Following the implementation of the total deployment ban of Filipino workers to Kuwait, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III together with the Philippine Delegation went to Kuwait to tackle the welfare and work conditions of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) in the gulf region.
However, in this official event, someone caught the attention of netizens as a lot were puzzled if she was misinformed about the laws and regulations of Kuwait as a Muslim country.
In a series of photos, Secretary Bello, the Philippine and the Kuwaiti delegates were posing to document the said meeting, a lot of netizens were shocked to see the ‘vulgar’ dress of Lucy Sermonia.
Sermonia is the president of the Coalition of Licensed Agencies for Domestic and Service Workers (CLADS). Netizens couldn’t help but notice the dress of Sermonia which is red in color that showed some of her skin.
As a Muslim country, Kuwait is conservative especially when it comes to the dress code for women. It is strictly forbidden in Kuwait to show skin, especially in public.
Because of this, netizens made a good laugh on Sermonia.
“Your dress code madam in the red gown is inappropriate for the said occasion where the earth you came from? Madam FYI you are in the Middle East. Second try to put ‘delicates’ for the said meeting. Third this time is winter a bit cold or baka nag iinitkalangtalaga,” said one netizen.
“Pasintabi Lang po kay ate lady in red. At talgang gumitna pa po kayo!! Ngayon hagalpakan sa kakatawa at bully to the max nan manang mahihita natin samga tagarito..Sasabihin na tayo rin ang gumagawa ng ikapapahamak natin..nawala tuloy hwisyo ang meeting dahil lahat ng attention nasasayona ateng,” says another netizen.
Meanwhile, the meeting tackled the goal to sign a standard employment contract between Kuwait and the Philippines.
“This has taken a long time, that is provided under the memorandum of agreement that was signed in 2018. So hopefully, we can agree on this proposed harmonized contract,” says Bello.