Sister Fox deport order denounced

TWO left-leaning party-list lawmakers yesterday strongly denounced the Bureau of Immigration (BI) order to deport Sr. Patricia Fox and the blacklisting of the missionary nun. Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Reps. Antonio Tinio and France Castro lamented the action of the government, branding it as anti-people. “For 27 years, Sr.….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalJul 20th, 2018

Crackdown on missionaries fuels dictatorship fears

AT A GLANCE The order to deport Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox brings to mind the deportation of foreign missionaries during Martial Law under dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sister Patricia Fox could become the 4th foreign missionary deported under President Rodrigo Duterte, following the expulsion of 3 Methodist missionaries for allegedly engaging ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Sister Fox asks Immigration to reconsider deportation order

Lawyers for Australian missionary Patricia Fox, whom President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the Immigration bureau to investigate and eventually deport, on Monday urged the bureau to overturn the decision to expel her and to bar her return......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

CHR urges BI to review deportation order

Sister Patricia Fox-INQUIRER.NET PHOTO/CATHY MIRANDA The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) urged the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to review its decision to deport Australian missionary Sister Patricia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018

Fox counsel to appeal BI order to deport her

The legal counsel of Australian missionary Sister Patricia Fox said they were dismayed with the recent order of the Bureau of Immigration to deport the nun for allegedly joining political activities in the country, adding that they will file an appeal this coming week. Fox counsel to appeal BI order to deport her The legal… link: Fox counsel to appeal BI order to deport her.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 21st, 2018

Sister Fox deserves to stay in the country — groups

Groups slammed the order of the Bureau of Immigration to deport Australian missionary Patricia Fox, calling the move “persecution.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018

Karapatan condemns Duterte admin’s ‘contempt’ for Sister Fox

    Human rights group Karapatan on Saturday denounced what it claims to be the alleged contempt by the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte for Australian missionary Sister Patricia Fox, who is set to leave the country after the expiration of her missionary visa.   "Karapatan denounces the nearly seven-month ordeal of Fox as one that illustrates the Duterte regime's contempt for those who promote genuine peace and social justice in the Philippines," the group said in a statement.   The Bureau of Immigration (BI) earlier downgraded Fox's visa status to that of a temporary visitor following the expiration of her missionary visa on September 5. ...Keep on reading: Karapatan condemns Duterte admin’s ‘contempt’ for Sister Fox.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2018

Filipina steals sister’s identity for a passport, may lose U.S. citizenship

BANGOR, Maine --- A Filipino woman who stole her sister's identity and faked her own death in order to apply for a passport may lose her U.S. citizenship. The Bangor Daily News reports 43-year-old Emilita Arindela, of Mount Desert Island, was sentenced in federal court inMainelast week to 10 days in jail for making a false statement on her passport application. It's unclear if federal authorities will revoke her citizenship. Prosecutors say Arindela was already married when she married an American man in 2000. She moved to the U.S. in 2002 and later became a naturalized citizen, using her sister's name. Arindela left her second husband and married another man in 2007. Arinde...Keep on reading: Filipina steals sister’s identity for a passport, may lose U.S. citizenship.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 1st, 2018

Visitor’s visa of Australian Sister Fox to expire in 59 days

The countdown for Sister Patricia Fox's remaining days as a legal visitor in the Philippines has begun. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Sunday that the 59-day period of the temporary visitor's visa of Fox has begun. According to an order released by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Friday, Fox only has 59 days to stay in the country as a temporary visitor since the bureau had downgraded her visa. BI Spokesperson Dana Sandoval said that the downgrade was necessary after Fox's appeal to extend her missionary visa was denied. READ: BI downgrades Sister Fox's missionary visa to temporary visitor's visa Last July, the BI ordered the deportation of the Australian mis...Keep on reading: Visitor’s visa of Australian Sister Fox to expire in 59 days.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 28th, 2018

BI downgrades Sister Fox’s missionary visa to temporary visitor’s visa

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has downgraded Australian missionary Sister Patricia Fox's missionary visa to a temporary visitor's visa. In an order made publicon Friday, Fox was given a temporary visitor status which is valid for 59 days. BI Spokesperson Dana Krizia Sandoval said that downgrading Fox's status was necessary since her request for an extension of her missionary visa was denied by the bureau. "Downgrading reverted her status to a temporary visitor, and she is given 59 days from the day her missionary visa expired, which wasSeptember 5," Sandoval said. READ:Immigration bureau denies Sister Fox's visa extension Last July, the BI ordered for the Australian n...Keep on reading: BI downgrades Sister Fox’s missionary visa to temporary visitor’s visa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018

