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The week in photos: November 3-9, 2018

Nov 10, 2018 - 4:27 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

VICTORY PARADE. Russian cadets march during a military parade at Red Square in Moscow on November 7, 2018, to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the 1941 historical parade when Red Army soldiers marched past the Kremlin walls towards the front line to fight Nazi Germany troops during World War II. Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP

Sister Patricia Fox 'more Filipino' than most, says Robredo

Nov 04, 2018 - 6:00 PM

'Ito iyong isang tao na hindi naman Pilipino pero inialay iyong kanyang buhay for 27 years para tulungan iyong pinakamahihirap nating mga kababayan,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

MISSIONARY. Australian missionary Sister Patricia Fox prepared to leave the country November 3, 2018 after the BI denied her application for temporary visa extension for violating her stay in the country. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Sister Fox now in Australia, hits Duterte 'tyranny'

Nov 04, 2018 - 1:36 PM

'There has been a culture of impunity for a long time, and it is getting worse,' says Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox as she arrives in Melbourne

LEAVING PHILIPPINES. Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox enters the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 for her flight to Australia in the evening of November 3, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Panelo on Patricia Fox: Good deeds do not exempt you from the law

Nov 03, 2018 - 7:53 PM

'The law may be harsh but it is the law and obedience thereto excuses no one,' says Chief Presidential Legal Counsel and Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo

NO EXEMPTIONS. Sister Patricia Fox along with her supporters hold a press conference at the st. Josephs Church in Quezon City before her departure for the airport this afternoon. November 3, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Sister Patricia Fox to Duterte: Listen to the oppressed

Nov 03, 2018 - 4:09 PM

'Sana makinig siya sa mga daing ng maliliit na tao. 'Di lang ang military, 'di lang mga business people, pero mga urban poor, mga manggagawa, mga katutubo,' the Australian missionary says before leaving the Philippines

Sister Patricia Fox: I will return

Nov 03, 2018 - 3:26 PM

'May panahon, babalik talaga ako,' says Australian missionary Sister Patricia Fox after a farewell mass hours before her flight out of Manila

PATRICIA FOX. Sister Patricia Fox (middle) is flanked by supporters after a press conference at St Josephs Church in Quezon City before her flight of Manila on November 3, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Australian missionary Sister Fox will leave the Philippines – for now

Oct 31, 2018 - 7:58 PM

The Bureau of Immigration requires Sister Patricia Fox to leave by Saturday, November 3

SISTER PAT SAYS FAREWELL. Sister Patricia Fox will leave the Philippines as the Bureau of Immigration denies her an extension of her tourist visa which expires November 3. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Sister Fox now just a tourist after PH downgrades her visa

Oct 26, 2018 - 9:43 AM

Sister Patricia Fox, the Australian nun who angered President Rodrigo Duterte, is given 59 days to stay as tourist in the Philippines

DEPORTATION CASE. Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox holds a press conference on May 24, 2018, about the Bureau of Immigration's deportation order against her. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

It’s final: Sister Fox can’t renew missionary visa

Oct 08, 2018 - 1:56 PM

The Bureau of Immigration now requires Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox to apply for a 59-day tourist visa, or else she faces a second deportation case

DEPORTATION CASE. Will Australian nun Sister Patricia become the 4th foreign missionary deported under President Rodrigo Duterte? Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Sister Patricia Fox joins Mass on Martial Law anniversary

Sep 21, 2018 - 5:48 PM

'A Mass is hardly a political activity,' says Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox after a Mass to commemorate the 46th anniversary of Martial Law

Sister Patricia Fox attends mass at the San Agustin Church in Intramuros, Manila, September 21, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Crackdown on missionaries fuels dictatorship fears

Sep 21, 2018 - 12:16 PM

(UPDATED) By cracking down on foreign missionaries like Sister Patricia Fox, is President Rodrigo Duterte doing a Ferdinand Marcos?

DEPORTATION CASE. Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox holds a press conference on July 20, 2018, about the deportation order by the Bureau of Immigration against her. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Sister Fox appeals denial of missionary visa extension

Sep 17, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox remains hopeful about the legal process – especially after the guilty verdict against retired Major General Jovito Palparan

IMMIGRATION WOES. Sister Patricia Fox is the 72-year-old Australian nun that the Bureau of Immigration has ordered deported for allegedly engaging in political activities. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Philippines denies extension of Sister Fox's missionary visa

Sep 16, 2018 - 11:02 AM

Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox is now required to apply for a 59-day temporary visitor's visa, says the Bureau of Immigration

