An Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) claims that the news pertaining to the exemption of the total deployment ban of semi-skilled workers are actually different from the actual situation especially when you go to the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to get your Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC).
Facebook user Ledesma Lee Leann posted an update regarding the total deployment ban of Filipino workers to Kuwait through a live video on Facebook. According to Ledesma, the previously claimed exemption of the total deployment ban which includes semi-skilled workers is actually not true.
As for her experience, there are a lot of Filipino workers who are semi-skilled workers going to Kuwait who are barred from leaving the country as they are not given OEC which is a requirement of every OFW to exit the country.
Ledesma also claimed that those Filipino workers already in Kuwait should postpone their return to the Philippines as there is a huge possibility that they will not be allowed to return to Kuwait. Filipinos in the OWWA office were only given cash assistance that they can use as fare to return to their respective provinces.
The total deployment ban gave peace of mind to a huge number of Filipinos but it seems like there are also those who are greatly affected by this deployment ban.
The total deployment ban was imposed because of the untimely passing of OFW Jeanelyn Villavende who was found to have suffered so much in the hands of her employers.
See clip below
Live in owwa,Total ban,skilled Simi skilled hsw etc.balik mang gagawa wag na I push ban na talaga👇👇
Posted by Ledesma Lee Leann on Tuesday, January 21, 2020