Yes has only taken them ten months to decide they will begin to look at the evidence. Duterte says he is happy because he is fed up with the accusations. After the preliminary examination they can go to the preliminary investigation. They can then go to trial, if the Philippines cooperates. Of the 12,000 complaints they have received only 9 have gone to trial.
It is becoming a bit of an exodus with helpers walking out on employers (without their passports) to get a flight. 2500 expected to leave but it could be higher. Kuwait are looking to Indonesia and Bangladesh for replacements.