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No nurse surplus, only unqualified graduates–recruiters

MANILA, Philippines — There is no surplus of 400,000 nurses in the country, but a dearth of qualified nurses that employers abroad would hire, the recruitment industry said Monday. The reaction was to the earlier statement of Commissioner Ruth Padilla of the Professional Regulation Commission that the surplus was enough Read more »

The Business of Nursing: Dr. Femy Octaviano gives the nursing profession a boost

By Kathy M. Villalons – Eufemia Octaviano or Femy, as she is fondly called, is a pride of Western Visayas. Being an educator and book author, she has contributed a great deal in the Nursing profession. In 1974, she took up her masteral in Nursing at the University of the Read more »

Nurse Claims Employer Enslaved Her

By KIRK SEMPLE A Filipino woman has accused a former Filipino ambassador to the United Nations of enslaving her for three months in the ambassadorial townhouse on the Upper East Side, forcing her to work as a servant and subjecting her to psychological abuse. The woman, Marichu Suarez Baoanan, 39, Read more »

New York nursing school honors deceased ‘honest’ Ilonggo taxi driver

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By Nestor P. Burgos Jr. Life may have been too short for Nestor Sulpico to realize all his dreams. But the deceased New York taxi driver who was hailed a hero in 2004 for returning $75,000 worth of black pearls left by a passenger in his cab will be Read more »

Job outlook for Filipino nurses no longer as bright

By PURPLE ROMERO abs-cbnNEWS.com/Newsbreak Days before the June 1 and 2 nursing board exams, 20-year-old Myla Bantog offered two eggs in St. Claire’s Parish in Quezon City to chalk up her chances of passing the test. She also prayed novenas in various parishes, one of which is the Lady of Read more »

Filipinos Integral Part of US Healthcare Workforce – FCC

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By Cynthia De Castro Asianjournal.com LOS ANGELES – “The Filipinos have been meeting the demands of a nationwide personnel shortage in the American healthcare industry. They are an integral part of the healthcare workforce,” said Commissioner Michael J. Copps of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), an independent United States Read more »

E-mail scams now target jobseekers

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ABS-CBN news online – Illegal recruitment has been merged with scams in the Internet as e-mail holders began receiving letters telling them of their supposed acceptance in jobs abroad in exchange however for a sizable ‘training fee.’ Decades ago it was personal e-mail letters telling the receiver of possible business Read more »

Sentosa Finally Sees Truth About Nurses Slowly Come to Light

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The following is a press release from the Sentosa Recruitment Agency. Woodmere, NY May 13, 2008 — With an increasing number of legal rulings and administrative decisions coming down in favor of Sentosa Care Group, the facts and truth about the nurses who walked off their jobs without proper Read more »

Judge orders fired nurse to repay company

By Ann Belser, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Christinita Delalamon is not like the other foreign-born nurses who were sued by Global Nursing Solutions: She fought back. Ms. Delalamon, 46, of York, was fired in 2007 after she refused to sign an extension of her contract. After the company fired her, it sued Read more »

Pinoy nurse, caregiver dehado sa JPEPA

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MANILA – Binatikos ng militanteng IBON Foundation nitong Huwebes ang pamahalaan dahil sa kawalan ng malasakit umano sa mga nurse at caregiver na Filipino sa usapin ng kontrobersyal na Japan Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA). Sa isang pahayag, sinabi ng IBON higit na binibigyan halaga ng pamahalaan ang trabaho at Read more »