MANILA — All is quiet around the premises of the Professional Regulation Commission as officials are quarantined at the third floor of the PRC building.
Bulletin boards are clear of postings except for the old list of locations where applicants can take their nursing licensure board exams.
Guards are posted in entrances and deny entry to anyone. When asked if media can enter, the guards said not even they are allowed to go upstairs.
“It’s strictly quarantined,” one guard said in Filipino.
But in the coming hours tens of thousands anxious would-be nurses will flood the PRC building and even the commission’s official website to await for the results of the exam.
Thousands of them will find work abroad while some will work for local medical institutions.
Statistics until 2007 from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration showed that between 8,000 and 13,000 nurses work abroad each year since 2000.
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