The Malacañang Palace Expressed Support For A Review Of Agreement In Kuwait For OFWs
PALACE SUPPORTS – The Malacañang palace recently expressed its support for a review of an agreement in Kuwait proposed to protect OFWs.
Going out of the country to pursue dreams of a better life can be risky. Being in a foreign place where you are thousands of miles apart from your family and close friends can be lonely.
Also, there has been reports of abused overseas Filipino workers in the past. Sometimes, foreign employers’ can be hostile and their behaviors could be unpredictable.
Meanwhile, the agreement was initiated following the report of a Filipina domestic worker brutally died in the Gulf State.
Identified as Constancia Lago Dayag, the worker from Agadanan, Isabela, suffered with different contusions and hematoma and later on died.
In a recent press briefing, presidential spokesperson expressed his thoughts in his statement:
“I think we should, because according to Secretary Bello [referring to Silvestre Bello III – Secretary of the Department of Labor] there has been a breach in the agreement signed by the two countries.”
Dayag, the 47 year-old domestic worker was immediately brought to Al Sabah Hospital but eventually died while being transferred.
According to Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), investigation revealed signs of sexual abuse was also found on Dayag’s body before her death.
A cucumber was retrieved from her private area.
DOLE also reported that a 61 year-old Kuwaiti was arrested with regards to Dayag’s murder.
This is according to an article from Philstar.
The incident was reported a year after Philippines and Kuwait signed to establish an agreement to improve the working environment and conditions for Filipino workers and to provide protection for them with legal basis.
Before the agreement was signed, Philippines stopped deploying Filipino workers to Kuwait for a while after the report of eight Filipino workers being allegedly mistreated.
That is all there is to it, at least for now. We’ll post updates as soon as we got them.