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BIR is Against Tax Exemption Policy for Manny Pacquiao

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English: Shortly after the weigh in for the Ma...
English: Shortly after the weigh in for the Manny Pacquiao-Joshua Clottey Fight in Arlington, Texas. In the background are Bob Arum and Jerry Jones (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What can we expect from the Philippine’s Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner, Kim Henares over the tax exemption bill passed by lawmakers for Manny Pacquiao and othe great athletes? Of course, she will do everything in her power to oppose it. Citing that it’s the citizens’ obligations to pay taxes from the start and it’s unfairness to other day to day heroes who are earning less. Does Kim Henares knew the government’s obligations to their people? Hear her out:

Henares opposes bills seeking to exempt Pacquiao from taxes


Bureau Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Kim Henares called the proposal to exempt Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao from income taxes for life unfair.

Henares said some ordinary Filipinos put their lives at stake in their line of work, but are not given tax breaks.

She added that if Pacquiao will be granted a lifetime tax exemption, based on the bill filed by Valenzuela City Rep. Magtanggol Gunigundo, celebrities and other athletes, who also give honor to the country, should also be exempted.

When will the government exhibit protecting the welfare of its people – when it even failed to inspire good tax payers to do more? If the plight of Sabah suicide land claimers had been forgotten after the death of Sultan Jamalul Kiram – where total abandonment was obvious by the Aquino administration, many native Filipinos did not. Just waiting for the right time perhaps for their turn  because indeed, life is like a wheel!

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