Forgive Villar, doctors urge


Former Las Piñas Representative Cynthia Villar. INQUIRER PHOTO/NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

MANILA, Philippines—In this season of Lent, the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) on Saturday urged the public to forgive Team PNoy senatorial candidate Cynthia Villar for her remarks about Filipino nurses for which she was roundly criticized.

PMA vice president Leo Olarte called for compassion and sobriety in the matter, especially after Villar, the wife of Sen. Manuel Villar, apologized for having offended nurses.

“I truly am sorry for having offended the feelings of your members. It was never my intention to belittle anyone, least of all the valiant members of the nursing profession,” Villar had said in a letter to the Philippine Nurses Association.

Villar got into hot water after she was asked by former Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Solita Monsod in an election forum about her alleged intervention in favor of nursing school owners that resulted in substandard nursing schools being allowed to continue operating back in 2005.

She told Monsod that nurses did not need to finish their course since they only wanted to become “room nurses” or caretakers. Her comment was swiftly criticized on social networking sites.

Villar said the one-minute time limit given for her answer and the complexity of the issue regarding the closure order from the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) prevented her from answering Monsod’s question in a clear and concise manner.

“What I was trying to say was that nursing students affected by the CHEd closure order several years ago deserved concrete and better career and academic options other than just the abrupt closure of the institutions that they were enrolled in,” Villar said.  Philip C. Tubeza

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    >>>Forgive Villar, doctors urge<<<

    I agree.  We all make mistakes.  The best way to forgive Villar is NOT TO VOTE HER.  Kung magbibigay siya ng house and lot, patituluhan kaagad ninyo, tapos HUWAG IBOTO nang matuto ang kandidato.

  • bongarroyo

    Nagpakunsulta na si villar sa mga doktor kaya sila na ngayon ang nanawagan para patawarin na siya….

    Magkano kaya binayad ni villar para sa consultation?

  • wilms1963

    ayaw mong ipasara  ang mga basurang nursing schools dati….wala nmn natutuhan ang mga estudyante nagsayang lang sila ng pera at panahon

  • isidro c. valencia

    To err is human, to forgive is divine. 
    If Rep. Villar is sincere, then we should consider her plea for forgiveness. It is very Christian for us to understand her shortcomings. What is important is she knows she committed mistake and aware of it. She is also aware of asking for forgiveness. 
    This Lenten Season let us understand her predicaments.  

    • adriel0104

      I must admit I forgive her but to vote for her NEVER!

  • adriel0104

    Hoy Leo magkano ba binigay ni cynthia the RN sayo?ang baho nang bunganga mo.siguro abnormal yung anak mo.

  • brunogiordano

    “She told Monsod that nurses did not need to finish their course since they only wanted to become “room nurses” or caretakers. Her comment was swiftly criticized on social networking sites.”


    Ang mga taong katulad nito ay hindi dapat maging senador.

    Sa dami ng pera niya MANAHIMIK na lang siya.

  • $25995786

    She shows her true color, not good to be Senator

  • PrancisEm

    Forgive, and consider forgetting her. The crux of the problem is her thinking process: “What I was trying to say was that nursing students affected by the CHEd closure order several years ago deserved concrete and better career and academic options other than just the abrupt closure of the institutions that they were enrolled in,” Villar said. I personally think a sensible person of authority will act to cut fly-by-night schools from the system. Forgive and forget! 

  • Jarred Pulido

    she lost it.

  • Pok2

    Out of RESPECT to the newly board passers/grads who are still paying for more training. Who doesn’t even receive free food and subjected to constant abuse by Hospitals who are making a big fortune even to the point of writing treatment protocols to a long everlasting treatment vice immediate cure. FORGIVE BUT DO NOT VOTE. 

  • jojo

    hahah mga nurse bulok mga walang trabaho ,.. NGA NGA! ant tatanga kac alam ng walang trabaho sa kanila d2 kumuha parin ng nursing at pagdating sa abroad caregiver and katulong wahahahahahah

    • fernandoridiculo

      brod, ang galing mo mamintas, ikaw, ano ang ikinabubuhay mo bukod sa magsayang ng oras mamintas sa forum na ito?

      • Brando

         walang hanapbuhay ya. palamunin ng pamilya niya. sa porma pa lang.

      • Siatong ka sana!

  • wawa2172

    Villar erred and she stand on her opinion that nursing school should continue with their business because they have already purchased the facilities. This despite the poor showing of the schools in nursing board. Those failing nursing students sure could not be nurses but caregivers. However, the nursing profession has reached its saturation so minarapat na lang nang CHED na pasara and non-performing schools and moratorium of enrollment. Villar wanted to protect the business but not the people whose investing for the future of their children. I guess 12-0 predicted by PNoy Team manager Pork Drillon is really bad to the peoples health. Dapat suriin nang mabuti bago bumuto. I feel sorry to the millions of Filipinos including myself dahil wala masyadong matino sa kandidato nang LP coalition at UNA. God bless us Lord.

  • AllanN

    forgive, NO!
    vote, definitely NO!
    Villar’s answer clearly showed how she would become a leader if elected…
    The 1 minute limit is not an excuse…

  • Max Tandan

    ;forgive’ yes, of course, BUT no way for me and my family of nurses, to vote for her.

    • $42337655

           I totally respect your nursing profession.  You are a God-send. Flex those political muscles for your time has come; I have seen your sacrifices.

      • Max Tandan

        Thank you very much, very kind of you.

  • kurakut


    • pinoiako

       What accomplishment? Na hinarang niya closure ng mga nonperforming nursing schools?

    • sanjuan683

       Parang din sinabi mo sa kanya kasuklam-suklam  siya dahil isa siya sa……..

  • rexter

    kawawang Villar !!!!!!!, kung isa siya sa mga senador ng pinas ANO NA KAYA ANG TAWAG NIYA SA ATIN NA  TAONG POBRE LAMANG … PLEASE NO VOTE FOR VILLAR

  • cowboys2

    Mga “UGOK” kayo pag ibinoto pa nyo ang gurang na babaeng ito.

    • sanjuan683

       Lahat sila papalitan ko ng mga independent senatorial candidates dahil walang pa sila rekord ng corruption. Bakit ka boboto sa mga trapos nandiyan naman ang mga independent na magagaling din naman kahit kulang sila sa logistics.

  • mekeni62

    and what do these doctors have to do with the issue?

    • $42337655

       there has to money somewhere along the way

      just follow the money to all your questions that are yet unanswered. it always ends up that way (self interest first)

    • maypakialamtayo

      hanep na ang buhay nila mula ngayon.

  • Magdalena Daymeg Lepiten

    I am confused with the news article. Is it the position of PMA or only of Leo Olarte, the Vice-President? I request Inquirer to be accurate in reporting. The news cover only two paragraphs and the suceeding paragraphs are the pronouncement of Villar. It did not focus on the main story. 

  • Ike

    Who among us do not commit a mistake. Lets forgive her and move on! On the other hand her comment, mistake or otherwise tell us that “SHE IS NOT WORTHY OF OUR VOTE” whether you have a nurse in your family or not. If she cant handle a simple question or a simple issue, what will she then do once elected. Surely we can find 12 others more worthy of our vote.

    • sanjuan683

       Iboto mo yun mga independent na senatorial candidates sigurado walang pa sila rekord sa corruption. Bakit ka boboto sa mga datihan na eh punong-puno ng corruption ang mga iyan kunbaga sa tandang na manok mahaba na ang tahid nila.

