With the 2016 Philippine presidential elections nearing, many netizens have taken advantage of the social media to fearlessly express their support for their bets.
One of them is Winston Saddul, a netizen whose Facebook post has quickly gone viral after he compared the top five presidential candidates to nurses. Saddul’s creative commentary about Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, Sen. Grace Poe, and former DILG Chief Manuel “Mar” Roxas II has caught the fancy of netizens amassing almost 2,000 shares on Facebook.
Sen. Santiago, clearly the one who holds the most degrees among presidential aspirants, was described by Saddul as the nurse who has PhD, MAN, MAEd, and MPH titles and is smarter than the chief nurse and even some doctors.
Among the candidates, Poe is the most inexperienced one when it comes to public service. This why Saddul likened her to a US registered nurse who lacks experience but was tasked to work at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Binay, who is currently facing graft and corruption charges, is the kind of nurse who takes credit for the achievement of his ward yet hospital supplies mysteriously disappear when he’s around.
Duterte, the presidential candidate favored by many in social media, is every patient’s dream nurse. He is reliable, well-liked by patients, and protects you from doctors and anyone else if he thinks you’re right.
Roxas, the standard bearer of the administration, was likened to a long-serving nurse who has a strong alliance with the chief nurse and the hospital administration.
How to Be A Registered Nurse in the Philippines?
In the Philippines, individuals aspiring to be registered nurses have to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), a four-year degree program. Nursing graduates must pass the Nurses Licensure Examination (NLE) in order to practice the profession.