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Inside PNAA News February 2014 Online Edition

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We appreciate your feedback. Please send us your Comments, etc. The Editors.

Inside PNAA Online Newsletter Editorial Staff

Madelyn Yu, RN, MSN Editor-in-Chief

Ferdinand Luyun, RN, BSN Associate Editor

Mel Carrillo, RN, BSN, NEA

Majuvy Sulse, MSN, RN

Manelita Dayon, RN, MSN

Ghie Alagano, RN, BSN

Contributing Editor Western Region

Contributing Editor Eastern Region

Contributing Editor North Central Region

Contributing Editor South Central Region


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Winter Edition | Volume 3 | Issue # 14

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The rose is red, the violet's blue, The honey's sweet, and so are you. Thou art my love and I am thine; I drew thee to my Valentine: The lot was cast and then I drew, And Fortune said it shou'd be you. (Gammer Gurton's Garland, 1784)

For lovers, February brings romance in the air as we celebrate Valentine’s Day with whispers of love, and exchange of tokens of love like flowers, chocolates, gifts, candle-light dinners, romantic trysts. Not only is love professed between lovers; it is celebrated with loved ones in the family, and beloved friends. Celebrations are themed in red for the symbolic color of the heart. In the healthcare profession, February is hearthealthy month. It is the time to focus what is good for your heart in terms of diet, exercise, cardiac check-up. It is time to re-check cholesterol level, LDL, HDL, stress test, EKG, BMI, visit the treadmill and bicycle. This year, let us all resolve to stay heart-healthy by being more active. The American Heart Association (AHA) and area cardiologists say an active lifestyle and a healthy diet are key to living a longer, healthier and happier life. The following are excerpts from the News-Press by Amber Dawn Barz which summarizes steps for hearthealthy living: Physical activity can help prevent or manage these health problems and many more, including metabolic syndrome, type II diabetes, depression, arthritis and certain types of cancer. Research shows being physically active boosts highdensity lipoprotein (HDL), your body’s good cholesterol, and decreases unhealthy triglycerides to help keep your blood flowing smoothly, lowering your risk for cardiovascular disease. Physical activity is defined as anything that makes you move your body, elevate your heart rate and burn calories. Walking, jogging, climbing stairs, vacuuming, mopping, swimming, biking, dancing, jumping rope, skiing,

skating, rowing, water aerobics, kickboxing, tennis, soccer, kickball, baseball basketball — and even sex — qualify. Strength training, such as weight lifting and resistance exercises, are excellent for overall stamina, balance, core strength and flexibility. Here are five simple steps recommended by the AHA to help you incorporate heart healthy habits into your life: 1. Walk The simplest way to effectively improve your heart health is to start walking. Block off time on your schedule for walking, and it’s easy to make this activity a regular and satisfying part of life. 2. Make activity part of your routine Include one or more of these options in your day and you’ll be well on your way to a healthier life style. • Play Nintendo WII, Twister or kickball with the kids. You’ll burn calories and share a few laughs at the same time. • Turn TV time into fitness time and walk on a treadmill, dance or march in place during your favorite 30-minute sitcom. Do jumping jacks, silly dance moves or sit-ups during the commercials. • Walk or jog for a cause. Sign up for a pledge walk or a 5-kilometer run that benefits your favorite charity. Invite family and friends to walk with you. You’ll warm hearts and make them healthier at the same time. • Skip dessert and take your family, a friend or the dog for a brisk walk. It’s a great way to spend Continued to page 18


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PNAA Nursing Excellence Awards 2014 is here!

