PRRD lifts ban on health care workers’ overseas deployment

MANILA, Nov.25 (PIA) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the  lifting of the temporary suspension in the overseas deployment of nurses, nurses, nursing aides and nursing assistants following the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF).

Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque  in press briefing on November 23, said the removal of the ban allows migrant healthcare workers to practice their profession and continue to uplift their family lives while helping the local economy as the government aims to improve standards of living and quality of life for all.

Migrant work of healthcare workers was temporarily suspended by virtue of  Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Governing Board Resolutions No. 9 – Series of 2020 last  April due to the national state of emergency and COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Roque added that the President also approved regulation of deployment with a ceiling of 5,000 new hires per year starting January 1 of next year.

According to Roque, the President and the IATF, in approving the recommendation considered the country’s need for nurses, nursing aides, and nursing assistants as well as the demand of nurses abroad and recognition of Filipino knowledge, talent, and skills overseas.

For more information, watch Sec. Roque’s Press Briefing on (JAMT/PIA-IDPD)



Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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