The Gulf state of Kuwait, where many Filipinos work. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait has denied a post on Twitter that accused his embassy of smuggling Filipinos to work at social events.

Pedro Villa denied the accusations and said Filipinos who go to the embassy to seek shelter were not allowed to work, The Filipino Times reported.

The post on Twitter, which was written in Arabic, said the Philippine Embassy had been working with an advocacy group to “smuggle” Filipino workers into weddings, concerts and other social events.

“This is totally not true. We never let those who run to the shelter go to work again. They are all staying in the shelter waiting for their repatriation,” Villa said.

The Philippine Embassy decided to file a complaint against the person who posted the tweet.

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