Please find time to nominate your nurse colleague, peer, friend, mentor and/or leader for the 2014 PNAA Nursing Excellence Awards. Let us honor them for their significant contribution to the nursing profession. Award recognition will be held during at our:

Nomination forms are available through our PNAA website, Inside PNAA or ask any COP, regional leaders, Vice Presidents, and the Awards committee members. Deadline for all nominations: March 9, 2014

35th Annual PNAA Convention June 26-29, 2014 Cesar’s Palace Las Vegas, Nevada Nominations will be accepted for the following categories: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Clinical Nurse Nurse Administrator Research Nurse Nurse Educator Community Service Nurse Entrepreneur Advanced Practice Nurse Nurse Informatics

For any questions, please contact any of the Awards Committee members: Leila Busch- (Chair) lexilzb@aol.com Marley Nicolas-Vice Chair, Eastern Region mnicolas904@yahoo.com Marilyn Mallari-Vice Chair, North Central Region mgm_rn@yahoo.com Maria Luisa Ramira-Vice Chair, Western Region lindol@cox.net, mbramira@sandiego.edu Pamela Peterman- Vice Chair, South Central Petermar@bellsouth.net Submitted by: Leila Z. Busch, RN Chair, PNAA Nursing Excellence Awards Committee


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PNAA Nomination Committee By: Reynaldo R. Rivera, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Nomination and Elections Committee Chair

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January 3, 2014

To: PNAA Executive Board, Chapter Presidents, Committee Chairs and Advisory Council Happy New Year to all! The PNAA Nomination and Election Committee would like to announce the various leadership positions open for elections for the term 2016-2018. The election results will be announced during the 35th PNAA National Convention, which will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada from June 24-29, 2014. The following leadership positions are open*: President-Elect (Serving as President in 2016-2018) Regional Vice-Presidents (4): Eastern, Western, North Central and South Central Secretary Treasurer Auditor Board Members (5) The Candidate’s Profile and Nomination Form must be completed electronically, click hyperlink https:// www.surveymonkey.com/s/ Nomination_Form_2014. The candidate/nominee must confirm the following information that he/she is paid and current member of a PNAA Chapter; and he/she is willing to serve and fulfill the responsibility of the office to which he/she is elected. A recent passport size photo must accompany the nomination submission. The nomination form must be received on or before Friday, March 28, 2014, 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time. Deadlines will be strictly enforced. An acknowledgement email will be seen upon a receipt of your application and documents. If you have any questions about your intent to run, please do not hesitate to call Reynaldo R. Rivera at (212)7464088 Office or (646)584-7445 Cell.

Again, you may access the Candidate’s Profile and Nomination Form via: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ Nomination_Form_2014. Thank you for your cooperation and the NOMELEC looks forward to hearing from you. Reynaldo R. Rivera, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN PNAA NOMELEC Chairperson PNAA President, 2010-2012 _____________________________________________

Excerpts from PNAA By-Laws July 14, 2012 ARTICLE VIII NOMINATIONS, ELECTIONS TERMS & VACANCIES Section 2: Eligibility to Serve in an Elected Capacity To be eligible to serve for an elected office, a nominee must have active membership status for two (2) consecutive years immediately preceding election. Candidates for the Regional Vice-Presidents must be a member in good standing of their respective regions. To be eligible to serve the offices of president-elect or regional vice-presidents, a nominee must have previously served one term (or 2 years) within the last three terms (or 6 years) as either one of the following: A member of the National Executive Board, or A chairperson of a National committee (standing or Adhoc), or A president of a chapter A nominee for Regional Vice-President must come from the region represented. To be eligible for any other elected office, the nominee must have demonstrated active participation in activities of the Association at the national and/or chapter levels. A nominee may be a candidate for only one office at any given time and, if currently holding an elected office, may not be a candidate for another office, unless the current term expires at the time of the election.

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Any past president of this Association may run for any office in the Executive Board after two (2) years following the end of his/her term of office.

