Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines—Hundreds of Filipino nurses and medical staff who have opted to stay behind in strife-torn Libya are winning the hearts of the locals and improving the reputation of the Philippines in Arab countries, Foreign Undersecretary Esteban Conejos said.
“That's why our nurses deserve our admiration and also, I guess it's the reason Libyan people love Filipinos there,” he said in a briefing upon his return from a two-week visit to Libya and Tunisia on Friday.
Conejos said many of the Filipino nurses, numbering 1,300 in Libya's largest hospital, the Tripoli Medical Center, and another 600 in the Benghazi Medical Center, had decided to stay behind out of professional commitment.
A few dozen nurses, however, have already left Libya, as the Inquirer reported earlier, with at least 70 nurses from two Tripoli hospitals returning to Manila out of fear of getting left behind as the hostilities escalated.
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Saturday, March 19, 2011
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