Posts Tagged ‘President Rodrigo Duterte’

Bishops should be killed says Filipino president Comments 0

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte says bishops should be killed. In a speech last week, Duterte accused bishops of being useless because they criticised his administration, which came to power in 2016. Besides deriding Church leaders as “useless fools” who worship a “stupid” god, Duterte called the Church “the most hypocritical institution” for casting doubt on Read more

President says pray at home, don’t pay idiots at church Comments 0

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte is urging Filipinos to pray at home instead of going to church. “When someone is baptised, you have to pay…when someone dies, you have to pay,” he says. “Build your own chapel in your own house and pray there. You don’t have to go to church to pay for these idiots,” he is Read more

Patricia Fox to leave Philippines Comments 0

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 Related Posts:Patricia Fox lives to fight another day“You have no right to criticise us”…Sister Patricia Fox can stay Read more

Patricia Fox lives to fight another day Comments 0

Thursday, June 21st, 2018
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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 Comments 0

Monday, May 28th, 2018
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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

Australian nun challenges deportation Comments 0

Monday, May 7th, 2018
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An Australian nun has fought back against the Philippine government revoking her missionary visa. Sister Patricia Fox has been living in the Philippines for 27 years as a missionary. Sister Fox says the Bureau of Immigration has “no right to define and delimit the scope of our missionary and apostolate works.” The bureau says it Read more

Sister Patricia Fox can stay as a tourist but not as a missionary Comments 0

Thursday, April 26th, 2018
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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 Comments 0

Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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“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

Duterte wants better relationship with the Church Comments 0

Monday, November 6th, 2017
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A spokesman for President Rodrigo Duterte has responded to the launching of a 33-day period of religious activities aimed at stopping extrajudicial killings in the country, by expressing a desire to build a better relationship with the Catholic Church. Harry Roque said that as of September 30, authorities have been investigating 2,243 incidents with “drug-related motives”. He added Read more

Philippine president’s popularity dive doesn’t surprise church leaders Comments 0

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Catholic church leaders say they are not surprised by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s drop in popularity. They were reacting to Sunday’s results of a Social Weather Stations’ (SWS) survey showing Duterte’s net satisfaction rating fell from June’s “very good rating” to “good”. According to the third quarter survey, which was conducted from September 23 to Read more