  • Nutting Moore

    Si Villar ang klase ng politiko meron ang Pilipinas.  Hindi pa nga nakaupo, hindi na alam or tama ang sinasabi, paano pa kung nakaupo na siya bilang senador?  Anong batas ang magagawa nya para sa bayan?  Ginagawa lang nilang gatasan ang pamahalaan at ang mga Filipino.

  • Paul

    FORGIVE – yes….FORGET (in the election)—-NO.

  • sanjuan683

    Kung hindi pa kumandidato hindi hihingin ng tawad, matalo ka diyan. Sa totoo lang ayoko manalo ito mga Villar tignan mo na lang ang lupain ng Cavite naging subdivision ni Villar baka bukas makalawa buong Pinas maging subdivision. O nasaan ngayon ang mga taniman sa Cavite nangawala na, papaano saan na kukuha ng pagkain ang mga tao. Pagdati ng baha saan pupunta ang tubig ulan wala na dahil tinayuan ng mga bahay. Hanggang nasa gobierno ang mga Villar, gagamitin nila ang influence para lumawak ang kanila subdivision. 

  • sephgabriel

    Forego with her candidacy. Just donate her campaign funds to any charitable institutions. In that way she can serve the Filipino people .

  • Brando

    You lost at least close to a million vote. Let us do the arithmetic. An average of 25,000 graduates of nursing pass the licensure exam annually. Their voting family and close kin is around 8. For the past 10 years, nursing has been the number 1 course. 25,000 x 18 x 10 = 450,000. Double this because of the vote of sympathizers. Total = 950,000

    • imongredneck

      That is a very generous estimate Brando. How about 5 million, at least.

  • filipino_patriot

    ” The die has been cast “

  • rgf_md

    PMA keep off ! Let the PNA handle this issue. Huwag na tayong makisawsaw dyan Dr. Olarte. Dahil ba anak ng doctor si Cynthia at maraming kamag anak na doktor, their family even own a Hospital and University with College of Medicine. Dr. huwag mo nang isama dyan ang PMA.

  • edgar

    forgive but not forget! at least the people know now how she belittle professionals. her view might be true also to other professions. anyway they are paying professionals to run their company so she must know. one thing that she forgot is the word respect!

  • sanjuan683

    Ang hirap yata magpaaral ng NURSE tapos sasabihan ng hindi maganda, hirap ng magulang sa pagtustus ng matrikula…..Baka pagdumating ang araw magkasakit ka hindi ka intindihin ng mga nurses kahit na mangisay ka diyan.  Kumo nakakariwasay ka Villar kaya muna hamakin ang mga nurses.

  • thunderbolt01

    ginawa pang dahilan ang mahal na araw para kalimutan ang ginawang di tama. team pnoy ka at lahat ng team yellow ay mabubuti at malinis. huwag ka ng mag alala at gagawan yan ng paraan ni penoy. ano na lang ang ginagawa ng yaman mo di ba? let your money do the talking.

  • Siatong

    Jojo, you suck! unbelievable you’re worse that Villar.

  • william hunghang

    Ok lang yun, Mrs. Villar. At least you learned your lesson and you’re humble enough to admit your mistake. Hindi kagaya ng ibang senador dyan na kahit obvious na mali yung ginawa nila, hindi pa rin umaamin sa mali nila at lalo pang nagmamayabang. Because of your humility, you deserve our vote. Nurse and mama ko at dalawa and sisters ko na mga nurses din at naiintindihan nila c Mrs. Cynthia Villar. Rest assured, Mrs. Villar that our family will still vote for you on May. Please, just stay humble. :)

    • gmaisthebestpresident

      bagay sa iyo ang apelido mo. Hindi yun miskate sa part ni Villar! Ganooon talaga kababaw  ang pananaw niya at pagkakaintindi niya sa mga nurses. BTW, my kapatid din ako nurse at Naoffend siya sa sinabi ng idolo mo.

  • novaliches

    kayong mga doktor, bakit pag walang pambayad ang pasyente ay ayaw ninyong gamutin o hino-hostage ninyo sa hospital hanggan sa makabayad.  magsama-sama kayo nina villar.

  • novaliches

    Nag-hanap ka pa ng padrino.

  • Siatong

    In response to PMA vice president Leo Olarte’s call for compassion and sobriety, I am forgiving Cynthia Villar. 
    But I will not Vote for her.

  • concern_netizen

    This is precisely why the 12k program will and should work.  Filipinos are so obsessed with college degrees when in fact more technical jobs are available and pays more.  Why pay for expensive tuition, magsunog ng kilay for at least 4 years, and risk the stigma of failing the licensure exam when in fact many available jobs, local and abroad, only require technical degrees?

    I am not second guessing Villar’s thought on this, but I believe so much time and resources are wasted earning college degrees.  What we need is an effective program for technical courses.  The K12 must produce graduates that are already functional for good technical jobs right after high school.

    A case in point, do you need a college degree to be a call center agent?

    • Estee Muri

       Tama ka diyan Concern_netizen …. dahil sa mga  sinasabi mo marami tuloy   gustong maging  Beauticina  sa  mga…. sa  mga.. PATAY   !

      • concern_netizen

        Earning 50k a month?  Guaranteed job?  Sounds like a lot better than nurses who are forced to work for free while desperately waiting calls.

    • Andy41

      Paano ka naman maging call center agent kung gusto ng gobyerno, Tagalog lang dapat matutunan ang high school graduate…

    • buttones

      But surely a high school graduate is not skilled technically? After HS he/she then has to go on to a technical school? Or are you suggesting there should be technical courses in High School, and if so which trades? I agree with your comments on diploma generally, on degrees well it depends what discipline is chosen, if I want to be a civil engineer, marine biologist or whatever I need the academic knowledge, after which the experience to apply that knowledge, in other words a job! I favor the idea of government sponsored apprenticeships, with some technical school attendance and practical work for the company, company pay half the salary, government the other half, that way we end up with a skilled guy with experience who earns his bona fide Trade Certificate. [And then he get a job abroad !!!] Call center employees requiring a degree? I have no idea…

  • Spike

    tama yung sinabi ng isang nurse na nainterview sa TFC – dapat wag iluklok sa posisyon ang mga bobo at walang kwentang mukhang pera na tao katulad ni cynthia villar

  • vaporub123

    after speaking her mind,now comes philippine medical association licking her a___.? this association should keep off their hands in politics.unahin nilang hanapan ng mga trabaho ang mga nurses na nagtapos na.huwag nang maki-sawsaw sa mga bagay- bagay na wala silang kinalaman.

    • Minerva Carlos Hoffman

      Para namang mga low IQ ang Pinuno ng PMA. Siguro may lagay si Villar sa Vice president ng PMA. Maraming Filipino doctors end up working as nurses sa abroad dahil hindi mapasa ang medical board exam sa North America! Low standard yata ang medical education natin sa Pilipinas. PMA should focus on improving the standard of medical education instead of interfering with politics.

      • Paul

         cgurado un,,,binayaran.

  • Siatong

    Villar will destroy the chances of winning of PNoy’s candidate. In a basket of fruits she is the rotten one. My unsolicited advise to Pnoy’s candidate..NEVER, NEVER defend Villar’s comments on the nursing profession. Otherwise 3-9 for the opposition.

  • BatangSingapore

    bobotante at tanga lang talaga boboto sa team patay aka team abnoy lalong lalo na kay BUM wag ninyo iboboto, lahi ng mga traydor yan.

