DOLE mulls banning deployment of domestic helpers to Kuwait
The Labor Department is considering a ban on the deployment of Filipino domestic helpers to Kuwait due to reports of abuses by employers.
Unang Balita on Friday morning said the rising number of reported cases of abuse against foreign household workers has prompted the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to consider imposing a deployment ban, even as the number of runaway expatriates continue to rise.
DOLE has promised to give repatriated Filipinos livelihood oppotunies once they are home, the report added.
The deployment of skilled workers, such as electricians, welders, and construction workers will continue, the DOLE said.
Meanwhile, the Trade Department are encouraging repatriates to engage in small businesses in the country. —LBG, GMA News