Lift healthcare worker ban – Philippine Nurses Association UK

Filipino nurses work in many parts of the world. Photo credit: Shutterstock The Phillippine Nurses Association UK (PNAUK) has called for the unconditional lifting of the Philippine government’s ban on the deployment of healthcare workers abroad. The restriction may have implications for staffing in the

Analysis: Understanding the data on Filipino healthcare staff deaths

Filipinos have been one of the communities worst-affected by Covid-19 in Britain. Those working in healthcare have been particularly vulnerable to contracting and dying from the virus. But understanding the data behind the deaths is not an easy task. This is what we know so far.

Poetry: Invisible Women

Born in Batangas, Philippines, Romalyn Ante is the first East-Asian to win the Poetry London Clore Prize(2018) as well as the Manchester Poetry Prize (2017). Her debut pamphlet, Rice & Rain (V. Press), received the 2018 Saboteur Award for Best Poetry Pamphlet. Romalyn was 16 when her mother – a

Back to school and life in lockdown – Filipino parents reflect

From September, it will be mandatory for all children in England to go back to school, according to Education Secretary Gavin Williamson. In Scotland children are expected to return to school in August. Northern Ireland and Wales have their own reopening plans. But many parents – including

Hertsmere appoints first Filipino mayor

A Filipino has been elected and sworn in as the new Mayor of Hertsmere, local government district and borough in Hertfordshire, England.  Councillor (Cllr) Cynthia Barker is the first Filipino to hold the position following the conclusion of her term as Deputy Mayor last year. 

Dismay among Filipinos at UK government Covid-19 report

Filipino nurses and community leaders have expressed frustration at Public Health England’s report looking into the disparities in the risks and outcomes of Covid-19 among the British population. The report was released on the 2nd of June. The report confirms that people from Black and

Do you know your Philippine heroes?

“Ang hindi marunong lumingon sa pinanggalingan ay hindi makakarating sa paroroonan.” Jose Rizal, Philippine hero (He who does not know how to look back at where he came from will never get to his destination). As we celebrate the Philippines’ 122nd independence day, we are