Immigration bureau orders release of Australian nun

17 April, 2018, 16:43 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Giacomo Filibeck was barred from entering the Philippines on Sunday

"If the government is threatened by a 71-year-old nun, there is something really wrong with the government".

The BI earlier justified the arrest of Fox by saying that she had violated the conditions of her stay in the country by attending protest rallies and engaging in political activities.

Sister Patricia Fox was taken from her home and brought to the immigration bureau in Manila for questioning and could be deported.

Who is Sister Patricia Fox?

.

She is the superior of the Notre Dame de Sion in the Philippines, a congregation of Catholic nuns.

'The immigration bureau has not said anything on what to do with my missionary visa'.

Fox has been working with farmers and indigenous peoples in the country for almost three decades.

It is understood Sister Fox had recently joined an worldwide fact-finding and solidarity mission in Mindanao, an island in the Philippines. In 2013, she was also detained for joining protests in Hacienda Luisita but was released without charges.

Secretary-General Renato Reyes from left-wing group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan "New Patriotic Alliance" (Bayan) said Sister Fox "has always been in the Philippines helping the poorest of the poor".

Genworth Financial (GNW) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.19
The Security Capital Research & Management Inc holds 9.37 million shares with $244.44 million value, up from 3.16M last quarter. New York-based Teachers Ins And Annuity Association Of America has invested 0.05% in Universal Forest Products, Inc. (NYSE:GNW).


United Nations rejects Russian attempt to condemn U.S. aggression in Syria
Russian lawmaker Dmitry Sablin, who met with Assad, said he appeared upbeat and believed the airstrikes would unify the country. Putin have suggested that the aim of these USA -led airstrikes were essentially to prevent the OPCW from carrying out its work.


Android 8.1 Oreo officially rolls out for OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 5
Each day a new smartphone company adds their smartphone model in the Oreo Update rolling list. Your best bet is to keep checking each morning to see if your phone has made the cut.


'She is no criminal or undesirable alien.

Philippines justice secretary Menardo Guevarra said the arrest "has nothing to do with her being a nun, nor with her personal advocacies", according to a report by CNN.

The immigration bureau confirmed the Fox's arrest but declined to issue any statement until after the investigation is complete.

Sister Patricia Fox recently joined an worldwide fact-finding and solidarity mission in Mindanao.

From April 6 to 9, Fox participated in the International Fact Finding and Solidarity Mission in Mindanao that investigated various forms of rights abuses against farmers and lumad in the Southern, Northern and Caraga Region.

Philippine authorities detained an elderly Australian Catholic nun overnight in what civil rights groups alleged Tuesday was a crackdown on foreign critics of President Rodrigo Duterte's human rights record.

President Rodrigo Duterte imposed martial law on Mindanao last May, after militants associated with the so-called Islamic State, stormed the city of Marawi. Immigration agents supposedly claimed that they were just verifying her papers. "People should realise the government has a tendency of being dictatorial", Pabillo said.

"Another photo shows that she was standing in a street wearing an Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (The Philippines agriculture union) T-Shirt. But there is nothing illegal with what Sister Pat did".

Reuters was unable to contact Sister Fox for comment. A CBCP spokesman said Sister Fox plans to return to Australia in May for a trip. "Sister Pat should be immediately released without conditions", she added.

Recommended:

  • Facebook has spent $20M on Zuckerberg's security since 2015

    Facebook has spent $20M on Zuckerberg's security since 2015

    Facebook , in return, helps those websites serve up relevant ads or receive analytics to study how people use their services. Facebook's developer tools can affect you when you're not logged into the social network.
    Aramark And Jamie Oliver Announce New Partnership

    Aramark And Jamie Oliver Announce New Partnership

    BDO partners Andrew Sallway, Andrew Fielding and James White were appointed administrators of the Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group (Australia) Pty Ltd on Monday.

    MPLX LP (MPLX): Watch List Basic Materials Stock Buzz

    The rating was maintained by Raymond James with "Buy" on Friday, December 1. (NYSE:AAN) on Tuesday, January 2 with "Buy" rating. Moreover, Huntington National Bank has 0.01% invested in MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX). 161,999 were accumulated by Conning Incorporated.
  • Man City rocked by threat of two-window transfer ban

    Man City rocked by threat of two-window transfer ban

    Guardiola wants to add to his squad but there is serious concern the court will decide City breached transfer rules. City argued that Garre held an Italian passport and was entitled to move after his 16th birthday.
    Democrats' midterm advantage narrows in new poll - KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona

    Democrats' midterm advantage narrows in new poll - KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona

    Our leaders, Democratic and Republican, need to work together once again for the good of the people they are elected to serve. The poll surveyed 703 new-jersey adults by telephone April 610, 6 32 of whom are registered Republicans.
    Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS-A) Volatile Stocks under Street Updates

    Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS-A) Volatile Stocks under Street Updates

    The share price has moved away from its 20 days moving average at the rate of 6.05% and its 50 days moving average returned 6.09%. This volatility expressed as a percentage coefficient within option-pricing formulas, arises from daily trading activities.
  • Saaho has a larger than life story - Prabhas

    Saaho has a larger than life story - Prabhas

    Other day, producer Bhushan Kumar of this film production and music distribution company met Prabhas and finalised the deal. The film also has Shraddha Kapor, Jackie Shroff and Neil Nitin Mukesh in key roles.
    On April 15-16 analysts noticed Aragon (ANT) increase by 0.34%

    On April 15-16 analysts noticed Aragon (ANT) increase by 0.34%

    Investors can then use their newly-acquired Ethereum or Bitcoin to purchase QLINK using one of the exchanges listed above. BUY - SELL - EXCHANGE Golem Network Token (GNT) AT BEST RATE Aproximately 1.67M GNT worth $722,608 was traded.

    Significant Runner- Time Warner Inc. (TWX)

    Simon Sadler decreased its stake in Time Warner Inc (TWX ) by 37.25% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Canyon Capital Advisors Llc bought 3.40M shares as the company's stock rose 1.97% while stock markets declined.
  • Russian Federation  blamed after cyber attacks hit up to 400 Australian businesses

    Russian Federation blamed after cyber attacks hit up to 400 Australian businesses

    So-called Islamic State do not have a presence in Douma and the opposition does not use helicopters, she said. They asked victims to report any infections so they could better understand the impact of the campaign.
    BBNaija: Cee-C breaks down in tears after being 'abandoned'

    BBNaija: Cee-C breaks down in tears after being 'abandoned'

    In the course of the earlier selection, Miracle suggested Cee-c but Alex disrupted it and suggested it be put to a vote. In the lounge, Tobi , Miracle , Cee-C, Nina and Alex were overwhelmed to see and hear messages from their loved ones.
    Facebook facial recognition technology facing lawsuit in US

    Facebook facial recognition technology facing lawsuit in US

    Also on Monday, Facebook confirmed that it collected information from people beyond their social network use. This is not the first time Facebook has been under fire for their facial recognition technology.


Popular

Bengal panchayat polls: HC extends stay on process by a day
The high court on April 12 stalled all proceedings of the poll until its fresh order, which is likely to be passed on Monday. The division bench also said that the single bench will conclude the hearing in the matter as expeditiously as possible.

Cosby's main accuser off stand after 7 hours
Gianna Constand said Cosby admitted to her that he was a "sick man", and that he "felt like a dirty old perverted man". Constand testified that she felt a duty to answer Cosby's inquiries since he was a powerful alumnus and trustee.

Clarence Street home raided in child-porn bust
A northwestern IN man faced state and federal charges alleging he produced child pornography, molested a child and produced bombs. A LaPorte County man faces almost a dozen state and federal charges for producing child pornography and making homemade bombs.

NASA's TESS mission in distress, Mars Express restart is a success
Nasa predicts that TESS could find more than 50 Earth-sized planets and up to 500 planets less than twice the size of the Earth. It will divide the sky into 26 different sectors and monitor each for at least 27 days in order to cover the complete zone.

Boeing Co (BA) Holding Maintained by Lpl Financial Llc
It is negative, as 65 investors sold BA shares while 614 reduced holdings. 391 rose holdings while 148 funds acquired holdings. South State Corp increased Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) stake by 1,743 shares to 53,919 valued at $12.13 million in 2017Q4.

Syria celebrates over its claim it downed British, French, US missiles
But, MPs did not get to vote on whether they approved of the decision to attack Syria's chemical weapons facilities. The strikes have ratcheted up worldwide tension, as the US and Russian Federation exchanged threats of retaliation.

AMD officially announces Ryzen 2000 processors
AMD has launched the 2nd generation Ryzen processors in India that start at Rs 12,990 and go all the way up to Rs 24,490. As an added bonus to buyers, AMD has announced that they will be including a free "Wraith" cooler with each CPU.

Sachin Tendulkar plays gully cricket on Mumbai streets
The country is in the grip of T20 cricket as the eleventh season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) got underway ten days ago. Even as the vehicle passed by the side, the master could be seen receiving throw downs.

Fed govt rejects call to legalise cannabis
Greens leader Dr Richard Di Natale said the Greens saw drug use as a health issue, not a criminal issue. The party is confident that now is the right time for change on cannabis in Ireland.

TN: Woman lecturer arrested for advising students to 'adjust' with officials
In a statement here, he said Nirmala has spoken to various top officials of the University from her mobile number 09524136928. When the pupil says Nothing Doing, Nirmala Devi asks them to take their own time and get back to her in a couple of days.