Filipino MD Picks Life As Nurse in US - FOX News

  1. filipino md picks life as nurse in us
    [color=#6f6f6f]fox news - 12 hours ago
    "the grass outside the philippines is not always greener," the inquirer reported, detailing charges and countercharges between the nurses and the nursing ...


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  3. by   PolandM
    "Except for the fact that he's one of only two male nurses on the floor at St. Vincent's Midtown Hospital, he's just one of the girls, co-workers say."


  4. by   Rep
    Easy for the politicians to condemn these people. The blame rest on themselves because they are the ones contributing to this problem. They have not done anything to lift up the lives of the Filipino people. And they condemn people who lift their lives by going into nursing and work in foreign lands and send money back home that helped the Philippine economy.
  5. by   swatch007
    shame on the philippine politicians who should have done their parts to improve the country's economy instead of blaming their people for leaving the country. i like elmer jacinto, the philippine top 1 dr., said:

    "patriotism is a two-way process," he recalls thinking. "it's not only you as a citizen. it's also about the government that should also give you work, or something for yourself, to be able to live a dignified life."

    these words should serve as a wake up call to the philippine government.

    wake up and do your job!!!
  6. by   oramar
    It sounds like these people are being exploited. While our politicians are busy permitting unlimited immigration of nurses they should take the time to make sure there is not explotation.
  7. by   marilag16
    ever since i can remember, philippine politicians have never minded the filipinos whom they are suppose to 'serve'. especially now that election time is near, they are really busy looking after themselves and their political dynasties (what w/ 2nd-3rd wives running for any gov't position as well )

    after that, the only effort that they will do is to lambast filipinos who aim to uplift themselves and their families by their own sweat, tears and blood. what hypocrites!

    [font=trebuchet ms, sans-serif][color=#373e68]hypocrite: the man who murdered both his parents... pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan. ~abraham lincoln

    dr. jacinto showed them how bad really is the situation here.
  8. by   PeachPie
    Question: We're filling our "nursing shortage" with foreign nurses, namely Filipinos. Who will they use to fill theirs in?
  9. by   preciousbeads
    I agree to everyone's sentiments. Nothing change in the Philippines, it seemed like it's going down the tube (except for those who shamelessly sucking the drying blood of every filipinos, they live in a high lifestyle). I think if only Filipinos are wise enough to vote without being coerced, intimidated, or ballot buying, we can choose a true leader. We need to OVERHAUL the entire government from local to national to eradicate graft and corruption...But my concern.....is there any one left that can be trusted?....because it looked like that even those who cannot spell their names knows how to cheat!....God only knows what's ahead for the Philippines.
  10. by   myres07
    I think that Philippine Government is terrible! I knew some Nurses back there who only earns between 15K-20K (pesos) a month! That's like $300-$400. Isn't that ridiculous?! Oh well, we can't really blame those Nurses who wanted to go abroad in order to help their families back there. So why not go to other country if you knw that you're going to have a better life, than stay in our own country but feel miserable because of a very low income even if you have BS, MA or PhD.
  11. by   nurse4theplanet
    Quote from oramar
    It sounds like these people are being exploited. While our politicians are busy permitting unlimited immigration of nurses they should take the time to make sure there is not explotation.
    Yes. Exactly.

    I have met only one Filipino nurse and after speaking with her I learned that she had been recruited by an agency and was being paid $11/hr. At the time, I was a tech making $15/hr and our US agency nurses were in the range of $40/hr...now I realize that some adjustments are necessary for the cost of relocation, etc. (if that was even provided), however, it seems like these nurses are being used as "cheap labor."
  12. by   preciousbeads
    [quote=PeachPie;2025601]Question: We're filling our "nursing shortage" with foreign nurses, namely Filipinos. Who will they use to fill theirs in?[/q

    Simple question with simple answer. New qualified nurses are filling the hole.
  13. by   epiphany
    Isn't ironic that we are seemingly superior to the Philippines because or their corrupt government, etc, which I believe is true, YET in this great country we are unable or unwilling to provide enough resources to educate our own so that we don't have to, excuse the word, poach nurses from other places?

    Even from what I am hearing about the state of affairs in the Philippines, it seems they are able to provide ample quality nursing education and we, at home, turn away many young men and women who want to get into the profession.

    It's shameful all around.

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