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Deployment of nurses abroad suspended as 5,000 quota reached – POEA

/ 01:45 AM June 08, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) has suspended the deployment of nurses overseas after reaching the quota of 5,000, according to POEA Administrator Bernard Olalia.

“[T]he processing and issuance of overseas employment certificated and the deployment of new hires for healthcare workers are hereby suspended,” Olalia said in an advisory released over the weekend.

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Olalia noted, however, that healthcare workers who have been issued with overseas employment certificates would be allowed to be deployed.

The government has put a temporary cap on deploying new-hire nurses to 5,000 last year amid the country’s battle against COVID-19.

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