Nurses

MEAGER PAY, EXHAUSTION TRIGGER NURSES’ EXIT

Published by rudy Date posted on August 17, 2021

By Maricar Cinco, and Dona Z. Pazzibugan, 17 Aug 2021 Low salary and sheer physical exhaustion from a prolonged pandemic have pushed a big number of nurses to give up and leave hospitals, straining further a health-care system that many feared could soon be on the brink of collapse.

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4,000 displaced nurses return home

Published by rudy Date posted on May 13, 2021

by Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star), 13 May 2021 MANILA, Philippines — After being displaced from their employment overseas due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 4,000 nurses have returned home since September 2020, former Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) secretary and now consultant Marianito Roque said yesterday.

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Low pay, high risk: The reality of nurses in the Philippines

Published by rudy Date posted on May 6, 2021

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Pandemic ‘hero’ Filipino nurses struggle to leave home

Published by rudy Date posted on September 16, 2020

by Reuters, 16 Sep 2020 MANILA–From across the Philippines, they gathered to pray by Zoom. They were praying to be allowed to leave: To be allowed to take up nursing jobs in countries where the coronavirus is killing thousands in hospitals and care homes. In recent months, these care workers have taken to calling themselves…

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Gov’t nurses get pay hike 18 years overdue

Published by rudy Date posted on July 19, 2020

By: Ben O. de Vera, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 19 Jul 2020 MANILA, Philippines — It took nearly two decades before nurses working in public hospitals and government agencies got the pay hike that a law had provided, and it came amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Filipino nurses: The world’s frontliners vs the coronavirus

Published by rudy Date posted on May 8, 2020

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Supreme Court rules: Gov’t nurses should be salary grade 15

Published by rudy Date posted on October 9, 2019

PHILIPPINES But the High Court says it cannot compel the government to implement the adjustment to the new salary grade because this needs another law for the budget Lian Buan, Rappler, 9 Oct 2019 MANILA, Philippines – After 4 years, government nurses finally won their case when the Supreme Court (SC) ruled that their salary…

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DOLE to slow down deployment of Pinay nurses abroad

Published by rudy Date posted on June 12, 2019

by Margaret Claire Layug/NB, GMA News, Jun 12, 2019 The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is planning to “slow down” the deployment of nurses abroad as there was a “great need” for people with the said profession locally.

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Lawmaker urges jobless nurses to work as clinical analysts in BPO industry

Published by rudy Date posted on September 7, 2014

Nurses who are still unable to find jobs overseas or in local hospitals should consider applying as clinical analysts in the business process outsourcing sector, a lawmaker said Sunday.

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Philippines deploys 12,000 nurses every year, says labor group

Published by rudy Date posted on May 29, 2014

MANILA (Mindanao Examiner / May 29, 2014) – The Philippines, one of the world’s largest producers of English-speaking nurses, is now deploying overseas an average of 12,000 of them every year, according to the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines. Citing statistics from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, the TUCP said around 85% of those…

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More Pinoys took US NCLEX in 2013

Published by rudy Date posted on March 17, 2014

MANILA – A lawmaker on Sunday said 4,034 nurses took the US National Licensure Examination (NCLEX) in 2013 in hopes of obtaining gainful employment in America.

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Filipina nurses abroad outnumber local hires–health chief

Published by rudy Date posted on February 26, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – Nurses who work overseas outnumber those who work in the Philippines four to one, Health Secretary Enrique Ona said.

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Filipino nurses unite to pursue global health care and nation-building

Published by rudy Date posted on February 23, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRLog (Press Release) – Feb. 23, 2014 – QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Over 300 Filipino nurses from all over the world gathered for the first ever Global Summit of Filipino Nurses 2014 last January at the Manila Hotel in the Philippines. With the theme “Filipino Nurses Worldwide: Unite for Global Health and…

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‘Pinoy nurses seeking jobs in US increasing’

Published by rudy Date posted on December 16, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino nurses seeking employment in the US are increasing in number again. Cebu Rep. Gerald Anthony Gullas Jr. said a total of 2,952 nurses took the US licensure examination from January to September this year, up by nearly 11 percent from 2,662 in the same period in 2012.

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Health info outsourcing offers nurses jobs

Published by rudy Date posted on August 30, 2013

OPPORTUNITIES for unemployed nursing and other medical graduates in the Philippines are increasing as the healthcare information management (HIM) outsourcing industry in the country continues to thrive.