  • bayankopdi


  • Steven

    Part of what she said is true.  I am not saying what she said was in good taste but most nurses who have college degrees here do not pass the qualification exams or there curriculum is not recognized by overseas employers.  An example is this.  My wife passed her licensure exam here but was only able to be recognized as a LPN in the states because of the worthless classes given here.  In America you can become a licensed nurses aide with a 6 week course.  Here it is 2 years.  WHY?  If anything clean up the curriculum the schools make you take.

    • Estee Muri

      ESCUSE MEEEE!  Steven….. Where did  you get the idea that   a nurse in the United States ,  takes only  a 6 WEEK COURSE  ??   WHAT PLANET YOU CAME FROM ??  6  weeks  ?  YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT  the   Certified   Nursing  Assistant   !  Steven  ,less talk less mistakes because it showed that you are an I.D. ten T.

      • Andy41

        It takes 6 months to become CNA…just saying :)

      • Mr Moonlight

        heres another pinoy edyot making stopid blog, basahin mo uli 10x ang comment ni steven palibhasa ang daily diet mo consisting of toyo dilis saluyot bagoong and rice kaya malignant ang isip mo

    • Andy41

      I am a graduate in BSRN in Manila, and my diploma is accepted here in US. Your wife might have taken LPN examination, NOT RN examination. Because a BSRN is qualified to take any of both exam in US. It takes 2 yrs to become RN, 1 yr to become LPN, 6 months to become CNA.

    • adriel0104

      your wife is a useless bs nursing grad.if she passed nclex then she could work anywhere in the US.Licensed nurse aide is different with LPN or RN.bobo ka rin,ayusin ang english mo.

      • Mr Moonlight

        hoy pinoy edyot basahin mong mabuti ang comment ni steven with open mind but i guess you have faulty reading comprehension due to tiny brain

    • Jeffrey Pineda

      produkto ng fly by night nursing school ata ito

  • chimney45

    zero vote for villar

  • fuctore

    Gamit na gamit talaga ni PNoy ang PMA.
    Kapag balak umalis ni GMA para magpagamot sa bang bansa,
    mabilis pa sa alas kwatro kung magbigay ng statement para sabihing kaya daw nilang
    gamutin dito si GMA at di na na daw kailangan sa abroad pa gawin.
    Ngayon naman, para lang saluhin ang isa sa mga manok ni PNoy sa eleksyon,
    Heto na naman si Olarte na parang Cardinal sa kabaitan at gamitin pa ang Lenten season
    para lang sa isang kandidatong ni hindi naman nila kasapi sa PMA.
    Iba talaga nagagawa ng pera at impluwensya, lalo na sa Pinas.

    • mapicchu

       Pnoy should drop Villar for utter stiupidity!

    • Mr Moonlight

      hoy hendot ikaw si bubuwit arroyo na nagtatago sa pangalang fuctore

  • Rina Cortez

    what the heck!!! if you are misinformed of something, and you are running for public office,, just shut your mouth.. less talk less mistake.. 

  • LucasPacascas

    Forget about Senate. Hindi ka na mananalo.  

  • Horst Manure

    She and the other 99% like her give the rest a bad name.

  • Minerva Carlos Hoffman

    Inalipusta ni Villar ang mga Filipino nurses na tumutulong na mag suporta sa kanilang pamilya at tutulong mag improve ng economia sa Pilipinas. They work so hard to earn an honest living compared to most of our rotten politicians. Puro hayok sa kwarta!

  • joerizal

    Ano ba ang qualifications niyan? At magkano ba ang binayad niyan sa mga duktor at nurse na nilait niya at ngayon e nagtatanggol sa kanya? Team Patay nga talaga.

  • speedstream2

    Forgiveness is fine. For is it not said that to err is human, to forgive divine? Still, perhaps as a kind of penance, some measures that would benefit Filipino nurses as professionals asap could set things right.

    • buttones

      A fine ideal yes, but as ‘humans’ it’s difficult to write out what has been said or even written, it cannot be recalled, it cannot be washed out or erased- it’s out there. True we all say things we really didn’t mean but people running for high office should tread a little more carefully than us mere mortals. Would I vote for this woman irrespective of what she said? Nope, we are trying to eradicate the scourge of dynastical politics not encourage it…..

  • Cano Manuel

    It’s the PMA that’s talking, not the PNA. This woman said, “actually…” which means that it was her belief and so on… That few seconds was enough for us to know her stance on education (profit vs. quality). AND SHE DOESN’T KNOW A THING ABOUT QUALITY. ALL SHE HAS ARE NUMBER$!

  • paul

    let us forgive her.

  • paul

    PMA has no jurisdiction over PNA therefore you shut up!

  • Cesar Adrian Cabahug

    Yung si JOJO busted siguro yan ng isang Nurse kaya naging ganyan wahahahah!

  • Cesar Adrian Cabahug

    busted ka siguro sa isang nurse bwahahaha! kawawa okay lang yan :D

  • marco

    we can forgive her….that is not a problem….but forgetting her maner of belittling nurse is a CRIME for all nurse all over the world esp Filipinos. Now, its the time and the turn of ALL nurse to junk her in the election.

    She does NOT deserve to be in the position since she from the very first has no bone to stand and be TRUE Filipino who can depend nurses.

    Let’s give her another chance………keep her stay away from politics. This is the ONLY chance she deserves…

  • kilabot

    nabigyan ng condo si olarte, kaya naging abogado ni cynthia.

  • mamamia

    amoy house and lot yata

  • Milesaway

    Yes, We can forgive her why not… sabi nga tao lang tayo.. pero dun na lang and let’s forget her.. para mamuhay siyang tahimik at never siyang dapat pumasok sa politika baka sa susunod mas higit pa ang pagkakamaling magagawa niya.. di ba! 

  • mapicchu

    no way! d sya dapat maging senator. kakahawa kabbohan! sayang, sya lang dko vote sa LP

  • Lloyd

    Easy to forgive but hard to forget.Ganon ganon na lang b un. I will not vote for this lady. Ang dami naman jang maka mahirap at makatao na di nang aapi.

  • windhawl

    nurses are being abused by the private and government hospitals or institution by taking advantage of over population of professional nurses in the Philippines. even when the nursing law states our basic salary still what were actually receiving is only minimum wage or worst under the pretence of “training” so no salary.
    so kahit inaapi kami or pinagkakaitan ng salary na karapatdapat sa isang nurse na professional, hindi pa din kami papayag at imungkahi na hindi bachelor degree holder and kunin ng hospital para tumama sa salary na inaalok.
    i wonder if Ms. Villar will agree if anyone of her family got sick and would need the services of the so called “room nurse” or caregivers, would she willingly smile and say “hindi naman kailangan ng ganun kagaling importante may nurse”.

  • Dindee Soriano

    PMA has to defend Villar. most members of the PMA are school and hospital owners themselves

  • Dindee Soriano

    CHED is actually having a hard time enforcing their mandate. laging umaangal ang mga school owners if they are planned to be closed by CHED due to bad performance of graduates. most school owners are either hospital owners, members of PMA and/or with a politician member

  • Weder-Weder Lang

    If Cynthia Villar is really sincere, why doesn’t she speak out against Malaysia for caning Filipinos before deporting them from Sabah? They’ve been caning Filipinos long before the Sabah Standoff. For Cynthia Villar’s appreciation, here are a few video samplers of what caning is like:

    01. youtu,be/JI5WMmWQzI4

    02. liveleak,com/view?i=5ab_1172940415

    03. youtu,be/gKuOCDtTGC0

    (replace comma with dot)

    Last week, the wife of Sultan Kiram cited caning as one of the reasons why we must claim Sabah. By not claiming Sabah, Filipinos are arbitrarily arrested and caned.

