The Philippine Embassy in Kuwait according to a source is temporarily unable to issue OEC (Balik Mangagawa) to OFW’s working in Kuwait. The embassy run out of OEC forms that they must get from Philippines.
This situation was brought upon by the strikes that were going on in Kuwait that started a week ago. Kuwait is in under pressure for strikes in the aviation sector.
But this is temporary only since the strike halted. It is just a matter of days to get those forms and start issuing again.
Meanwhile, OFW’s who intends to go for vacation were advised to bring with them copy of their employment contract to secure OEC in the Philippines.
An employment contract duly signed by the employee and the employer is mandatory for all OFW’s wanted to secure OEC.