Sunday, March 03, 2013

Misis Villar apologizes to nurses; Dakis, no excuse for ignorance

Saw this poster entitled: Dakis Vs Villar
The online outrage of Filipino nurses resulted an issuance of an apology by senatorial candidate Cynthia Villar. In an online post, two hours ago, she said:
‎"I have only the deepest respect and admiration for Filipino nurses. Kung nakasakit ako ng damdamin ninyo, humihingi po ako ng dispensa. Nagkulang kasi ng oras sa aking pagsagot sa medyo komplikadong tanong. Sa lahat ng mga nursing students at mga nurses natin, iginagalang ko kayo at ang nais ko lang ay hindi maipit ang pag-aaral ng mga nursing students dahil sa hindi pagkakaunawaan ng mga may-ari ng eskwelahan at mga pinuno ng CHED noong mga panahon na yon."




I easily forgive Mrs. Villar but sadly I do not easily forget. 

Lack of time in answering a question should not be used as an excuse for ignorance. The use of the line "gusto LANG nila maging room nurse lang sa Amerika" will not merit you any lack of time. It will not hamper you in addressing the nursing profession in propriety (or any profession for that matter). This is just plainly ignorance and a show of stereotyping.

Should you really wanted to mediate the issue between CHED and the owners of the nursing schools, CHED Chair and members of the TCNE would have not resigned. But they did, and so the mediation failed. There are still a lot of low-performing nursing schools operational up to this day.

I accept your apology Mrs. Villar for people do make mistakes especially under pressure and in national TV. I make these mistakes too and I know the pressure of national TV. I suggest you go back to the WAR ROOM and prepare. Running for senate would not be as similar to running your foundation where you are the boss - in the Senate, we are your bosses. And many Filipinos will not allow this kind of mediocrity in the senate floor. We had enough circus going on already. And the enlightened Filipinos will vote for those who really represent the people and those who serve and think beyond their own.

To fellow nurses, let us, in an act of humility, accept Mrs. Villar's apology. Although, as they say "the damage has been done" but let us also be reminded how each of us makes mistakes. Well for professionals like us, creating a mistake would mean losing the lives of our patients, and losing our own licenses to practice the profession and possibly ending in jails. With this, I hope Mrs. Villar would also see this perspective, that as a public persona, whatever she say affects the people - and that a mistake takes toll to ordinary Filipinos - not a physical death but the death of critical thinking and basic respect to others.


P.S. Mrs. Villar, the challenge is still up for the taking! Will you accept the challenge and be a "room nurse" for a day in a public hospital with us?

Also if nurses campaign against you or strike you out of their Magic 12, we cannot blame them. We cannot blame the meager 700,000 voters and potential supporters to choose other candidates. We cannot also blame the parents, siblings and family members of this meager 700,000 registered nurses in the country. We just can't.

58 comments:

  1. "P.S. Mrs. Villar, the challenge is still up for the taking! Will you accept the challenge and be a "room nurse" for a day in a public hospital with us?" - Now this is probably the best invitation you could ask Villar, or any aspiring "public servant", and let us see just what they are made of.

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  2. BRAVO!!! L-O-V-E this article.

    (.^_^.)

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  3. lack of time is not an excuse... if you knew that it was impossible to answer the question in those 1 minute and 30 seconds... THEN WHY DID YOU ANSWER... you could have easily said that the question was too complicated to be answer in few seconds and who knows, Monsod could have changed or simplified her question... PALUSOT MO... dami mo alam

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  4. Scared of losing votes eh? Manigas ka!

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  5. Another TRAPOLITICIAN caught empty minded.

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  6. Very well said Nurse Alvin Dakis. Salute to is all nurses. Mrs. Villa was spontaneous when he answered the question. It was what she really think of us, nurses. She really belittled us by saying the word "Lang" three times.