IMMIGRATION WOES. Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox appears at the Bureau of Immigration on September 3, 2018, as she considers applying for a tourist visa two days before her missionary visa expires. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Sister Fox moves to avoid arrest once visa expires

Sep 03, 2018 - 5:01 PM

Apart from the deportation order against her, Sister Patricia Fox faces another problem: the expiry of her missionary visa on September 5

IMMIGRATION WOES. Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox goes to the Bureau of Immigration on September 3, 2018, as she considers applying for a tourist visa two days before her missionary visa expires. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Sister Patricia Fox challenges deportation order at DOJ

Sep 03, 2018 - 4:15 PM

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra declines the Australian nun's request for a dialogue

Different church groups continue call for justice and end to all these senseless killings and violence as they commemorate today the 9th day of killing of Father Richmond Nilo at Plaza Miranda Manila. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Philippines affirms deportation of Australian nun Patricia Fox

Aug 29, 2018 - 7:20 PM

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says Fox can take it all the way up to the courts

PCNE5. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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Jul 25, 2018 - 9:04 PM

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Fox questions BI for citing Duterte in deportation order

Jul 25, 2018 - 11:10 AM

Saying the Bureau of Immigration 'prejudged' her case, Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox appeals the deportation order issued against her

DEPORTATION ORDER. Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox holds a press conference on July 20, 2018, about the deportation order by the Bureau of Immigration against her. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

'Whispers can kill,' bishop warns amid drug war, Fox case

Jul 22, 2018 - 3:40 PM

Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David hits 'figurative serpents' who 'are very fond of juicy gossips and intrigues that are best said in whispers'

HOLY MASS. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David leads the Mass on the 4th day of the 5th Philippine Conference on New Evangelization on July 21, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Sister Patricia Fox to challenge BI deportation order

Jul 20, 2018 - 4:38 PM

Sister Patricia Fox's lawyer says the deportation order 'will set a very bad precedent for other missionaries who also want to stand in solidarity with Filipinos'

DEPORTATION ORDER. Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox holds a press conference on July 20, 2018, about the deportation order by the Bureau of Immigration against her. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

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Philippines orders deportation of Sister Patricia Fox

Jul 19, 2018 - 6:21 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Bureau of Immigration blacklists Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox because she allegedly joined political activities in the Philippines

PUBLIC APPEARANCE. Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox speaks at the 5th Philippine Conference on New Evangelization on July 19, 2018, hours before receiving the Bureau of Immigration order to have her deported. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

CBCP hails 'wise' DOJ move to let Sister Fox stay for now

Jun 19, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, thanks the Department of Justice for its 'wise' decision on Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox

PETITION GRANTED. Sister Patricia Fox is allowed to stay in the Philippines, at least for now, after the Department of Justice nullified a Bureau of Immigration order forfeiting her missionary visa. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Sister Patricia Fox 'not yet off the hook,' says Malacañang

Jun 19, 2018 - 1:34 PM

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says there are still ongoing deportation proceedings against the Australian nun

Photo by Maria Tan

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Jun 18, 2018 - 10:05 PM

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DOJ: Australian nun Patricia Fox can stay in PH for now

Jun 18, 2018 - 3:45 PM

(UPDATED) But the Department of Justice leaves open the possibility of visa cancellation

EXPLAINER: Patricia Fox case puts spotlight on PH immigration laws

Jun 05, 2018 - 6:16 PM

The forfeiture of the Australian nun’s missionary visa calls into play guarantees such as freedom of speech and freedom of religion. But do they apply to a foreigner?

APPEAL. Australian nun Patricia Fox files a reply to the Department of Justice on June 5, 2018, as she continues to appeal the Phillippine government to keep her missionary visa and continue doing social works in the Philippines. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows a gesture of respect as he takes center stage during the San Beda University (SBU) Commencement Exercises at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on May 29, 2018. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Makabayan lawmakers seek Filipino citizenship for Sister Patricia Fox

May 30, 2018 - 10:50 AM

The Makabayan bloc says Filipino citizenship would be a 'fitting recognition' for the Australian nun's 'selfless service' to poor and oppressed Filipinos in the past 27 years

FILIPINO CITIZEN SOON? Sister Patricia Fox files a petition on May 25, 2018 at the DOJ to allow her to stay in the Philippines. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Guevarra extends Sister Patricia Fox’s deadline to leave PH

May 25, 2018 - 7:15 PM

In Guevarra’s order, Australian nun Patricia Fox has until June 18 to leave the Philippines

EXTENDED. DOJ allows Sr. Patricia Fox to stay until ... Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Australian nun Patricia Fox appeals to DOJ to let her stay in PH

