PH acquits drug queen's kid, deports missionary nun

The Philippine government has just acquitted the daughter of a drug queen sued for 5 million pesos worth of shabu (crystal methamphetamine) but has deported a nun, Sister Patricia Fox, doing missionary work in the country.

In his decision, Judge Daniel Villanueva of Regional Trial Court Branch 49 said the evidence against Diana Yu Uy was not enough to convict her and the search warrant used against her was “invalid for lack of probable cause.”

Diana was arrested during a raid on her condominium unit in San Miguel, Manila near MalacaƱang hours after authorities recovered P5 million worth of shabu and bank checks in her mother’s cell at the Correctional Institution for Women (CIW) in Mandaluyong in November last year.

SOURCE: Drug queen’s daughter acquitted. Rey Galupo (The Philippine Star) - October 26, 2018 - 12:00am. Read more at https://www.philstar.com/nation/2018/10/26/1863157/drug-queens-daughter-acquitted

An Australian nun who had criticized President Rodrigo Duterte’s policies, including his brutal war on drugs, arrived home from the Philippines on Sunday, more than six months after the president ordered her arrest and deportation.
The nun, Sister Patricia Fox, 71, who has worked in the Philippines for almost 30 years, had exhausted all legal means to fight her expulsion from the Philippines. She attended her last Mass at St. Joseph’s Church in Manila before leaving for the airport, accompanied by a motorcade of supporters.

She landed in Melbourne on Sunday morning, where she told ABC News: “The human rights abuses are just increasing. It’s a reign of terror.”

SOURCE: Nun Who Criticized Duterte Lands in Australia. By Jason Gutierrez. Nov. 3, 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/03/world/asia/patricia-fox-australian-nun-duterte-philippines.html

Fox, mother superior of the Our Lady of Sion congregation in the Philippines, has been in the country for 27 years, has worked mostly with the urban poor, indigenous peoples, and farmers. At the time of her arrest, she had just joined an international fact-finding and solidarity mission investigating alleged rights abuses in Mindanao. According to a report by Newsweek, Fox had joined protests against the killing of farmers in Mindanao.

Australian missionary Patricia Fox has been on the headlines since she was detained by the Bureau of Immigration upon orders of President Duterte for having a “foul mouth” and alleged “disorderly conduct.” What exactly has the 71-year-old nun done during the 27 years she has been in the Philippines to incur the wrath of the administration?

SOURCE: Who is Sister Patricia Fox and why is Duterte mad at her? By Dan Manglinong - April 19, 2018 - 3:57 PM. www.interaksyon.com/breaking-news/2018/04/19/125029/who-is-sister-patricia-fox-and-why-is-duterte-mad-at-her/

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