Panelo to Sis. Patricia Fox: “Follow the law, whether here or elsewhere.”

MANILA (November 4)–  Australian missionary Sister Patricia Fox left the Philippines on November 3 for her native Australia due to an expired missionary visa.  She was accompanied by religious and human rights groups, including supporters from indigenous people community. “We wish Sister Fox well in her travel and we thank her for whatever good deeds …

Fox asks BI to overturn denial of missionary visa extension

MANILA — Australian nun Patricia Anne Fox on Monday asked the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to reverse its decision rejecting her request for the renewal of her missionary. In a six-page motion for reconsideration,  Fox’ camp argued  argued that contrary to the ruling of the BI, the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) it has entered into …

Duterte hits critics, says BI order on Fox case signed by De Lima

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Saturday reminded critics slamming the Bureau of Immigration (BI) order to expel Australian nun Patricia Fox from the Philippines for allegedly violating the terms of her visa, that the government was simply following an order signed during the previous administration. “Hindi ko ni-revoke yan. Sabi ko, hayaan …

Immigration agents arrest Aussie nun in Quezon City

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —  The Bureau of Immigration arrested and  detained a 71-year-old Australian nun who has championed human rights in the Philippines for 27 years. The nun, identified as  Sister Patricia Fox,  was arrested  as six Immigration agents went to her  home Quezon City, Monday,  at about 2:00 in the afternoon. April 16, 2018 Fox,  …