Balik bansa na si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte mula sa kanyang pagdalo sa 32nd ASEAN o Association of Southeast Asian Nation Summit sa Singapore.
Sa kanyang arrival speech kaninang pasado alas-2:00 ng madaling araw, ibinida ng Pangulo ang milyun-milyong pisong puhunan na kaniyang naiuwi mula sa kanyang biyahe.
“We also agreed to promote free and fair and rules based trading system to sustain the gains of our economic growth, I also met business leaders and I’am pleased to have witnessed the signing of 10 business agreements projected to generate at least 1,900 jobs and bring in at least 185 million in investments.” Ani Pangulong Duterte
Kasabay nito, umapela ang Pangulo sa Kuwait na huwag abusuhin ang mga OFW o Overseas Filipino Workers na nagtatrabaho roon.
Una rito, nanawagan ang Pangulo sa mga OFW na nagtatrabaho sa naturang bansa na umuwi na lamang sa Pilipinas.
“Philippines and Kuwait have shared history that both sides must learn to value, current developments however test our commitment to work together, we must be undeterred in the work of helping our fellow human beings as we pursue our shared interest with due respect to each others sovereignty. But if my people are considered a burden to some government mandated to protect them and uphold their rights then we will do our part. To our Filipino professionals who may wish to stay in Kuwait, there is really no problem, all I ask is that the employers treat the Filipinos with the humanity they deserve, please do not abuse Filipino workers.” Dagdag ng Pangulong Duterte
Muli ring iginiit ng Pangulo na mananatili ang pagpapatupad ng deployment ban o hindi pagpapadala ng mga Overseas Pinoy Workers sa nasabing bansa hangga’t hindi aniya umaayos ang pagtrato roon sa mga Pilipino
“This ban stays permanently, there will be no more recruitment especially domestic helpers, wala na. China is also getting some 1,000 teachers, we will give them preference, unahin muna natin ‘yun, I will be going to communicate with my friend how they can help us but they estimate that within five years we will be sending something like 100,000 English teachers.” Pahayag ng Pangulong Duterte