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Guam Will Soon Need More Filipino Healthcare Professionals

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The US government will soon transfer 8,930 active duty and 19,140 dependents of Marine and Air Force personnel to Guam, which means Filipino health care workers will be in demand as Guam transforms itself into a major US military base in the Asia-Pacific region. Filipino nurses that have passed the requisite US licensure examinations and Filipino doctors that have US board certifications are qualified to apply, according to the news article in

The transfer would begin in 2012 while the additional active duty and dependents are expected to be fully relocated by 2014.

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Written by Raffy Pekson II

July 23, 2009 at 11:56 am

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