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Dubai hosts car-free day today

Dubai Municipality is urging motorists to refrain from using their cars today, February 24, and use public modes of transportation instead as part of the 10th edition of UAE Car Free Day. Residents are encouraged to walk, use bicycles, or take public transportation in...

These main highways in UAE remain closed until Feb. 24

The Abu Dhabi Department of Transport (DoT) posted a public announcement on their social media account regarding a partial road closure that will be observed until today, February 24. The said road closure of Abu Dhabi - Al Ain Road (E22), E11 towards Ghweifat started...

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A rare creature called Arabian Caracal was spotted in Abu Dhabi for the first time in 35 years. The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) said that the Arabian Caracal (Caracal schmitzi) sighting in Jebel Hafeet National Park in Al Ain was recorded earlier this month....

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Robredo backs Duterte’s suspension of OFW deployment to Kuwait

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Vice President Leni Robredo said on her weekly radio show that the Kuwaiti government should sign a bilateral agreement with the Philippine government to ensure the protection of Filipino migrant workers there.

“I hope that the President’s visit will be enough pressure for the Kuwaiti government to sign the agreement. The reality is, even if the threat of violence is there, many OFWs still refuse to go home because they think of their employment. We need to protect them,” she said.

Robredo also backed President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to suspend the deployment of Filipinos to Kuwait because of the increasing number of violence and abuse.

“The President made the right call. This is a strong statement against violence,” she said.

On the other hand, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that the total deployment ban to Kuwait may push the Gulf state to sign the said bilateral pact.

“Itong ginawa ng ating Pangulo ay isang strong message sa ating mga kaibigan na taga-Kuwait na napapanahon na bigyan naman ng proteksyon ang ating mga manggagawa dun,” Bello said in an interview with GMA on Monday.

Overseas Filipino workers from Kuwait who would repatriate after the deployment ban may also avail of the government’s reintegration program that can help them to get jobs in China, Czech Republic, Germany, and Japan.

Bello also said in the same interview that they are improving the livelihood program in the reintegration package to ensure the benefits of the OFWs.

“Ngayon, mas istrikto na ngayon. Hindi na basta-basta magpresenta ng plano o kaya project proposal ay approved na,” he said.

On Friday, President Rodrigo Duterte asked Filipinos in Kuwait to come home after a body of a Filipina was found inside a freezer in Kuwait City.

There are at least 250,000 Filipinos working in Kuwait, 75% of which are domestic workers.

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