The first batch to be deployed is composed of four nurses namely Vanessa S. Preclaro, 25, Krystel Anne B. Sumido, 28, Eowyn C. Galvez, 26 and Ruel C. Galias, 50. The first three health workers do not have international employment experience. They worked as intensive care and operating room nurses at the Makati Medical Center. On the other hand, 50-year-old Galias previously worked as an operating room and emergency room nurse in Abu Dhabi.
One of the stipulations in the labor agreement between the two countries is that all deployments to Germany have to go through the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). A requirement for pre-screened applicants is they need to take the German language courses organized by the Goethe-Institute.
According to the DFA, a second batch of professional health workers will be deployed this January.