Immigration bureau orders Aussie nun to leave the Philippines

News Philippines Apr 27, 2018 at 2:51 pm
Sister Patricia Fox after her release from the Bureau of Immigration, April 17.  (Photo courtesy of Sinag Bayan)

Sister Patricia Fox after her release from the Bureau of Immigration, April 17.
(Photo courtesy of Sinag Bayan)

By RONALYN V. OLEA
Bulatlat.com

MANILA — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has forfeited the missionary visa of Australian missionary Patricia Anne Fox and ordered her to leave the country

In a statement, Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said that Bureau’s board of commissioners (BOC) forfeited Fox’s privilege of holding a missionary visa due to her involvement in partisan political activities. The BI chief claimed that Fox’s visa granted her only the privilege to engage in missionary work and not in political activities.

In a one-page order issued on Monday, the BI board ordered Fox to leave the Philippines within 30 days from the receipt of the order. Signed by Morente and BI Associate Commissioners J. Tobias Javier and Aimee Torrefranca -Neri, the order cancelled Fox’s missionary visa which was due to expire on Sept. 5 this year. It also directed the deactivation of her alien certificate of registration.

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