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Freeze Put on Allocation of Filipino Nurses to the UAE

By Lily B. Libo-on and Adel Arafah – www.khaleejtimes.com DUBAI/ABU DHABI – The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in Manila has frozen the allocation of Filipino nurses to UAE’s General Authority for Health Services (SEHA) since September.

Zamboanga nurses tapped for Saudi hospital work

By RJ Rosalado – ABS-CBN Zamboanga Government agencies in Zamboanga City have stepped up their recruitment of Muslim nurses in the Zamboanga Peninsula region as part of the demand for more Filipino nurses in Saudi Arabia hospitals.

Middle East needs 2000 Filipino nurses

www.PIA.gov.ph “Middle East countries need some 2000 nurses.” This was revealed by Commission on Higher Education Commissioner and concurrent Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) chair of Board of Regents (BOR) Luningning Misuares-Omar.

AG Mazuz turns to Supreme Court over caregiver’s overtime pay

By Ruth Sinai – www.haaretz.com Attorney General Menachem Mazuz is asking the Supreme Court to overturn a National Labor Court ruling and require that a caregiver from the Philippines receive overtime pay. Mazuz’s brief, which will be discussed by the Supreme Court on Thursday, has far-reaching consequences for the caregiving Read more »

Wages vow to Nurses

By Geoffrey Bew – www.gulf-daily-news.com BAHRAIN could triple expatriate nurses and doctors’ salaries, to combat a shortage, it has emerged. Health Ministry Under-Secretary Dr Aziz Hamza pledged to dramatically increase wages during a meeting with visiting Philippine Labour Secretary Mariantio Roque.

More Filipino nurses due

RIYADH – Many Filipino nurses will soon get jobs in health institutions in Saudi Arabia, said Maryanito Rocky, a senior official at the Philippines Ministry of Labor. Rocky said negotiations are going on between Manila and Riyadh in this regard. There are 5,000 positions in Saudi Arabia waiting for Read more »

Termination of Pinoy nurses in UAE questioned

The Philippine embassy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has met with Filipino nurses who were allegedly terminated from their work for failing to pass clinical assessment tests in Abu Dhabi, an online news site reported Thursday.

79 Stranded Nurses Repatriated

Rodolfo C. Estimo Jr – Arab News RIYADH: Philippine Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Antonio P. Villamor said yesterday that his embassy extended assistance to 79 Filipino and Indonesian nurses and patient aides working at the Rehabilitation Center for the Handicapped in Al-Ahsa. They were hired by Samama, a company Read more »

Shortage of nurses hits health sector

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By Asma Ali Zain and Lily B. Libo-on – khaleejtimes.com DUBAI — Shortage of nurses is beginning to tell on the UAE health sector and government hospitals are pushing for more benefits and for the upgrading of the recruitment system to retain the experienced nursing workforce currently available. The Read more »

Pinoy nurses in KSA get pay raise

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Filipino nurses, especially those employed by the Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia received a salary increase effective last March 19, 2008. Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Administrator Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz earlier announced in a press report that effective March 19, 2008 depending on the area of specialization, Filipino nurses employed Read more »