08 March 2006
the improvement of bilateral trade between Kuwait and the Philippines
ESTABLISHMENT OF CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EYED
Returning from his successful mission in Kuwait, Vice President Noli
‘Kabayan’ De Castro revealed yesterday that the Kuwaiti
eyeing for the establishment of a chamber of commerce between the
country and the Philippines to maximize and enhance trade relations.
SUCCESSFUL KUWAITI MISSION. Vice President Noli ‘Kabayan’ De
Castro congratulates newly installed Emir of Kuwait, Sheik Sabah
Al-Jaber Al-Sabah last Monday (March 6). The Vice President
successfully obtained the Emir’s assurance that he will do his best to
life of OFW Marilou Ranario. Ranario is currently appealing a death
a Kuwaiti lower court. (03/08/06)
He said investors in Kuwait
would like to find out more about investment potentials in the Philippines
and how Filipinos can make their own investments in the Arab nation.
De Castro learned from the new Prime Minister of Kuwait,
Sheikh Nasser, that
the country’s economic
leaders are quite impressed with the performance of the 85,000 Filipino
workers in Kuwait
and recognized their contribution to the recuperating economy of the
“The Prime Minister expressed extreme satisfaction over the performance
of the OFWs in Kuwait,
as he described them as highly qualified, devoted, honest and
‘perfect’. Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser is looking forward to the
possibility of doubling the number even up to 200,000 more Filipino
workers in their country, he said.
While in Kuwait,
De Castro got an assurance from the newly-installed Emir of Kuwait that
the latter would do what he can to spare the life of OFW Marilou
Ranario, who was sentenced to death by hanging for the killing of her
After extending his condolences on the death of their beloved Emir
Sheik Jaber Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah and congratulating the new Emir Sheik
Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on behalf of the Filipino people, the
Vice President brought up with Emir Sheik Sabah the Ranario case.
De Castro expressed confidence that the high level delegation team’s
visit to Kuwait
and interaction with its leaders will bring positive development with
regard to Ranario’s fate.