BI order vs Sister Fox ‘not surprising at all’, says lawyer

The order of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) denying Sister Patricia Fox's bid for the renewal of her missionary visa "is not surprising at all." The Australian missionary's counsel, Katherine Panguban, made this remark as she asserted that it's been clear that the BI just wants Fox out of the country. "It is not surprising at all that the BI maintained its position against Sr. Pat's application," Panguban said in a statement Monday. According to Panguban, the BI has long prejudged the case of Fox so that it "consciously turns a blind eye and deaf ears to reason and evidence." She also said the BI merely "gives in to the whims and caprice of its master in Malacaang." RE...Keep on reading: BI order vs Sister Fox ‘not surprising at all’, says lawyer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Sister Fox appeals denial of missionary visa extension

MANILA, Philippines – Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox on Monday, September 17, appealed the Bureau of Immigration (BI) order refusing to extend her missionary visa in the Philippines. Fox appeared at the BI at around 2 pm on Monday along with her lawyer, Jobert Pahilga, to file ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Philippines denies extension of Sister Fox s missionary visa

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Immigration announced on Sunday, September 16, that it denied the request of Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox to extend her missionary visa. The BI rejected Fox's request through a two-page order signed on Thursday, September 13. The agency cited the deportation ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

Immigration bureau denies Sister Fox’s visa extension

  The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has denied the request of Australian missionary Sister Patricia Fox for an extension of her missionary visa.   In a two-page order signed on Thursday, Fox's request for extension was denied by the BI citing the deportation order previously issued against her.   "The BI already saw that Sister Fox violated the conditions of her stay and is considered undesirable, hence a deportation order was previously issued against her," said BI spokesperson Dana Krizia Sandoval.   "Our legal team saw that approving the extension of her missionary visa will be inconsistent with the findings cited in her deportation order," sh...Keep on reading: Immigration bureau denies Sister Fox’s visa extension.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

Fox asks DOJ to review deportation order

Sister Patricia Fox asked the Department of Justice to rule on her deportation case without the influence of President Rodrigo Duterte, who publicly called her an “undesirable alien.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

