Filipino Nurses take the first batch to Germany this year

The Philippines is sitting to deploy the first batch of nurses to Germany this year According to Vice President Jejomar Binay. "We hope that the initial batch of 50 nurses will be deployed in 2013 and the next batch of 500 deployed by 2014," Binay said. The Vice President met the German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on Tuesday to discuss the deployment process. "For the Philippines, it means an opportunity for our nurses to secure beneficial employment. And for Germany, it addresses the shortage of nurses in the country," Binay said. Last March The Philippines and Germany previously signed an agreement in Manila to deploy Filipino Nurses to the European Country according to "Abs-cbn news source".

"The implementing rules and regulations of the agreement are being finalized now," Binay told Westerwelle.

Their meeting discusses and tackled maintaining countries skills and competency level of Filipino seafarers. Binay has confidently assured the Minister of Germany that the Philippines has abiding and complying with the 1978 International Convention on Standard of training m Certification and watchkeeping for seafarers (STCW).

According to the results of (EMSA) or the European maritime safety Agency inspection took on April, The Philippines was failing to meet the European Union (EU) standards of maritime Education, Training and competency certificates. Binay said that the Government has been taking concrete steps to resolve the issue.

"By just looking at the figures, US$244 million or 25% of all remittances by Filipino seafarers from Europe in 2012 were from Germany. This is one good reason why we need to maintain the high-level of skills and competence of our seafarers and, in doing so, also help keep the competitive edge of the German commercial shipping industry," he added.
"We are confident that the Philippines will pass the next EMSA audit in October this year as there is clear progress towards full compliance with the Convention," he said.

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