Sunday, March 03, 2013

From "Room Nurses" to "Idiot Nurses": Filipino nurses wage against demoralization

My attention was called again when a certain Grace Delacruz Manabat said that those nurses who are "accusing" her senatorial bet are 'idiots'.


Well I do expect some supporters to rally behind their senatorial bet but to call those nurses who just wanted to ask Mrs. Villar to properly address the profession as idiots, then clearly someone is not understanding the real issue here. 


Though I cannot blame nurses to be infuriated with Cynthia Villar's careless remarks calling professional nurses as "room nurses lang sa Amerika..." and that "hindi naman kailangan ganon sila kagaling", I would still call on my colleagues that at times like this, we are trained to be objective so we could focus clearly on the issue and not just burst out of our emotions because many are into this topic. We just don't want a "bandwagon" effect - what I personally wanted is for us nurses to use this opportunity to re-educate the public, sensitize our leaders and engage with different stakeholders of our real battleground: unemployment, underemployment, unfair labor practices, hostile working environment, low wages & disproportional benefits, workplace bullying, demoralization and a lot more. 

This should be our battlecry! And this should be the opportune time for nurses to engage all personalities seeking public offices that we are not to be disregarded. Professional nurses in the country are around 700,000 but with the combined forces of graduate and undergraduate nurses - we are a million force to reckon with.

And please let us do away with the "lang" word and be proud we have excellent health providers known in the country and overseas. 

19 comments:

  1. haiiii... kailangan na gumawa ng aksyon ang gobyerno para mabago ang tingin ng mga tao sa nurses....

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  2. Sometimes people just don't understand the profession. Cge nga, try kaya ni Mrs Villar magpaadmit tapos ung tutusok sa kanya, katulong nya! Kase d naman kelangan ganun kagaling or bsn.

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  3. People sometimes try to pacify things by adding more injury to the problem. Pang kalye talaga. Grace has just degraded herself and not us, nurses! Tsk! Tsk! Tsk!

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  4. Nurses were taught to think objectively, not to discriminate against anyone when giving care, but I think we should re-evaluate or set aside these principles for this types of people..

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  5. tangi sya..oo nga let her yaya or katulong mag tusok sa kanya nang needle..will see no Bsn or well trained nurse..will see well ano kasi yong brain nya nasa pwet kailanga sya nang enema....hahahah

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  6. we nurses have been trampled down over and over again due to the nature of our work. but what they don't realize is that those "idiot nurses" as she calls them, are the ones who give direct and longest care to the patients. di nya alam pinagdaanan nting hirap para makuha ang license ntin. niyakap ntin itong buhay n ito para kahit papano mapahaba ntin ang buhay ng iba. masyado akong nasasaktan kung paano nya tayo maliitin. sana makita nya ang kahalagahan nting mga nurses bgo p mahuli ang lahat.

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  7. sikat na c grace manabat...hahahahhaha

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    1. NAME NI GRACE DELACRUZ 'GAGA' MANABAT SIKAT DIN SA OSPITAL DI CYA MAGKAMALI MAG PA ADMIT DAHIL NAKA BLOCK NA NAME NYA SA PUSO AT DAMDAMIN NG MGA NURSE,DERETSO SA CEMENTERYO NA C GRACE MANABAT!!!

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  8. Grace delacruz Manabat is an Idiot for posting such an inflammatory statement. There, I said it. Grace Delacruz Manabat is an IDIOT.

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  9. I don't think there is a need to make significant changes in the image of Filipino nurses here and abroad. There are only a few ignorant people like Grace Manabat and Mrs. Villar who think nurses are simpletons who broke their necks and threw out money just to finish their courses and pass difficult exams just to become "room nurses". I have friends and relatives who are nurses in the US and I know for a fact that they work hard not just to earn dollars for their families back home, but most impressively DOMINATING their workplaces due to their dedication, of course ambition to grow in the organization, and protecting the dignity of their profession. We should stop thinking that the nurses had been looked down just because Mrs. Villar and a few small minds thought of them as that. Even the US President hailed one of our own, who is a nurse, in his recent state of the nation address for her selfless act of saving newborn babies during the wrath of typhoon Sandy. Who is Mrs. Cynthia Villar compared to President Barak Obama? Who is Sen. Villar, who can't explain the C5 controversy? They are nothing because they know nothing.

