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Sunday, July 23, 2017

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Japanese group want 'relaxed' policies in hiring Filipino nurses, caregivers

A member of the House of Representatives of Japan and a group from the education and nursing care sectors in Okinawa wanted the simplification of the policy in accepting foreign care workers in their country.

DOLE Undersecretary Bernard P. Olalia said Mikio Shimoji headed the delegation that apprised POEA officials on their proposal to adopt a separate framework apart from the existing Japanese immigration rules on nursing care in view of the projected need for high quality nursing care resulting from Japan’s ageing population.

Olalia, presently the POEA officer-in-charge, said the group believe some provisions in the existing Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the Philippines and Japan that restrict the entry of more foreign care workers into Japan should be relaxed to help address its shortage of health workers.

Japan has been accepting a limited number of nursing and care work trainees from the Philippines since 2009 under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA). Japan also has economic partnership agreements with Indonesia and Vietnam.

Under JPEPA, qualified applicants learn Japanese language and culture, undergo professional training in Japanese health facilities, and then take the Japanese licensure exam in their respective profession. Candidates who pass the national board examination are eligible to work in Japan indefinitely, renewing their residence status every three years.

Undersecretary Olalia said the delegation proposed a new framework concerning the deployment of Filipino caregivers to Okinawa other than the existing EPA where the Philippines can send its workforce, specifically caregivers not only to Japan government institutions but also to private owned health facilities.

Shimoji said Okinawa has hospitals and facilities ready to accept fifty (50) caregivers for 2017 and the demand is projected to increase over time as the population declines, giving Japan an old-age society where demand for nursing care will be greater.

[Related: POEA hiring 600 nurses, 150 caregivers for Japan]

In the proposal, the 6-month preparatory Japan language training will be undertaken in Japan and not in the Philippines. The delegation believe direct access to and actual interaction with Japanese nationals in communicating under a Japanese language education program will be much more effective in achieving a high-level work and language ability.

This will eventually contribute to passing the required licensure examination. The language training component will have four (4) hours of work and four (4) hours of language training in day.

The delegation also wanted to expand the scheme to include fourth (4th) generation Japanese descents and bring them to Okinawa for training as caregivers.

Olalia said he welcomes any alternative way to ease recruitment and deployment of nurses and caregivers to Japan. He expressed willingness to pursue the proposal and recommended to sit down with the representatives of the Japanese government, especially of Okinawa, to discuss the program details and draft a Memorandum of Understanding.

Shimoji said Okinawa will identify facilities that are available and the language education program in Japan.

Both parties decided to assemble a small group of POEA officers and delegates from Okinawa to work on the details of the proposal to facilitate a faster and easier deployment scheme for Filipino caregivers to Okinawa.

Since the implementation of the EPA in 2009, 506 nurses and 1,403 care workers were already deployed to Japan with 106 nurses and 176 caregivers passing the board examinations. [via POEA]

Saturday, July 22, 2017

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DLSU Medical Center hiring 50 Registered Nurses

De La Salle University Medical Center (DLSUMC) in Dasmariñas, Cavite is now hiring 50 registered nurses.

DLSUMC is the largest tertiary hospital in Calabarzon Region, committed to providing quality, holistic and compassionate patient-centered medical care and services. It is the first ISO 9001 certified hospital in the Philippines and is recognized as a “Center of Excellence” by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth).

Accepted nurses will get competitive salary and benefits. Probation status on 1st day of orientation with salary.

📌2k Rice allowance per month
📌Plus 100 Meal Allowance for overtime
📌200K Annual Hospitalization Coverage (worry free confinement)
📌Uniform Allowance
📌15 days Vacation Leave w/ pay
📌15 days Sick Leave w/ pay
📌Holiday pay
📌Overtime pay, Night Differential, Hazard pay
📌up to 100% School Tuition discount on legal dependent
📌Hospitalization discount on legal dependents
📌Sponsored Trainings and Seminars
🎓Post Grad Scholarships (Masters/Doctorate)

If you are interested, you may email your resume with picture, copy of credentials and application letter to or contact 9883100 local 1265.

Address application letter to:

Contact Ma'am Leila Jarin Morte and Ms Amelani Austria Banca for other inquiries.

Friday, July 21, 2017

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Elderly Care Nurses Needed in Germany!

EDI Staffbuilders International, Inc., recipient of the POEA Presidential Award of Excellence, announces vacancies for ELDERLY CARE NURSES to be deployed to Germany.

Are you a Registered Nurse in the Philippines and considering a career opportunity in Germany? Move one step closer to that dream job.