1, done: Halep 1st No. 1 to lose 1st Open match; Serena wins

By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Some players, like top-ranked Simona Halep, freely acknowledge they don't deal well with the hustle-and-bustle of the U.S. Open and all it entails. Others, like 44th-ranked Kaia Kanepi, take to the Big Apple and its Grand Slam tournament. Put those two types at opposite ends of a court at Flushing Meadows and watch what can happen: Halep made a quick-as-can-be exit Monday, overwhelmed by the power-based game of Kanepi 6-2, 6-4 to become the first No. 1-seeded woman to lose her opening match at the U.S. Open in the half-century of the professional era. On a Day 1 that featured the major tournament debut of 25-second serve clocks, Halep blamed opening-round jitters, a recurring theme throughout her career. The reigning French Open champion has now lost her first match at 12 of 34 career major appearances, a stunningly high rate for such an accomplished player. "It's always about the nerves," said Halep, who was beaten in the first round in New York by five-time major champion Maria Sharapova in 2017. "Even when you are there in the top, you feel the same nerves. You are human." She also offered up an explanation tied to this particular site. "Maybe the noise in the crowd. The city is busy. So everything together," said Halep, who was coming off consecutive runs to the final at hard-court tuneup tournaments at Cincinnati and Montreal. "I'm a quiet person, so maybe I like the smaller places." Her departure means she can't stand in the way of Serena Williams, who could have faced Halep in the fourth round. Williams, the 23-time major champion who missed last year's U.S. Open because she gave birth on Sept. 1, returned with a flourish, following singer Kelly Clarkson's opening night performance in Arthur Ashe Stadium with a 6-4, 6-0 victory over Magda Linette under the lights. "The first set was tight. It was my first back here in New York, so that wasn't the easiest," Williams told the crowd. "Once I got settled, I started doing what I'm trying to do in practice." Williams, a six-time winner at Flushing Meadows, moved a step closer to a possible third-round matchup against her older sister, two-time winner Venus, who defeated 2004 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 5-7, 6-3. Others making the second round included defending champion and No. 3 seed Sloane Stephens, two-time finalist Victoria Azarenka, and two-time major champ Garbine Muguruza. Four seeded men lost, including No. 8 Grigor Dimitrov against three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka, who also beat him in the first round of Wimbledon, No. 16 Kyle Edmund and No. 19 Roberto Bautista Agut. Andy Murray, whose three major titles include the 2012 U.S. Open, played his first Grand Slam match in more than a year and won, eliminating James Duckworth 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-5, 6-3. At night, defending champion Rafael Nadal advanced when the man he beat in the 2013 French Open final, David Ferrer, stopped in the second set because of an injury, while 2009 champ Juan Martin del Potro had no trouble dismissing Donald Young 6-0, 6-3, 6-4. Halep's loss was the first match at the rebuilt Louis Armstrong Stadium, which now has about 14,000 seats and a retractable roof, and what a way to get things started. That cover was not needed to protect from rain on Day 1 at the year's last major tournament — although some protection from the bright sun and its 90-degree (33-degree Celsius) heat might have been in order. "The courts suit my game, and I love being in New York. I like the city," said Kanepi, who is from Estonia and is sharing a coach this week with another player, Andrea Petkovic. "I like the weather: humid and hot." But several players had trouble in the heat, struggling with cramping or simply breathing. Since professionals first were allowed to enter Grand Slam tournaments in 1968, only five times before Monday did women seeded No. 1 lose their opening match at a major — and never at the U.S. Open. It happened twice to Martina Hingis and once to Steffi Graf at Wimbledon, once to Angelique Kerber at the French Open and once to Virginia Ruzici at the Australian Open. Halep got off to a slow start at Roland Garros this year, too, dropping her opening set, also by a 6-2 score, but ended up pulling out the victory there and adding six more to lift the trophy. There would be no such turnaround for her against Kanepi, a big hitter who dictated the points to claim her second career win against a top-ranked player — but first top-20 victory since 2015. Kanepi has shown the occasional ability to grab significant results, including a run to the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows a year ago. On this day, Kanepi took charge of baseline exchanges, compiling a 26-9 edge in winners, 14 on her favored forehand side alone. Wearing two strips of athletic tape on her left shoulder, the right-handed Kanepi also had far more unforced errors, 28-9, but that high-risk, high-reward style ultimately paid off. "I thought, 'I just have to be aggressive and try to stay calm,'" Kanepi said. Early in the second set, on the way to falling behind by two breaks at 3-0, Halep slammed her racket twice, drawing a warning for a code violation from the chair umpire. Eventually, Halep got going a bit, taking advantage of Kanepi's mistakes to break back twice and get to 4-all in that set, getting a lot of support from fans who repeatedly chanted her first name. "I was thinking about that: Why (did) they cheer so much for her? Because normally, they cheer for the underdog," Kanepi said with a smile. "It was a bit annoying for some time, but I got over it." Sure did. She ended a 14-stroke exchange with a cross-court forehand volley winner to break right back for a 5-4 lead, then served out the victory......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 28th, 2018

Court order allowing Ampatuan to attend daughter& apos;s wedding denounced -

Court order allowing Ampatuan to attend daughter's wedding denounced -»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

Philippines to deport Australian academic blacklisted for protest

MANILA – The Philippines has denied entry to an elderly Australian activist for being a “threat to public order” and would deport him, officials said on Thursday, the latest action against foreigners accused of protesting against the government. Gill Boehringer, 84, a former law professor at Sydney’s Macquarie University, was refused entry at Manila’s airport […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

4 ex-lawmakers from Left face arrest for 2006 murder case

MANILA, Philippines – Leaders of leftist groups on Friday, July 29, denounced the issuance of an arrest warrant against leftist leaders – all former party-list representatives – based on murder charges filed in 2006. In the arrest order dated dated July 11, 2018, Presiding Judge Evelyn Turla of the Regional Trial Court in Palayan, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

Fox questions BI for citing Duterte in deportation order

MANILA, Philippines – Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox, 72, said the Bureau of Immigration (BI) "prejudged" her case when it ordered her deportation by citing President Rodrigo Duterte's "false and unfounded" statements against her.  Fox made this argument in a motion for reconsideration filed at the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 25th, 2018

Sister Patricia Fox may stay for now – DOJ

Australian nun Patricia Fox may stay in the country longer despite the deportation order issued against her by the Bureau of Immigration last week, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 24th, 2018