The Deployment Ban in Kuwait was a result of a lot of negative occurrences of our countrymen in their country. A lot of people were under abusive households; a lot of people got hurt. This is what sparked the fire for our government – our Dear President Duterte – to put a deployment ban to Kuwait. The foreign country on the other hand, has done a lot to try to appease our nation but none of those seem to have taken effect. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Allan Peter Cayetano says that the ban would only be lifted if our Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Kuwait are 100% protected; he says this while assisting OFWs arriving at NAIA.
The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between both governments was one way to achieve this objective. In the meantime however, due to the circumstances the past few days, the negotiation is on hold, Cayetano said.
We assure everyone that the Philippine government will remain guided by the national interest in seeking solutions that will be beneficial to all concerned. In other words, kalma lang po,” said Secretary Cayetano