Dr. Ruben Robillo, vice president of the Philippine Paramedical Technical School of Davao (PPTS), said that more RP nurses will soon be hired to work in The Netherlands. This is because of the Explore Program that PPTS started where 5 Dutch nurses were sent to a Philippine hospital and seven of RP nurses were sent to Netherlands to train for 10 weeks.
The Dutch government was impressed with the performance of the RP nurses that employment for Filipino nurses there is feasible. “The Dutch government has two basic requirements in hiring foreign nurses. First, the nurses should know how to speak their language, and second, they will only hire nurses from other countries if they run out of nurses. They protect their own workers kasi, but they claimed within two years kukulangin din sila ng nurses especially in nursing home institutions,” Robillo said.