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Israel’s Invisible Filipino Work Force

By Ruth Magralit/nytimes.com The building behind the Central Bus Station in South Tel Aviv is peculiar, the Filipinos who rent the second floor told me one evening in April. You barely hear any Hebrew spoken there. On Friday night, as you climb its winding staircase, the doors of the apartments Read more »

The worsening ‘toxic’ work condition of Filipino nurses

By Anne Marxe D. Umil/bulatlat.com – When Jose (not his real name), a registered nurse, started to work in a public hospital in Manila, he didn’t think that he would be on-duty for 16 straight hours. It went on for a week and he thought of quitting his job. Read more »

Being man enough to nurse

By Karen Ann Monsy/khaleejtimes.com It’s no longer a woman’s prerogative to be a caregiver: meet some gents who do not think there is anything ‘odd’ about choosing professional nursing as a career. And they’re loving putting smiles back on patients’ faces In Season 2 of the well-loved television series Scrubs, Read more »

Fil-Am’s nursing home in US exemplifies Pinoy brand of caring

By Maricar CP Hampton/ The FilAm Metro DC Marrieta Itom Barcelon, a critical nurse, first realized her heart belongs to geriatric care while working at the Sibley Memorial Hospital, a division of Johns Hopkins Medicine. “Most of our patients were seniors,” she said. “My heart went out to them and Read more »

Co-workers mourn Filipina nurses’ deaths

By Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN North America Bureau The national nurse’s week now has a new meaning for the boss of Neriza Fojas and Michelle Estrera, the two Fresno nurses who died in the northern Califonia limousine fire over the weekend. “This is recognition of nurses’ week and we honor our Read more »

Nurses recount transition from the Philippines

By Coshandra Dillard/tylerpaper.com In 1972, Rebecca Taylor left the bustling Manila, Philippines, on a personal journey toward prosperity and independence. The 22-year-old had just finished nursing school in her native land. It was cold and dreary that December day she landed in Dallas. In fact, the nurses and their escorts Read more »

Nurses recount transition from the Philippines

By Coshandra Dillard – tylerpaper.com In 1972, Rebecca Taylor left the bustling Manila, Philippines, on a personal journey toward prosperity and independence. The 22-year-old had just finished nursing school in her native land. It was cold and dreary that December day she landed in Dallas. In fact, the nurses and Read more »

Caring for trauma patients, the Pinay way

By Maricar CP Hampton – gmanetwork.com For Susan Anabelle Gador, a well-rounded nursing career spanning 28 years, has been, for the most part, one pretty quiet life. Except when the extreme pain crisis among her patients occurs, then the storm can happen before the calm. “Little that I know that Read more »

Nurses thanked for 10 years of hard work

tyronetimes.co.uk -Ten years ago, 51 highly-trained nurses left the Philippines to come to work in Craigavon Area Hospital. In doing so, they were following in the footsteps of other Filipino nurses who came to work in hospitals in Belfast. 30 of the original Filipino nurses who came in 2002 are Read more »

Angelica Ligas The Caring Filipina Nurse

This Filipino nurse proves that a little luck, hard work, and optimism can go a long way — even from rock bottom to the height of success.

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