MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – If you think the “Fight of the Century” is over, think again.
It is just unfolding in Manila, between Filipino champion boxer Manny Pacquiao and champion taxwoman Kim Henares of the Philippines’ Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).
In the last three years, Henares, BIR commissioner, has been going aftger Pacquiao for alleged tax deficiency now amounting to Three Billion pesos. Because of the boxer’s failure to pay taxes, the BIR has now issued a levy and garnishment order which puts Pacquiao’s properties in danger of confiscation by the government.
Pacquiao has just announced his candidacy for senator, after having served as congressman representing his province of Sarangani. He holds the honor of being the top absentee Congressman.
If he becomes senator, he would go down in history as the highest tax-evading