28 Sep 2018

Philippines to consider lifting ban on overseas workers in FSM

6:35 pm on 28 September 2018

The Philippines Labour Department says it will consider lifting a ban on Filipinos working in the Federated States of Micronesia.

Philippines Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello

Philippines Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello Photo: AFP

The Philippines' foreign ministry announced the ban earlier this month, amid concerns of abuse against Filipino workers.

The Manila Bulletin reported Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello saying he will meet with officials to see if the ban can be lifted.

Mr Bello said workers in FSM told him they were being treated well by their employers.

There are more than 2,000 Filipino workers in FSM.