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Expatriate nurses call for standard wage in all hospitals

By Joe Avancena Expatriate nurses working in the Kingdom’s private hospitals and other health institutions want their compensation upgraded to the level of the wages of nurses employed in the government health sector, according to the results of a survey conducted recently by the newly organized Philippine Nurses Association-Eastern Read more »

Migrants in United Arab Emirates Get Stuck in Web of Debt

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By Jason DeParle – nytimes.com Before she arrived in this mecca of migrant labor at age 48, Evelyn Naces, a Filipino nurse, had never owned a credit card. Soon she had 14 of them — and like thousands of other foreign workers here, a trip to debtors’ prison.

Bahrain needs 300 Pinoy medical workers

By Danny Buenafe – ABS-CBN Middle East News Bureau Chief The Bahraini government, thru the Royal Family, prefers Filipino workers compared to other nationalities.

Nurses recruited to offset shortage

By Hala Khalaf and Ramona Ruiz – www.thenational.ae Recruitment agencies are to hire hundreds of nurses in coming months after a surge in demand from new health care facilities caused a nationwide shortage.

Filipino health workers draw praise in Libya

By Gilbert P. Felongco – gulfnews.com While most overseas workers in Libya had been trying to leave, Filipina nurses in the embattled North African country are drawing praise for their commitment to their vocation.

Filipino nurses stay behind in Libyan hospitals

By Eric B. Apolonio – manilastandardtoday.com OVER 1,000 Filipinos from Libya arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Tuesday, the biggest single-day OFW arrival.

236 unpaid health workers in Jeddah seek gov’t help

By Pam Brooke Casin A group of 236 overseas Filipino nurses and polyclinic workers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia trooped Wednesday to the Philippine consulate there to demand swift action on their complaints against their allegedly errant employer, Migrante-Middle East regional coordinator John Leonard Monterona said.

Filipino nurses to be trained by Kingdom and Philippines jointly

By Rodolfo C. Estimo Jr. – Arab News The Philippines and the Kingdom have agreed to provide a training program for Filipino nursing graduates intending to work in Saudi Arabia. Labor Undersecretary Carmelita M. Pineda made the announcement during a farewell reception for them hosted by Ambassador Antonio P. Villamor Read more »

6,000 healthcare workers needed in Saudi Arabia

By JC Bello Ruiz The Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is in urgent need of more than 6,000 healthcare workers according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

Group seeks Saudi exemption from exams for RP nurses

By JC Bello Ruiz The Philippine government should ask Saudi Arabia to exempt Filipino nurses from the requirement to take the “prometric” exam to work in the country, the Migrante-Middle East said Friday, noting that the oil-rich country is the one that needs the services of Filipino nurses.