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100,000 RP nurses unemployed

By Veronica Uy MANILA, Philippines — A member of the Board of Nursing on Monday belied news reports that the number of unemployed Filipino nurses was more than 400,000, and that number was more likely between 80,000 and 100,000.

Spain-RP labor pact halted; Middle East market strong

By Estrella Torres – www.businessmirror.com.ph The global financial crunch is already affecting the Philippines’ stake of sending workers to Europe, with Spain suspending the renewal of its labor agreement with Manila. However, some Middle Eastern countries remain insulated as they continue to push through with construction activities, a Philippine labor Read more »

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.

Rx for International Recruiting

As the nursing shortage continues to affect medical facilities, a new code of conduct for recruiters of foreign-educated nurses promises to create standards for ethical treatment. Although the code is voluntary, most organizations are expected to adopt its standards. By Paul Gallagher – www.hreonline.com Since the 1990s, the United Read more »

Gov’t doctors, nurses to get pay hike next year – DBM

Government doctors, nurses and other medical personnel will be getting pay increases ranging from 34 to 69 percent starting next year, Budget Secretary Rolando Andaya Jr said on Wednesday. Andaya gave the assurance amid reports that no amount had been allocated for salary increased for public health workers.

Pinoy nurse to future OFWs: Beware of sweet-talking agencies

A Filipino nurse in Australia has advised potential overseas contract workers going into the same profession to be careful when dealing with recruiters and employers to prevent applicants from being victimized by sweet talk.