ARTICLE V OFFICERS AND DUTIES Section 1: The elected officers of this association shall be: President, President-elect, four (4) VicePresidents to represent the following regions: Western, North Central, South Central and Eastern, Secretary, Treasurer, Auditor, and 5 Board Members. Section 2: The appointed officers of this Association shall be: Assistant Secretary, Assistant Treasurer, Executive Director, and Parliamentarian. Section 3: The duties and powers of the OFFICERS shall be such as implied by the inherent nature of their respective titles and all such duties as specified in these Bylaws. President: Is responsible to the Executive Board and have the approval of the Board for the activities of the Association. Presides at all business meetings of the Executive Board and General Assembly. Represents the Association at meetings and functions of other organizations, or designates an alternate. Appoints the Assistant Secretary, Assistant Treasurer, Executive Director, Parliamentarian, all committee chairpersons, and committee members with the approval of the Executive Board. Acts an ex-officio member of all committees except the Committee on Nominations and Elections. Terminates non-functioning committees with the approval of the Executive Board. Performs other duties pertinent to the office. President-elect: Performs the duties of the President in the absence or inability of the president to act. Performs other such duties as may be delegated by the President or Executive Board. Regional Vice-Presidents Performs the duties of the President-Elect in the absence or inability of the President-Elect to act. Performs such other duties as may be delegated by the President or Executive Board. Coordinates affairs in the region and be responsible for the proper conduct of such affairs in coordination with the President. Acts as the secretary and treasurer of the represented region. Assists in the planning of regional conferences. Collects and edits manuscripts from chapters for submission to the Philippine American Nurses and to the PNAA website.

Submits annual report of the region represented as specified in the PNAA policies and procedures. Secretary: Records the proceedings of all business meetings. Distributes approved minutes to the Executive Board. Excerpts and submits pertinent data to respective committee chairperson. Preserves reports and records including Bylaws and standing rules of the Association in the permanent file. Keeps on file all other pertinent information regarding projects, programs and activities of the Association. Keeps on file accurate membership roster as compiled and reported by the chairperson of the Membership Committee. Notifies all members of the Executive Board of any updates in the directory as often as they occur through regular mail or e-mail or both. Assistant Secretary: Issues notice regarding meeting and activities. Conducts and maintains a file of the general correspondence of the Association. Sends out information to local chapters and membersat-large regarding projects, programs and activities undertaken by the Association. Assists the Secretary in functions as delegated by the President or the Executive Board and assumes the duties of the Secretary in his/her absence or incapacity. Assists the Secretary in keeping on file all other pertinent information regarding projects, programs and activities of the Association. Assists the Secretary in keeping on file accurate membership roster as compiled and reported by the chairperson of the Membership Committee. Treasurer: Is responsible for the financial affairs of the Association. Keeps a record of all receipts and disbursements. Carries appropriate banking transactions as designed by the Executive Board. Issues checks of the Association countersigned by the President for purposes approved by the Executive Board. Assists in the direction of fund raising activities. Presents financial records for examination by designated auditors. Acts as chairperson of the Budget and Finance Committee. Submits a written report of the financial standing of the Association at the annual meeting. Assistant Treasurer: Processes membership application and keeps accurate records of receipts and membership dues. Sends out membership renewal forms to members-atlarge and to local chapters. Continued to page 18


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PNAA PRIDE Awards Nominations now open

The Communications and Marketing Committee announces that applications for the PRIDE Award is now open.

Local chapters will submit ten (10) copies of at least two issues of their newsletters published during the previous year.

Two awards will be given during the Annual PNAA National Convention 1) Outstanding Newsletter Award - given to a local chapter that publishes quality newsletters on a regular basis. 2) Outstanding Editorial Award – given for an editorial column of a local newsletter.

The newsletters will be mailed to the Chairperson of PRIDE Award Committee:

To be considered, the Chapter and Editor must be a paid PNAA member by May 31 of each year. The newsletter will be judged on the following established criteria and scoring tool (attached). P – Professional R – Relevant I – Inspiring D – Diverse E – Educational

MADELYN D. YU, RN, MSN 1119 Reeves Terrace, Union, NJ 07083 no later than May 31, 2013 All entries must be postmarked on that date. The newsletters will be evaluated by a panel of five using an established criteria and scoring grid on a Likert scale of 1 through 5. (5 being the highest score) The Chairperson of the PRIDE Award Committee will tally the results and will confer with the members to determine final score. The decision of the panel is final and irrevocable. PNAA PRIDE Award Scoring Tool >


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Valera: Wrongful Death Cause of Action on the Limousine Fire That Killed 5 Filipino Nurses By: Migrante Heritage Comission MHC Chronicle News Flash New York: Lawyer Arnedo Valera, co-executive director of the Migrant Heritage Commission and Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA) legal counsel, said it is possible to pursue a case of wrongful death against the limousine company and manufacturer where five Filipino nurses died in a fire accident in California last week. "Almost certainly there will be a wrongful death cause of action for the limousine mishap. As there is a carrier contract, there is an enhanced standard of care which is required under the circumstances," Valera said. Valera said there is a need for an investigation on the cause of the fire in the limousine which claimed the lives of five nurses, including the bride, who were on their way to a bridal shower. The limousine went ablaze on San Mateo Bridge which connects the cities of Hayward and Foster, in California.

