PH ready to work with Bahrain to advocate reforms in kafala system

President Duterte expressed the Philippines’ readiness to help the Kingdom of Bahrain advocate reforms in the “egregious” kafala or sponsorship system.

Duterte, in his letter to His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, thanked Bahrain for upholding migrant workers’ rights. The President’s letter was handed by Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs Robert Borje, who was granted a 30-minute audience by the Crown Prince on Thursday.

Borje said Duterte, in particular, commended the Kingdom for its efforts to dismantle the kafala system while reiterating the President’s stand that Filipinos are not slaves to anyone.

English | January 2, 2021



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