PHL Bans OFW Deployment to Kuwait

The Philippines on Feb. 12 banned the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) to Kuwait following the deaths of at least 8 OFWs allegedly abused by their employers in Kuwait.

ICC Begins Preliminary Examination on PHL’s Drug War

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Feb. 8 the International Criminal Court will begin a preliminary examination on a complaint against the Philippines’ war on drugs, which accuses President Rodrigo Duterte of commiting crimes against humanity.