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Philippines lifts Kuwait labour deployment ban

MANILA (UCAN): The Philippines lifted its ban on the deployment of workers to Kuwait following the signing of a deal on May 11 that provides additional protection for Filipinos in the Gulf state.
 
The president, Rodrigo Duterte, ordered the ban to be lifted on May 16, ending months of tension with Kuwait that resulted in the expulsion in April of the Philippine ambassador to the oil rich country.
 

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Philippine bishops call for worker boycott of abusive states

Manila (UCAN): The Catholic bishops of the Philippines want a total ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to countries that do not have laws to protect migrants.
 
Bishop Ruperto Santos of Balanga, chairperson of the Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People, said on March 26 that it is high time the government said no to countries where workers are abused and that a total ban is a preventive measure against human rights violations and loss of lives.
 

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Bishops back Kuwait ban and call for investigation

MANILA (Agencies): Bishop Ruperto Santos of Balanga, chairperson of the Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People of the the Philippine bishops’ conference, has backed a move by the president, Rodrigo Duterte, to ban the sending of Filipino migrant workers to Kuwait, UCAN reported on January 22.
 
Apart from stopping workers going to Kuwait, the bishop also called on the government investigate abuses committed in other countries
 

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