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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 »

Dissecting Rep. Cynthia Villar’s view on the Filipino nurse

By Jeff Vasquez, RN, MN/sunstar.com.ph Every nurse from the Philippines is now furious over Rep. Cynthia Villar’s statement on the nursing profession. In a one minute question and answer portion, she was asked to react on her role on the failure to close questionable nursing schools which even led to Read more »

Is this what I want?

By Thea Angelie Braga At 25, I am still young. And I am in the Middle East. Every morning when I wake up, I try to convince myself that this is what I want. By “this” I mean being an overseas Filipino worker.

Compel barangays to employ nurses

By Jarius Bondoc About 230,000 nurses are jobless. They had taken four-year college courses and licensure tests, in the hope of landing stable work abroad. Alas, the greener pastures did not materialize. First the US, Australia and Japan foreign-worker quotas quickly were filled up.

Migration blues

There are signs that the global financial crisis is affecting our biggest dollar earner, the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). By Bernardo V. Lopez – www.bworldonline.com Remittances have tapered recently, and the number of migrants leaving for new jobs has also somewhat gone down. These are but omens of more serious Read more »

Wanted: practical nurses

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RAYMOND PALATINO President, Kabataan Partylist (via email) This refers to the news article “‘Practical nursing’ course opposed.” According to the report, the Philippine Nurses Association is opposed to the “Practical Nurses” course introduced by the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd). The nursing group wants the new program scrapped because “it Read more »