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Philippine priest heading to Kuwait to assist migrants

MANILA (UCAN): Church leaders in the Philippines announced on April 25 that they would be sending Father Restituto Ogsimer, of the Missionaries of St. Charles Borromeo (Scalabrinians), to help offer pastoral care to migrant Filipino workers. 
 
This happened on the same day that the Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry giving Philippine ambassador, Renato Villa, a week to leave the country on April 25 after a video came out on social media of embassy staff helping Filipino maids flee the homes of their employers. Kuwait also recalled its ambassador to Manila.

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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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