500 nursing grads ask DoLE to let them take test

By Margaux Ortiz, Philippine Daily Inquirer MANILA, Philippines — Around 500 nursing graduates on Friday asked the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) to allow them to file applications for the June licensure examinations despite the earlier deadline declared by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). The graduates, students of the Read more »

CHED orders addition of 2 new nursing subjects

By Rainier Allan Ronda – In a bid to ensure the quality of future nurses, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has ordered the addition of two new subjects in the nursing curriculum that will focus on teaching freshmen nursing students the ethics and commitment involved in the profession. Read more »

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Filipinos Integral Part of US Healthcare Workforce – FCC

By Cynthia De Castro Asianjournal.com LOS ANGELES – “The Filipinos have been meeting the demands of a nationwide personnel shortage in the American healthcare industry. They are an integral part of the healthcare workforce,” said Commissioner Michael J. Copps of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), an independent United States Read more »

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E-mail scams now target jobseekers

ABS-CBN news online – Illegal recruitment has been merged with scams in the Internet as e-mail holders began receiving letters telling them of their supposed acceptance in jobs abroad in exchange however for a sizable ‘training fee.’ Decades ago it was personal e-mail letters telling the receiver of possible business Read more »

OFWs seeking work in Canada should review requirements–DoLE

MANILA, Philippines – INQUIRER.NET — The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) advised Filipinos wanting to work in Canada as caregivers to ensure that their prospective employers fulfill all conditions required by the government agency before signing any contract with them. Labor Secretary Marianito Roque said overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) Read more »

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Sentosa Finally Sees Truth About Nurses Slowly Come to Light

The following is a press release from the Sentosa Recruitment Agency. Woodmere, NY May 13, 2008 — With an increasing number of legal rulings and administrative decisions coming down in favor of Sentosa Care Group, the facts and truth about the nurses who walked off their jobs without proper Read more »

Caregiver

What Care-Giver has taught Sharon By Ricardo F. Lo Sharon Cuneta spent 21 days in London shooting vital scenes for her latest movie, Star Cinema’s Care-Giver, directed by Chito Roño, and she came home last week a “different” person. “My respect for care-givers in particular and all OFWs in Read more »

After one year, Sentosa 27 fight on

Important strides have been made in the one year old fight of the 27 Filipino nurses who were illegally deployed to New York by the Sentosa Recruitment Agency, the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns said. In that one year, their illegal recruitment case against Sentosa was dismissed and the agency Read more »

Judge orders fired nurse to repay company

By Ann Belser, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Christinita Delalamon is not like the other foreign-born nurses who were sued by Global Nursing Solutions: She fought back. Ms. Delalamon, 46, of York, was fired in 2007 after she refused to sign an extension of her contract. After the company fired her, it sued Read more »

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Michigan Removes Qualifying Exam as Requirement for Foreign-Educated RNs

Lorraine Steefel, RN, MSN, CTN It’s not an easy process to get a bill passed. But determination and necessity fueled the Philippine Nurses Association of Michigan (PNAM) to do just that. On June 14, 2007, Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm signed into law House Bill 4207/Senate Bill 197, which removes the Read more »