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BI frees Australian nun

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) released from its custody yesterday Sister Patricia Fox, an Australian missionary, a day after she was apprehended pursuant to a mission order that Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente issued due to reports that she violated the conditions of her stay by engaging in political activities and anti-government demonstrations.

Manila, Philippines – Malacañang appealed yesterday to disgruntled employees of Philippine Airlines (PAL) to hold their protest actions “in the proper places,” stressing that the government is duty-bound to ensure the security of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and the safety of passengers. Presidential spokesman Edwin F. Lacierda said the government respects the right […]

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MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang is not inclined to give the proposed P6,000 increase in the minimum salary of government workers due to limited resources. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte acknowledged that they would like to extend a reasonable wage hike for the state workforce but cannot afford it for now. “As much as we would […]

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