Posts Tagged ‘Patricia Fox’

Patricia Fox to leave Philippines

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Patricia Fox, an Australian nun who battled a government bid to expel her from the Philippines after she angered President Rodrigo Duterte, said Wednesday (Oct 31) she will leave rather than face certain arrest and deportation. Continue reading

Manila refuses to extend Australian nun’s visa

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

The Philippines’ Immigration Bureau says Sister Patricia Fox failed to raise new arguments to support her appeal for an extension to extend her missionary visa. Continue reading

Sr Patricia Fox wants clarification on Bishops’ MOA with government

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Sister Patricia Fox’s request for an extension of her missionary visa was denied last week. She is now seeking clarification about the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines and the Bureau of Immigration (BI) signed in June. In a press release about the denial of the extension, the BI stated that Read more

Philippines orders Australian nun deported and blacklisted

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

The Philippine immigration bureau on Thursday ordered the deportation of an Australian nun who has angered the president by joining anti-government rallies. Her lawyers called the move “persecution” and said they would appeal. Read more

Patricia Fox lives to fight another day

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

On Monday, the Philippine justice secretary revoked an immigration expulsion order for an Australian nun who had irked the president by joining political rallies but who said she still faces possible deportation. “What the (immigration service) did, in this case, is beyond what the law provides, that is why it has to be struck down,” Read more

Sister Patricia Fox gets a temporary reprieve

Monday, May 28th, 2018

Australian missionary Sister Patricia Fox has claimed a temporary victory over the Department of Justice (DoJ). It has agreed to extend her stay in the Philippines and review her appeal against an order from the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to forfeit her visa. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has announced Fox now has until June 18 to leave the Read more

Sister Patricia Fox can stay as a tourist but not as a missionary

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Sister Patricia Fox’s renewable missionary visa, which was due to expire in September 2018, was cancelled on Monday. She has been labelled an “undesirable” foreigner for what the country’s Bureau of Immigration says is “her involvement in partisan political activities.” The 71-year-old Australian nun has 30 days to leave the Philippines. An immigration spokeswoman said Read more

“You have no right to criticise us” Duterte tells Sister Patricia Fox

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

“Who are you? Just because you are a nun? You go back to your country and try to ponder the enormity of your problems,” said Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. His words were directed at an Australian nun, Sister Patricia Fox, who was detained by immigration authorities last week. “You nun, why don’t you criticise your own government, the Read more