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Nurses dream of lucrative overseas jobs

By Girlie Linao Manila – The 18-year-old co-ed still has two years to go before she graduates from one of the Philippines’ top nursing colleges, but she already knows where she wants to work. “Israel,” she said when asked where she will practice once she graduates and passes the nursing Read more »

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Sentosa RN attys. seek stop of lawsuit

Filipino Reporter – The lawyers for the Filipino nurses charged with endangering patients at a Long Island nursing home after they walked out of their jobs asked a state appeals court to prevent the trial from moving forward because it defies federal laws. Defense attorneys asked the Appellate Division in Read more »

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Nursing to the Ends of the Earth

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 »

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Oversupply of nurses plagues RP

By Gloria Esguerra Melencio Asia News Network MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has oversupply of nurses this year as “world-class schools” in the country continue to produce thousands of nurses and some diploma mill schools churn out countless of practical nurses.

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Nursing the Caregiver

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 »

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Nurses want six months’ notice

BARBADOS: PHILIPPINE NURSES on contract at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) want Government to give them at least six months’ notice before sending them home. Three weeks ago, Minister of Health, Dr David Estwick, made it clear at a St Philip West constituency branch meeting of the Democratic Labour Party Read more »

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Will EPAs help foreigners, employers?

The Yomiuri Shimbun JAPAN: Nurses and nursing care workers from the Philippines and Indonesia will enter the nation’s labor market this summer, when those professions are effectively opened up to foreigners under economic partnership agreements signed with those countries. A total of 2,000 such Philippine and Indonesian workers are scheduled Read more »

NZ: Filipino Nurses Living in `Slave Labour’ Conditions

New Zealand Herald Filipino nurses are being forced to work in what health officials describe as “slave labour” conditions in New Zealand rest homes to pay off often-exorbitant fees to recruitment agents and loan sharks. A Weekend Herald investigation has found that some nurses are paying several times the true Read more »

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Gordon wants nursing schools to form own review centers

By Veronica Uy – INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines — Senator Richard Gordon on Monday said he would file a bill to require nursing schools across the country to have their own review classes. At the same time, he encouraged nursing schools to improve their quality of education even as he discouraged Read more »