    • Herman Near

      If that is true, then it must be pursued.

      FYI to those who does not know what caning is, it’s like being spanked with something like rattan, but it can bleed.Thank goodness they don’t do it with a kamagong stick.


    Cynthia Villar…after you made that unsavory remarks against our noble nursing profession, you should had the courage to accept that you made a huge blunder and should had quit running as a senatorial candidate…parang delicadeza. But you didn’t. Instead you enlisted PMA, to make it appear that PMA, has overriding influence on how members of the nursing profession should think and react. You just made your case very hopeless. Naka-insulto na…I would rather vote for a Kiram as senator than you.   

  • Afsan

    Perhaps I can forgive her. But HER IGNORANCE  of the Profession she degraded hasn’t change my mind to DROPPED HER ON MY LIST. These couple unveils their true intentions why they’re craving fro a position in the government. Sorry CV  YOU’VE JUST LOST 1 VOTE FROM ME. 

  • Dindee Soriano

    voters should just shun this villar running for national office. doon na lang sila sa las pinas. at least, nakakatulong sila doon through their foundation established in order to lessen their tax liabilities.

  • kilabot

    pls forgive us also, for not electing you.

  • Wowie Sg

    at what price, doc?


    BUKOD sa pagpapagawa ng mga infrastructure projects sa Las Pinas na kung saan ay halos pag-aari na ‘ata lahat ng Villar at Aguilar… pagpapalad ng mga ari-arian ng mga Villar at Aguilar, ANO KAYA NG NAGAWA ni Cyntha Villar bilang isang Congresswoman upang siya ay magkaroon ng lakas-ng-loob at mag-ambisyong maging member of the Senate? Kahit na sabihin pang pinag-mamalaki siya ni Willie Revillame, hindi sapat na dahilan yan upang siya ay iboto ng tao. :)

  • $5699914

    Villar, hindi mo ba alam na ang pinaka-mainam magmahal ay ang mga nurses? Love a nurse, ika nga!
    Palibhasa, mayaman kayo kaya ganyan na lang ang pang-aalipusta mo eh….pwe!

  • vanguard61

    All I can say is enough with this kind of politicians. Don’t waste your precious votes for this one
    most especially. She doesn’t have a clue of what a true public servant should be or even an inkling of what’s happening outside her little cocoon. It’s all about money and more money, enough with the lip service…words are cheap nowadays.

  • Lorenzo

    Forgive Cynthia Villar for belittling the Filipino her dreams!

    Vote Cynthia Villar for Senate…NO NO NO way…what are we insane after she discredited all our well-educated and smart working Filipino nurses.

    PLEASE DO NOT VOTE this Cynthia VILLAR…REMEMBER DO NOT VOTE this candidate!!!

    NO for Cynthia VILLAR….NO for Cynthia VILLAR

  • dexter ngayan

    With this issue, mahirap na syang makabawi… TIP: focus on sabah malaysia. 

  • Lorenzo

    Let us convince earnestly our kids, all students, our relatives, our friends, our co-workers who could already exercise their right of suffrage NOT TO VOTE this senatorial candidate, Cynthia VILLAR during the election.  Let’s spread this news “NOT TO VOTE VILLAR” to ensure that she will not be elected.  She is not fit to represent anyone of the Filipino people especially the Filipino nurses and other Filipino medical personnel.  Please do not forget…DO NOT VOTE Cynthia VILLAR as a Senator. NO! NO! NO!

  • buttones

    Seems the UK have just put a freeze on non EU nursing applicants, an issue of forged documents and qualifications- no mention of the Philippines, I think we have quite a good reputation when it comes to nursing generally- On the whole topic, and with about 300,000 nurses out of work, somebody screwed up, and YES it was government..output should be limited to PH demand plus overseas demand +/- Seems to me these ‘factories’ in private hands, are out of control…


      Why blame the school. It was the parents who viewed a daugther as dollar laying goose in nurse uniform. The school merely provided service on demand. Anyweis, suppose those girls had taken up engineering profession will they be employed by now? Where are the industries to employ. It can not be found in Ph lands. The dynasty of corrupts had driven them out but a nurse can always find her patient in the form of Hard sick salivating man. Let them all get married than be an open mind in foriegn land.

  • nestor

    yes mayaman nga siya….. correct kayo dian
     sabi nga nila DAMAGED ID DONE…BYE VILLAR…farewell Senate…
    CONVINCE all voter.. no for VILLAR pasyadong mapang api lalo na sa mga Nurses……

  • regoberto

    Of course the nurses will forgive her, but it doesn’t mean to say that they will vote for her just because they have forgiven her. 

    • imongredneck

      Don’t forget the nurses’ families. Each nurse is equal to at least 5 votes. Do the math and it translates Villar’s position at the tail end of the election results. Her campaign is essentially over. However she has tons of money to throw. Let us not let our guard down.

  • Dok

    Ano naman paki alam ng  PMA  sa issue na to…its about the nurses  career at stake.hindi pwedeng paki alaman ng PMA and PMA should not dictate the nurses on what to do…PMA were not in the hospital to carry out your order….ibang usapan to… Its all about nurses profession.

    • Sir Ulrich Van Lichenstein

      Mukhang si Leo Olarte lang po nagsabi nito at nagkataong VP sya ng PMA. Wala naman pong sinabi na official statement ito ng PMA. Besides, Lent naman po talaga at mahala yung pang unawa sa kapwa. Kung hindi po naunawaan ni gng. Villar ang mga nurses; siya na lang po unawain natin at maipaunawa din sa kanya ang mga nurses.

      Pag binato ka ng bato; batuhin mo ng tinapay.

  • F alonso

    Her comment is a gross neglect of respect to the Nursing Profession.She may question certain procedures related to the Profession,but her comments were morally degrading to Nurses.As if she stepped on their heads and rubbed them further into the ground.
    PMA has nothing to do with the issue.While Nurses and Doctors are partners in med profession,they have their own moral obligations.
    It was not my intention daw to belittle anyone,kulang lang na ginawa mong katulong ang mga nurses.Malamang dimo sasabihin kanino yan kung ordinary citizen ka lang.
    Madam I think you should consult psychiatrist.Iba na talaga ang pananaw mo sa tao nung yumaman kana.

  • F alonso

    You may win,you may lose,Madam you bared your true color.

  • hustlergalore

    Go go go PMA!

    Good job at wiping villar’s sh!t


  • Katuwiran

    Palusot! Obviously, money can buy surveys kaya pasok sya sa top 12. But dont be fooled and conditioned by surveys.

  • cali

    Halatang mga bobo mga Villars! Magaling lang sa kurakot!

  • Juan Delacruz

    My foreign friend had a bad experience. She’s renting a condominuim unit in a building owned by a  fading politician, my friend is inside the elavator with her kids and other tenants and when “a certain wealthy but not famous lady”  is about to use the lift the bodyguard of nfl shove them all out of the elavator so that this nfl and her guards can use it exclusively . 

    • boy

       Why don’t you name her Juan? duwag ka pala eh, sayang post mo , blind item lang…wala kang balls.