Nerisa Fojas was one of the passengers that perished in the fire. A Google Photo

The victims were Felomina Geronga, Jennifer Balon, Michelle Estrera, Ana Alcantara, and Nerisa Fojas, the bride. Four other nurses escaped the fire, and said that their friends were trapped inside the limousine, associated with Limo Stop, as the back door remained locked. "If there is evidence of manufacturing defect, then there is also probably a Wrongful Death cause of action under a products liability theory. The evidence will point the way as to which theory of liability is suitable. Hence, it is possible to pursue the case against the Limousine Company and the Limousine Manufacturer in the wrongful death claim," Valera explained.


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PNA Gulf Coast Florida reaches out to Typhoon Haiyan victims By: Alma Bacalan-Asuncion Past President, PNAGF In the midst of the large scale drive to offer assistance to the victims of one of the largest typhoons in history, members of PNA Gulf Coast Florida did our local share of raising funds to help our kababayans. Donations came forth from co-workers, family members and our local chapter itself. The Executive Board unanimously agreed to forego S1000 of this year’s scholarship fund to add to the donation. As agreed by the Executive Board, the amount collected (close to $4000) was handed to the care of the religious order of the Canossian Sisters of Charity in Paco, Manila. Following the 2 day International Nursing Conference and Global Summit at the Manila Hotel last January, the three PNAGF delegates, Tita Ravi, Norma Quintong- Milnes and I, visited the Canossian Sisters. To next page

Ms. Lolita Compas, past PNAA President graced us with her company, Sr. Glecy Manuyog. The provincial leader informed us that the congregation is already involved in the ongoing support and rehabilitation of 92 families from Barangay Pawing in Palo, Leyte particularly for the rebuilding of their houses. We wish to thank all the donors for their generosity and ongoing support. I have asked the Canossian Sisters to keep us in their prayers as we remember all our kababayans in ours.


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HOPE for the Philippines: A Walk for a Cause by PNACF By: Lorelei Sta. Ana Perez, BSN, RN, PCCN PNACF President-Elect Typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda, the strongest typhoon ever recorded in history at a speed of 145mph,landed on the Philippines on Nov 8,2013. It is considered the deadliest typhoon in the Philippines, killing over 6200 people,with1700 still missing. As of January 2014, bodies are still being found under the rubbles. There is an outpouring of help from Filipinos and nations all over the world to help the affected by the super typhoon. Locally here in Central Florida there are several organizations that are involved in different fundraising activities. The Philippine Nurses Association of Central Florida Inc.is among them. Although small in size, the PNACF, under the leadership of Rosie Antequino, undertook a huge task of planning a walk-a-thon. In search of a venue, the PNACF met a group of young, hardworking,

the group encountered were nothing compared to the sufferings of the people affected by the super typhoon. With lots of prayers and work, the group found a beautiful park by Lake Apopka called Magnolia Park, and the walkathon happened as planned on January 11, 2014. I believed that Devine intervention had played a huge role. Not only did we find this beautiful park on the 11th hour but, the temperature of the day rose from several days of 40 degrees to mid- 70s that morning, just perfect for an early morning walk. The park has plenty of huge oaks and magnolias that provide ample shade. Upon entering the park the participants were greeted by strolling peacocks flaunting their eye spotted, bluegreen colored tail plumages. Most supporters of the walk


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highly spirited members of the Filipino Student Association at University of Central Florida, headed by Matthew Gorion. That was the birth of a May-December partnership. This collaboration of the unorthodox partnership produced “Hope for the Philippines Walkathon” The task was not easy. It went through roller coaster phases up to the last two days of the walkathon. Sometimes it felt that it would be easier just to throw the towel in and give up. However, there is one foremost motivation that steers the group to continue and move forward which was the purpose of the walkathon: to help our ‘kababayans.’ The obstacles that

