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Bahrain Princess & Social Media Stars Defend OFWs against Kuwaiti Influencer for Anti-OFW Remarks

Bahrain Princess & Social Media Stars Defend OFWs against Kuwaiti Influencer for Anti-OFW Remarks

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The Royal Princess from The Kingdom of Bahrain, her Royal Highness Sheikha Noora, along with several other social media influencers, have expressed distaste towards beauty vlogger Sondos Al Qattan’s strong words against the new legal measures implemented for OFWs in Kuwait. The comments came after Sondos expressed via an Instagram video her strong reactions to the new legal Kuwaiti measures granting Filipina maids one day off every week and prohibiting employers from taking their passports. The influencer defended her statements by tagging the reactions as an “attack” on Islam, Hijab, and Kuwait and by telling everyone that her actions do “not concern humanity or human rights” because she did not beat the employee or deprive her of her salary. One of the most controversial reacti
Sondos Al Qattan is back on social media; thanks her 2.4 million followers

Sondos Al Qattan is back on social media; thanks her 2.4 million followers

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Kuwaiti social media star Sondos Al Qattan has returned to social media after a quick hiatus. She recently posted a photo of her thanking her 2.4 million followers for supporting her amid backslash on her controversial remark against Filipino domestic helpers. The photo shows Al Qattan holding a cake designed with the words “Congratulations, Sondos” at the bottom. “Thanks for your support,” Al Qattan captioned the photo with a heart emoji. Thanks for your support ❤️ A post shared by Sondos Alqattan سندس القطان (@sondos_aq) on Aug 2, 2018 at 9:03am PDT The Kuwaiti social media star also uploaded a video of her makeup tutorial and a selfie on Instagram. الشدوات الي استخدمها كلها من باليت ايفكت رقمه بالبوتيك 2438 ، سويت في الشدو على عظمه الجفن وتحت حواجبي بلون ف
5-day Eid Al Adha holiday announced in Kuwait

5-day Eid Al Adha holiday announced in Kuwait

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Ministries and government institutes would halt for that entire period. Kuwait has announced a five-day-long Eid Al Adha holiday starting from August 19, Kuna reported on Monday. The Eid Al Adha holiday will begin on August 19 and end on August 23, Kuwait's cabinet announced on Monday. Also read: Five-day weekend likely for Eid Al Adha in UAE The council noted that the work in ministries and government institutes will suspend work during the entire period. Source
Domestic labor offices warn of new crisis in hiring Filipinos over financial guarantee

Domestic labor offices warn of new crisis in hiring Filipinos over financial guarantee

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The domestic labor offices have warned about a new crisis in the recruitment of Filipino domestic workers because of the insistence of the Department of Labor in Manila to oblige Kuwaiti offices to pay minimum of $10,000 and up to $50,000 as financial guarantee, reports Al-Rai daily. Secretary General of Kuwaiti Union of Domestic Labor Offices (KUDLO) Ali Shamouh said the Philippine’s Department of Labor may stop the transactions of offices if they do not pay the abovementioned guarantee. This means all visas issued so far will be canceled and the domestic workers will not be allowed to travel to Kuwait. He added that after the announcement of the return of Filipino domestic workers to Kuwait and the start of issuing visas for them, the offices were surprised by the condition and
PAM’s expat workers shelter solves problems of 223 maids in 3 months

PAM’s expat workers shelter solves problems of 223 maids in 3 months

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Expatriate Workers Shelter affiliated to the Public Authority for Manpower has achieved a great deal for workers in the country in terms of humanitarian welfare and solved the problems of 223 housemaids within three months, reports Al-Qabas daily. Available statistics indicate the shelter, under the watch of Ali Al-Mutairi, cooperates with six government agencies to resolve problems those maids encountered to enable them exit the country, in collaboration with their respective embassies. Among problems solved for the maids include collection of their monies in arrears and rescuing them from maltreatment at their places of work. Some 107 inmates entered the shelter in May while 104 exited the place, and officials are following up the cases of 158 African and Asian maids. In June 99...
Attack on my views on OFW rights is attack on Islam, Kuwait

