Sunday, September 19, 2004

Bits and pieces

Dear Mouse,

A python was found crawling near the Batasang Pambansa.

The Ca t sez: Make a head count to find out any missing Congressman. The clock must have struck 12 o clock before he was able to assume his human form.

A GOCC exec agreed to cut his half a million monthly salary to more than one half. That is only his taxable income. He did not touch his non-taxable perks and benefits amounting to 300,000 a month.

The Ca t sez: Papautang na loob pa.

One economic adviser of GMA commented that economy still okay when international financial institutions are still granting us credits.

The Ca t sez: As long as we are paying the interest and as long as the ofw send remittances to their relatives.

I watched the Dong Puno show about the issue on banning Nursing graduates from leaving the Philippines. I viewed the issue with the at the opportunities and threats in mind, so Shoe me. (translation:sapatusin mo ako o batuhin mo ako ng sapatos.

The Ca t sez: First the issue is a no-brainer.The demand for a professional service depends on the need by the community. Nursing care is needed by sick and infirm clients /market. What would the Philippines do with the teeming graduates of nursing schools, create a market in order to boost demand by having a sick community? Are they afraid that we will be running short of supply of nurses ? Are they kidding? With our growth in population and the uptrend in nursing enrollment in universities we are assured of supply forever.

One participant in the discussion commented that many fail the US nursing licensing exams because of the poor quality of graduates.

He has to take note that US is using its own standards in measuring the skills of the nurses graduating from foreign universities.

The Philippine nursing curriculum may require revisions in order to make it relevant and responsive to the needs of the market it caters.

First our nursing graduates are Bachelor’s degree holders; college graduates.

US has registered nurses who may have no Bachelor’s degree but have managed to pass the licensing exam because they have complied with the certification of having finished subjects required in the practise of nursing.

Our graduates are BSN degreeholders and Registered Nurses at the same time because the former is a requirement to take the licensing exam both in the Philippines and in the US.

Double standard? I like to believe that it is more of one of those protective labor policies that if one would deprived any of their graduates,a job opportunity, it should be one with a better qualification.

Even the Philippines does not allow foreigners to take the Professional Board Exams.

Now our nursing graduates are becoming better.

Some of them are doctors.

The Ca t

8 Comments:

At 9:54 PM, Blogger BatJay said...

akala ko pa naman ay kinain ng ahas ang nawawalang congressman. pero tama ka - malamang at huminto ang relo ng congressman at di agad nakapagpalit ng anyo.

naalala ko tuloy yung kanta ni bob dylan that talks about the congressman's alter ego...

"an animal as smooth as glass,
slithering his way through the grass.
saw him disappear by a tree near a lake..."

ah, think I'll call it a snake

 
At 1:36 AM, Blogger rolly said...

Kung ganon,Congress pala is one big reptilian zoo ano? May buwaya na, may ahas pa. i wouldn't be surprised kung marami sila. hehe

 
At 5:23 AM, Blogger cathcath said...

angsnake,nangbabitelang.Ang phyton,nanglilingkis at kinakain ng buo ang biktima lalo baboy.

 
At 6:08 AM, Blogger Sassy Lawyer said...

May ahas, may buwaya at maraming unggoy.

 
At 6:35 AM, Blogger BatJay said...

teka lang - mukha mo ba yung nasa stick figure ng entry na ito?

 
At 7:39 AM, Blogger cathcath said...

jay,
ako nga yan. buti hindi pusa ang inilagay ko.

C,

meron din diyang chameleon, pabago-bagong kulay.

 
At 11:03 AM, Blogger ting-aling said...

Ca T, balita ko from my cousin in the Philippines, ang Pre-nursing na daw ngayon ay Medicine..hehe

 
At 5:06 PM, Blogger cathcath said...

ting,
ngayon hindi na sila magiging masungit sa nars.

 

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