The Philippine Embassy in Kuwait on Sunday ruled that domestic worker recruitment agencies in the country will have to pay a $10,000 deposit, national daily the Kuwait Times reported.
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration’s rules state that upon application for accreditation by foreign recruitment agencies, they will be required to set up and maintain an account with a bank authorized by the Philippine Central Bank with a minimum deposit of $10,000.
This is to protect the interests of workers from the Philippines and provide better protection, especially to household service workers.
However, the deposit is not required for each and every Filipino hired.
The deposit will primarily be for the settlement of all valid and legal claims and violation of contracts of employment.