The House of Representatives on Tuesday honored Filipino-American Jessica Cox who is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Record as the first armless registered pilot, reports Manila Standard Today. House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. awarded Cox a plaque of recognition at the plenary session hall.
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Hong Kong on Friday vowed to strengthen legal oversight over maid employment agencies following a spate of abuse cases that have caused widespread shock and anger, reports GMA News. City authorities said they would step up surveillance against unscrupulous agencies and look into increasing penalties against those who take advantage of maids.
Nurses who work overseas outnumber those who work in the Philippines four to one, reports Inquirer.net. At least 177,414 nurses are y employed overseas, according to figures from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), while only 38,488 nurses are employed in the country, according to the National Database of Human Resources for Health Information System.
The Philippines should create more investment opportunities in agriculture, tourism, manufacturing and mining to escape the curse of jobless economic growth, experts and businessmen said Feb. 26, reports Inquirer.net. Economic growth in the Philippines has been among the highest in Asia in recent years. But the benefits have escaped the vast majority, particularly farm workers, they told an economic forum.
PARIS--A study in The Lancet of nine European countries have given statistical backing to claims that patients’ lives may be at risk when nurses are overworked, reports Inquirer.net. Researchers looked at survival rates after surgery in 300 hospitals, and matched these against the workload and education of their nurses.
A Czech-based company is opening new jobs for over a dozen Filipino workers from Typhoon Yolanda-hit areas this year, reports GMA News. The company, Telepan, is set to hire 55 OFWs in May, the Department of Foreign Affairs said announced.
The Philippine government sponsored mass-wedding ceremonies for hundreds of couples. It seemed fitting for a country where a whopping 93 percent of people report feeling loved, reports the Atlantic.com, citing what the economist Justin Wolfers has described as "the most comprehensive global index of love ever constructed."