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  7. She should have been more prudent in making such comments. She failed to realize that nurses are already aggrieved of the current situation. What she did was like putting salt to the wound. Now that the damaged has been done, I wish her all the luck in the world.

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  8. i agree with u alvin being a nurse like u.
    her view about our profession is so low, so low that we are like nothing.

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  9. Mrs.Villar.. HANEP dn pala ang tabas ng pananalita mo!!!! you don't deserve our VOTE!!!! kng ganyan kna mgSalita sa professionals ano pa kaya ang trato mo sa mga non-professionals na kababayan natin??...

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  10. The apology of mrs villar was too quick.....just the same even if her apology be accepted...her statement in the national television has rocked the thick wall as we say of every Filipino nurses here and abroad....yes why not accept the challenge and be a "room nurse" for a day in a public hospital with us so that you can feel what we felt when we are on duty......

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  11. The damage has been done.As humans we make mistakes. But the excuse she made for her mistake is unacceptable. Obviously she did not know what she was talking about.Running for public office, she should learn how to be politically corect. She was degrading the nursing profession and that was a big blow to us hardworking, intelligent and dedicated nurses.My family and friends in PI are not voting for her. MORON!!!

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  12. ''nurse lang, room nurse,hindi kailangan ng mag BSN,hindi na kailangan ganoon kagaling''!!!these words will perpetuate your name through eternity!!!!any more plan for any public office these words will come back to haunt you,go back to your multi billion housing business, you got no place in the senate...

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  13. It is said that what comes from the mouth is the overflow of the heart.... your words must come with wisdom Mrs. Villar.

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  14. sa amin "NURSE LANG" hindi pwede ang kulang sa oras.. every second counts, kailangan nami ng hustong pag iisip para magawa namin ang aming trabaho. WE THINK AHEAD of TIME MRS. VILLAR!

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  15. You have no idea what we are going through in every single minute we are serving our patients on the Hospital wards and in the community. Your apology is not accepted because nagpapalusot ka lang, sorry but you don't deserve to be a public servant... MORON!

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  16. Kung ganyan lang man din ang tatakbong senador, hindi na lang ako boboto. Mas mabuti na lang siguro kung walang tao sa senado kay sa mga trapo ang ilalagay dito, pareho lang namang walang nangyayari.

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  17. She's just apologizing kasi alam nyang malaking hatak yung ginawa nya. Malaking sira sa pangalan nya.

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    1. She's a MORON, plain and simple!

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    2. MRS VILLAR YOU STATED: "....ROOM NURSE LANG SILA. SA AMERIKA AND OTHER COUNTRIES EH ANO LANG SILA, YUNG PARANG MAG-AALAGA"
      I WORK IN AN ACUTE HOSPITAL, WE NOT ONLY HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF OUR PATIENTS, WE HAVE TO KNOW HOW TO INTERPRET THE CARDIAC MONOTOR, APPLY OUR CRITICAL THINKING, WHAT TO DO DURING A CODE BLUE SITUATION, WE HAVE TO KNOW WHAT MEDS AND DOSAGES ARE APPROPRIATE FOR THE PATIENT'S SITUATION, ETC ETC. THERE'S A LOT TO LEARN BEING A NURSE, SO DON'T SAY " HINDI KAILANGANG GANOON KAGALING". PATIENTS EXPECT US TO BE KNOWLEDGEABLE. PATIENTS ARE SMARTER NOWADAYS, THEY OR THEIR FAMILIES BRING THEIR LAPTOPS/IPADS WHEN CONFINED AND THEY DO THEIR OWN RESEARCH ABOUT THEIR DIAGNOSIS AND MEDICATIONS, AND THEY ALSO ASK A LOT OF QUESTIONS TO NURSES. SO WE ALWAYS HAVE TO BE PREPARED WITH OUR ANSWERS TO THEIR QUESTIONS.
      I'M SORRY BUT I DON'T FEEL THE SINCERITY OF YOUR APOLOGY.

