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BIR director quotes Bible verse to Pacquiao to remind him of alleged overdue tax obligations
Philstar.com reports that Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) director for Region 8 Rozil Lozares read a Bible verse addressed to boxer Manny Pacquiao to remind him of his alleged pending tax obligations.
Published on: Mar 22, 2012 - 1:24pm

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Philstar.com reports that Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) director for Region 8 Rozil Lozares read a Bible verse addressed to boxer Manny Pacquiao to remind him of his alleged pending tax obligations. According to Philstar.com, Lozares read this passage from the Book of Matthew in Filipino: "The Pharisee asked Jesus if he should pay taxes to Caesar. Jesus took a coin and asked the Pharisee whose face was on it. He replied, 'Caesar's.' Then Jesus said 'Give to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's.'"

The BIR is questioning the fact that Pacquiao's tax dues "dropped from over P100 million in 2008 to only P7 million in 2009." Pacquiao has said that the tax he pays to the BIR is only for his earnings in the country and doesn't include what he earns in his U.S. fights. Pacquiao said he has already paid taxes in the U.S..In this light, the BIR says he still has to submit tax records as proof.

Lozares, on the other hand, probably thought that a Bible passage would have a better chance of getting Pacquiao's attention since the boxer has professed that his faith has been "renewed." Pacquiao has even said, "God told me to retire."

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6 Comments
  • Mark
    Just show the proof that he paid his taxes in US and here in the Philippines. Suggest a recomputation, kung kulang bayaran para maayos na. Para wala na ang isyu ng bible reading at renewed christian pa.
    Mar 23 2012 @ 12:29pm     Reply  
  • @JuanTheMad
    may masabi lang?
    Mar 23 2012 @ 11:41am     Reply  
  • tambay sa kanto
    siempre, sya ang hindi nagbabayad ng tama at nakapangalan sa kanya, kaya sya ang hinahabol ng BIR. Eh di si idol mo ang magalit sa mga binabayaran nya dahil sa hindi pagbabayad ng tamang buwis. Malay ba ng BIR sa mga pangalan ng mga bayaran nyang tao.
    Mar 23 2012 @ 10:13am     Reply  
  • Juan Tha Mad
    Heto na naman ang mga Pinoy na Utak Talangka, ang ng pooh kayo pinag iinitan nyo si Idol eh ang daming malalaking businessman at pulitko ang di nagbibigay ng tamang tax yun ang unahin nyo. At kung tama nga sila na di nakapgbigay ng tama si Idol eh bakit siya ang sisisihin hindi yung taong binabayaran niya pra gumawa tax ekekek nya. Hais mga t**ng talangka naman talaga ...
    Mar 23 2012 @ 08:07am     Reply  
  • Genuine
    If Pacman still has freeloaders who depend on his largesse, then, he just might be on the money pit, precisely because of those bloodsuckers. Could be the reason why he's scrimping paying his taxes.
    Mar 23 2012 @ 02:16am     Reply  
  • Jesuswasablackman
    It's a sure sign he is losing his mind (too many blows to the head?) when Pac-Man claims to have a hotline with the Big Man up there
    Mar 22 2012 @ 05:55pm     Reply  
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