MANILA – An Australian nun who had criticized President Rodrigo Duterte's policy, including his brutal drug war, was scheduled to fly home from the Philippines on Saturday, more than six months after the president ordered her arrest and deportation.

The nun's sister Patricia Fox, 71, who has been working in the Philippines for almost 30 years, had exhausted all legal means to fight her expulsion from the country. She attended her last Mass at the St. Joseph's Church in Manila before she went to the airport, accompanied by a trailer-driven motorcade.

"I will continue to seek justice for the victims and do everything to support people's struggle for a true peace based on justice," said Sister Fox.

She added that she did not harm Mr. Duterte, but wished that he would consider the plight of the "poor and small people, not just the military and business people."


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