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DOH to absorb nurses serving in remote areas

Published by rudy Date posted on August 4, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – Here’s good news for nurses. The Department of Health (DOH) is set to absorb the nurses serving in far-flung communities under the Registered Nurses for Health Enhancement and Local Services (RN Heals) program.

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ILO: Pinoy nurses prone to recruitment abuses

Published by rudy Date posted on July 27, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – Not only Filipino domestic helpers, but even Filipino nurses and other health workers are prone to recruitment abuses, the International Labor Organization (ILO) reported yesterday.

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Only 806 Pinoy nurses seek US jobs in Q1, says lawmaker

Published by rudy Date posted on May 21, 2013

MANILA, Philippines — Only 806 Filipino nurses sought jobs in the United States from January to March this year, LPG-MA party list Representative Arnel Ty said.

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Cynthia Villar sorry for remark vs PH nurses

Published by rudy Date posted on March 4, 2013

MANILA – Team PNoy senatorial candidate Cynthia Villar on Monday apologized to the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) for her recent remarks in a forum that earned the ire of nurses.

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Japan hiring over 100 Pinoy nurses, caregivers

Published by rudy Date posted on September 2, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – Japan is hiring over a hundred more Filipino nurses and caregivers, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported yesterday. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said representatives of Japan International Corporation for Welfare Services (JICWELS) and different health care facilities are set to interview applicants in the next two weeks.

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Wanted: Nursing grads willing to work in healthcare outsourcing

Published by rudy Date posted on August 29, 2012

MANILA – The local healthcare information management outsourcing sector expects its workforce to almost double this year as it continues to attract unemployed nurses. According to the Healthcare Information Management Outsourcing Association of the Philippines, the number of nurses hired by its member-firms would surge to 43,000 by yearend from 24,700 last year.

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Filipino nurses taking US licensing test declining

Published by rudy Date posted on May 1, 2012

ONLY 863 Philippine-educated nurses took the US professional licensing test for the first time in the first quarter this year, down 40 percent from the 1,454 who took that test for the first time in the same quarter in 2011, Rep. Arnel Ty said Monday.

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Philippines condemns Marion Barry after DC councilman criticizes hiring of immigrant nurses

Published by rudy Date posted on April 26, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Philippines is condemning D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry for remarks critical of local hospitals for hiring Filipino nurses instead of District of Columbia residents.

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‘No more shortage of nurses in US’

Published by rudy Date posted on April 11, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino nurses should not to expect to get jobs in the United States until 2020, an administration lawmaker said yesterday.

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Palace advice to jobless nursing graduates: Join gov’t health programs

Published by rudy Date posted on April 9, 2012

Even Malacañang has acknowledged that there is now an oversupply of nurses in the country and has advised jobless nursing graduates to look for alternative jobs or join the government’s health programs where there is a dearth of health workers.

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13 Filipinas pass Japan’s tough tests for nurses

Published by rudy Date posted on March 28, 2012

THIRTEEN Filipino nurses out of the 160 who took  Japan’s national licensure examinations for nurses this year passed the tests called  Kangoshi, which is considered one of the most difficult nursing tests in the world.

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Degrading nurses

Published by rudy Date posted on March 25, 2012

THE Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) opposes Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara’s bill proposing to peg at only P14,000 the minimum monthly pay for nurse practitioners. The Angara bill actually seeks to demote our nurses, who, based on existing law, are already entitled to a starting monthly salary of P22,000.

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80 nursing schools face closure – CHED

Published by rudy Date posted on March 20, 2012

THE Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on Monday said that at least 80 nursing schools face closure because of their poor performance in licensure exams.

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Nursing grads urged to explore other healthcare careers

Published by rudy Date posted on March 6, 2012

The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) urged nursing graduates to explore other careers in the healthcare industry which is in demand here and abroad. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said that an array of non-clinical, yet, medical-related job opportunities as alternate careers are being offered by healthcare firms to licensed nurses, nursing graduates, and other…

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3 million Pinoys took nursing courses in past decade

Published by rudy Date posted on March 5, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – Close to three million young Filipinos opted to take up nursing courses while nearly 400,000 passed the licensure examination for the past 10 years, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) reported yesterday.

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