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Filipino Nurses, Healers in Trouble

By JOSEPH BERGER – THEY are recruited in their homeland with perks like free airfare. Some have been offered thousands of dollars in bonuses to relocate. And in the process, they have become a mainstay of the New York area’s hospitals and nursing homes. They are nurses from the Read more »

Tindahan nagsusulong ng kulturang Pinoy sa Zurich

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Ni Fidel Jimenez – Isang tindahan sa Zurich, Switzerland ang nagsisilbing tulay sa mga Filipinong naninirahan doon upang mapanatiling buhay ang kultura at samahang Pinoy. Sa ulat ng GMA News 24 Oras nitong Huwebes, makikita sa Golden Asian Store sa Zurich ang mga produktong Filipino tulad ng tuyo, daing at Read more »

Strong Peso Hurting Overseas Workers’ Families

MANILA, PHILIPPINES: Jasmine Cordero, whose husband works in New Zealand, feels bad that the value of the US dollar against the peso is declining. “Before, I could receive between 10,000 pesos (US$246.39) and 15,000 pesos ($369.59) a month from him. Now, its less than that,” Cordero of Tacloban City said. Read more »

More OFW families saving up as peso surges

The savings rate among families of overseas Filipino workers has been increasing steadily, indicating a gradual shift in their allocation of household resources and the strengthening of the peso against the US dollar, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said.

OFW remittances reach $9.3B

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) announced that remittances from overseas Filipinos (OFs) for the first eight months of 2007 rose to $9.3 billion, an increase of 15.3 percent compared to the same period last year. BSP governor Amando Tetangco Jr. said showed a steadily growing increase although remittances are Read more »

Did nursing home group break promises to nurses?

BY MICHAEL AMON and RIDGELY OCHS – Elmer Jacinto arrived from Manila at Kennedy Airport in November 2005 to pursue a nursing career, a symbol of the Philippines’ best and brightest. The top scorer on the Philippines’ national medical exam, Jacinto had prompted an agonized national discussion in Read more »