Members of the Senate and the House of Representatives gave Secretary Silvestre Bello of the Department of Labour and Employment a severe verbal drubbing following revelations that he already talked with the UK ambassador to the Philippines on the issue.
As the world has struggled with COVID-19, we are extremely blessed to live in the UAE where the coronavirus has been handled so well. This week we are speaking to the heroes in the hospitals who have dedicated their all to saving patients infected with this deadly virus.
After President Duterte further relaxed quarantine restrictions and allowed more businesses to reopen, leaders of nearly 100 medical organisations held an online news conference and warned that the health system may collapse as many medical personnel fall ill or resign out of fear, fatigue or poor working conditions.
One is a pastry-cook. Another dreams of becoming a bookseller. All have slammed the door on the hospitals where they used to work, exhausted by wave after wave of Covid-19 patients.
In April, the government imposed a ban on the foreign deployment especially of Filipino nurses to help control the spread of the disease. At that time, the Philippines ranked second in Southeast Asia in the number of infections.
The incident dates back to last September, when the 43-year-old nurse ,who works in a government hospital, filed an assault report against the defendant.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid tweeted, "Thank you…our heroes ... Thank you…our frontline ... Thank you… the safety and health valve in our country."
Nurse Zainab Ahmed Fahim remembered the moment when she decided to start her professional career in this humanitarian mission.
Almazmi said, “All I think about is saving patients’ lives. It is a matter of life and death. It is my time to help the nation.