, over nine months have passed. The recent remarks made by Eduardo de Vega, the undersecretary of the Philippine Ministry of Foreign Affairs, have provided a glimpse of optimism, nevertheless.

In response to a significant development in the case of the young person charged with killing a Filipino worker named Jullebee Ranara, which was decided upon by the Kuwaiti Juvenile Court, he confirmed his country’s aspirations to engage in discussions with Kuwait regarding the resume of sending workers.

De Vega described the court’s decision as a “good step” towards bringing justice for the Ranara family in a news interview done two days ago. He further noted that Kuwait’s efforts in this area have been recognized by the Philippines.

In a news interview given two days ago, de Vega referred to the court’s decision as a “good step” in the direction of bringing justice for the Ranara family. Additionally, he noted Kuwait’s efforts in this area were recognized by the Philippines.

Bassam Al-Shammari, a specialist in domestic workers’ issues, viewed the Philippine government’s position on this problem as a “good gesture” aimed at resolving the conflict between the two countries in a way that benefits their respective populations.

He saw this as the first step in addressing Kuwait’s domestic worker deficit, which has affected the country’s labor market’s stability and equilibrium.

The lack of domestic workers in Kuwait, which has affected the stability and balance of the labor market there, was seen by as the first step in addressing the issue.

The owner of a domestic worker agency also applauded the Philippine Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs statement, viewing it as a ray of hope for ending the situation that has cost both countries a significant amount of money.

He emphasized the ongoing need for Filipino employees in Kuwait over the years, emphasized the difficulties experienced by employment agencies, and expressed hope that negotiations would quickly resume returning things to normal.

Favoring Filipino Domestic Workers for Three Reasons:

  1. Education: Due to their high level of education—many have at least a secondary education and perhaps even a diploma or university degree—Filipino domestic workers are highly appreciated.
  2. Professionalism: Due to their training in domestic work and frequent English language proficiency, Filipino workers are renowned for their professionalism.
  3. Professionalism: Filipino workers are renowned for their professionalism. They frequently speak English well and have received training in the field of domestic labor.

Source Arabtimes 


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