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IMMIGRATION ORDERS AUSTRALIAN NUN FOX DEPORTED



An order from the immigration in the Philippines came like a storm on Thursday evening to Australian Nun Sister Patricia Fox.

This comes close to two months after the Department of Justice, through Secretary Menardo Guevarra reversed an earlier order by the Bureau forfeiting Fox's missionary visa for having no legal basis.

A resolution dated July 19showed that the Bureau of Immigration decided that the 71-year-old nun was an undesirable alien and that she has violated the limitations and conditions of her missionary visa.

With this, Fox is set to be deported to Australia and her name will be included in the Bureau's blacklist, barring him from reentering the Philippines.

The Palace on Friday deferred to this decision, with Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque saying that for the law may be harsh, but it it sthe law.

Roque said only a stay order from the court can stop the BI from implementing its order.

The immigration found that Fox's joining of political rallies, fact-finding missions and conferences in various areas of the country are evidently beyond the nature of authorized duties and responsibilities for which she was assigned as a missionary worker as represented by her congregation and approved by the bureau.