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came with their spouses or families, and proudly wore their “Hope for the Philippines” T-shirts. The Hope for the Philippines t-shirt was designed by the members of FSA at UCF. It went viral and in two weeks the students were able to raise over $12,000. Mike Cho, of Impress Ink, donated all the sales of the tshirts. The students had a ceremonial check signing to Gawad Kalinga to help in rehabilitation of affected areas in the Philippines. To this date PNACF has collected and sent more than 32 boxes of clothes thru LBC. The money that was raised in the walkathon will be added to the other fundraising activities that were done by members of PNACF. PNACF will hand all the proceeds to PNAA to support various charities in the Philippines involved in Yolanda. Truly, the task was monumental but, there is nothing that cannot be accomplished with perseverance, hard work, and prayers.


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PNAGF at the Sto. Nino Novena Prayer event in 2014 By: Cecile M. Santos-Medenilla President, PNAGF

The Philippine Nurses Association of Gulf Coast Florida, Inc. once again sponsored the annual Santo Nino prayer event for the third year of this term 2011 -2014. Traditionally, the feast of Sto. Nino is celebrated

during the month of January. And this year PNAGF sponsored the first day of the novena on a Friday, January 10, 2014. We participated in the Holy mass after the Novena and Rosary prayer. The Sto. Nino prayer group thanked PNAGF after the mass and invited the devotees for a fellowship at the social hall. PNAGF Executive Board and members served sumptuous dinner and delicious desserts. We were able to get a sponsor for a Lechon which made the event like a true feast. There were about 200 guests attended the novena night. PNAGF members, families, and friends joined forces to commence our community service initiative for this year 2014.


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PNA NEF Vision Mission to the Philippines By: Vel Vallao PNA-NEF President

It was another educational, informative and enjoyable 1st Global Summit and International Conference held at the Manila Hotel, Philippines last January 16 and 17, 2014 attended by Vel Callao, Daphne Viray, E. Merza, E. Villanueva, Paz David and H. Pingkian. It certainly added to our think tank and professional growth. I am proud to say that our VISION MISSION 2014 to San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines last January 23 – 26, 2014 has been SUCCESSFULLY ACCOMPLISHED. It was a sustained, well organized and high impact vision mission. Without our partners, Eye Care We Care Foundation, Inc. headed by Dr. & Mrs. Jim Weyrich of Montesano, WA and his (25) volunteers from Negros Occidental, Resources for the Blind, Philippines who did the surgeries and follow-up and not forget our most gracious host Daphne and Ed Viray and Dr. Aida Cuanang (Daphne’s sister) and her family. Dr. Melanie Valdez (Municipal Mayor) and her husband, Dr. Alfredo Valdez (Municipal Vice-Mayor). Dr. O’bien (Municipal Health Officer) for their utmost support, our

husbands E. Callao and E. Viray, Edna Villanueva and husband. Mario and ALL of our precious SPONSORS AND DONORS who made this vision a REALITY . My husband and I are humbled by this experience. Please accept my DEEPEST GRATITUDE TO ALL. Truly we all made a DIFFERENCE. TOTAL PATIENTS SEEN TOTAL BARANGAYS SERVED TOTAL EYEGLASSES DISPENSED TOTAL CATARACTS TOTAL PTERYGIUM SURGERIES

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some quality time together and catch up on each other’s days. Keep it interesting by finding a new route through your neighborhood or including a scavenger hunt or a game like I Spy. • Ride your bike to work, the coffee shop, and/or restaurants. At the very least, park in a spot that is far away from the door. • Take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator. 3. Choose healthier foods Diet, like exercise, is an important part of heart health. Commit to a healthy diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, fiber, lean meats and fish. Avoid processed or deep-fried foods. Throw out the salt shaker and use other herbs and spices to up the flavor. 4.Pay attention to food intake Exercise portion control by weighing and measuring your foods before you put them on your plate. Three ounces of lean meat, for example, is about the size of a deck of cards. A cup is considered one portion of cooked vegetables, rice or pasta. Instead of loading up your plate for three meals, eat less at mealtime and add two or three healthy snacks to your daily diet, such as a cup of yogurt and fresh fruit or vegetables. 5.Create a support network

