590 Filipinas not covered by FTA came to Japan to work as caregivers

via globalpost.com – About 590 Filipinas who have come to Japan to work at nursing care facilities are not eligible for public support under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement, a Kyodo News survey showed Sunday. These Filipinas do not receive public assistance with Japanese language education or training in the Read more »

86 nurses, 267 careworkers needed in Japan

By Joel Locsin/KBK, GMA News Filipino nurses and caregivers seeking work abroad may want to consider applying for the Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services (JICWELS). The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration said JICWELS needs 86 nurses and 267 careworkers, and qualified males and females are encouraged to apply. In a Read more »

Is the job drought for nurses ending?

via businessmirror.com.ph – The migration of workers from one country to another has been part of the world labor scene for centuries. The transcontinental railroad system that allowed the expansion of the United States from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean was built with workers from China. The phenomenon Read more »

Pinoy health workers leave for Japan

via abs-cbnnews.com – A new contingent of Filipino nurses and caregivers who will train and have the opportunity to work in Japan under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement left Manila for Japan on Wednesday. Philippine Overseas Employment Agency officials said the health workers, the sixth group since the Philippines Read more »

Pinoy nurses in Saudi could take MERS global

By Sharon Begley, Reuters The biggest risk that Middle East Respiratory Syndrome will become a global epidemic, ironically, may lie with globe-trotting healthcare workers. From Houston to Manila, doctors and nurses are recruited for lucrative postings in Saudi Arabia, where MERS was first identified in 2012. Because the kingdom has Read more »

More Filipino caregivers being victimized by wage theft

By Harvey I. Barkin/Fil-Am Star / INQUIRER.net News Partner In a report it released recently, the Santa Clara County Wage Theft Coalition urged the county to do more in the face of alarming numbers of wage theft and retaliation complaints filed at the State Labor Commission’s San Jose office. “While Read more »

Pinoy caregivers struggle to advance in careers in Canada

By Veronica Silva, ABS-CBN Canada Filipino migrant groups in Ontario are working with two Toronto-based universities to study how Pinoy live-in caregivers are transitioning after completing the Live-In Caregiver Program (LCP). The LCP is a federal government program that allows Temporary Foreign Workers to seek permanent residency, and eventually citizenship. Read more »

Pinoy nurse tests positive for MERS virus, first case in PHL

By Ibarra Mateo/gmanetwork.com A Filipino male nurse has been confirmed to be the first reported case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus in the Philippines, Health Secretary Enrique Ona announced Wednesday. The nurse, who was exposed to the Filipino paramedic who died from MERS last week in the Read more »

PNA: Hope is not lost for Filipino nurses

By Ayunan G. Gunting/Philippine Daily Inquirer The demand for Filipino nurses both here and abroad may have declined in recent years, but the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) believes the future is still bright for budding and graduating nurses. The PNA considers Filipino nurses as globally competent, making them a step Read more »

Filipino nurse candidate is first-ever in Okinawa to pass Japan’s national exam

via Ryukyu Shimpo On March 25,Bulilan Gian Carlo Tortugo, who is from the Philippines and has been attending a training course at Arakaki Hospital in Ageda, Okinawa City, passed the Japanese national nursing exam. She was one of the foreign-nurse candidates accepted into the Okinawa nursing program under the Economic Read more »

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