Gov’t revokes visa of Dutch missionary | Global News

Gov’t revokes visa of Dutch missionary

/ 05:16 AM February 18, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government has revoked the visa of a Dutch permanent resident in the country who has served as a labor rights advocate for more than 30 years over his supposed links to “terrorist groups.”

But labor group Defend Jobs Philippines belied the accusation against Otto De Vries, a lay missionary from the Diocese of Rotterdam in the Netherlands currently working with the Ecumenical Institute of Labor Education and Research.

Defend Jobs spokesperson Christian Lloyd Magsoy said their members and workers who met De Vries in factory strikes, picket lines, workers’ seminars and gatherings around Metro Manila could vouch for the work he had been doing for human rights and his labor advocacies.


De Vries recently received an order from the Bureau of Immigration canceling his permanent visa based on a letter from the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency accusing him of involvement in terrorist activities.

—Dona Pazzibugan

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.


© Copyright 1997-2024 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.