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2 Filipino nurses among 52 dead in Yemen attack

This photo provided by Yemen's Defense Ministry shows damaged vehicles after an explosion at the Defense Ministry complex in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car Thursday at Yemen's Defense Ministry, killing 52 people.  AP PHOTO/YEMEN'S DEFENSE MINISTRY

Two female nurses from the Philippines were among 52 people who died after a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-packed car into the Yemeni defense ministry complex Thursday, followed by an armed assault.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

3 abducted PH nurses safe

Sebha Libya map

Three Filipino nurses who were reported abducted on the night of July 9 are now safe and are resting at company-provided accommodations in Sebha, southwestern part of Libya, according to the Filipino migrants rights group Migrante.

Posted: July 13th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

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Why are there so many Filipino nurses in the US?

APTOPIX Limo Fire Deaths

This was the question posed to me by a curious TV reporter on May 7, just three days after a stretch limousine traveling across the San Mateo Bridge carrying nine Filipino nurses to a bridal party suddenly burst into flames killing five of the occupants, including the bride.

Posted: May 12th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

German labor chief in Manila for inking of deal for Filipino health care workers

Philippine Ambassador to Germany Maria Cleofe Natividad meets with officials of the Federal Employment Agency, International Placement Services (ZAV) in Bonn to discuss the deployment of Filipino nurses to Germany. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The German Labor and Social Affairs Minister, Dr. Ursula von der Leyen, came to the Philippines Monday to witness the signing of an agreement allowing Filipino health care professionals to work in Germany.

Posted: March 18th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

More than caregivers


Menchu Sanchez, a Filipino nurse from Secaucus, New Jersey, was recognized by United States President Barack Obama as a hero for rescuing 20 premature babies during Superstorm “Sandy” in 2012.

Posted: March 10th, 2013 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

Belgium eyed as market for PH nurses


The Philippine government is considering Belgium as a new market for Filipino nurses.

Posted: December 26th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

D.C. council member Marion Barry hit for racist remark on Filipino nurses

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Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Cuisia Jr. FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: April 27th, 2012 in Americas,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Japan envoy thanks Filipino nurses in Fukushima

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Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Toshinao Urabe. INQUIRER PHOTO/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

Filipino nurses have stayed put in Fukushima, Japan, site of one of the worst nuclear disasters in history, to help their elderly patients.

Posted: March 12th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

130,000 Filipino nurses face job loss due to ‘Saudization’

The sun sets behind the minarets of Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University mosque in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. AP FILE PHOTO

The estimated 130,000 Filipino nurses in Saudi Arabia are expected to bear the brunt of the kingdom’s “Saudization” policy, a migrant rights group said Tuesday. According to Migrante-Middle East (M-ME) regional coordinator John Leonard Monterona, a news report said the Saudi Ministry of Health (MOH) planned to hire local nurses in all its medical facilities. [...]

Posted: September 14th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »



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