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  18. Mrs Villar you can apologize as many times as you want but the damage has been done. You don't have any clue on how it is to be a NURSE! I'm sorry to say YOU LOST OUR VOTES! You don't deserve to be a public official. This is a campaign! NO VOTE FOR MRS CYNTHIA VILLAR!

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  19. dpt mag signature campaign para matanggal xa as candidate >.<

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  20. If u can't help us, then atleast dont hurt us. I don't think n mkakalimutan namin agad lhat ng mga snabi m. My decision is final. Wla ka sa listahan ko.

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  21. We Nurses are not a "ROOM NURSE". Here in Canada they have a very very very high respect for NURSES here.
    FILIPINO NURSES are the number 1 hardworking, honest, good worker, patience and really really take good care of the client or patient. In all hospital Nursing home, retirement home mostly the worker were all Filipino. You hurt the feeling of all the nurses working here in abroad. I did not go to University just to be called a "ROOM NURSE"

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  22. Mrs Villar does not deserve the votes of any Filipino. I am not a Nurse, but an overseas professional and had been away from the Philippines for 2 decades. I can relate to the feelings of all the nurses who where transgressed by a stupid comment coming from Villar whom I know is a millionaire. She does not know the sacrifices that we endure working abroad. She does not deserve to be in the senate, more so to be cared for by any of the nurses whom she berated. There is no excuse for her ignorance. If she got confused in answering a complicated question, how would she deal with the complicated issues in the senate???????

    I salute the Filipino nurses who cared for me when i had surgery abroad....i salute the filipino nurses cared for my son when he was hospitalized abroad...i salute the filipno nurses cared for my daughter when she gave birth abroad.... to all the Nurses continue doing a noble job...

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  23. One day Mrs. Villar will need a nurse. Let's see if she wants a nurse na " hindi ganoon kagaling" :)

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  24. shame on you Mrs.Villar,you will end up in our hands one day..

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  25. shame on you Mrs.Villar,in the end of the day you will end up in our hands...

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  26. There are thousands of Filipino Nurses here in Switzerland and most of them have to speak German or French in order to work. Some of them even acquired a second diploma specializing in Intensive Care, Operating Room, Psychiatry, Dermatology, etc. A few years ago, the Swiss Government planned to hire thousand of Filipino nurses as they are considered highly efficient, competent and multilingual.

    It is such a shame that just anybody can run for Senator without proper intellectual assessment. It is such a mess when they open their mouth and spit out ignorance, ignorance and most of all ignorance!

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  27. Apologising is as easy as uttering those derogatory remarks about a nurse. I am not saying that you didnt mean every wrd when you apologised. I am saying that it might be a better way of showing that you really are sorry for what you said by leading a movement of uplifting the nursing profession in the Philippines. If you could do that then you deserve to be where you want to be ... In the public office for public service.

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  28. Paano mong iboboto ang ganitong tao kung sa simula palang binagsak na ang tiwala niya sa mga kabataang kumukuha ng medical..sa dami ng kumukuha ng medical at nagpapakahirap sa pag aaral ganun lang ba kadaling limutin ang binitiwan niyang salita.swerte ka mam villar kung makakuha k ng supporta sa kabataan.d po ko nurse pero part po ako ng medical at kasama ko rin po ang ating magagaling na nurse na nkipagsapalaran sa ibang bansa..

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  29. Nurses came too canada as Live in Care giver are still the best ...
    Madaling magpatawad, pero ang sugat matagal maghilom lalo na kung nainpeksiyon.... di ba di po ako nurse, mostly my clients here in Vancouver are nurses who wants to work as live-in caregiver for elderly, kids and adults with disabilty( health and physical).. kung wala kang talino sa naturang pasyente paano mo sila aalagaan .. si mrs villar paano kaya aalagaan , sa takbo ng utak niya?

