RP freezes deployment of nurses to UAE over court case

UAEMANILA, Philippines – Philippine labor authorities have frozen the deployment of Filipino nurses to the United Arab Emirates’ General Authority for Health Services over the court cases of 100 Filipinos there.
Online news site Khaleej Times (www.khaleejtimes.com) reported Monday that the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) issued the freeze order since September.
The Philippine embassy in Abu Dhabi, which received the POEA order only this week, said the deployment of Filipino nurses will be frozen until the cases of the 100 Filipinos working at Al Mafraq Hospital in Abu Dhabi is resolved in court.
Earlier, Philippine Ambassador Libran Cabactulan recommended to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila the immediate halt to the allocation process.

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