Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) has been signed by both Philippines and Kuwait in relation to the protection of Domestic Workers and to which enhance working states of Filipino family unit partners.
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Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Alan Peter Cayetano and Kuwait's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheik Sabah Khalid Al Hamad Al Sabah met on Friday in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kuwait to consent to the said agreement. Conciliatory relations amongst Philippines and Kuwait were stressed in the previous weeks following a few occurrences of misuse or the deaths of Filipinos filling in as local partners or domestic helpers (DH).
President Rodrigo Duterte prohibited the sending of Filipinos to Kuwait because of the revealed misuse of bosses.
Work force of the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait led "safeguard" missions of troubled Filipinos and recorded the activities on video which were later discharged to people in general. Kuwait authorities complained and pronounced Renato Villa, the Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait, as persona non grata and furthermore reviewed their Ambassador in the Philippines.
The MOA signed includes Filipino local aides to be given appropriate sustenance, be permitted to utilize mobile phones and for their identifications to be saved at the Philippine international safe haven for supervision as opposed to being kept by their managers.
A few captured work force associated with the protect of the Philippine Embassy have been discharged by the Kuwait government after the agreement has been signed.
Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) in Kuwait especially those DH will have more safe environment and with hopes to calculate 0% of abuse, and great amount of protection.