Higher salary for Filipino nurses sought

By Jee Y. Geronimo/rappler.com – The Philippines licenses thousands of nurses every year, and yet one of the biggest problems in the health system is maldistribution, as health workers prefer to stay in urbanized areas where they can be compensated properly. To “uphold the dignity of nurses,” Senator Teofisto “TG” Read more »

Tokyo to ease rules on nurses’ licensure

By Vito Barcelo/manilastandardtoday.com Japan has pledged to increase the number of Filipino nurses and caregivers by modifying Japanese licensure examinations to raise the passing rate of Filipino candidates, according to Vice President Jejomar Binay. The Vice President was apprised of Japan’s plan during the courtesy call of Japanese Ambassador Read more »

Pinoy nurses warned vs. email scams promising jobs in New South Wales

via gmanetwork.com – The Australian government has warned nursing graduates in the Philippines against fake job offers supposedly coming from hospitals in New South Wales. The warning was issued by the Ministry of Health of New South Wales, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in a statement Thursday. Read more »

Pinoy nurses, teachers encouraged to try their luck in Japan

By Andrei Medina/GMA News – There is a growing need for Filipino English teachers and nurses in Japan, Consul General Maria Teresa Taguiang said, although interested applicants must meet some requirements first, among them being able to speak basic Nihonggo. Interviewed by GMA News Online during the 2014 Sakai-ASEAN Week Read more »

2 Pinay nurses qualify in PHL-Germany migration project

via gmanetwork.com – Two more Filipinas have passed a recognition examination for a Philippine-German nurses’ program in Frankfurt, Germany, the Department of Labor and Employment said Friday. The DOLE also said Krystel Anne Sumido and Eowyn Galvez are the first Filipino nurses to pass as Qualified Nurses (Gesundheits-und Krankenpflegerin). Both Read more »

New registration process for UK-bound nurses, midwives

via gmanetwork.com – Starting September, Filipinos wanting to work in the United Kingdom as nurses and midwives may have to comply with a new registration process, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said. In a statement, DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said the new process of the UK Nursing and Read more »

Seek jobs in Middle East, not US, Pinoy nurses urged

By Dennis Carcamo/philstar.com – A House of Representatives leader has called on Filipino nurses and health workers to seek jobs in Middle Eastern countries instead of the United States as it is still reeling from the economic meltdown. House Assistant Majority Leader and Cebu Rep. Gerald Anthony Gullas Jr. cited Read more »

More foreign nurses may qualify for H-1B visas

By CRISTINA A. GODINEZ, Esq/gmanetwork.com More foreign nurses may be able to come and work in the US sooner than usual, following the release of a recent memo by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) describing how they can be sponsored for the H-1B temporary work visa. The H-1B Read more »

590 Filipinas not covered by FTA came to Japan to work as caregivers

via globalpost.com – About 590 Filipinas who have come to Japan to work at nursing care facilities are not eligible for public support under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement, a Kyodo News survey showed Sunday. These Filipinas do not receive public assistance with Japanese language education or training in the Read more »

86 nurses, 267 careworkers needed in Japan

By Joel Locsin/KBK, GMA News Filipino nurses and caregivers seeking work abroad may want to consider applying for the Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services (JICWELS). The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration said JICWELS needs 86 nurses and 267 careworkers, and qualified males and females are encouraged to apply. In a Read more »