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Philippines stops sending workers to Kuwait over abuse fears

Posted by jaypee 36 days ago Philippines
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The Philippines has suspended sending workers to Kuwait, while it investigates the deaths of several Filipinos there.


The ban comes a day after President Rodrigo Duterte claimed abusive employers in the Gulf state had driven four domestic workers to suicide.


He said he was aware of many Filipina women who had suffered sexual abuse in the oil-rich country.


Kuwait said it had contacted the Philippine authorities over the claims.


Philippines Labour Secretary Silvestre Belo cited a higher number of troubling cases, saying six or seven were being investigated.