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POEA warns of another e-mail scam, Australian hospital disowns English training for Filipino nurses

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration yesterday exposed another e-mail scam targeting Filipino nurses and other medical practitioners for supposed employment in a hospital in Australia. Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said the POEA received another recruitment e-mail, supposedly coming from Sydney Adventist Hospital, this time charging a fee of PhP3,750.00 Read more »

DFA: Bangladesh hospital wants to hire Pinoy nurses

gmanetwork.com The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said a leading hospital in Bangladesh is planning to hire Filipino nurses for its facility in Dhaka. In a news release earlier this week, the DFA said United Hospital chief coordinator Dr. Salahuddin Ahmed visited the Philippines recently to start interviewing applicants in Read more »

14 Get Bonus From TESDA For Passing Japan’s Kangoshi Examinations

By Ina Hernando-Malipot-mb.com.ph For passing Japan’s “kangoshi” certification tests, 13 Filipino nurses and one caregiver will now be able to provide scholarships courtesy of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to respective members of their family. TESDA Director General Joel Villanueva has given to each of the Read more »

Nurses now shifting to law enforcement

By Rubyloida Bitog – sunstar.com.ph Some registered nurses now want to work as police personnel because they have a difficult time looking for jobs as caregivers. Senior Superintendent Elmer Soria, Police Regional Office–Cordillera (Procor), said that around 30 to 40 percent of applicants for Philippine National Police (PNP) are registered Read more »

Tight US market for nurses seen until 2020

ABS-CBNnews.com Filipino nurses may have difficulty entering the US labor market until 2020, according to party-list Rep. Arnel Ty.

13 Pinoy nurses pass tough Japan nursing exams

gmanetwork.com Thirteen Filipino nurses have passed this year’s Kangoshi, Japan’s grueling national licensure examination for nurses, the Department of Labor and Employment said Wednesday.

Filipino Nurses Association established in Belgium

The Philippine Embassy, led by Ambassador to Belgium Victoria S. Bataclan, facilitated the organization meeting and induction rites of the 1st Filipino Nurses Association in Belgium (FILNABEL) at the Embassy Hall of Presidents in Brussels on February 26.

Lawmaker seeks P14,000 monthly pay for nurses

By Jess Diaz Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara has proposed a standard P14,000 monthly basic salary for nurses in government and private hospitals and similar institutions.

3 million Pinoys took nursing courses in past decade

By Mayen Jaymalin – The Philippine Star Close to three million young Filipinos opted to take up nursing courses while nearly 400,000 passed the licensure examination for the past 10 years, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) reported yesterday.

PHL execs seeking entry of Pinoy workers, trainees to Switzerland

Philippine officials in Switzerland are working with government authorities about the possible entry of Filipino professional and technical trainees to the country.