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Tsunami-affected foreign women struggle to land caregiver job

Determined to rebuild their lives after the devastation brought by the earthquake and tsunami in northeast Japan last March 11, 24 foreign women in disaster-ravaged coastal areas are working hard to overcome language barriers and land jobs as caregivers in communities that face a severe shortage of such workers.

New York Times honors Pinoy nurse

By Don Tagala, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau Filipino-American nurse received the “New York Times 2011 Tribute to Nurses Award” for innovation and leadership at the New York Times headquarters in Manhattan.

Ilonggo nurse in Qatar gets Bagong Bayani Award

sunstar.com.ph An Ilonggo nurse working in a government hospital in the Middle East was chosen to receive the 2011 Bagong Bayani Award for Community Services.

Jobless Pinay gets second chance

By Henni Espinosa, ABS-CBN North America Bureau A 64-year old former accountant has found her true calling in life—to care for the elderly and most vulnerable.

Pinay nurse ‘heroine’ still haunted by 9/11

By Ricardo F. Lo – philstar.com Ten years after the destruction of the World Trade Center, Fil-Am nurse Rebecca Canalija still remembers vividly the sight, the stench, and the cries and moans of the burned being rushed to the emergency room of NYU Downtown Hospital on the morning of Read more »

Pinoy nurse, teen win Twitter Shorty Awards

Filipinos were among the winners in the 3rd annual Shorty Awards, said to be the “Oscars” of Twitter, according to The New York Times.

Behind the nursing glut

By Lorraine Villeza – bworldonline.com For Filipino nurses and nursing students, the promise of a better future is hinged on the perceived huge demand for nurses abroad. As of late, however, it appears that this no longer holds true. The foreign markets’ demand for Filipino nurses remained strong up until Read more »

A long-lost father inspires woman to seek nursing work in Japan

A half-Japanese woman living in Philippines has set a goal of becoming a caregiver in Japan, hoping to reunite with her long-lost Japanese father.

Filipino Nurses Follow Well-Worn Path to Jobs in Skokie

By Ted Regencia – skokie.patch.com When Cecilia Buenaflor came to Chicago after she left the Philippines in 1992, she was on her own. The newcomer, who had worked at a New York hospital, did not know anyone. As a single parent, she was struggling to balance motherhood and the demand Read more »

This retired nurse wants to give seniors a leg up

Uses dance to combat perception that older people are no longer productive By Vanessa Lu It is a typical summer’s day, and the main room in the Birkdale community centre on Ellesmere Rd. is just starting to warm up.