PNAA Nomination Committee Keeps on file accurate membership roster. Forwards monies received and corresponding reports to the Treasurer. Acts as Chairperson of the Membership Committee. Assumes other functions as delegated by the Treasurer with the approval of the Executive Board and acts in the absence or incapacity of the Treasurer. Auditor Be responsible for the annual audit of all financial records of the Association by a professional auditor or certified accountant. Together with the Treasurer, prepares the income tax form and files it with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Board Members

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If self-motivation is an issue, enlist a friend or family member to exercise with you or join a group fitness class together. Make a pact to exercise together three or more times a week. Although moderate physical activity, such as brisk walking, is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you always check with your health care provider before starting an exercise program. Learn your heart health numbers: Your HDL or “good” cholesterol, LDL or “bad” cholesterol, total cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure, weight and body mass index (BMI) numbers. If you don’t know yours, make an appointment with your doctor and ask what your numbers are.

Get up and get moving The American Heart Association suggests: • At least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity at least five days per week for a total of 150 minutes. • At least 25 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity at least three days per week for a total of 75 minutes (or a combination of moderate and vigorous exercise). Moderate to high intensity muscle-strengthening activity at least two or more days per week for additional health benefits. In line with First Lady Michele Obama, let’s move!

Continued from page 8 Executive Director: As designated by the Executive Board or President shall: Work with the various standing committees and presidents of state chapters to expedite information exchange. Enhance the status of PNAA with the national and international nursing communities. Carry out other decisions of the Executive Board, and the job description as spelled out in the policy and procedure guidelines. Parliamentarian Interprets the Robert’s Rule of Orders Newly Revised during meetings.


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American Idol Finalist Jeremy Rosado to Release New Single “Hope for Tomorrow” to Support Relief Efforts in the Philippines Proceeds of Song Destined for Global NGO Project HOPE To Provide Medical Assistance and Rebuild Health System in Remote Areas of Typhoon-ravaged Philippines

through his lyrics and support of HOPE volunteers who are providing lifesaving care for the people of the Philippines. There’s still much work to be done in the Philippines to rebuild health facilities and strengthen commu-

Millwood, VA (January x, 2014) – American Idol finalist Jeremy Rosado always knew his faithful Philippine fans would be there in his hour of need -- now he is there for theirs. Rosado and AIC Records debut a new single, Hope for Tomorrow, on January 14 with proceeds going to Project HOPE’s typhoon disaster relief efforts in the Philippines, where Rosado has long felt the love of his largest fan base. Rosado says it’s time for him to give back to the Filipinos who helped propel him forward on American Idol and into a successful career as a recording artist. “I don’t forget the people who supported me through my journey of American Idol,” said Rosado. “Their encouragement gave me strength and got me to where I am today. They gave me a brighter future, and I want to do the same for them.” Rosado received thousands of messages of support from fans in the Philippines through Facebook, Twitter and custom videos during the competition, and they remain among his most loyal fans today. Hope for Tomorrow will be available to download on iTunes on January 14 and each purchase means medicine and supplies for millions of people still suffering after Typhoon Haiyan. “This song is about finding the strength for a new beginning, no matter how hard it might be,” said Rosado. Virginia-based NGO Project HOPE has been deploying medical volunteers to remote Panay Island in the Western Visayas region and the Camotes Islands surrounding Cebu in the Philippines. Project HOPE has also delivered over $2.3 million in donated medicines, generators, First Aid kits, and surgical equipment. The NGO is operating in typhoon-hit areas still struggling without electricity and running water. “We are honored to have Jeremy’s generous and heartfelt support. Jeremy is truly delivering hope

For every 100,000 downloads of Rosado’s new song, Project HOPE and AIC Records will send two fans to the Philippines with Jeremy Rosado to see HOPE’s continuing medical mission and watch him perform. “I hope this song will inspire people, especially my fans in the Philippines, to never give up no matter what challenges life throws at you,” said Rosado. “This song symbolizes healing and strength and each person who buys my song is supporting Project HOPE’s efforts to send medicines and supplies for thousands of people who are still suffering after Typhoon Haiyan.” Rosado said the song was his way of giving back to his Filipino fans who sent him thousands of messages of support on social media during his run on American Idol. He credits these loyal fans for inspiring him to build a successful career as a recording artist after Idol.