    • lennonpaul

       pointless comment mo,u shud name names.

    • $19750267

      wag kang mag-blind item… wala ka sa showbizz column…   BEKI..

    • Jason_Voorhees

      Hindi kikita dito yan!

  • AllaMo

    Forgive her “misstatement”. But, do not vote for her.

  • vir_a

    Forgiven. But I have better and deserving candidates in mind.

  • concern_netizen

    The k-12 program gives options to students to spend the final three years of high school either preparing for college or taking up technical courses so they can be gainfully employed right after HS.

  • Angry Bird

    she is being true and realistic of what is happening…

  • lennonpaul

    bakit sumasawsaw ang PMA?

  • Dok

    Pakialamero tong PMA, magkano kaya binigay ng kampo ni Villar jan sa kanila?

    • Felix Alcantara

      mga doctor mukhang pera kahit mahirap na pasyente niyare

  • Ariel

    This is only a politically motivated issue.  A tricky and misleading question that results to a division of thoughts and conflicts.  Forgive my grammar I am not an English Major.

  • Alexis_Ferro

    Gusto talagang manalo, pero sorry ka na lang.

  • boybakal

    Villar should not talk of room, particularly room nurses.
    She should talk about houses, homes where they are expert in their field.
    Room is only part of the house…it needs more than that.
    Sorry, but you have offended are nurses….confined to a room.

    • Dionisio

      hayaan na natin at hindi magtatagal MACOCONFINEDIN IYAN SA ROOM

  • ben311

    mayaman na kasi gusto parin yumaman sa korakot sa mga binabayag natin sa tax…walang politcian ang nagmamahal sa taong bayan ang gusto lang nila ay kwarta ng bayan. tang_ lang ang naniniwala sa kanila.

    • Dionisio

      tama ka diyan ang mga polito nagmamahal lang sa bayan at mamamayan pag panahon ng KAMPANYA, IYON LANG

  • Billy Reyes

    what is this about Filipinos that could easily get offended. It is very true a lot of qualified nurses ended to be caretaker abroad, some cases even practising doctor in the Philippines work as nurses abroad.

    You don’t need to say sorry madam.

    • bbguevara

      Are you trying to belittle all professionals in the Philippines who can’t find employment in the Philippines??? Its not their fault that the economy can’t provide them employment. At least they are trying very hard to provide for their family by enduring the hardships of working abroad. Don’t you think its the fault of political leaders like Villar who are more engrossed in fattening their wallets , instead of working for the people??

      • FRED

        parang pinaasa ang mga student nurse sa wala
        gumastos ng malaki ang family para kunita ng maliit

        nasaan sila
        sinong kumita..gobyerno (ofw nurses) o nursing school

      • ShibumiNinja

        reason why they become nurses

        :D Pays better then fast food, though the hours aren’t as good.
        :D Fashionable shoes and sexy white uniforms.
        :D Needles: “Tis better to give then receive”
        :D Reassure your patients that all bleeding stops…eventually.
        :D Expose yourself to rare, exciting and new diseases.
        :D Interesting aromas.
        :D Courteous and infallible doctors who always leave clear orders in perfectly legible handwriting.

    • ApoNiLolo

      “You don’t need to say sorry madam.”

      Another myopic advice from an ignorant. If Villar follow your advice and state she does not need to say sorry because it’s true, do you think it will help in her election bid?

  • Sir Ulrich Van Lichenstein

    Mukhang si Leo Olarte lang po nagsabi nito at nagkataong VP sya ng PMA. Wala naman pong sinabi na official statement ito ng PMA. Besides, Lent naman po talaga at mahalaga yung pang unawa sa kapwa. Kung hindi po naunawaan ni gng. Villar ang mga nurses; siya na lang po unawain natin at maipaunawa din sa kanya ang mga nurses.
    Pag binato ka ng bato; batuhin mo ng tinapay.

    Yung boto po ninyo ay nasa sainyo yan kung kanino nyo ibibigay.

    • Elnore

       Kaya hindi umaasenso ang Pilipinas dahil sa too much forgive and forget.  Look what happened sa case ng Marcoses 20 years na nagpahirap sa Pilipinas, nangurakot tapos ipinuwesto pa sa gobyerno.  Si Erap, nakulong, na charge ng plunder, tapos ngayon tatakbo pa ng Mayor?  susmarya talaga bahala kayo mga Pinoys kung masyado tayong forgetful sa sins of the past.  Yan ang sinasabing hindi na natuto, kaya magdusa ang mga naghihirap kayo ang naglagay sa mga corrupt na government officials, hindi kayo nadala konting bigay ng pera, boto na maski corrupt ang mga buwisit na yan. You choose your destiny, so magdusa huwag magreklamo sa kahirapan ninyo!

  • RamBoDan

    Why dont we ask the Philippine Nurses Association if they already forgiven CV on her remarks and also she already asked for apology…and understanding…mga room nurses, buti pa si US Pres Obama pinarangalan ang isang Pinay na “room nurse” na nag ligtas ng mga babies sa NY during storm sandy. Mabuhay ang mga Pinay nurses your the best in your choosen profession.

  • boybakal

    Forgive Villar, Doctors urge…

    I cannot blame Villar….their business is Homes not rooms.
    Room is not in her vocabulary.
    However, rooms are nurses conclave…it is where the sick are confined no matter how many and big the rooms are.
    For sure, nobody needs a big homes and rooms if you are sick for mobility.

    Nurses are better than doctors….Doctors will see you only once in a minute and the nurses take care the patient 24/7.
    So, it is disrespectful to say Room Nurse…though it is appropriate.

    Villar wounded the nurses whose job is healing, their feelings.
    She created a wound…a wound that will never heal.
    And it will be forever wound.

    • RamBoDan

      Baka magkasakit si CV dahil sa sobrang stress, mula sa comments about “room nurses” lamang, baka walang mag volunteer na nurses na mag asikaso sa kanya karma na yan, palagay ko puro doctor nalang ang mag a-attend sa kanya dikit sya sa PMA. Baka nga “no nurses allowed in the room.”Your vote is very important hwag lang madadaya sa pecos machine!?guard your vote…be vigilant

    • Docaga

      A patient does not get well because his doctor is beside him and watches him all the time until the day he’s discharged. Doctors evaluate their patients from time to time and give the necessary treatments. The function of the nurse is to make sure, that the doctor’s orders are carried out. Doctors take care of their patients the moment they are admitted and even after they were discharged from the hospital. Nurses, who go on shifts, can refer to the attending physician 24/7; and patients call their doctors even after they’re discharged. Ang mga nurses pagkatapos ng shift, wala na pakialam sa pag-manage ng patient unless they go on duty the next day, kung sa kanila uli ma-assign ang patient.

  • felipe

    you mean forgive & vote for her ? NO WAY !!!

  • boybakal

    Mrs. Villar needs extra jogging and exercise….too much fat on her face with small body frame.

  • maypakialamtayo

    PMA, dapat ang kampihan nyo at ipagtanggol ay ang mga nurses dahil sila halos ang gumagawa ng dapat ay trabaho nyo.

  • imongredneck

    The PMA’s (a big Union of Tax Evaders) statement on Villar made it worst for her. Another 2 million votes are taken away from her. Tsk,tsk,tsk.

  • zeroko

    Senate is a very important branch of the government. Hindi pwede yuong “ay mali.” Ngayon pa lang, Cyntia Billard should kiss her candidacy goodbye.