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  10. The bitch Grace Delacruz Manabat herself! D na xa mahanap oh, sinara na ata ang account nya! Damn her! Kahit d ako nurse by profession eh she don't have any rights to say those words!Tang' ina nya na lang!

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  11. sana pagdating ng panahon na magkasakit xa, may mga idiot na mag aalaga sa kanya...shame on you... how much did cynthia villar gave to you..to demean the unsung heroes..ma karma ka sana..

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  12. Stay Healthy Grace Manabat! Matakot ka sa Karma:( Baka bumalik sa u lahat ng salita mo.Nakaka awa ka:( alam ba ng parents mo? nakalimot ka uminom ng gamot mo." We Nurses are here to help you"

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  13. Yo Grace Manabat are the real idiot....

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  14. im tryin my best na hind pa epekto sa comment ni grace delacruz manabat..well goodbye to her account deactivated na..natakot ka sa ginawa mong multo ano...calling us idiots..well well..all nurses by now alam na name mo..so be careful..if not now kelngan mo din ang nurses to care for u and the rest of ur family..bahala na ang mga idiot nurses na sinasabi mo..good luck!

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  15. Marisol C. from Las VegasMarch 6, 2013 at 1:02 AM

    Grace Manabat?? Don't waste your energy on her. "Birds of the same feather, flocks together" Obviously, her bird size brain can't process the issue at hand.She is lost way before the translation. She can't even take a stand, nor stand on her statement.Deactivating her FB account? What a joke! Good riddance.

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  16. GRACE DELACRUZ MANABAT YOUR A FILIPINO ALSO BAT MO NA NAMAN NAGAWA YAN?? SAYANG MAGKANO BA ANG BAYAD SAYO AT MAG SALITA KA NG GANYAN? DI MA BA ALAM MILLIONS OF DALARS DIN NAPADALA NG MGA OFW NURSE DITO SA PINAS,I THNK YOUR WASTED,ISA LANG MASABI KO SAYO ..ISANG MALAKING PUTANG INA MO SAYANG LANG PINAG ARAL NG MAGULANG MO AT MAG COMMENT KA ABOUT NURSE KAHIT IN THE REAL WORLD YOUR NAME WILL BE KNOWN KAHIT MAG APPLY KA TRABAHO MINUS POINTS KAHIT DI AKO NURSE,MASAKIT DIN EH KUNG MAGKASAKIT KA CINO MAG ASKASO SAYO SA OSPITAL, ASO OR PUSA,DAPAT MAG PUBLIC APOLOGY KA! ----DX OF BACOLOD

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  17. Grace dela cruz "GAGA" Manabat, sana di ka magkamali mag kasakit ka or ma ospital ka...dahil mag a si kaso sau sa ospital ay hindi nurse kungdi si KAMATAYAN na mismo mag liligpit sau.ang kapl kapal ng mukha mo,at sana mawasak ang familya mo dahil sa guinawa mo,CYNTHIA VILLAR BILIB NA SANA AKO SAU PERO NAWALA NA ANG GANA KO SAU BOMOTO DAHIL SA KAY GRACE DELACRUZ MANABAT ISANG MALAKING KARMA YAN AT GRACE DELA CRUZ MUKHA KANG PUWET NG KAMBING KUNG MAGKASAKIT KA,DERETSO KANA SA CIMENTERYO AT WAG SA OSPITAL DAHIL PANGGALAN MO NAKA BLOCK SA ISIP AT PUSO NG MGA NURSE MAG DASAL KANA!

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  18. KEEP CALM AND SLAP THAT BITCH(GRACE MANABAT)!!!!

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