PHILIPPINE Star columnist Domini Torrevillas raves about the second quarter issue of i Report, which focuses this time on the theme "Nursing the World: Filipinas in the Global Care Industry." Torrevillas finds the PCIJ quarterly "an excellent report on the situation of overseas Filipino workers" and goes on to cite what she has discovered:
Articles are on yayas or nannies; schools training medical doctors to become nurses, and caregivers. There’s a story on a Filipino nurse who became a foster parent in London. There are features on people sending balikbayan boxes, complemented by pictures on how those boxes are shipped and carried to the doorstep of recipients. One story is on doctors who decide not to join the exodus abroad but work in the barrio. A story is on the children of Filipino-Americans who talk about their search for identity that led them to come, study and live, albeit temporarily, in their old folks’ country.
Torrevillas also makes special mention of two stories: "Digital Families," which relates the use of the Internet and mobile phones as part of an OFW’s survival kit; and "Men as Mothers," which talks about the travails of men who have taken the role of househusbands.
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