·Must be a Registered Nurse in the Philippines
·At least 2-3 years work experience in either a hospital setting or geriatric facility, with minimal work gap (Candidates with purely Private Duty experience attending to the patient at home will not qualify)
·Must be willing to undergo a FREE but INTENSIVE 8 month German language class (conducted daily from 8:30am – 4:30pm)
·Having background in the German language is an advantage
· Also accepting nurses to take B2 examinations or with existing B2 language certificates (taken within the last 6 months from the date of application)


For details and to apply, please email your CV to:
Or call: 892-1814 or call/ text 0917 867 3660 (GLOBE), 0917 638 0708 (SMART)

For walk-in applicants, please visit their office:

EDI Staffbuilders International, Inc.
Unit 701 Corporate Center 139 Valero Street,
Salcedo Village, Makati City

Look for Nerissa or Kristine.

EDI Staffbuilders International, Inc. is the pioneer overseas recruitment company in the Philippines which aims to provide Decent Work to globally competitive Filipino talents! We are a recipient of the highest award from the Philippine government, the Presidential Award of Excellence. We continuously pursue partnerships with ethical employers and have opened various markets such as Finland for our healthcare professionals!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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Lecture Series for Nurses with 16 CPD units

Nurses in the Visayas, fulfill your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) unit requirements next year with this lecture series to be held in Cebu.

N.I.C.E. Training and Seminar Services and Gesundheits Synergy and Professional Advancement Institute in Cebu will conduct at lecture series themed "A Voice to Lead through Continuing Professional Development" on August 19, 2017.

Invited guest speaker will be Glenda Arquiza, PhD, RN, Member of Board of Nursing and Chairperson of PRC CPD Council for Nurses. Here's the details:

THEME: A Voice to Lead through Continuing Professional Development
CHAIRMAN, PRC Council for Nurses
MEMBER, Board of Nursing
VENUE: Gullas Hospital Banilad Mandaue City Cebu
> CPD Law Orientation and Open Forum
> CPD Council for Nurses Operational Guidelines
> Dementia Screening
> BLS/ACLS Update
> Bloodborne Pathogens
with 16 CPD Units ( 1 Day Event only)

Fee: ONLY PHP 500. ( FREE AM&PM SNACKS). Free for Gesundheits Synergy and Professional Advancement Institute (GSPAI) Members (pay 150 if to include snacks).

Those interested may register at ROOM C DOCTORS OFFICE VICENTE GULLAS HOSPITAL BANILAD, MANDAUE CITY, CEBU every Monday-Wednesday and Friday 8am to 12nn and Sunday 9am to 2pm. You may contact text them at 0927 532 8399.

Those outside CEBU may pay thru Palawan, BPI or BDO. Just contact them for details.

Gesundheits Synergy is a PRC accredited training center with Accreditation Number: 2017-123.

Monday, July 17, 2017

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Health professionals rally against new CPD law

Throngs of health professionals stormed the gates of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) in Manila on Monday to protest the implementation of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) law.

The law prescribes certain amount of units that license holder has to earn in order to renew their license these units can be acquired through seminars, trainings, post graduate courses and the likes.

The protesters led by the Alliance of Health Workers (AHW) however argued that the CPD Law is "basically a commercialization and bastardization of the essence of continuing professional development".

Sean Herbert Velchez, a nurse and the spokesperson for the group, said that the government will force professionals to cough up thousands of pesos for seminars and trainings. He further said that right now, thousands of health professionals are jobless, contractual or working in precarious conditions.

“How can a nurse or a medical technologist earning 5 thousand a month afford to attend seminars and trainings costing 3 thousand to 7 thousand each? How can a midwife serving in a far flung community in Biliran attend seminars being offered by private training providers almost all of them can be found in city centers? How can OFW’s comply when there is no clear guideline on how they can acquire point units? How can the jobless or those who chose to be housewives but still want to maintain their licenses afford these seminars”?, said Mr. Velchez.

The CPD law failed to answer these issues and it is at the heart of why professionals are revolting right now.

The Alliance of Health Workers is campaigning that CPD programs be given at no cost to the employees by mandating that employers both in public and private sectors shoulder the cost.

However with these proposals the group highlighted the need for the passage of a National Minimum Wage, an increase in the salaries of health professionals, an end to contractualization and reduction of their income tax.

"We hope that President Duterte listens to the cries of Filipino professionals-most of them voted and heavily campaigned for him. We hope that the Duterte government reciprocates the sacrifices and contributions of Filipino professionals in nation building and progress”, Velchez stated.

The AHW is fighting for CPD programs that is free relevant and accessible to all professionals if the government will not relent. The group said that several professional groups are exploring the possibility of a nationwide strike and an OFW led zero remittance day events. [via Alliance of Health Workers - AHW National]

Saturday, July 8, 2017

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Health Carousel, PassportUSA hold Grand Recruitment of Nurses for US

Nurses, be a step closer to pursuing your American dream!

