WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Just days after a group of Philippine (Makabayan) legislators filed a bill to grant Philippine citizenship to 71-year-old Australian missionary Sr. Patricia Fox, President Donald Trump offered the nun U.S. citizenship.
Fox was ordered deported following charges that she violated the terms of her temporary stay in the Philippines. She was accused of participating in political activities which is prohibited under the Constitution.
The Adobo Chronicles spoke with Trump and asked him his rationale for the U.S. citizenship offer to Fox.
The President said that this was consistent with his earlier pronouncement that he would welcome immigrants from white countries.
Many will recall that Trump had questioned why the US would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal.
We could not get hold of Sr. Fox to ask her if she would accept Trump’s offer.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – She violated the law and the conditions of her temporary stay in the Philippines. Now, she is using the law to avoid deportation.
Sr. Patricia Fox, a 71-year-old Missionary nun was ordered deported after violating Philippine immigration law that prohibits foreign visitors from participating in political activity while in the country. She was supposed to have left on May 25 but the timeline was extended to June 18.
But Fox is not waiting for June 18. She practically avoided immediate deportation by marrying a 35-year-old Filipino priest. That marriage entitles her to apply for Filipino citizenship after 5 years — that is, when she turns 76.
The Adobo Chronicles could not verify if the Filipino priest had left the ministry. But we think so since Catholic priests are not allowed to marry. We also don’t know if this was a case of love at first sight.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) –Subject to fact-checking by Rappler and Vera Files – Anti-Duterte retired entertainer Jim Paredes was deported back to Australia at dawn this morning. But it was all in error.
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) arrested Paredes and put him on the first available flight from NAIA to Sydney.
Apparently, overly-eager BI employees mistook Paredes as the Australian who was reported to be engaged in anti-government activities in violation of the Philippine Constitution. Foreign citizens are expressly prohibited to engage in such activities while in the country. Paredes holds Australian citizenship.
The real Australian concerned in the report turned out to be a 71-year-old nun, Sister Patricia Fox.
As he was being escorted to his plane, Paredes kept on shouting, “Look at me, look at me. Do I look like a 71-year-old nun?”