Eleven more Filipina nurses passed the recognition examination under the Triple Win Project as Qualified Nurses (Gesundheits-und Krankenpflegerin) in Frankfurt, Germany, Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said yesterday.
The said nurses are now qualified to work in Germany, thus bringing the total number of Filipina nurses who passed the Recognition Examination under the Triple Win Project to 66.
The 11 Filipino nurses who passed the Recognition Examination were: Homer Aliling; Jane Anonuevo; April Diaz; Lizette Gutiza; Krischelle Fenequito; Elizabeth Salomon; Virtue Solis; Reza Canoy; Jo-Ann Zaparilla, Joey Maniaol, and Georgina Musa.
As of September 2016, there were 170 Filipino nurses deployed under the Triple Win Project. Some 300 nurses are either undergoing language training or awaiting training schedule.
The Triple Win Project started in March 2013 after Germany's Federal Employment Agency (BA) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) signed a bilateral agreement.
Under the agreement, the BA’s International Placement Services (ZAV) recruits hospital employers willing to support Filipino candidates, while the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) prepares the nurses to be deployed and provides integration services and monitoring of candidates onsite.
The POEA, on the other hand, recruits and deploys qualified nurses whose immediate goal is to fulfil their requirements for recognition and German language proficiency level.