PRRD ALLOWS MORE HEALTH PROFESSIONALS TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY FOR OVERSEAS WORK
President Rodrigo Duterte has eased travel restrictions to allow the deployment of more healthcare professionals abroad.
Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said those who had contracts abroad as of August 31 would be allowed to leave the Philippines.
He added the new policy will benefit more than 1,500 nurses and other health workers.
Previously, only healthcare employees who have government-issued overseas employment certificates (OEC) and verified work contracts as of March 8, 2020 were exempted from the temporary deployment ban on medical and allied health workers.
Also exempted from the ban are vacationing health workers who have existing job contracts abroad.