Manila – Philippine boxer and Sarangani province congressional representative Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao was greeted with “bad news” after winning his fist fight in Macau with Brandon Rios this Sunday.
On Monday, his lawyer Rojas informed Pacquiao that the Bureau of Internal Revenue in the Philippines issued him a warrant of garnishment on his assets two weeks ago, therefore holding his bank accounts including his properties.
The BIR stressed that Pacquiao incorrectly pay taxes, rejecting the legal papers and other evidences showed by his lawyers in order to shut the case.
‘‘The BIR claims I earned more than what I actually did, without any evidence to back it up,” Pacquiao said in a press briefing yesterday as he appear clueless why he is being singled out.
“They ignored the information given by Top Rank and HBO and insisted I have earned more,” Pacquaio added.
Pacquiao expressed dismay with the case given by the BIR and pleads to withhold the case so he can make use of his hard-earned money.
According to Pacquiao, the money he has is the product of his sweat in the boxing ring, thus, he does not deserve the unfair treatment.
Reaching out to Yolanda survivors
Pacquiao humbly requests the BIR to dismiss the case for him to sustain the needs of his family, his workers, and most especially, to be able to extend help to the victims and survivors of super typhoon Yolanda.
Pacquiao make efforts to extend help to the victims as promised, despite his bank account being held.
According to him, he is not able to withdraw even a centavo so he opted to borrow money for all possible support and relief operations.
On Thursday, Pacquiao is expected to visit the typhoon victims in Leyte and to personally hand his promised relief goods.