Health Carousel Philippines, Inc. and affiliate PassportUSA will be holding a Grand Recruitment of nurses with or without NCLEX this July for an immigration and employment opportunities in the United States.

Health Carousel is one of the leading foreign recruitment agencies in the Philippines for healthcare professionals, whom they have helped achieve their dreams of living and working in the USA. Aside from nurses, it also recruits medical technologists, physical, occupational, and speech therapists.

Passport USA and Health Carousel will be conducting grand recruitment with US Employer on July 24- 26, 2017 in Manila and July 27-28, 2017 in Cebu.

If you are interested, here are more details:


• With pending immigrant application (EB3), priority date and was abandoned by employer/petitioner
• With NCLEX but no pending application or priority date

REGISTERED NURSE without NCLEX for newly graduate nurses
• RN with PRC license
• Should be a graduate in the year 2015, 2016 & 2017

Apply now and Health Carousel will immediately file your immigrant visa as soon as you meet the requirements. For manpower pooling only. No fees to be collected during the application process.

For initial assessment, qualified applicants may email their application to or call (02) 4778811 / 0917-7453859 / 0921-5564462 / 0905-4178867.

You may visit Health Carousel office at the following locations:
8th Floor The JMT Corporate Condominium, ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center,Pasig City
Tel. No.: (02) 4778811 Mobile: 0905-4178867

Unit 211 Jesa ITC, Gen Maxillom Avenue, Cebu City 6000
Tel. No.: (032) 343 2248 Mobile: 0995-4661781

For more updates on US employment opportunities, you may follow Health Carousel Philippines, Inc. in Facebook.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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Gov't hospital in Ireland hiring Staff Nurses, monthly salary up to P195,000

Long-term career awaits nurses in Ireland as one of the government-managed hospital has vacancies for staff nurses!

ABBA Personnel Services Inc., a POEA-licensed agency, announces that they are looking for Filipino staff nurses with valid IELTS for deployment in University Hospital Limerick (UHL).

UHL is the Model 4 hospital for the region providing major surgery, cancer treatment and care, emergency department services, as well as a range of other medical, diagnostic and therapy services. It is part of Health Service Executive (HSE), an organization being managed by the Minister for Health in Ireland.

The hiring is in partnership with Kate Cowhig International Healthcare Recruitment (KCR) which specialises in the recruitment of registered nurses in Ireland, London, and throughout the UK.

Representatives of HSE Hospitals shall conduct interviews from July 10-12, 2017 at Abba Ortigas office.

Salary and Benefits

  • Monthly Salary from €2,544.75 – €3,650, HSE scale based on years of experience(Approximately Php136,000 – Php195,000)
  • Permanent, full-time contracts – 39 hours per week
  • Additional pay for shift differentials
  • 24 days annual leave, plus 9 public holidays
  • Accommodation allowance of up to €1,200*
  • Free adaptation programme – pre-registered salary paid during the programme*
  • NMBI registration fee of €350 reimbursed*
  • Flight reimbursement up to €800*
  • ATWS Fee of €250 reimbursed*
  • Professional development and educational opportunities for Masters and Post-Graduate
  • programmes*
  • Full support with nursing registration for the Irish Nursing Board (NMBI)*
  • FREE recruitment – no fees charged to nurses


An Academic IELTS overall band score of 7 with a minimum score of 7 in Speaking & Writing and 6.5 in Listening & Reading
Registered nurse with a minimum of 18 months acute hospital experience in Medical Surgical Ward, NICU, Operating Room, Orthopedics, Cardiology, Emergency Room, PACU, Oncology, and Renal/Dialysis


If you are interested and qualified, you may apply thru any of these 2 ways, on or before July 11:
1. PRIORITY: Personally visit Abba at our Ortigas office together with hardcopies of your pertinent documents such as Updated CV, IELTS score, College Diploma, Transcript of Records with RLE, PRC ID photocopy front and back, PRC Board Certificate, PRC Board Rating, Certificates of Employment, reference letters and Passport photocopy; Walk-ins will be prioritized and fast-tracked!

2. Create an account in the Apply Online system and apply to this vacancy:


ABBA Personnel Services Inc. was given the “Award of Excellence” in the latest POEA Agency Awards in 2013, the most recognized overseas recruitment agency awards in the country. This Award was given due to the 3 consecutive instances Abba has received the “Top Performer Award” (2002, 2005, and 2009) which evaluates agencies not just on volume of deployments; but also compliance with recruitment laws and rules; responsiveness to workers' welfare on site; technical and marketing capability; and welfare programs and allied services.

Abba Personnel Services, Inc.
11th Floor Goldloop Tower A, Escriva Drive
Ortigas Center, Pasig
637-1393 / 0917-8948780 /


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