Filipino Professionals

Encouraging emigration

By Michael Valderrama Friday, March 13, 2015 A COUPLE of days ago, I read an article in the BBC that suggested that the Philippines is the only nation in the world which is training its people to leave. Then I realized it’s true. The Philippines is one of the very few countries in the world […]

Fil-Am teens get Young Filipino Professionals Association

SAN FRANCISCO, California – Two high-achieving Filipino American teenagers each received a $1,000 scholarship from the Young Filipino Professionals Association. Alexandra Drechsler, teenage beauty queen, fashion model, community advocate, blogger, scholar and correspondent is senior at Presentation High School. Julienne Sison, a “dance mama,” (a role that entails organizing rehearsals and being a “positive presence”), […]

Bitwage Pays

Bitwage recently launched “International Payroll for the Individual,” allowing employees to receive wages internationally in local currency, from any U.S. employer. The service doesn’t require an individual to possess a bank account. Bitwage has partnered with to offer Philippine users a variety of payout options, including bank transfers, cash cards, cash pickup, mobile money, door-to-door delivery and bitcoin. “There […]

WHO eyes Filipino health workers to help Ebola-stricken West African countries

Article courtesy of Jet Villa, MANILA – Saying the continuing spread of the deadly Ebola disease will require more trained health workers to stamp it out within the next criticial months, World Health Organization (WHO)  officials have asked the Philippines to send health professionals to help control the outbreak. The deaths from Ebola cases in […]

PRC enjoins Filipino professionals in boosting PHL competitiveness for ASEAN 2015

BAGUIO CITY, Sep. 2 (PIA) – – Officials and representatives from key government agencies, academe, professional groups and other stakeholders from Northern and Central Luzon gathered  at the Summer Place Hotel here Friday, for a pre-summit conference for the 2nd Philippine Professional Summit   set on  October 15 – 16, 2013. Spearheaded by the Professional Regulatory […]

Brain drain in the Philippines?

MANILA: Whenever a senior Filipino professional leaves to work abroad, alarm bells ring out and panic reigns across the land. “There goes the talent, woe unto us!” people cry out. The debate about brain drain has been around for decades. In the meantime, millions of other professionals stay, but people panic all the same. It’s […]