Sister Patricia Fox, provincial superior of the Our Lady of Sion Sisters, meets her legal counsel and leaders of the Catholic Church after her arrest on April 16, 2018 at the Bureau of Immigration building in Intramuros, Manila.
The lawyer for an Australian nun detained in the Philippines hopes she will be released within hours and allowed to remain in the country given "she's done nothing wrong".
An immigration statement said Fox was detained after she was "reported to have violated the conditions of her stay by attending protest rallies and engaging in political activities".
The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said she had been working in the Philippines for 27 years.
In a strongly worded statement, Akbayan, a sister organization of PES, condemned the detention and deportation of Filibeck as it pointed out: "This unfortunate incident only shows how paranoid this government is in keeping the rest of the world blind for the damage that President Duterte has done to our country".
Sister Patricia Fox was taken from her home and brought to the immigration bureau in Manila for questioning and could be deported.
Pahilga hopes his client will be released on Tuesday after her passport is checked by the immigration bureau.
The BI said Fox has already appeared before a Special Inquest Prosecutor and was required to submit her passport for further verification.
Ocampo said Fox was part of a fact-finding mission that looked into alleged human rights violations, specifically against farmers, in Mindanao last week.
A representative from the Australian consulate had communicated with Sister Patricia Fox, whose detention on Monday "created an worldwide reaction", former congressman Satur Ocampo told reporters.
BI spokesperson Antonette Mangrobang said Fox, who is a known human rights advocate, was apprehended pursuant to a mission order issued by BI Commissioner Jaime Morente.
"Helping the poor is not a crime and joining peace activities to advocate peasant welfare and human rights is not against the law".