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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 »