Skilled and professional Filipinos could suffer a knock-on effect if the country bans its citizens from working as domestic staff in the UAE, Kuwait and Qatar, officials and recruitment experts warned yesterday.
The Philippine department of foreign affairs has recommended the ban because it believes the three countries do not adequately protect domestic workers’ rights.
Although the ban has yet to receive final approval, Emmanuel Geslani, an overseas recruitment consultant in Manila, warned it “appears to be an insult” to the three Gulf countries.
“Some of the employers in these countries may retaliate by pressuring their government to impose a ban on deployment of all Filipino workers,” he said…
Danilo Cruz, the labour undersecretary, said yesterday from Manila that a resolution could be issued “in the next few days”.