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PH mulls total ban on deployment of
OFWs to Saudi Arabia
By: Marlon Ramos - Reporter / @MRamosINQ

Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:40 AM December 19, 2021
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Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III. (File photo by EDWIN BACASMAS / Philippine Daily Inquirer)

MANILA, Philippines — Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has threatened
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totally ban labor deployment to Saudi Arabia due to the continued delay in
the settlement of more than P5.1 billion in unpaid salaries of more than
11,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the oil-rich kingdom.
“If this problem will not be settled, I’m seriously considering recommending
to President [Duterte] a total deployment ban of our overseas workers to the

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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” Bello told a press briefing on Friday.

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