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  30. This is the major thing or problem why Filipino nurses leave the country; they get more respect somewhere else than in their homeland... very sad but true! I wish people will respect us nurses in line with other professions out there in the Philippines! And to Mrs. Villar, the damage has been done! People will never forget how you belittle them despite your apology. Nurses are geniuses, they are the backbones of the flowery names of surgeons and cardiologists or any provider...You should have thought twice before you speak out your narrow mind!

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  31. Now...who will be her next victim??? priests, caregivers, DH's,...watch out for the next episode...

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  32. d ga kung malaki ba namn sahod d2 sa atin bakit kelangan pang umalis ang mga nurse kaya nga cla nangingibang bansa dahil bulok d2 sa atin.proteksyun nman yata sa yaman kaya natakbo e wala pang oras sa pag sagot e paano kung nakaupo na lalo na cguro!!malamang po!

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  33. If you respect the Filipino nurses you should not have said those comments in TV, think before you open your mouth, lack of time is not an excuse. You have no idea of what nurses have to do...every second, minute counts when we take care of our patients eap. in emergency situations kaya ang kapos sa oras ay hinde excuse. This is what happens when we sell our votes we get stupid politicians...wake up everyone!

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  34. she's sick she needs to intubated

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  35. kitang kita kung gaanong kaliit ang trato niya sa mga NARS. Eto yung mga nagiging pasyente na walang utang na loob, madaling magalit at trato sayo ay "room nurse lang" kasi nga naman hindi mo naman kailangan maging magaling na nurse. Pero kapag nagkakamali sa mga ginagawa yung nurse nagagalit, classic example ng mga mayayabang na pasyente. Sorry sa mga masakit na salita pero eto talaga ang totoo. PLEASE DON'T VOTE FOR CYNTHIA VILLAR

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  36. Too bad Mrs.Villar your words served as a sword that stabbed many Filipino nurses and don't expect that we easily forget them.Your apology is easy to accept but the damage that you've done is always kept in our mind and hearts.

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  37. Lack of time is not an excuse Mrs. Villar, you should think before you open your mouth,or do not show up if you are not prepared. You don't understand what we nurses do, we cannot say we don't have enough time when we take care of our patients every second counts, and we are on our right minds so we can do our job.
    and excuse me! room nurse po ako OPERATING ROOM NURSE!!!for 20 yrs. in NYC. This is what happens when Filipinos sell their votes we get stupid politicians...it is time to wake up!!!

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  38. As a career professional nurse who has worked overseas, much of it in non-hospital nor 'room nursing' role for decades, it was indeed offensive that a public figure seeking a senatorial position dared to trivialise our role and educational requirements. Wow, she didn't count on the strength of this body of articulate professional nurses to stand up for themselves. Let her be educated!

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  39. Kung naipit ka sa time. Well, gusto namin pakinggan ang kumpleto mong sasabihin. Publish mo nga at tignan natin kung papano mo palusutan yan.. ang ka TANGAAN mo..

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  40. I agree with all the comments.

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  41. Sorry too Mrs. Villar. I can accept your apology but you cannot get a vote from me and my family. Ang galing mo magpalusot!!!

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  42. You're APOLOGY is accepted but let the nation decides if people still want you in the senate. As for me and my family you are getting "ZERO" vote!

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  43. kawawa naman ang pilipinas pag yan ang ihalal sa senado. well, at least nakilala na sya bago pa ang botohan.

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  44. Too bad Mrs Villar one day this nurse is the one punas ur butt... doon ka na lang sa negosyo ninyo na housing na maraming palpak na bahay. dont vote Cynthia Villar .

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  45. apology for damage control to gain voters back... who are you kidding?! it only shows you still think nurses are not smart enough to know your hidden agenda! Stupid answers only come from stupid people!

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  46. It will be demeaning and insulting for nurses worldwide if she is to become a nurse, room or registered, even for a day! She lacked the sense and sensibility nurses are known for. On top of that, she ain’t smart enough to be a nurse. Stupid answers only come from stupid people!