Attack on my views on OFW rights is attack on Islam, Kuwait

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Kuwaiti Instagram influencer Sondos al-Qattan continued refusing to apologize for her complaints on OFW rights, saying that criticisms against her were an attack on Islam, Hijabis like herself, and her country. As reported by news site Arabian Business, al-Qattan lamented how there seemed to be more outrage over her remarks than over the humanitarian crisis in other Gulf countries while remarking that the attacks was a "foreign media campaign" against her. She also threatened to expose brands who choose to severe ties with her over her remarks to her Instagram followers for boycotting purposes. The video in which al-Qattan made these remarks could no longer be accessed after she put her Twitter account on private. In another post on Instagram, the Kuwaiti blogger denied ever ha...
Sondos Alqattan Refuses To Apologize Following Controversial Remarks On OFW Rights

Sondos Alqattan Refuses To Apologize Following Controversial Remarks On OFW Rights

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Kuwaiti social media celebrity Sondos Alqattan reportedly refuses to apologize following her statements on the rights of the overseas Filipino workers (OFW). The remarks of Sondos Alqattan on the rights of the OFWs in Kuwait has earned the social media personality criticisms not only from Pinoys but as well as from other people. Based on a report, she is against the day-off grant to the workers and as well as allowing them to keep their passports. Sondos even raised a question on who will refund her money in case the helper would go home. She expressed that she does not anymore want Filipino helpers. Her statements did not sound well for many people including Emirati social media celebrity Khalid Al Ameri. As per another report, Khalid Al Ameri stressed his belief that almost all ...
MAC Cosmetics sever ties with Al Qattan

MAC Cosmetics sever ties with Al Qattan

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One of the world’s biggest makeup brands, MAC Cosmetics, released a statement Wednesday night that they will no longer be working with Kuwaiti blogger Sondos Al Qattan after the latter made remarks about Filipino domestic workers. The National quoted MAC Cosmetics as saying that the Kuwaiti blogger’s “views are her own” and that they “wish to make it clear that [they] do not support the beliefs recently expressed by her.” Earlier this week, American haircare brand Phyto deemed Al-Qattan’s remarks as “unacceptable” and said that the brand “condemn[s] the remarks as they go against the human values defended by the group.” Another Japanese brand, Shiseido, also expressed their disappointment over al-Qattan’s comments. Meanwhile, Max Factor Arabia has also ended their relationship
Al Qattan mulls to encourage followers to boycott brands that cut ties with her

Al Qattan mulls to encourage followers to boycott brands that cut ties with her

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Kuwaiti blogger Sondos Al Qattan continues to stand her ground and remains unapologetic for her remarks towards Filipino domestic workers. Al Qattan found herself in hot water after she previously questioned the Kuwaiti government’s reforms on the kafala system which now allows Filipino domestic workers to have the right to days off and possession of their own passports. The Kuwaiti beauty blogger said through social media that the reform was “pathetic”, adding that she doesn’t want to hire Filipino domestic workers anymore. Al Qattan sparked online uproar with many netizens accusing her of “promoting slavery”. Since then, several beauty and cosmetic brands that used to be associated with, such as MAC Cosmetics, Phyto, Shiseido, Max Factor Arabia, Chelsea Beautique, and M. Mica
Filipina nabbed for possessing narcotic pills

Filipina nabbed for possessing narcotic pills

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Police arrested a Filipina and referred her to the Drg Control General Department for possessing narcotic pills, reports Al- Anba daily. According to a security source, Hawally police patrolling the area suspected the Filipina who was in a taxi but she fled when the taxi driver pulled over. The taxi driver told police that she left a small bag in the taxi. Police then found her civil ID and three narcotic pills. The officers checked the security record of the Filipina and they discovered she is involved in an absconding case. A thorough investigation ensued, leading to the arrest of the Filipina. Source
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