Minister of Labor and Social Development
King Saud Guest Palace
April 11, 2017

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte met Dr. Ali Bin Nasser Al- Ghafis, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Labor and Development and discussed the amnesty program being implemented by the Saudi Arabia government.

Also, the plight of the runaways at the Bahay Kalinga ng Saudi was also tackled. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said after the meeting that the President asked the labor minister to allow distressed Filipino citizens to go home.

DOLE’s augmentation team is also in Saudi Arabia to validate the claims of Filipino workers who lost their jobs in the kingdom in order for the government to provide them credit, Bello said.

King Salman ordered the three Saudi Arabia companies that went bankrupt to pay the claims of Filipino workers, he said.

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