Press Release May 12, 2011 The group Health Alliance for Democracy (HEAD) today criticized the remarks of health secretary Enrique Ona for discouraging students from study nursing and for blaming parents for the glut in the nursing profession. Dr. Geneve Rivera, HEAD secretary general said “conveniently reducing the problem of nursing employment as a matter…
In Philippine Hospitals, a Scam Preys on New Nurses
By MARYA SALAMAT
Many hospitals are charging new nurses fees in exchange for work, training and experience, which are required for nursing jobs abroad. This offshoot of the government’s exploitative labor-export policy needs to stop, according to the Gabriela Women’s Party.
Despite SSL-3, Gov’t Health Workers Still Struggle for Better Wages
By MARYA SALAMAT
In the Philippines, the bulk of employed health workers and professionals are in the public sector. But over the years, the effect of government neglect on health, such as low wages and deplorable working conditions of health workers, coupled with the government’s active labor export policy, have combined to shrink the number of the country’s employed health professionals and workers.
Filipino Nurses in Canada Vulnerable to Exploitation, Misleading and Abusive Policies
By JHONG DELA CRUZ
Filipino nurses have the longest record of migrating, as well as the longest history of abuse. This abuse is a result of aggressive, profit-driven, exploitative policies of both their point-of-origin and destination countries. One of these is Canada, one of the most popular destinations now for Filipino nurses.
Sidebar: Filipino Nurses in Canada — In Search of a Better Life (An Interview with Evelyn Calugay)
Filipino Nurses in Canada: In Search of a Better Life
In this interview, Evelyn Calugay, a veteran Filipino nurse in Canada, shares her experience when she decided to move to Canada. She also shares her opinion about Canadian policies that are detrimental to foreign-trained nurses. By JHONG DELA CRUZ Bulatlat.com ALBERTA, Canada — The Philippines has been exporting nurses since the 1960s. Enticed by the…
Mass Resignation Threatens Nursing College
In a move triggered by the resignation of the nursing department dean at Easter College, Inc. (ECI), faculty members have expressed willingness to follow suit in support of the dean’s position against the school’s leadership. BY CYE REYES Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat BAGUIO CITY (246 kms north of Manila) – In a move triggered…
Nursing Deans, UP Baguio Prof Decline Nomination to Nursing Board
Three nurses – two of them nursing deans and one a professor at UP Baguio – have declined nominations to the Board of Nursing (BoN), saying the nominations would not solve the nursing board scam and cure the ailing health care system. BY ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat.com BAGUIO CITY – Three…