Manny Pacquiao was forced to borrow money in order for him to help the victims of super typhoon Yolanda (International name Haiyan) after his bank accounts was frozen over a P2.2 billion tax case by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).
Manny Pacquiao / Image Credit: ABS-CBN
After his victorious fight against Brandon Rios on Sunday in Macau, the Filipino boxing champ then returned to the Philippines so he could give aid to the victims of the massive storm who were his inspiration to win.
But the fighting congressman could do nothing because of the issued warrant of garnishment to banks which prompted to his frozen bank accounts filed by the BIR two weeks before his fight.
“Nais ko po sanang ipaalam sa ating mga kababayan sa Leyte, Samar, Cebu, Bohol at Kabisayaan na kayo po ang aking naging inspirasyon at nagbigay sa akin ng lakas upang muling magwagi,” Pacquiao said during a Press Briefing .
“Nung nangyari po ‘yung kalamidad sa Visayas area, ako po ay nangutang ng pera para po makatulong, makapagpadala ng mga relief goods sa aking mga naghihirap na kababayan doon. Ito po ay sa kadahilanang inihabla po ako ng BIR ng P2.2 billion tax case na wala pong basehan,” he added.
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