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Bishop fears crackdown amid Australian nun s detention

MANILA, Philippines – Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo said he fears a crackdown on government critics after the Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Monday, April 16, detained an Australian nun known for promoting farmers' rights and opposing extrajudicial killings (EJKs). Pabillo, who visited detained Sister Patricia Fox ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerApr 17th, 2018

Bishops, Palace trade barbs over Sister Fox’s detention

  Catholic bishops on Thursday slammed President Duterte for being overly sensitive to criticism and for ordering the investigation of Australian missionary Sister Patricia Fox.   The bishops made the remarks as the Commission on Human Rights said that Fox may have been arrested without basis since she had been working in the country for 27 years and had a missionary visa that was valid until Sept. 9.   Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo said the nun's detention and the government's threat to deport her showed that the President was incapable of taking criticism.   Hacienda Luisita protest   "He just cannot take criticism [al...Keep on reading: Bishops, Palace trade barbs over Sister Fox’s detention.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

Palace: No crackdown on anti-Duterte activists

There is no crackdown on foreigners deemed critical of the Duterte administration, Malacañang said yesterday as it dismissed as mere enforcement of the law the detention of an elderly Australian missionary and the deportation of an Italian activist recently......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

Market to remain volatile amid overseas tensions

VOLATILITY may prevail in the week ahead, following the Philippine Stock Exchange index’s (PSEi) sharp decline last week due to a mix of geopolitical concerns and fears of an overheating economy.  The bellwether PSEi ended 0.57% or 44.48 points higher to 7,726.72 last Friday, managing to eke out gains after its steep fall on Thursday. The […] The post Market to remain volatile amid overseas tensions appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

Italian firms stay bullish in Philippines amid perks issue

The Philippines remains as an attractive investment destination for Italian companies amid fears caused by government plans to rationalize existing fiscal incentives......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

Palace shows photo of Australian nun Patricia Fox speaking in a rally

The disagreement over the basis of the detention of an Australian nun early this week continues on Friday after presidential spokesman Harry Roque presented photos showing that she recently spoke at a rally in a southern Philippine city......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

ICTSI remains bullish amid fears of US-China trade war

INTERNATIONAL Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) is keeping a positive outlook for the year, while being cautious on the impact of the looming trade war between the United States and China on its international operations. ICTSI Chairman and President Enrique K. Razon, Jr. said its operations in Mexico may be affected should the ongoing conflict […] The post ICTSI remains bullish amid fears of US-China trade war appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

CHR: Detention of Australian nun may discourage humanitarian work

The Commission on Human Rights warned that the apprehension and detention of Australian nun Patricia Fox can set a “dangerous precedent” for foreign human rights defenders. Source link link: CHR: Detention of Australian nun may discourage humanitarian work.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

CHR: Detention of Australian nun may discourage humanitarian work

The Commission on Human Rights warned that the apprehension and detention of Australian nun Patricia Fox can set a “dangerous precedent” for foreign human rights defenders......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

Duterte admits ordering probe vs Australian nun

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte took "full responsibility" for the temporary detention of Australian missionary nun Sister Patricia Fox, admitting he had ordered the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to investigate her. "It was upon my orders, implemented by the BI, and I take full responsibility, legal or ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Duterte on Fox, Law groups on Duterte, North and South Korea | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte takes 'full responsibility' for the temporary detention of Australian missionary nun Sister Patricia Fox.   Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr says his friendship and working relationship with President Rodrigo Duterte remain intact.  Various law groups urge a United Nations expert to probe President Rodrigo Duterte's actions and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Palace: Detention of Australian nun may have been a mistake

The Bureau of Immigration may have committed a mistake in detaining an Australian nun for her supposed partisan activities in the country, the Palace said on Wednesday, as it doubled down on the government’s decision to deny a European socialist entry to the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Australian nun released, faces deportation

A 71-year-old Australian Catholic missionary walked out of detention at the Bureau of Immigration (BI) yesterday, hours after being held for alleged involvement in anti-government activities in violation of the conditions for her stay in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

‘Foreigners should follow the law’

Foreigners – regardless of their race, beliefs or political affiliations – should follow the country’s laws, administration officials and senators said yesterday as they defended the overnight detention of a 71-year-old Australian Catholic missionary and the deportation of an Italian activist......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

‘Foreigners should follow the law’

Foreigners – regardless of their race, beliefs or political affiliations – should follow the country’s laws, administration officials and senators said yesterday as they defended the overnight detention of a 71-year-old Australian Catholic missionary and the deportation of an Italian activist......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

BI detains, releases Australian nun amid furor

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Tuesday released Australian nun Patricia Fox a day after she was ordered detained by BI Commissioner Jaime H. Morente for “violat(ing) the conditions of her stay by engaging in political activities and anti-government demonstrations,” according to a statement by the agency. Mr. Morente acted upon the recommendation of the […] The post BI detains, releases Australian nun amid furor appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

Australian nun freed after overnight detention at Immigration; rights advocates slam ‘harassment’

AN Australian missionary, whom the Bureau of Immigration (BI) arrested late Monday for “attending protest rallies and engaging in political activities,” was released on Tuesday. Sister Patricia Fox was tagged an “undesirable alien” (a person who is not a citizen of the country, and who the government considers should not be allowed to stay in the [...] The post Australian nun freed after overnight detention at Immigration; rights advocates slam ‘harassment’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

Critics ask: If Duterte has nothing to hide, why the crackdown on foreign activists?

Critics of the government slammed the detention of two foreign individuals who were nabbed by immigration officials, saying it raises questions about what the government is trying to conceal......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

Roxas Holdings pushing for mechanization amid aging sugar labor force

INTEGRATED sugar and bioethanol producer Roxas Holdings, Inc. (RHI) said it is pushing for further mechanization on sugarcane farms amid fears of an aging and dwindling work force in agriculture. RHI Chief Financial Officer Celso T. Dimarucut said that while RHI currently does not have any problem with its work force, labor will need to […] The post Roxas Holdings pushing for mechanization amid aging sugar labor force appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

Australia’s Turnbull remains voters’ preferred PM amid leadership speculation

Australian voters want Malcolm Turnbull to remain prime minister, according to an opinion poll on Saturday, as questions about his leadership gain momentum with his coalition facing possibly the 30th straight loss in a major poll on Monday. Australia’s Turnbull remains voters’ preferred PM amid leadership speculation Australian voters want Malcolm Turnbull to remain prime… link: Australia’s Turnbull remains voters’ preferred PM amid leadership speculation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 7th, 2018

Boracay hotel closed amid environment crackdown - Inquirer.net

Boracay hotel closed amid environment crackdown - Inquirer.net.....»»

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