Total deployment ban on OFWs to Kuwait stands: DOLE

MANILA — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Thursday the total ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait will stay until certain conditions set by the Philippines are met by the Kuwaiti government. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the deployment ban is lifted once the country gets justice for …

Killed OFW also a victim of sexual abuse-DOJ

DAVAO CITY— Jeanelyn Villavende, the 26-year-old Overseas Filipino Workers from Norallah, South Cotabato was sexually abused even before she was beaten and killed by her female employer on December 28, 2019. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevara in a statement to reporters on Sunday revealed, the autopsy result conducted by NBI medico-legal Dr. Ricardo Rodaje, showed signs …

Kuwait autopsy report on OFWs death is “a lie”-Bello

DAVAO CITY  — The “one sentence” autopsy report provided by the Kuwaiti government about the death of Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Jeanelyn Villavende, appears to be “a lie” described Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III. Bello in a press conference Friday, January 10 at Villavende residence in  Barangay Tinago, Norala town in South Cotabato noted that …