Saturday, March 10, 2018

Heroes need saving too: A weekend story of saving OFW in Kuwait



Photo credit: Raul Dado's Facebook
On a Facebook post by Netizen Raul Dado, the efforts of our government can be seen working in the Philippine Embassy Kuwait, and sacrificing their weekend, that 2-day rest period for the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) in Kuwait.

Recap: In the past few weeks there has been a rise of controversy on President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to recall all OFW’s working in Kuwait after the increasing reports of OFW abuse by their own Kuwaiti employers. May it be physical or sexual, the abuse that the modern heroes, the OFWs, go through in order to give their families a better life, is truly an act of martyrdom. But sometimes the heroes need saving too and Duterte took it upon himself to go against the world and pull back the OFWs in trouble by pleading airlines to give them a free ticket home.

The operations center where Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, Under Secretary Sarah Arriola, Ambassador Rene Villa and his team in Kuwait and Attorney Blitz Sumagaysay and her team in Manila are working hand-in-hand, day-and-night in order to get OFWs back here their home country.

The amnesty extensions for OFWs who haven’t been documented or who wants to exit the country without fines can still register until April 22, 2018.

You can refer to Raul Dado’s full Facebook post below:

“WEEKEND AT THE OPERATIONS CENTER " DU30 REPATRIATIONS:

Ambassador Rene Villa leads his teams on a Saturday at the Philippine Embassy Kuwait, to prepare for more OFW registrations in the present amnesty.

OFWs in Kuwait are encouraged to register as early as possible to avail of the amnesty extension, until 22 April 2018.

( With DFA Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and Undersecretary Sarah Lou Arriola, Ambassador Rene Villa and teams in Kuwait, Atty Blitz Sumagaysay and teams in Manila. )”
Source: Raul Dado