Naser Al Wasmi
The National | 23 July 2018
The Philippines is demanding that domestic worker agencies pay $10,000 dollars to recruit Filipinos in Kuwait.
The money is intended as a guarantee for a safe return of employees to the Philippines in case of an emergency.
The move comes after Kuwait and the Philippines agreed on a deal to regulate the working conditions for domestic workers in the Gulf country after a Filipina maid was found dead in a freezer in February.
The employers of Joanna Daniela Demafelis were arrested in Damascus in February, after Kuwaiti authorities launched an investigation with the Interpol to track the Syrian-Lebanese couple suspected of the murder. They have both been given the death sentence.