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nities devastated by this epic disaster,” said John P. Howe III, President and CEO of Project HOPE.

“My family and hometown were my rock throughout the Project HOPE has played a competition. My family crucial role in saving always supported my lives in regions hit by singing career, but seeProject HOPE has also natural disasters over ing the entire town comdelivered over $2.3 much of the last decing together and supmillion in donated ade, in Haiti, Indoneporting me was a blessmedicines, generators, First sia, Japan, China and ing,” says Rosado. “I Aid kits, and surgical equipother parts of Southreally do see the entire ment. The NGO is operating east Asia. world as one family, and in typhoon-hit areas still Rosado ultimately family helps each other struggling without electricity chose to partner with when times are tough. I and running water. Project HOPE because now have the platform of its legacy of proand ability to help my viding health care to family on a large-scale. underserved communiWhy would I pass up A Google Photo that opportunity?” ties. The NGO first arrived in the region over 50 years ago, aboard the SS HOPE, the first peacetime hospital ship. Project HOPE About Project HOPE currently has health education programs in the region Founded in 1958, Project HOPE (Health Opportunities and worldwide. for People Everywhere) is dedicated to providing lasting “I trust Project HOPE’s legacy of disaster relief and solutions to health problems with the mission of helping I want to help the organization provide long-term suspeople to help themselves. Identifiable to many by the tainable health care for families traumatized and sufSS HOPE, the world’s first peacetime hospital ship, Profering from health problems because of Typhoon Haiject HOPE now provides medical training and health eduyan. I want the song to inspire people to have hope cation, as well as conducts humanitarian assistance prolong after the public’s interest in the crisis starts to grams in more than 35 countries. fade,” said Rosado. www.projecthope.org Rosado knows something about perseverance himMedia Contacts: self. He auditioned for four Idol seasons before finally Project HOPE inquiries: Geraldine Carroll landing a spot in the competition. There, he stole the heart of judge Jennifer Lopez -- who dubbed him “JerTel. 540-257-3746 gcarroll@projecthope.org Bear” and brought him back as her wildcard and into Jeremy Rosado / nquiries the top 13. Since the show ended, Rosado released his Janet Bozeman/Bozeman Media first indie EP in April 2013, and appeared on Live! With Tel. 615-472-8417 Kelly, The Today Show, and Good Morning America. janet@bozemanmedia.com Rosado is scheduled to release his first full album for AIC Records in the spring of 2014. Before rising to fame, Rosado, 21, grew up in Valrico, Florida. He found his passion for music singing in his church’s choir, impressing his family and community with his voice. He spent his free time working as a front desk clerk at an infectious diseases doctor’s office, not the best job for someone with a germ phobia. His coworkers were just as supportive. During American Idol, his family, church community, and co-workers would gather at a local bar to cheer Rosado on, wearing Tshirts sporting his face.

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In Memory of Mrs. Daisy Casalta Dahan, BSN, RN By: Lourdes M. Nisperos, MSN, RN PNAA Regional Vice President, Western Region and Helen Ymson, BSN, RN President, PNA –Nevada (PNAN)

Mrs. Daisy Casalta Dahan, a registered nurse from the Philippines met an untimely tragic death on January 10, 2014 in Las Vegas Nevada. She worked at Life Care Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. as Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) while waiting for her RN license in the State of Nevada and recently obtained it. Her body was flown to Bohol, Philippines and was made possible with monetary donations from Filipino Organizations at a fund raising spearheaded by NAFFA Chairperson Amie Belmonte in collaboration with many Filipino organizations such as Philippine Medical Association of Nevada, Philippine Nurses Association of Nevada (PNAN), Life Care Center of Las Vegas and the Philippine Consulate Office in Los Angeles. There are also many other groups and individuals in the community, co-workers,

