On Twitter, CBCP allegedly said that Sister Patricia Fox, the Australian missionary, had worked in the Philippines for 27 years “helping farmers and indigenous peoples”.
However, closer inspection of the tweet tells us that it was the CBCP lawyer representing the Australian missionary who was quoted saying it.
— CBCPNews (@cbcpnews) April 16, 2018
Secretary-General Renato Reyes from left-wing group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan ‘New Patriotic Alliance’ (Bayan) echoed the CBCP’s statement saying Sister Fox “has long been in the Philippines helping the poorest of the poor.
If you back read the news, the The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Tuesday said it arrested an Australian nun for “attending protest rallies and engaging in political activities.” [CNN Philippines]
SOJ Guevarra defended the arrest of Sister Fox in mainstream media.
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra remarked Fox’s case “has nothing to do with her being a nun, nor with her personal advocacies.”
“But like any other foreigner enjoying the privilege of staying in our country, she has to obey and comply with our laws,” SOJ Guevarra added.
Less than a day after Sister Fox was detained, she was released upon the order of the BI.
JUST IN: Bureau of Immigration orders release of Sr. Patricia Fox
— CBCPNews (@cbcpnews) April 17, 2018
The question remains: Was Sister Patricia Fox really innocent as alleged? Meaning, she was not involved in political activities in Davao Oriental?
The photo just shared by “Boknoy Malaya” on Facebook says otherwise.
On Facebook, Boknoy Malaya asked the public:
Does HELPING FARMERS AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND THE POOREST OF THE POOR translate to, “PALAYAIN ANG LAHAT NG BILANGONG POLITIKAL” in Tagalog?
Boknoy Malaya urged the public to read carefully what was written in the tshirt Sister Fox wore in the photo.
Source: Boknoy Malaya