Philippines’ senator Nancy Binay called on the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to lift the deployment ban on the healthcare workers.
“Sana maunawaan din ng POEA at ng [COVID-19 task force] ang kalagayan ng ating mga nurse na ‘di lang naman sila full-time sa ospital. Sa totoo lang, mas mabigat ang pressure kung paano maitatawid ang kanilang mga pamilya sa gitna ng pandemya. Yung travel ban hostages their chance to have a decent work-life balance and give their families a better future,” she said.
Last Monday, the Covid-19 task force reimposed the restriction on medical workers from seeking job overseas.
The ban was announced by the presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Tuesday.