‘Unsung heroes’

August 22, 2020

ADMITTEDLY, Filipino workers, particularly nurses, medical doctors and other health professionals, are in “great demand” in various parts of the world because of their sterling qualities.

Our migrant workers, the undisputed “darling” of employers, are known for their exceptional skills, good command of the English language and ability to easily adapt to foreign culture.

And today, we are heartened to know that many of our overseas health and medical workers play a crucial role in addressing the crippling COVID-19 pandemic throughout the globe.

In fact, no less than British Ambassador to the Philippines Daniel Pruce has lauded these Filipinos for their “great work” in the uphill battle against the deadly virus in the United Kingdom (UK).

Pruce made the statement during a virtual meeting with House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano last Monday.

The ambassador cited British journalist Piers Morgan’s praise of Filipino healthcare workers in the UK for saving people’s lives, even describing our nurses as “unsung heroes.”

Speaker Cayetano, on the other hand, expressed gratitude to Ambassador Pruce for commending Filipino medical workers for their contribution in his country’s “National Health Service.”

He also offered greater cooperation between the two countries during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, saying Filipino and British parliamentarians can hold  online meetings.

Cayetano said this is in lieu of parliamentary visits, which are currently not possible due to the health crisis gripping the world, including the Philippines and United Kingdom.

With the help of our highly-trained medical professionals, foreign governments are seen to succeed in meeting the health and other needs of their people during the pandemic.