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Kuwait reportedly suspends visas for Filipinos

The Kuwaiti government has allegedly announced a temporary suspension on issuing visas to Filipinos, according to a report on "Unang Balita" on Thursday.

The announcement was reportedly made by the Kuwaiti Interior Ministry, who supposedly said that there was a violation committed by the Philippine government on the bilateral agreement between the two countries.

There were no details as to the alleged violation of the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW).

Last February, the DMW implemented a deployment ban on first time domestic workers to Kuwait following the death of overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Julleebee Ranara and other cases of maltreatment of OFWs.

The DMW, meanwhile, said it has yet to receive an official communication from the Kuwaiti government in relation to the suspension of the issuance of visas to Filipinos.  BAP, GMA Integrated News