I despise her remarks against us, Filipino Nurses. She did not only insult the Filipino Nurses per se but also their families and dependents who rely from their toil and hard labor to put bread on their tables, not to mention countless parents, siblings and relatives who work strenuously to the point of literally breaking their back just to send thousands of aspiring nurses to a reputable nursing school
and earn a degree. Her statements just showed how little she regards the Filipino Nurses and a wrong perception about what "our profession" truly means.
I earned my BSN degree literally with blood & sweat through a full academic scholarship
grant from the local government from admission to graduation and keeping at par with the standards and requirements wasn't really easy. For her to say that nurses need not to be really good insults me more thinking that I have always maintained a high standard not just in the academe but also in the practice of the nursing profession. A standard I have buried deep in my heart knowing that more than just pursuing a greener pasture abroad in the future, nursing is surely a caring profession and we not just work simply to earn but also mold our patients' lives every time we interact with them and perform our independent nursing interventions that we worked really hard to be licensed for.
Way to go Mrs. Villar! What a good way to start your career in the Senate. Given the current scenario in our country- the nursing boom & underemployment and unemployment of registered nurses, giving her a slot in the senate would absolutely make matters worse for us. I hope this serves as a stern warning about any other politicians who might commit this same grievous act against the most exploited, abused and misrepresented people of your country.
a Filipino Registered Nurse.