PH nurses

August 8, 2022 People's Tonight 334 views

IN this poverty-stricken Southeast Asian nation, perish the thought of ever seeing the stoppage of the export of Filipino nurses, medical doctors and other health professionals.

That’s because the country’s nurses, many of them women, are still the “darling” of foreign employers, including those in the United States (US), owing to their sterling qualities.

In fact, no less than the US Secretary of State – Antony Blinken – has cited Filipino nurses working in his country, describing them as “angels” for their outstanding work ethic.

“There are not so many angels in the world. But if there angels in the US, among the angels are the Filipino nurses who are caring in so many ways …for fellow Americans,” he said.

Blinken made the statement during his courtesy call on President Marcos last Saturday.

He said his country is proud to be the Philippines’ close partner in addressing diverse global issues, including climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.

President Marcos, on the other hand, said that the dedication of Filipino health professionals working in various parts of the world “is a value that we should be very proud of.”

We share the view of the 64-year-old Chief Executive from Ilocos Norte that Filipino health workers are playing a global role in combatting the coronavirus disease pandemic.

Yes, highly-dedicated Filipino workers, many of them professionals, are seen to continue helping foreign leaders in charting the destiny of their countries.

Thus, in the view of various sectors of society, it is only just and proper for the authorities to ensure the health, safety and welfare of our nurses and other Filipino migrant workers.