One of the benefits that PNA offers is legal assistance to those nurses that have legal cases. It's ironic though that nurses wouldn't be able to get into legal trouble (nursing job related) if they are not employed at all. It's a pity that being the organization that should be taking care of nurses, it seems that they don't think of measures that will make the lives of neophyte nurses bearable. I suggest that instead of collecting a 400 peso annual membership fee, they should categorize it between the employed and unemployed. Knowing that most hospitals require PNA membership, they could make the jobless nurses' expenses more manageable by at least lowering down their fees to a reasonable level, as these nurses don't have a choice but to become a member in the hope that it would aid them in their job hunting. One more thing, please correct me if I'm wrong, if you became a member by let's say August 2009, should it expire by August 2010 and not December 2009? Otherwise, they should prorate the membership fee. PNA please take care of us nurses, as you are our colleagues and you should feel the crisis we are in right now. We'll always be proud to be part of the prestigious organization as you are, but please let us feel that it's worth it, especially that you have plans of putting up a party list for nurses. The money you are collecting from neophyte nurses and how much you are returning to them in terms of value is a reflection on how you would manage the resources including the power that you may have once the nursing related partylist is a reality. So better start small and prove your worth.