     Instead of Villar, I will vote for another V – VILLANUEVA!

  • Bedward

    Before we make a conclusion, did he speak in behalf of himself or of the PMA?

    • Dionisio

      palagay ko he spoke on behalf of his asso. BUT ONLY he benefits on those statements

  • Jarde C

    Let’s forgive Mrs. Villar but don’t forget not to vote her!

    • ShibumiNinja


  • Eric

    Paglaki ko gusto kong maging nurse.
    Pag college na ang anak ko gusto ko mag nursing siya.

    ….lack of opportunities…stop dreaming and keep on nursing?

    Yan dagdagan nyo ng Lapid, Revilla, Sotto ang Senado.

  • Philcruz

    Ang layo naman between what she actually said and what she says she really intended to say. Her clarification made it worse. Now she is insulting our intelligence.. after insulting the intelligence of the nurses. She does not sound too intelligent.. sounds like another one of those tradpols.

  • Elnore

     Dapat talaga alisin na ang pork barrel na yan, tingnan natin kung may tatakbo pang senador, congresman, etc.

    • GustoKoHappyKa

      wala na hahahaha… but im sure gagawa ng dahilan yan mga yan para madagdagan ang mga “allowances” and “ghost employees” nila

    • Dionisio

      mero pa rin kasi hindi naman MAWAWALA ang mga GANID at GAHAMAN, sa TATALINO nila sa PAGKAKAPERAHAN eh gagawa at gagawa ng paraan ang mga tinamaan ng magagaling na iyan para sa pagkakaperahan

  • Elnore

    Forgive her but don’t vote for her anymore

  • bbguevara

    Doctors have the same low regard of nurses in the Philippines, thats why they are sympathetic with Villar. You can verify this with filipino nurses in the US, who are treated with respect there.

    • Dionisio

      most doctors are SCALPER HAPPY, para laki ang kita PERO konti BAYAD NA BUWIS, kasi BIR is either bayad ikaw rentas of BIGAY IKAW REGALO

  • JosephNess

    “I truly am sorry for having offended the feelings of your members. It was never my intention to belittle anyone, least of all the valiant members of the nursing profession,” Villar had said in a letter to the Philippine Nurses Association

    nasabi na, at nasabi na nga, di na mabubura sa kaisipan ng mga taong nasaktan, kahit anu pa mang paghingi ng kapatawaran, mapatawad ka man, di na maibabalik ang nawala sa kanilang pagkatao…napatunayan lamang dito na ang taong ito ay di nagiisip ng kaniyang sinasabi, at walang karapatang iboto ng mamamayan…yes, she will be forgiven, but she will not be the same in the eyes of the electorate…tsktsktsk…that’s the price of having an untamed tongue…

    • ShibumiNinja

      sa talent portion ng eleksyon… walang second chances… baka kagaya na naman yan sa Cybercrime law… basta kasi sabi ni Aquino priority yan… pirma ng pirma lang kahit unconstitutional at repugnant to the people…. kailangan maging Yes Man kay aquino… sya ang may hawak sa pera ng Legislatura… nasa kanila ang Execution

    • Dionisio

      GANYANG ANG KARAMIHAN SA ATING MGA POLITIKO AT MAPERA, walang pakundangan kung magsalita, akala nila SILA lang ang may damdamin, mga PWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEH……………………………………….!!!

  • junior o

    i’ll campaign against cynthia villar……less 500 to 1,000 votes will matter much.

    • Dionisio

      kahit hindi iboto iyan ng mga professionals EXCEPT ng PMA (Phil Med Asso.) lalabas parin iyan dahil sa H U K O S – P C O S, dami yatang pera niyan kinita sa C-5, sa STOCKS, eh pork barrel pa nilang mag-asawa, sus ginoo, meron pang per diem at PER DAYA.

  • junior o

    nurses overseas can do not vote for cynthia villar..she doesn’t care about you!! in saudi arabia alone the full force of nurses not voting for her will seal her fate.

  • Fancy Tan

    Pinatawad at pinaboycott npo kayo!!!

  • dodot24

    Matatalino ang mga Nurse natin sa Saudi, biro mo magshopping sa Gold market ang dala lang  Soft drink na sa lata walang dalang pera… paglabas may kuwintas or earring na dala.  Modus operandi .. pagtalikod ng  sales clerk ihuhulog sa Soft Drink.. di walang tunog.

    • ApoNiLolo

      Narinig ko nga ang “tsismis” na yan. Pero sa version kong narinig, mga “construction workers” ang gumagawa nyan at hindi nurses.

      Ano bang kompanya mo sa Saudi? Ibn Ladin Group ba o Saudi Auger?

    • Dok

       Dodot 24 napulot mo lang yang kwentong yan..hindi gawain ng mga nurses yan..mahiya ka naman….ikaw siguro ugali mo ang ganyan modus operandi……baka ikaw Dodot 24 ang utak mo,utak polboron..gumagawa ka na lng ng kwento mali pa…

  • FRED

    so totoo lang sa comment ni Ms. Villar sa nangyayari sa mga nurses
    ilang% ang totoo
    ilang %: ang hindi

    ilang% na ang nurses ay treated as professionals ng mga doctors ( sa pinas man o sa labas)
    ilang% na ang nurses ay treated as professionals ng mga patients( sa pinas man o sa labas)

    as professional nurses sinisweldohan ba sila as really professionals ( sa pinas man o sa labas)

    nagtatanung lang
    mga nurses lang ang nakaalam

    meroon maswerteng nurse…merong hindi

    sa nakikita nyo sa mga hospital ano ang masabi nyo

  • Bert

    At MAGKANO naman ang ibinayad ni Villar to these doctors just to intercede for her?

    Electorates should never forget that this is the same family name who was once called by PNOY HIMSELF as KAWATAN, courtesy of C5…..but where is this Villar now? Now dancing with Pnoy?

    • ShibumiNinja

      sana nag intercede din tayo… after all tis the season to be bribed by corrupt trapo billionaire politikos ahahahahaha in a manner of speaking pera din natin yan bribe money nila… hindi naman dahil nag tinda si Manny ng isa ano… pekeng tindero 

    • Dionisio

      mag-asawa na katribu ni mike velarde sa C-5

  • ApoNiLolo

    Compare the two statements:

    “… nurses did not need to finish their course since they only wanted to become “room nurses” or caretakers.”

    “… nursing students affected by the CHEd
    closure order several years ago deserved concrete and better career and
    academic options other than just the abrupt closure of the institutions
    that they were enrolled in,”

    Now, surmise the two if the former statement fits adequately with the justification of the latter.
    I DON’T THINK SO! It only adds insult to injury by assuming the people involved are not intelligent enough to know the difference between the two.

  • Dionisio

    rep cynthia villar, your apology was heard MAYBE but, the DAMAGE has been done to the nursing profession. they might forgive you BUT they well NEVER NEVER FORGET YOUR NAME. got it??????????????????????????

  • Jim De Garman

    villar is the dumbest senatorial candidates of the Philippines today.. 1 minute time limit is not the reason to give provocative answer to Monsod in fact she’d shown her ignorance and inabilities at kapag nahalal bilang senador..wala na siyang gagawin kundi magbubutas ng upuan sa senado at antayin na lang ang katapusan ng buwan. 

  • Dionisio

    ANONG say MO wowowie

  • Dionisio

    up to now i need your help DI KO PA RIN MAKITA UNG DAGAT NG BASURA na pinaglangoyan ng asawa niya.

