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PRC, CHED assures: Gov’t addressing concerns of nursing profession

By Carlito C. Dar – pia.gov.ph The Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) assured that the government is doing its best to address the concerns presently hounding the nursing profession such as over-subscription and the over-supply of nurses resulting to un-employment Read more »

Court sides with Pinay nurses over abortion procedures

A United States District Judge granted a request for a temporary restraining order barring the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey from requiring nurses to help perform abortions.

14 Pinoy nurses in Norway leave work union

By Macel Ingles, ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau Fourteen Filipino nurses left their work union in protest of its union’s statement against their employer, Filipino-owned recruitment bureau Aktive Services Omsorg og Rekruttering or ASOR.

RP, Japan Agree PJEPA Overhaul

By Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat/mb.com.ph The Philippines and Japan are in agreement to undertake a comprehensive review of its bilateral free trade agreement, but are likely to clash in their objectives as the Philippines is set to go for more protection of its interest, like higher tariffs on some imports from Japan, Read more »

Binay’s message to the Philippine Nurses Association’s 89th Foundation Anniversary and Annual National Convention

By JC Bello Ruiz – mb.com.ph Vice President Jejomar C. Binay has voiced his support for halting the “sordid practice” of nurse volunteer programs in government and private hospitals.

Pinoy nurses seeking US jobs down 44% from Jan.-Sept.

US National Council of State Boards of Nursing statistics show that only 4,354 Filipino nurses took the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) for the first time from January to September, pointed out a party-list congressman.

New nurses’ training fees bucked

By Charissa M. Luci – mb.com.ph The collection of training fees from new registered nurses by public and private hospitals would end, if a bill filed in the Committee on Health in the House of Representatives would be enacted into law.

Public hospitals to stop volunteer nurses’ program

By Bernadette A. Parco – sunstar.com.ph The volunteer program for nurses at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) and other hospitals retained by the health department has been terminated.

Unemployed nurses urged to try hand at entrepreneurship

Unemployed Filipino nurses should opt for entrepreneurial opportunities such as setting up clinics and small pharmacies, the government said on Sunday, noting the current oversupply of nurses.

Retired Pinoy nurses recover house from squatters in UK

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By Rose Eclarinal, ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau Sisters Lilia and Amelita Olasa spent the last 30 years in the UK working hard, preparing for a comfortable life in retirement, that includes a 3-bedroom house.