Several Countries Ready To Accept Pinoy Med Workers: POEA

Several Countries Ready To Accept Pinoy Med Workers: POEA

Spotlight

SM Scholarship Program Receives Support From SM EDD

SM Foundation’s College Scholarship Program continues its mission to support economically challenged but deserving students by providing them access to quality education!

Save The Children Trains Teachers, Parents To Protect Children From Online Sexual Abuse

How can parents keep their children safe from online predators? Here are some simple tips:

SM Foundation Opens Scholarship Online Application For SY 2021-2022

Want to be an SM Foundation scholar? Here’s what you need to know!

Synergeia Seeks The Best Education-Focused LGUs As Pandemic Reshapes Learning

Which city / municipality excelled in providing good education to its constituents even amidst the pandemic?

Several countries in three continents are ready to accept Filipino medical workers after the government lifted the temporary deployment ban, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said on Tuesday.

POEA chief Bernard Olalia said nations in the Middle East, Europe, and North America prefer to hire nurses and other medical workers.

“The top destinations for our health care workers especially nurses, number one is the Middle East, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), followed by Qatar, Kuwait and United Arab Emirates (UAE),” he said during a Laging Handa briefing.

Olalia added that Manila and Riyadh have a bilateral agreement involving the sending of medical workers.

He said in the United Kingdom (UK) and Germany, the deployment of workers is done either through government-to-government or private recruitment processes.

Olalia said the hiring for Germany, under the Triple Win Agreement, involves a government-to-government recruitment process while the deployment is done through POEA-accredited private license recruitment agencies (LRAs).

He added that job opportunities also await Filipino nurses in the United States.

“In many nations around the world, our nurses are number one, preferred choice,” he added.

Meanwhile, Olalia said welcomed the proposed measure on hiking the salary of medical professionals in the country.

“It’s good that they are being given attention. I think, it will be beneficial to nurses as they may decide to work here and stay with their families,” he added.

He, however, noted that the starting salary being offered by destination countries are higher.

“The starting salary they will be getting abroad (depending on the host country) is not below PHP100,000 a month. If you are a fully acknowledged nurse, you will be getting more,” he said.

Under the proposed bill, the salary of nurses will be adjusted from a little over PHP32,000 to more than PHP60,000 a month. (PNA)

Duterte Rejects Term Extension Idea

"My God! Tapos na ako," sagot ni Presidente sa usaping term extension.

NegOcc Organic Sector Sees Better Business Under New Law

Wow! President Duterte signed the Organic Agriculture Act of 2010 so expect more Negros organic products in the local market soon!

Nine Singers Get Another Shot At “Tawag Ng Tanghalan” Grand Finals

Which of the nine singers will remain the strongest and qualify for the grand finals in "It's Showtime" segment "Tawag ng Tanghalan"?

Agri Chief Confident Of Achieving 2.5% Growth In 2021

Department of Agriculture plans to increase its target growth by 2.5% in 2021 after surviving a series of problems in 2020.

iQIYI International Promises An Exciting Asian Drama-Filled This January

K-fans will find their favorite celebrities starring in the new iQIYI- exclusive series!

Save The Children Trains Teachers, Parents To Protect Children From Online Sexual Abuse

How can parents keep their children safe from online predators? Here are some simple tips:

NegOcc Seals Vaccine Deal With AstraZeneca

Negros Occidental has sealed a deal with AstraZeneca for the purchase of 100,000 doses COVID-19 vaccines.

Sto. Niño Devotees Urged To Follow Covid-19 Safety Rules

Why faith should not be like 'bahala na' attitude?

Biliran Town Allots PHP20-M For Covid-19 Jabs

Hindi rin nagpahuli ang Biliran sa paglalaan ng pondo para sa Covid-19 vaccine.

US Grants P42-M To Address Ocean Plastic Pollution In PH

The U.S grants PHP42 million to five organizations in the Philippines with programs that aim to address plastic pollution.