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UK needs more nurses, health workers

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LONDON – Overseas Filipino worker Lawrence Cabrera barely gets enough rest. He works six times a week and accepts loads of overtime work. Since he moved to an agency to work as a nurse in UK’s private hospitals, he started earning as much as 6,000 pounds or half a million Read more »

Nurse helps to save a life 7,000 miles away

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(United Kingdom) By Emma Streatfield – A NURSE from the Philippines helped to save the life of a seven-year-old boy despite being 7,000 miles away. When Filipino Ed Sipoy, a charge nurse at Wroughton’s Ridgeway Hospital, decided to take his resuscitation skills back to his home country he never imagined Read more »

Minister: Philippine nurses could work in Czech Republic

Nurses from the Philippines could work in the Czech Republic in the future as Philippine Foreign Minister Alberto Romulo said in Prague Monday he hoped that the Czech Republic would allow access of nurses from his country to the Czech labour market. Czech health care experiences a shortage of nurses Read more »

Intl nurses day celebrated in the UK

Gene Alcantara, ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau, London A professional organization of Filipino nurses in the United Kingdom celebrated international nurses’ month with a tele-video conference that discussed the conditions of Filipino nurses abroad. “From 1998 to 2007, 26,000 plus ang mga Filipino nurses natin so far,” said Labor Attaché Jun Read more »

Filipinos and the au pair system in Europe

By Marit Stinus-Remonde manilatimes.net Mr. and Mrs. Hansen, a wealthy Danish couple, met Minnie in a small island resort in the Visayas. They liked the teenage girl, and offered to sponsor her nursing studies and invite her to stay with them in Denmark. The couple, both holding extremely well-paying Read more »

CHEd changes mind, grants permit to new Ilonggo nursing school

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By Florence F. Hibionada The News Today online edition The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) took exception to the application of a new nursing school based in Iloilo City. A Commission moratorium in full effect, CHED Regional Director for Western Visayas Isabela Mahler made a public pronouncement on an apparent Read more »

Pinoy nurses in Finland for the long haul

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Recruits would like to bring their families as well By Merituuli Ahola – In October last year, Philippine nurse and mother of four, Helen Donesa, 45, was watching television when she saw an interview with a Finnish man who said that he had come to the Philippines to recruit Read more »

Filipino Nurse Started from Zero in Finland

By Bjarne Wildau In the Philippines they are highly regarded nurses, but in Finland, they are just unskilled workers. Marla Takama started the hard way, once again from zero, and went trough the Finnish version of the nurse education in her new country. But that’s not Read more »

Multi-talented Pinoy

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‘Give Peace A Chance’ with Stranorlar-based Filipino BY SEÁN P. FEENY IRELAND – A Donegal based Filipino native has made it to the final ten of the Tipperary International Peace Songwriting Contest 2008. Following a three-year stint in Dubai, full-time songwriter Nathaniel Cabanero moved to Stranorlar last July to join Read more »

France set to hire Filipino Nurses

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France wants to hire thousands of “competent Filipino workers,” including nurses and information technology professionals. French Ambassador Gerald Chesnel said discussions on the possible signing of an agreement are underway as his government has already expressed its intent to open his country’s doors to skilled Filipino workers to address France’s Read more »