DOLE’s Bello lifts HSW deployment ban to Kuwait

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Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III

Over a month after they were barred from working in Kuwait, Filipino household service workers (HSW) will now be once again allowed to be deployed in the Arab country.

This, after the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) issued its governing board (GB) Resolution 7 on Thursday lifting the partial deployment ban for Kuwait.

Labor Secretary and POEA GB Chairman Silvestre H. Bello III disclosed they made the decision after the Kuwaiti government sued the suspects in the killing of Filipino HSW Jeanelyn Villavende.

“After due consultation with the Department of Foreign Affairs [DFA] and with the filing of appropriate charges against the perpetrators [in the killing] of OFW Jeanelyn Villavende, the Governing Board of the POEA unanimously approved the lifting of the remaining ban in Kuwait with respect to the deployment of household workers,” Presidential spokesman

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