friends, Church Staff, Belen Gabato, Founding President PNAN, Helen Ymson, PNAN President and other PNAN Officers and Members who gave their individual donations and support. Letters of commendation via emails of these humanitariancollaborative efforts was received from President Vicky Navarro, PNAA, President Roger Tong-An, PNA Philippines, Executive Director Leonardo M. Nuestro, Jr., PNA Philippines, PNAA Western Region Leaders and many others in the nursing and nonnursing groups and individuals. An account is also opened under Daisy Dahan Funds at Wells Fargo, Las Vegas with Account # 8686883912. A Memorial Service was held at Life Care Center on Jones, Las Vegas, Nevada on January 17, 2014 sponsored by Life Care Center and was attended by co-workers, community leaders and

friends. PNA-Nevada was represented by Mrs. Helen Ymson, President –PNAN. There has been outpouring of e-mails for prayers for the repose of the soul of the late Daisy Casalta Dahan and for the comfort of her family coming from many organizations including the Philippine Nurses Association of America, Inc., PNAA Western Region, and Philippine Nurses Association, Philippines. She will be deeply missed.

EDITORIAL STAFF COMMENT To all our Colleagues in PNAA: Please be informed that we, the Editorial Staff, publish articles in our Inside PNAA newsletter accordingly as we receive them from chapters of the different PNAA Regions. Inside PNAA news is published monthly at the end of each month. All submissions must have a “Title”, a “By-line” and photos in Word document. Submission deadline is 5 days prior to publication. Please send your articles to your Regional Field Reporters or Contributing Editors: Western Region: Mel Carrillo pnascpres1416@gmail.com South Central Region: Ghie Alagano valagano@yahoo.com North Central Region: Manelita Dayon manelday@yahoo.com Eastern Region: Majuvy Sulse Majuv77@hotmail .com THANK YOU! Madelyn Yu (Chair) pnaapublicrelations@gmail.com and Ferdinand Luyun ferdinand.luyun1@yahoo.com


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ANNOUCEMENT

Call for Application for PNAA Nurse in Washington Scholar is Now Open By: Dr. Germina Rio

What: Nurse in Washington Internship, sponsored by Nursing Alliance When: March 30-April 1, 2014

4. Has not received any grants or scholarship awards from PNAA in the past 3 years. 5. Willingness to submit a report within 60 days of the close of meeting.

Where: Capitol Skyline Hotel, Washington DC Send application by March 1 to: Eligibility Requirements:

Dr Germina Rio, PNAA Legislative Chair

1. Candidates will apply for internship. Total amount of award is $2000.

germina001@gmail.com

2. Be a current full member of PNAA, having a member for a minimum of the last 2 years by January 1, 2014. Membership status will be verified.

Name:

3. Actively involved or willingness to be involved in the PNAA Legislative Committee

Include the following information: Educational Degree: PNAA Chapter: Statement of goals, commitment and potential contribution to PNAA (between 300-350 words)


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Material must be clean. This means it has been proofread for typos and inconsistencies. Do not send materials that have not been checked. It delays our publishing time; bouncing back and forth among editors. Submitted Article/s must have : • A Title • By-Line (who wrote it or it could be a compilation of reports) • A Photo of the Author/Writer/Reporter • No Underlining • No Bolds for emphasis • No multiple dots or periods “….” after a sentence • No double spacing after sentences. Type: “START” at the beginning of article and “END” at end of article. This helps layout and determine the start and finish when doing the final pages. Photos must be attached to the document. Select the photos and send only the ones that can attract attention of our readers. No irrelevant photos or photos that are almost the same. Send more of photos that gives our readers a sense of how dynamic and interesting your chapter news/articles can be. “Action photos” are preferred. They give our readers a sense of dynamism and are prone to read your articles. All articles and photos should be submitted first to your respective FIELD REPORTERS for further review, editing and to avoid multiple submissions and confusion. Send to: Ghie Alagano <valagano@yahoo.com> (South Central Region) Majuvy Sulse <majuv77@hotmail.com> ( Eastern Region) Manelita Dayon <manelday@yahoo.com> (North Central Region) Mel.Carrillo <pnascpres1416@gmail.com> (Western Region)

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