May 25, 2018 - 2:52 PM

(UPDATED) The nun will not leave the country despite an Immigration order for her departure on Friday, as her lawyers claim the appeal means the order is on hold

Sr. Patricia Fox files a petition at the DOJ on May 25, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

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WEAVING HOPE. It's in the Sinagtala weaving center where women are able to escape and eventually, heal from the scars of the war. Photo courtesy of Sinagtala

Appeal denied: PH orders Australian nun Patricia Fox to leave

May 23, 2018 - 6:50 PM

The Bureau of Immigration says Sister Patricia Fox, whose missionary visa was forfeited, can still return to the Philippines as a tourist since she is 'not yet' blacklisted

Priests led by running priest Fr. Robert Reyes pray over Australian nun Sr. Patricia Fox at the UP Diliman’s Parish of the Holy Sacrifice on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Sister Patricia Fox hits BI's definition of 'missionary work'

May 05, 2018 - 7:43 AM

While she has joined rallies for social justice, Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox calls these activities 'part and parcel of my apostolate and missionary work'

SEEKING PRAYERS. Priests pray over Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox at UP Diliman's Parish of the Holy Sacrifice on April 28, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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May 01, 2018 - 8:55 PM

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'I'll come back': Australian nun defiant over expulsion

May 01, 2018 - 11:56 AM

The 71-year-old Melbourne native is due to be kicked out of the country by May 25, after President Rodrigo Duterte personally accused her of political activism that violates the rules of her visa

DEPORTATION. Australian nun Patricia Fox speaks during a press conference at the Institute of Spirituality in Quezon City on April 26. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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Apr 25, 2018 - 9:58 PM

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Sister Patricia Fox: 'Whatever happens, I will be forever grateful'

Apr 25, 2018 - 5:10 PM

'I may lose my right to be in the Philippines, but I can never lose the learnings and beautiful memories,' says Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox, whom the Bureau of Immigration ordered to leave the Philippines

DETAINED OVERNIGHT. Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox (C) is escorted by immigration officers during her release from detention at the Bureau of Immigration in Manila on April 17, 2018, a day after she was arrested. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Lawful or harassment? Senators clash on Australian nun's deportation

Apr 25, 2018 - 4:37 PM

Administration senators say it is well within the Philippines' power to deport the Australian missionary, but opposition senators say it is a crackdown on dissent

The Australian missionary Sister Patricia Fox who was arrested and detained by immigration officials appealed Friday, April 20, 2108, for due process from the Philippine government, at the Human Rights Commission office in Quezon City. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Malacañang backs BI order for Australian nun to leave

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:48 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque stresses that Sister Patricia Fox 'violated the terms and conditions' of her missionary visa in the Philippines

ORDERED TO LEAVE. Protesters in a rally outside the Bureau of Immigration (BI) on April 25, 2018, slam the BI order to forfeit the missionary visa of Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

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Sis Pat Fox. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Philippines orders Australian nun Patricia Fox to leave

Apr 25, 2018 - 8:30 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The Bureau of Immigration forfeits the missionary visa of Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox 'due to her involvement in partisan political activities'

ORDERED TO LEAVE. Australian nun Patricia Fox is ordered to leave the Philippines because she supposedly engaged in 'partisan political activities.' File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

The week in photos: April 14-20, 2018

Apr 21, 2018 - 8:19 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

People celebrate at the end of the Color Run 2018 race in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, on April 15, 2018.The Color Run is a five kilometres paint race without winners nor prizes, while runners are showered with colored powder at stations along the run. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON

FACT CHECK: CBCP never claimed Sister Patricia Fox didn't speak at rallies

Apr 20, 2018 - 9:50 PM

Malacañang falsely claims the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines issued such a statement. The statement came from Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao.

Sis Pat Fox. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

CHR: Arrest of Australian nun a 'dangerous' precedent for human rights workers

Apr 19, 2018 - 5:33 PM

'Framing their work as interference without concrete basis may discourage foreign nationals from doing important missionary and humanitarian work in our country,” the Commission on Human Rights says

Sis Pat Fox. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

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Duterte admits ordering probe vs Australian nun

Apr 18, 2018 - 5:52 PM

(UPDATED) 'Huwag mo papasukin kasi walang hiya ang bunganga ng madre na 'yan,' says a fuming President Rodrigo Duterte about Sister Patricia Fox

Sis Pat Fox. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

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Arrest of nun shows Duterte gov't 'has much to hide, guilty as hell' – rights group

Apr 17, 2018 - 2:59 PM

Karapatan secretary general Tinay Palabay says that the action of President Rodrigo Duterte's regime against international human rights observers and development workers 'betrays its guilt'