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  47. I am not a nurse, but somehow Cynthia Villar's asinine remark didn't set well on me. She can make any excuses anyway she wants, pressure of being in a national television and whatnot, but that just won't cut it for me. Period! Just as I can see how vacuous her expression is, right off the bat, it's pretty obvious to all of us watching that video that she just has no brain and if she does have, certainly not good enough to be anywhere close, let alone, in the Senate. So why the heck does she have the nerve, despite, to seek for any public position? She probably doesn't need the easy-money in the Senate for am sure she has way more than enough being the wife of Manny Villar(only God knows where they're getting their riches from!). She wants to be a Senator despite her knowledge of having no qualifications, because she knows she can get there, cuz her money talks. And am sure to majority of poor voters in the Philippines. I don't have to forgive her and neither would I hold anything bad against her, but am too smart to actually believe that she can do anything to the country.

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  48. Dear Mrs.Villar someday you will need a Room Nurse too... ganda naman ng tawag mo sa amin Room Nurse ... sana sinabi mo na lang RN ( registered nurse)para di ka nahalata...sobra mo namang kaming smallin... but here in Europe ,well respected kami... favorite nga nila ang mga Pinay kasi ginagamitan namin ng TLC ang aming mga patients unlike other nationalities na nurses.

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  49. mrs villar, i used to work in a nursing home in the united kingdom for 8 long years and my patients loved me not just me, my fellow filipino nurses as well, the company that ive worked for doesnt want us to leave, because to them, we are good workers, understanding, professional and very highly educated, not to mention the loneliness that we feel being far from our relatives, then here you are commenting about filipino nurses LANG? you should use your millions to travel around the globe and check on the filipino nurses on their achievements in life. shame on you.

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  50. Mrs Villar,
    Sabi mo rin po sa speech mo ang mga Filipino Nurses pupunta lang sa America. Pasensya na po dahil sa bansang America , nabigyan kami ng opportunity. Dito rin po sa America nagkaroon kami ng maraming experience. Although , ipinagmamalaki ko rin po naglingkod rin ako sa bansa natin , nagtrabaho po ako sa PGH Medical Center for 5 years before migrating to the US. Sana naman po kayo ang unang magmamalaki para sa aming mga Nurses. Iginagalang po kami rito sa ibang bansa.

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  51. Marisol C. from Las VegasMarch 6, 2013 at 1:11 AM

    I FINALLY FOUND A PLACE IN MY HEART TO FORGIVE YOU MRS. VILLAR. May this be an eye opening to you. I hope that this coming May, YOU'LL FIND IN YOUR HEART TO ALSO FORGIVE ME, FOR NOT VOTING FOR YOU. I know your team will understand.

    I GIVE KUDOS TO MY FELLOW NURSES, FOR SPEAKING THEIR MINDS AND TAKING THE STAND. Now the officials are talking again about the nursing education situation and how it's becoming to be a business money making machine.Also to improve the working condition and compensation of our professional nurses in the Philippines. I hope that our public officials will remain to address this issues long after the election.

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  52. what stupidity thus senatorial candidate villar just said and she running in the senate. you are a joke. because of time pressure you said things like that to us nurses? think for a thousand times maam villar. you are taking our profession very lightly. so sad to know there are people like you and yet good enough that we slightly seen what your thoughts are with us. this kind of interview should be participated by more senatorial candidates so that we can really see who should we put our trust for the future of our country and our filipino people.

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  53. Good thing we don't have Sairy Gamp =D or we nurses might practice or might represent the negative image she showed in 1800's. =) Sairy Gramp, "cared" for the sick by neglecting them, stealing from them and physically abusing them.. But even though, she, Mrs. Villar might or will get hospitalized, dapat natin siya itrato ng tama.. Let us prove her wrong that we are just a "room nurse" or basta basta lang.. =) Kaya nga tayo ang gusto ng mga taga ibang bansa na mag nurse dahil we have this "care" for the px.=)

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