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New escalation in Filipino maids crisis; abuse on rise
February 2, 2017, 8:12 am

In a new escalation to the issue of Filipino workers in Kuwait, Chairperson of Labor, and Human Resources Development Committee in the Philippines Parliament J. Flaniova claimed that there is a huge number of cases of abuse of Filipino workers in Kuwait and urged the Philippine government to speed up the process of putting on hold the recruitment of Filipina household workers to Kuwait, reports local daily.

Flaniova, said in a press statement, that he had received numerous reports of abuses of Filipino workers in Kuwait, and therefore he urges the government to expedite the issue of putting on hold the recruitment of domestic workers to countries which are known to maltreat them.

He cited how a Filipina Household Service Worker (HSW) was allegedly beaten to death by her employer on Jan 25, coincidentally on the same day that Filipina HSW Jakatia Pawa was hanged.

The dead victim is identified as Amy Capulong Santiago, 33 years old who arrived in Kuwait in August 2015. He explained as of the beginning of 2017, a total of 500 Filipinos, most of them HSW, were in detention in Kuwait due to various reasons.

Source: Arab Times

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