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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

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

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

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

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

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

3rd Methodist missionary leaves Philippines after expulsion

Jul 13, 2018 - 9:39 PM

(UPDATED) Government critics fear a crackdown on foreign missionaries as President Rodrigo Duterte detests foreigners who speak out against his administration

METHODIST CHURCH. This file photo dated July 2, 2018, shows leaders and members of the United Methodist Church urging the Philippine government to allow 3 Methodist missionaries to leave the Philippines. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Methodist missionary deported after weeks in detention

Jul 06, 2018 - 2:58 PM

Methodist missionary Tawanda Chandiwana of Zimbabwe leaves the Philippines after the Bureau of Immigration accused him of joining political activities

DEPORTED MISSIONARY. Methodist missionary Tawanda Chandiwana of Mutare, Zimbabwe, leaves the Philippines on July 5, 2018. Photo courtesy from NCCP's Facebook page

U.S. missionary back home after expulsion from Philippines

Jul 05, 2018 - 12:32 PM

American Methodist missionary Adam Thomas Shaw is one of 3 foreign missionaries ordered by the Philippine government to leave for allegedly engaging in political activities

ORDERED TO LEAVE. American Methodist missionary Adam Thomas Shaw appears in a press conference on July 2, 2018, about the plight of 3 Methodist missionaries, including himself, who were ordered to leave by the Philippine government. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Philippines orders 3 Methodist missionaries to leave

Jul 03, 2018 - 3:43 PM

The Bureau of Immigration says Methodist missionaries Tawanda Chandiwana, Adam Thomas Shaw, and Miracle Osman engaged in 'political activities,' like Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox

ORDERED TO LEAVE. Methodist missionaries Tawanda Chandiwana, Adam Thomas Shaw, and Miracle Osman have been ordered by the Bureau of Immigration to leave the Philippines. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

United Methodists: Release 3 missionaries in Philippines

Jun 26, 2018 - 10:06 PM

'We vigorously protest this treatment of our mission personnel, placed and supervised in collaboration with the United Methodist Church in the Philippines,' says Thomas Kemper, general secretary of the United Methodist Global Ministries

MISSIONARY HELD. Tawanda Chandiwana of Mutare, Zimbabwe, is one of 3 missionaries that the United Methdist Church says have been 'held by the Republic of the Philippines.' From the United Methodist General Board Global Ministries

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

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

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

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