Written by: Layne Caballero and Shari Estillore On September 29, 2022, the Department of Health declared a 106,000-nurse shortage in both public and private hospitals, with a startling 1:20-50 nurse to patient ratio, exceeding the prescribed 1:12 ratio. Regardless, officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire blames the recent shortage on migration, thus the government’s imposition of aContinue reading “Nurse Outmigration and Its Impact on Philippine Healthcare System”
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What You Need to Know About RA 11862
Last June 23, 2022, former President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed Republic Act (RA) No. 11862, otherwise known as the Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2022. RA 11862 serves as an amendment to RA 9208 or the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003. As reported by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), RA 11862 isContinue reading “What You Need to Know About RA 11862”
[HIGHLIGHTS] LF: #OFWRights sa Gitna ng Pandemya
The question of the sustainability of government assistance to OFWs was also raised. As the economy falls, so do people’s incomes and subsequently, so do taxes. The government may find difficulty in maintaining funds for OFWs with a decreased tax base. Dr. Abao also wondered how existing…