PHL apologizes to Kuwait over rescue of OFWs


The Philippines on Tuesday apologized to Kuwait after the Gulf state protested its move to rescue dozens of Filipino workers said to be abused by their employers.

“I apologize to my counterpart, we apologize to the Kuwaiti government, Kuwaiti people and leaders of Kuwait if they were offended by some actions taken by the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano told reporters.

Cayetano conveyed the Philippine government’s apology in a meeting with Kuwait’s ambassador, saying the country’s actions were done “in the spirit of emergency to protect Filipinos.”

“There’s life and death to our nationals so action has to be swift and action has to be given right away,” Cayetano said, adding the Kuwaiti envoy “has accepted this explanation.” —ALG, GMA News


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