  • salvador contreras

    Too bad but the damage is done.  First it was the husband who made such damming comment.  Now comes the wife.  No, we won’t vote for you as we have not voted for your husband.  Too bad cos we are for Team Pinoy.

  • Maldi2

    No to Villar, and big NO to LP Candidates.  Junk them all!

    • AllinLawisFair

      That is not fair. The others cannot be made to account for the “fault” of one. Not unless you are an avid supporter of the corrupt Estrada, Enrile and company.

  • w33k3nd3r

    What do you know about the common Filipino’s hardships, Cynthia? After what your husband has connived in the plenary, you’re further away from the truth of how things really are with those who’re suffering.

  • lex

     you open your mouth without thinking! para kang si abnoy! then hihingi ka ng tawad? o hihingi ka pa ng boto? ang kapal mo! pwe

  • AllinLawisFair

    One should not immediately render judgment on the action of a person without first understanding the circumstances surrounding the situation that led to the act.

    Lest I be misconstrued as a defender of Congresswoman Villar, I must say first that I don’t owe her anything nor do I work her campaign network. 

    I have seen the video myself where she said those fateful words and the conditions she was in that led her to say what she did. 

    Mrs. Monsod made a long explanation where she said that many Filipino “nurses were unqualified” for employment abroad. This was because those nurses were probably graduates of poor quality “fly-by-night” nursing schools which were established by scrupulous business people who wanted to cash in on the desire of hundreds of thousands of students who wanted to be nurses. As we all know, nursing had been a profitable profession for those who were able to land jobs in the US, where even doctors learned nursing or worked as nurses because that was what the job markets demanded. 

    In view of the economic crisis which plagued the whole world and because of the oversupply of nurses, employers have the option to employ only the best for less. Those who were not able to get employment they dreamed of have no other recourse but to accept whatever kind of job they can get (private nurses or caregivers in households = room nurse in Mrs. Villar’s lingo), just to be able to survive and recover the hundreds of thousands of pesos they spent studying and the hundreds of thousands they paid to recruitment agencies. 

    “Kapit sa patalim,” ika nga. They are abroad where they have no relatives to turn to so they have no choice but to accept whatever jobs they can get their hands on. 

    Mrs. Villar should be understood to be saying that if that is the kind of job they would end up working, there is no need for parents to invest hundreds of thousands of pesos for the education of their children and no need for children to undergo four or five long years of schooling to get a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Those poor parents would be spared selling their precious possessions or borrowing from usurious “5-6″ lenders just to finance the education of their children who wanted to go abroad to work as nurses.

    • vanguard61

      It’s a simple case of’ ‘think first’ before you speak and this applies to all politicians. It’s a good thing to have some ‘ mental calisthenics’  every ones in a while to check if the thinking box is still working. Welcome to the real world Mrs. Villar.

    • ApoNiLolo

      Given that she was “misinterpreted”; what ever a person’s dream of becoming or the faith that awaits in their chosen profession is personal, therefore, it’s none of her business to judge nor decide. Its the callousness of the statement that irked the people to lambaste her.

      A good public servant understands the psyche and needs of their constituent. Not the other way around where the people should rationalize the failings of their leaders. That will make us their apologist, thus, susceptible to abuse and sweeping their accountability aside.

      • AllinLawisFair

        I agree with you. Let me state that I am not defending Mrs. Villar. I just wanted to show that I view the whole brouhaha from an objective point. My statement may be viewed as if I were defending her although that is not the case. I am defending reason.
        I may not be the first to attack her when she deliberately does something wrong although I would love to but surely I will be there to criticise her the moment she does. 

        How can one say the right words in answering a complicated question in so short a time with the beeper signalling that her time is running out?

    • WoBushi

      This is a fair statement, all things considered. Marami dito asal pitbull kung mag-react kasi. Masidhi nga kasi ang damdamin ng karamihan na Pinoy. Hanap kakampi at sugod agad, matapang kung marami kahit wala naman kalaban.

  • Offshore10

    What the hell are you talking about Dr. Olarte?  You should be defending the nurses instead.  I personally felt that what Mrs. Cynthia Villar said was a freudian slip.  I’ll write it in local language:  Matapobre siya.  Can’t seem to think of a proper english equivalent.  Even her campaign jingle, read it between the lines.  How can someone who has a work (May hanapbuhay ako) but will not have any money (kahit na wala akong pera).  Hahaha, it means she just provided the jobs but not the salary.  It means slavery for me, hehehehe.

    Hope the whole registered RN’s plus their families plus all those studying BSN 18y/o and above dumps her in the coming election.  Doctors should follow suit.

    • WoBushi

      Hoy, tilamsik ang laway mo hangga dine. Punas naman dyan, hane. Huwag padadala sa bugso ng damdamin kasi.

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    bye miss villar…better focus on your livelihood programs, you are better there than the policy making body which is the senate…

  • FRED

    magkano ba ang gastus ng mga maguloang para magkaroon na graduate na nurse hanggan maging RN.

    kung aasa lang ang mga magulang sa kanilang RN, magkano ang sweldo nito ..para marecover ang investment ng mga magulang?

    nang pababa na ang labor requirement sa mga nurses locally o abroan.. ano angnagawa ng gobyerno para di na maudyok ang ibang magulang para mag pa nars ng kanilang mga anak?

    bakit nag abroad ang mga nurses natin..anong ang target .. di ba high paying jobs abaroad (??.. ilan lang ang tumama dito?
     at the end of the day… return of investment ang nasa isip ng lahat..

    makabawi ba..
    sa financial context.. parang malabo…

  • sigbinko

    villar’s paghingi ng tawad = paghingi ng suporta sa eleksyon   :)

  • junior o

    yes..damage’s been done….hospitals overseas would think twice before hiring filipino nurses again..and all because of cynthia villar’s irresponsible, idiotic comment. citing time pressure as the culprit why she gave that idiotic reply, the least she could have said was “that’s a question I’d need at least 30 minutes to answer”…..nurses should band together and not vote for villar…forget about pma’s call for forgiveness…

    • Eet

      give the lady a break! we can really forgive but not our votes! you see?

    • Pinoytoo

      I totally agree!

  • RamBoDan

    Filipina nurse gets praise, hug from President Obama

    By Don Tagala, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau
    Posted at 02/22/2013 2:11 PM | Updated as of 02/22/2013 2:49 PM

    NEW YORK – It’s been a week since Filipina nurse Menchu Sanchez was thrown into the national limelight during President Obama’s state of the union address.

    She was honored by Obama for her heroic act that saved 20 newborns when superstorm Sandy slammed the New York University’s Langone Medical Center.

    Congratulations from co-workers and strangers still keep on coming.

    “I’m so happy na nare-recognize nila ako,” Sanchez said. “Sa Mount Sinai, pagdating ko, paglabas ko ng elevator yung mga kasamahan ko palakpakan sila saka sigawan, tuwang-tuwa sila, meron pa silang maliit na picture, na ginawa dun,” she said.

    Sanchez was sitting between First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden when Obama told the whole world the story of her heroism.

    “We should follow the example of a New York City nurse named Menchu Sanchez. When hurricane Sandy plunged her hospital into darkness, she wasn’t thinking about how her own home was faring, her mind was on the 20 precious newborns in her care and the rescue plan she devised that kept them all safe,” Obama said during his State of the Union address.

