Kuwait City: Around 10,000 Filipinos who were planning to travel to Kuwait during the first quarter of 2020 to be employed as household service workers will go to other destinations due to the ban imposed by the Philippines Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), reported Kuwait Times.
The ban which took effect last Friday (Jan 3) prevents Filipinos seeking employment in Kuwait from processing their documents, said administrator Bernard Olalia during a radio program (Global Pinoy) in Manila.
“We will try to help them get alternate job destinations abroad. We advised them to upgrade their skills so they can be competitive – we have free trainings given by TESDA, like housekeeping, caregiving, etc. We want to upgrade their skills so that they no longer seek employment as domestic helpers. We know how hard it is to work inside a stranger’s house, so we want to help our kababayans (countrymen),” Olalia noted.
Helpers who are planning to go on vacation and planning to return will be allowed to do so, provided they are coming back to the same employer.