Saturday, November 3, 2018

Pangilinan criticizes Duterte administration on Sister Fox deportation: "Takot, kaduwagan at kahinaan"



Australian missionary Patricia Fox | Sen. Francis Pangilinan | Photo from RMN
Opposition Senator Francis Pangilinan condemned President Rodrigo Duterte administration on the arrest and deportation ordered by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) against Australian missionary Patricia Fox, 71.

Pangilinan made his remarks after BI directed Fox to leave the country by Saturday after authorities rejected her request for a tourist visa extension.

Sister Fox has been in the headlines since she was detained by the Bureau of Immigration for supposedly participating in political activities in which President Duterte labeled it “foul mouthed” and alleged “disorderly conduct.”



Fear. Coward. Weak.

Sen. Pangilinan a known critic of President Rodrigo Duterte labeled Sister Fox's deportation a sign of fear, cowardice and weakness.

"Deporting a 70 year old, ailing Nun is not a sign of power and strength. It is a sign of great fear, of cowardice and of weakness." he wrote in his Facebook post.

"Takot at kaduwagan at hindi tapang ang tunay na nasa likod ng mga kilos ng adminsitrasyon laban kay Sister Patricia Fox."

He also stressed in the same post that the administration is "dealthy afraid" of losing its power in the government which lead them to deport Fox.

"This administration is deathly afraid of losing its grip on power and so even a 70 year old, ailing Nun critical of government's abuse must be deported."


Visa extension denied! 

Fox, after six months of fighting deportation case, is set to leave the country after authorities from BI rejected her request for a tourist visa extension.


Goodbye, Philippines!

The order denying the extension of Fox's visitor's visa cited the Board of Commissioners' previous resolution finding a significant evidence that Fox was present and had actively participated in political activities prompted them to deport Fox.


Fox has expressed disappointment over the people who religiously followed Duterte and lamented the lack of integrity of some state institutions.


Interferes politics.

Fox earned the ire of Duterte when she participate in a fact-finding mission in April to probe reported rights abuses committed by state forces against farmers in the insurgency-plagued region of Mindanao.

Australian missionary Patricia Fox | Photo from ABC

It can be recalled when President Duterte slammed Fox and several Church leaders who have been critical against his administration and said that while every Filipino was entitled to criticize him because they were paying his salary, foreigners like Sister Fox do not have the same right.


Senator Pangilinan full post below:

Deporting a 70 year old, ailing Nun is not a sign of power and strength. It is a sign of great fear, of cowardice and of weakness.

This administration is deathly afraid of losing its grip on power and so even a 70 year old, ailing Nun critical of government's abuse must be deported.

Takot at kaduwagan at hindi tapang ang tunay na nasa likod ng mga kilos ng adminsitrasyon laban kay Sister Patricia Fox.


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Source: Sen. Pangilinan | Facebook, Inquirer.net