At the Kuwait International Airport.


Kuwait suspends all work visas, entry visas for Filipinos: report

Kuwait has suspended all types of work visas and entry visas for Filipinos, a local media reported, quoting sources from the Kuwait Interior Ministry.

The suspension of visas starting on Tuesday (May 9) comes after the Philippines allegedly violated a labour agreement with Kuwait, the Kuwait Times quoted Interior Ministry sources as saying.

They said the suspension was ordered by Interior Minister Sheikh Talal Al Khaled Al Sabah “because Philippines has not complied with the provisions of the labor agreement between the two countries”.

“The Philippines has breached the conditions and provisions of the labour agreement, ” sources were quoted as saying in the Kuwait Times report.

The Philippine Embassy in Kuwait said late on Tuesday that it had not received any notification about the matter. There are approximately 268,000 Filipinos working and living in Kuwait.

In February, the Philippines stopped the deployment of first-time workers to Kuwait after the brutal murder case of Jullebee Ranara, whose charred body was found in the desert. The teenage son of Ranara’s employer was detained by police as a suspect in the murder. ICA/Expat Media

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