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[OPINION | Dash of SAS] The Filipino global nurse: Trained to leave, now made to stay

May 30, 2020 - 4:00 PM

'It was upsetting to see photos of nurses in head-to-toe level 4 PPE watching over patients in non-air conditioned tents and think about their P10,000 monthly salary (even lower in private hospitals) and 12-hour shifts'

Filipino nurses: The world's frontliners vs the coronavirus

May 08, 2020 - 4:21 PM

With the coronavirus pandemic, Filipino nurses are thrust to the front lines across the globe, bound by a duty to care for the sickest

WORLD'S FRONT LINERS. Filipino nurses all over the world.

Surviving COVID-19: How a Fil-Am nurse and his family fought coronavirus at home

May 02, 2020 - 6:56 PM

Owing to the couples' frontline experience, a father and his son recovered from the potentially fatal disease

Among first Filipino nurses in his UAE hospital, Marlon Jimenea dies of COVID-19

May 01, 2020 - 12:00 AM

His wife, healthcare assistant Merry Janet, says Marlon didn’t show signs of breaking down, so they both took his condition lightly. He died in the ICU, where he worked.

FAMILY. Marlon Jimenea with wife, Merry Janet and daughter, Marianne Jane.

Overseas Warriors: Up close with UAE’s Filipino nurses during the pandemic

Apr 20, 2020 - 5:31 PM

There are about 30,000 Filipino nurses in the United Arab Emirates, many of them working in the front lines. One of them proclaims she is an Overseas Filipino Warrior.

Working with fear and anxiety: Filipino nurses as UK frontliners vs coronavirus

Apr 13, 2020 - 8:05 PM

As the United Kingdom grapples with the pandemic, Filipino nurses contend with inadequate protection, changing policies, and an uncertain future

Bacolod nurse helps deliver baby on international flight

Jul 11, 2019 - 8:21 AM

‘Many people think that what I did was a heroic act. But I only did what a nurse should do when they are in a situation like this,’ says the 25-year-old Francis Dominic Mendoza

Francis Dominic Mendoza of Bacolod City delivers a baby boy while aboard an international flight./Photo courtesy of Francis Mendoza

2 Filipina nurses killed in Australia car crash – DFA

May 26, 2018 - 4:26 PM

The Filipina nurses were on their way to an El Shaddai anniversary event in Melbourne when the accident happened, says the Department of Foreign Affairs

Locator map of Wallaroo, Australia

Filipino nurse stabbed while on duty in Saudi Arabia

May 20, 2018 - 10:10 PM

29-year-old emergency room nurse Rolando Mina sustains multiple stab wounds on his arms after he is suddenly attacked by a Saudi national

ATTACK. 29-year old emergency room nurse Rolando Mina sustained multiple stab wounds, mostly on his arms, after he was suddenly attacked by a 22-year-old Saudi national while working in a hospital. Screenshot from CCTV video

More Filipino nurses seek jobs in U.S. in 2017

May 19, 2018 - 6:14 PM

In 2017, a total of 7,791 nurses have applied for the first time for the US nursing licensure exam – 23% higher than applications during the previous year

PUBLIC HEALTH. Nurses tend to a woman at the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila. File photo by AFP

Aquino rejects bill increasing entry-level nurses’ pay

Jun 16, 2016 - 1:41 PM

The additional costs that this salary increase would entail may cause unintended repercussions such as possible downsizing of hospital personnel and consequent increase in health care costs President Benigno Aquino III says in his budget message

GOING ABROAD? Many unemployed nurses seek better opportunities abroad. File photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

Singapore jails Filipino nurse for 'seditious' posts

Sep 21, 2015 - 4:43 PM

State Courts Judge Siva Shanmugam sentences Bello to 3 months in jail for sedition in relation to his Facebook posts and another month for lying to police who investigated him

SENTENCED TO PRISON. Filipino Nurse Edz Ello, an OFW in Singapore was fired from his job for allegedly making these racist comments on Facebook. Screenshot from Facebook

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Aug 27, 2015 - 12:52 PM

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Filipino nurses in high demand in US health facilities

Aug 16, 2015 - 5:09 PM

Filipino nurses according to a 2008 New York Times article are “highly prized” in New York’s area city hospitals

Racist headlines? Daily Mail addresses UK Filipinos

Jun 06, 2015 - 8:28 PM

But Daily Mail s assistant editor says that the use of a shorthand word to indicate one s ethnic background is standard journalistic practice

OFWs in Singapore: Disunity in the community?

Apr 18, 2015 - 3:55 PM

While OFWs are used to a culture of freedom of speech back home once we venture beyond our borders the boundaries become gray

Filipino nurse in UK: 'There's a devil in me'

Apr 14, 2015 - 10:30 PM

The nurse is accused of poisoning 21 patients

When bullies are doctors and nurses: How Fil-Am nurses cope

Feb 06, 2015 - 11:18 AM

Rank Nur a registered nurse at a New York hospital says bullying by doctors is commonly experienced by foreign nurses

Higher salary for Filipino nurses sought

Feb 05, 2015 - 1:51 PM

A Senate bill seeks to increase the entry level salary of Filipino nurses to P24 887

GOING ABROAD? Many unemployed nurses seek better opportunities abroad.

Singapore hospital sacks Filipino nurse for offensive Facebook comments

Jan 10, 2015 - 1:53 PM

Bello the nurse lodged a police complaint saying his Facebook account was hacked after the post went viral

PH nurses urged: Apply to other countries, not just US

Dec 25, 2014 - 12:36 PM

This appeal from a lawmaker comes as more Filipino nurses are taking the UN National Council Licensure Examination

GOING ABROAD? File photo of Filipino nurses taking their oath

Biggest challenge for Filipino nurses in Dubai? Language

Jul 30, 2014 - 10:00 PM

Language is a common cause of misunderstanding between employers and OFWs in the United Arab Emirates

Japan firm requiring Filipino workers to waive death claims

Jul 13, 2014 - 5:51 PM

Filipino workers are being asked to absolve the company of responsibility should they die in Japan

#PugadBaboy: Barack punchline 3

Jul 04, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Gov't urged: Develop foreign labor markets for nurses

May 29, 2014 - 4:54 PM

Every year the country sends an average of 12 000 nurses abroad

Filipino nurse faces murder raps in UK

Mar 29, 2014 - 12:51 PM

Victorino Chua 48 is charged for poisoning patients and causing them grievous bodily harm at Stepping Hill hospital Police is also looking into tampering of medical records

ARRESTED. Filipino nurse Victorino Chua faces murder charges more than two years after the poisoning incident at Stockport's Stepping Hill Hospital. File photo by Andrew Yates/AFP

Miles away: An OFW family gives back

Oct 22, 2013 - 5:17 PM

The Duque family is recognized for a decade of community service

Filipino nurses rescued after Libya abduction

Jul 12, 2013 - 9:50 AM

The Philippine ambassador to Libya is working to secure better security for OFWs there the DFA says

SECURE BETTER SECURITY. Following the rescue of three Filipino nurses abducted in Libya, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) called for better security for overseas Filipino workers in Libya.

#PHvote with Cynthia Villar

Mar 05, 2013 - 2:28 PM

Rappler talks to administration senatorial bet and former Las Piñas representative Cynthia Villar

Cynthia Villar apologizes to nurses

Mar 04, 2013 - 3:23 PM

The apology comes after netizens criticized her comments at televised senatorial forum

Pinoy nurses win discrimination lawsuit

Sep 18, 2012 - 10:35 AM

Filipino medical staff alleging harassment and discrimination for being banned to speak Filipino win 1 M in settlement