Millions of Asian immigrants living in United States. One of the issue that strike every Asians in the Land of Uncle Sam is racial discrimination. And Filipinos coping up with this issue.
Councilman Marion Barry met with Asian American leaders on Thursday to apologize for his negative remarks he made against Filipino nurses and Asian business owners.
Recently, the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC issued a statement regarding an issue on a council member of the District of Columbia to apologize to Filipino nurses.
“He owes Filipino nurses an apology for his recent tirade,” said Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Cuisia Jr.
Cuisia reacted to a remark made by a Council member named Marion Barry about Filipino nurses.
There’s a lot of nurses went overseas and search for greener pastures.
Recently, the Philippine Nurses Association in the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia (PNA-ERSA) held their first general assembly at the Al-Jazeera International School in Dammam.
“It was very successful, with Nada Al-Amri, nursing director at King Fahd University Hospital, as guest speaker. There are aome 400 Filipino nurses from 30 hospitals and clinics in the Eastern Province participating,” Mary Jane Tupas, PNA-ERSA president, told Arab News. The theme of the general assembly was “Filipino nurses’, commitment in health promotion, professional development and community service.”
Philippines is one the countries which supplies the world with its high demands of nurses. Filipino nurses are well distributed in all 7 continents to give that ‘one-of-its-kind’ nursing care. Some foreigners are even saying that a Filipino Nurse’s care is really extraordinary compared to other nationalities.
Just yesterday night, the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) announced that out of 67,095 who took the Nurse Licensure Exam (NLE) last December 2011, 22,760 passed. Full list of passers can be seen here.