The voice of Filipinos in the UK

Covid 19 webinar to address vaccine concerns among Filipino healthcare staff

Filipino healthcare staff have recently been reported to have the lowest uptake of Covid-19 vaccine at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, the largest hospital trust in England. The trust’s Director of Workforce Daniel Waldron was quoted as saying that although “Black-African and black-Carribean

The meanings of Rizal’s death – discovered in Samar and Leyte folk songs

By George Emmanuel R. Borrinaga To commemorate Jose Rizal’s 124th death anniversary, we have invited Waray academic Dr George Borrinaga to share his article – originally published in the Journal of History – on how people from Samar and Leyte responded to Rizal’s death through

Filipino nurses as researchers: PNA UK holds first World Cafe Convention

 by Ronan Cameron-Carter and Liezel Longboan Over 300 participants from 17 countries attended the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) UK’s first ever World Café Convention on 24 October, Saturday. Hosted online due to Covid-19 restrictions, the event attracted attendees from the Philippines, the UK, and the

Filipina nurse gets Queen’s birthday award for her services during Covid-19

Minerva Pascual Klepacz, matron in the Eye Unit and BAME lead at Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been awarded the British Empire Medal for her services to nursing during the pandemic. She is the only Filipino to receive an award for

Repatriated OFWs resist pandemic’s stress through family bonds

Many Filipino construction workers in Saudi Arabia have lost their jobs in even before the pandemic. Photo credit: Pixabay Thousands of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have been made redundant because of Covid-19. However, the all-enduring Filipino safety net during crises – the family – soldiered