He said another 15,000 would follow suit once the processing of their documentation with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration is completed.
They are set to arrive in Manila Friday afternoon. The president said Xi promised him two things: China would ensure he (Duterte) would not be ousted from office and China would be protective of the Philippines.
Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano apologised to Kuwait but maintained that the Philippines did not commit any infraction while carrying out its duty to help distressed Filipino workers. "She always complains of overwork and no day off", the person was quoted as saying.
"I think I was asked three times already by the President to announce not to believe anyone who will say that he has connection with the President".
Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said in a statement that Duterte ordered Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello III to lift the ban after the action was recommended by the Philippine special envoy to Kuwait.
"Was I mad because of the rape?"
Initially, Bello said, he was considering of only allowing the deployment of skilled and professional Filipinos to Kuwait until they could assess the implementation of their newly signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Kuwaiti government to boost the protection of Filipino HSWs.
Ramadan is a holy month for the world's nearly 1.5 billion Muslims, many of whom practice the ritual of dawn-to-dusk fasting and prayers.
When all regions and peoples in The Philippines are allowed to take responsibility and enjoy the benefits of their own autonomous economic, cultural and social management, it does not make The Philippines weaker but stronger and more peaceful.
I personally have more faith in Duterte being able to reach an accord with both MNLF and MILF than I do in respect of Duterte convincing a selfish Congress to rapidly pass the BBL. He has also been trying to ingratiate himself to the military, the other possible source of ouster moves.
Gatchalian said government agencies should pursue a tighter crackdown against illegal recruitment, and consistently maintain an updated database of accredited recruiters in order to monitor the outflow OFWs, monitor their conditions, and devise further strategies to safeguard their rights and welfare.
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