Sr. Matutina, a Mindanao native, said that her life will always be dedicated to the poor. “My heart will always be for the poor and the victims of abuses.” She added.
Sr. Matutina had tough times on her mission. In 2012, she was labeled “a fake nun” by the Philippine military and accused of being a communist guerilla for the New People’s Army. In the earlier years, she was detained along with two other anti-mining activists for delivering a lecture on environmental awareness to residents of a village..