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Multi-talented Pinoy

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‘Give Peace A Chance’ with Stranorlar-based Filipino BY SEÁN P. FEENY IRELAND – A Donegal based Filipino native has made it to the final ten of the Tipperary International Peace Songwriting Contest 2008. Following a three-year stint in Dubai, full-time songwriter Nathaniel Cabanero moved to Stranorlar last July to join Read more »

Nursing to the Ends of the Earth

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By Erwin Cabucos, Philippine Daily Inquirer MANILA, Philippines – Theresa Lisondra’s hands were trembling when she hung up the phone in a small company clinic in Zamboanga City. It was the call she had been waiting for. The words of the caller from the 20-bed hospital in an outback town Read more »

Nursing the Caregiver

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By Joyne Lavides (Writer’s Note: Names have been changed in order to maintain the confidentiality and security of the four caregivers interviewed in this article.) The significant influx of Filipino nurses migrating to Canada as live-in caregivers echoes an alarming phenomenon. Philippine statistics recorded that in the first six months Read more »

How do foreign staff view the NHS

By Jane Dreaper – Health correspondent, BBC News Nurses from overseas have helped sustain the NHS. The NHS is Britain’s biggest workforce and experts say immigration has helped sustain it at many hospitals in recent years. The number of new health service staff who’ve come from eastern Europe is surprisingly Read more »

The PGH in my heart

By Virginia B. Malay MANILA, Philippines – When World War II broke out and the Japanese invaded our country on Dec. 8, 1941, all schools and colleges were closed. I was then a senior in the UP College of Education and was looking forward to my graduation. On the eve Read more »

New nurses land in Regina

Pamela Cowan, Leader-Post Karen Pachao got off the plane in Regina eager to expand her nursing experience, but she wasn’t prepared to experience the bite of Saskatchewan’s winter. “My first thought was ‘Oh my God, I’m going home,’ ” said the 27-year-old Filipino nurse. “Here it’s like walking into a Read more »