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January 27, 2016 at 14:37

Longest serving Filipino inmate gets Amiri pardon

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Kuwait City: Finally, the long wait is over for the longest serving Filipino inmate who has been in the Kuwait Central Jail for 20 years now after being sentenced to life imprisonment for killing a Bangladeshi national.

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March 19, 2015 at 12:34

‘Chicken feet’ Filipino protesters to resume work today

‘Chicken feet’ Filipino protesters to resume work today
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Kuwait: Dozens of Filipino labor workers who went on strike two weeks ago over unpaid salaries are due to return to work today after intervention by the Philippines embassy. The local employer has to send the unpaid salaries to their bank accounts no later than April 15. The management also promised to send their salaries on a monthly basis by no later than the 15th of every month.

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March 10, 2015 at 10:27

Unpaid workers go on strike 'starving from no salary'

Filipino workers on strike in Kuwait
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Kuwait: Around 200 laborers, 100 of them Filipinos, stopped work to protest nonpayment of salary. The laborers were employed by a local construction company subcontracted to various government projects in Kuwait. The workers have not been paid for three months. “We are not receiving our salary for months so we are hungry, we need food to eat,” said Dindo, one of about 100 Pinoy workers who are on-strike to protest for nonpayment of salary. During the past few weeks, the workers say they survived with the help of friends and most of the time they roam around Khaitan and Farwaniya looking for fresh chicken shops to ask for free chicken feet. “We ask shops to give the chicken feet so we can survive and have something to eat,” said Marvin, 49, who is a foreman at the company. “It’s really hard to live like this. But we have to survive; we just cook it in various ways, but all same, chicken feet. We also beg some Filipinos outside to give us some food. Thank God they understand us, there are Filipino groups helping, but we are not eating every day, they are giving us food but not enough,” said Marvin.

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