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Germany Wants Immediate Hiring of Lovable, Hardworking Pinoy Nurses
Jun 10, 2013

Vice President, Jejomar Binay is glad to guarantee the deployment of Filipino medical workers in Germany. Binay presented the “instrument of ratification” that will open the European country as another destination for nurses from the Philippines during his official visit to Germany to grace the 9th Asia Pacific Week. The said “instrument of ratification” was signed by President Aquino on May 29.

Binay who is the current presidential adviser on overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) concerns had a meeting with Germany’s Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Dr. Ursula von der Leyen to discuss the hiring of the first batch of 50 Filipino nurses there.

According to the vice president, the government of Germany is anticipating the deployment of hundreds of Filipino nurses which they view as “lovable and hardworking. The German Minister even wanted to personally supervise the hiring of Filipino nurses and other medical professionals to Germany.

Binay said in an interview by Maila Bulletin, “Gusto na niyang matapos agad at tuwang-tuwa sya nung binigyan ko sya ng instrument ng ratification and sinabi nya, ‘ito ‘yung hinihintay ko.’

The mutual agreement states that the temporary hiring of healthcare professionals to Germany would be a government-to-government placement system. The agreement was signed by Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac and Monika Varnhagen of the German Federal Employment Agency last March 19.

In the meeting, Binay reminded von der Leyen that Germany should give nurses from the Philippines an academic certificate to ensure fast deployment. The Philippines also requested for assistance to to improve vocational education and technical skills development in the country.

Binay also informed that von der Leyen would return to the Philippines in September to personally bring the Filipino medical professionals to Germany.

The Ambassador of Philippines to Germany, Maria Cleofe Natividad said that the agreement ensure good benefits of the medical professionals who will be hired in Germany.

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