RP nurses seen as prime export commodity

By Nora O. Gamolo – For decades, nurses have been among the most exportable of Filipino professionals. Starting in the late 1950s, nurses sought work in the United States, which remains a major job destination for them. In the 1960s, they trained their sights on Canada. From later that decade Read more »

Nurse wins fight to stay in Britain

A Filipino nurse has won his seven-month battle to stay in Wales.Aldrin Quibuyen, of Pantyffynnon Road, Ammanford, faced being kicked out of the UK after filling in an immigration form too late. But a campaign backed by the local community and politicians has won him the right to stay in Read more »

FACT SHEET: Sentosa 27 Nurses

1. The 26 nurses and 1 physical therapist (“Sentosa 27”) were all recruited from the Philippines through the Philippine-based Sentosa Recruitment Agency. • Sentosa Recruitment Agency is a single proprietorship under the name of Francis Luyun. • Upon information received, Francis Luyun also works in New York as the Director Read more »

Philippine Nurses Association denounces treatment of Sentosa 27

The Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) strongly denounces the prejudiced treatment and excessively unfair situation currently being faced by 26 Filipino nurses who were recruited from the Philippines by the Sentosa Recruitment Agency, a single proprietorship run by Francis Luyun. Sentosa works in partnership with Ben Philipson, a Danish national and Read more »

Sask. attractive to Filipino nurses

Profession a ‘visa’ for life in new country Lana Haight, The StarPhoenix Published: Monday, March 17, 2008 Whether he’s nursing in the Philippines, Ireland or Canada, Gary Mendoza is prepared to tackle any emergency. “Nursing is universal. Basically, the general principles are there. It’s just a matter of doing it,” Read more »

Nursing shortage gets a bit of relief

Home for the aging gives on-the-job training By Susan Abram, Staff Writer RESEDA – Three mannequins lay on a hospital bed, awaiting stethoscopes, repeated jabs of insulin, bandages and comforting words. That the mannequins are part of a nursing program isn’t unusual. That the nursing program is taught inside a Read more »

Nurses association opposes nursing course introduced by CHED, TESDA

The Philippine Nurse’s Association (PNA) are up in arms against the Practical Nursing (PN) program introduced by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA), saying that graduates of this course will likely end up jobless and discriminated.

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