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Sister Patricia Fox Bio (Biography), Age, Nationality, Nun and Deportation from Philippines

3rd November 2018: Sister Patricia Fox to be deported to Australian after Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte had her passport confiscated

Sister Patricia Fox Bio (Biography)

Sister Patricia Fox is a 71-year-old  nun born in Australia. She has spent 27 years (as of 2018) in the Philippines doing missionary work.  President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines ordered an investigation on  Sister Patricia for disorderly conduct and referring her an undesirable alien. The President ordered an investigation into the behavior of the nun on April 2018. A deportation order was issued in June 2018; however, the Philippines Department of Justice nullified a previous order to deport the nun. On Thursday, 19 July 2018, a fresh deportation order was issued by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) and blacklist issued, which bars her from ever returning to the Philippines.
Age 71 Years as of 2018
Nationality  Australian
Occupation Catholic Missionary Nun
Reason for deportion President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines ordered an investigation into the nun on the grounds of openly and actively participating in activities such as rallies, press conferences and fact-finding missions which violated the terms and conditions of her missionary visa. Her activities uncured the wrath of the administration.
No of Years in the Phillipines 27 years as of 2018
Notable Works Sister Patricia has been on the forefront in the fight for the rights of workers, farmers, and students in the Philippines, and says the role of the religious is to be with people who are suffering.

Sister Patricia Deportation from the Philippines

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines ordered an investigation into the nun on the grounds of openly and actively participating in activities such as rallies, press conferences and fact-finding missions which violated the terms and conditions of her missionary visa on April 2018. Her activities uncured the wrath of the administration. The Bureau of Immigration (BI)were to deport the nun on June 2018; however, the Philippines Department of Justice nullified a previous order to deport the sister. On Thursday, 19 July 2018, a fresh deportation order was issued The Bureau of Immigration (BI) and BI blacklist issued, which bars her from ever returning to the Philippines.

Sister Patricia Fox advocating for the freedom of All Political Prisoners
Sister Patricia Fox advocating for the freedom of All Political Prisoners

A spokeswoman for Sister Patricia’s solidarity group, Nadhja Deera, said the nun plans to appeal the latest decision.

Ms. Deera said she believed Sister Patricia has until Monday or Tuesday (23 and 24 July 2018) to appeal the order. The Bureau of Immigration approved the deportation order on Thursday, 19 July 2018, by concluding that she had “violated the condition and limitations of her missionary visa.”

It also ordered Sister Patricia to be put on the bureau’s “Blacklist, thus barring her re-entry into the country.”

The deportation saga in the Philippines of Sister Patricia Fox came to an end on Saturday 3rd November 2018 after the long-serving Australian missionary and critic of president Rodrigo Duterte had her passport confiscated.

The 72-year-old  will fly to Australia the same day after a battle that has put a spotlight on the wider issue of expatriate involvement in human rights’ campaigning.

Sister Patricia vs President Rodrigo Duterte

President Duterte was quoted saying, “You come here and insult us; you trample with our sovereignty. That will never happen,”

He also said that Fox had “a foul mouth” and had no right to criticize him, despite offering no instance of the nun verbally insulting him or his administration.

“It is unlawful for aliens staying in our country to engage in partisan political activities, and the government has the right to refuse entry to those who have committed these illegal acts in the past,” Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra told the media.

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