Philippines faces shortage of nurses
MANILA – The Philippine Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday, March 30, said it is studying the standardization of salaries of nurses, doctors, and healthcare workers to encourage them to stay in the Philippines.
DOH officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire made the statement in response to President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.’s directive to address the shortage of nurses due to migration, which hinders the delivery of effective healthcare in the country.
Vergeire said the DOH is also assessing the status of the proposed legislation on the Magna Carta for Public Health Care Workers and Philippine Nursing Act, both of which aim to provide more benefits and ensure the welfare of medical professionals.
Moira in Winnipeg
by Jon G. Malek
On March 25, 2023, Moira took to the stage at the Canada Life Centre to cap off a night of amazing performances. Her 2023 tour, set during the release of her new album, started on February 2 at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. The tour has already brought her through a Middle Eastern and United States leg, and will end in Canada on April 1 in Calgary.
The show was organized by ACC Events and Services whose skilled and capable members, led by Alex Canlapan, recently brought in Kamikazee. The entire night was one success after another, with excellent acts that were boosted by an excellent sound system and light show.