    In darkness, Sanchez and other nurses carried 20 sick babies from the neonatal ward down eight flights of stairs, with only their cell phones to light the way.

    Meantime, rising floods threatened her own home in Secaucus, New Jersey. Sanchez said knowing that she had saved 20 little angels is the best part of this whole experience. Meeting and being honored by the President was just a bonus.

    “Na-meet ko si President Obama right after his speech,” she recalled. “(Obama) grabbed me and he hugged me and he said he was glad that I was able to get there.”

    Born and raised in Catanauan, Quezon, Sanchez graduated with a nursing degree at the Mary Chiles Hospital in Sampaloc, Manila.

    She later obtained a bachelor’s degree in nursing at the Makati Medical Center School of Nursing before migrating to America in the 80s.

    For 10 years she worked as a nurse in Saudi Arabia, before moving to the US.

    She has been working as a nurse in New York for 20 years now.

    “Wala na akong masasabi pa sa nagawa ko sa buhay ko, siguro ito na ang pinakamagandang nangyari. One of the highlights of my life will be this. To inspire other people, other nurses around the world,” Sanchez said.

    • Ike

      What an irony!! A Filipina nurse is being lauded by no less than Obama, while Filipina nurses are being belittled by no less than a Filipina Kangkongresswoman

  • AlexanderAmproz

    Get real !

    As it is more fun in the Philippines, 
    the politicians should spend incognito Lenten holidays by creeks or slums to understand the fun of the population majority with an insider look.

    A health hiking in remotes villages without roads to understand the farmers joy and funerals.

    A wonderful fisherman pam-boat cabotage week, between Tawi-Tawi and Jolo.

    A Negros camping weekend in sacada’s tent, beside their barbel wires fenced houses on purpose to avoid land reform. A sugar baron’s bullets proof jacket is advisable.

    A Bajao middle of the sea village is also an out-standing experiment.

    Humility and first hand informations is needed to understand a country.

    “It worth to die for the Philippines”, poor peoples are so charming !

  • A-Rod

    Mr. Olarte.. FORGIVE??? maybe… VOTE.. never..

  • Paliwaweng

    forgiveness is a doctrine of hypocrisy. It is like placebo effect. The damage being done is irreparable whatever the perpetrator will do to atone her wrongdoing.
    Even a televised “I am sorry” can not cure her devilish guise.

    • WoBushi

      ano kamo ang doctrine of hypocrisy? may placebo effect ka pa, hane? wow, bilib din naman ako sa iyo. may 2 likes ka pa! wow, syanga naman.

  • AlexanderAmproz

    When a glass is broken, can’t be repaired, it has to be replaced !

  • Sarrah

    congratulation sa ating mga successful nurses lokal and abroad.ngayong graduation,marami na namang nursing students ang gragraduate pero d naman makapasa sa board exam.sana po ang CHED ay pangalanan ang mga schools na nag proproduce ng mga mababang kalidad ng mga nurses para ma aware ang mga magulang sa pag papaaral sa mga anak sa mga naturang mga institutions.kasi po andami na nating unemployed nurses at kawawa po sila.

  • dinezlondon

    She needs to convince the voters of the Philippines that she deserves to be a senator. Her remarks on nurses resulted to a negative effect on her aspirations.

  • sam_aquino

    you have just lost my vote… : (

  • Eet

    she does not deserve to be a senator. as simple as that. mag negosyo ka na lang mam! mas lalong dadami pa iyong kwarta.

  • boybakal

    To Err is Human to Forgive is Divine.
    Let’s be Human and Let’s be Divine.
    Mrs. Villar is Human, She is not Divine.
    As they say Let’s Forgive and Forget.

    Let’s forgive her….she is just a Human to err.
    Let’s forget her…..she is just a candidate to be forgotten in this election.

  • kismaytami

    I’m not voting her anyway. Not because I don’t like her gesture against our nurses but because I don’t like trapoliticians.

  • tamaraw2020

    forgive.. Yes

    vote.. NO

    isama nang mga sotto, estrada, revilla at lapid at mga walang kwenta at pormang artista na tatakbo sa Senado na kung saan mga hindi nag-iisip at inaasa lang nila sa kanilang mala-henyong staff ang gagawin at sasabihin. (buti kung magsasalita at mey sasabihin na kapag nasa oral arument na eh, kungdi, mga nakatunganga lamang).

    Mga walang pakundangan magsalita, hehehe, then i’m sorry. Di nag-iisip at nag-aanalisa ng malalim.

    paano mananalo ng debate at argumento ito sa Senado??

    umaasa sa pork barrel at xMas gift.

  • scconcern

    Sorry is not enough…a karma can be repented/eradiated thru lots of good deeds. For your kind, it should be extra ordinary.

  • jdelacruz13

    Doc ..magkano nabigay sa iyo ? Pa-share naman ? Tama na ang trapo sa senado , masyadong ng maraming moro-moro duon .

  • Pinoytoo

    Mukhang nabayaran nga itong Olarte. Ang masasabi ko lang lumalabas ang tunay na saloobin ng tao pag under pressure siya. Kung ano ang sinabi ni Ms. Villar sa interview, yon ang saloobin niya. I believe she doesn’t deserve to be in the senate. Gone are the years when we have the likes of Ninoy and Salonga in the upper house. Ngayon kung hinde mga bobo may tupak naman. Ay naku buhay.

  • Beguine

    Cynthia Villar is super rich but she does not have a fine mind for 
    the art of speaking and thinking. Maybe she knows only about
    how to make more money out of their money. 

    It would be another big mistake to vote for her as senator because
    she is only after getting pork barrel and other perks. Her mind is
    obsessed with money-making, and she doesn’t know a thing about

    Anyway, she’ll use her money to get elected, so expect the worst 
    to happen, she’ll become another stupid and inept senator thanks
    to her money making more money frame of mind.  

  • 3Jomari3

    Is she apologizing or the insensitive statement or spinning herself? She’s out of touch with reality being so high up in the financial pedestal. I smell politics in having the Doctors pick up the cudgels for Mrs. Villar. She should not join the company of Lapid, Estrada, and other celebrities who got elected because of their star status despite their hallow heads in governing. That’s why Philippine politics is a big joke, unfortunately nobody is laughing. Villar should get our of politics and go back to being a socialite.

  • $19543087

    Marami na tayong booobooo at gaaaggooo sa senado.  Huwag naman dagdagan pa!  Huwag iboto si Cynthia Villar pagka senador!!!

  • $17092775

    She’s lying on the last paragraph.  Her response then was, though not the exact words “the school property owners have already made investments and would lose more if these were closed or put out of business.

    Pinoy electorates should knew better now that economic and cost of living is getting harder and there is no room for error in electing senators much less one who could be a room senator only.

  • ApoNiLolo

    “Kung walang isang bilyon ang isang kandidato, huwag ng tumakbong pangulo” – M. Villar
    “… nurses did not need to finish their course since they only wanted to become room nurses or caretakers” – C. Villar

    These statements are proof how out of touch this couple are with the masses. Ano, iboboto nyo pa?

  • WoBushi

    Nagdamdam ang mga nurses group. Nagkamali nga marahil si kandidato-Senador Villar, may bahid na katotohanan nga naman kasi ang nasambit niya. Nilangaw nga tuloy sa galit sa akalang nalapastangan sila. Gusto nga kasi lahat mag-nurse na lang kahit papano. Pwede ba iyon?

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