People's Champ Manny Pacquiao is addressed by Atty. Rozil Lozares, BIR Director for Region 8, of bible verses.
“’Yung mga pariseo tinanong si Hesukristo kung dapat ba magbayad ng buwis kay Caesar. Kumuha siya ng isang coin, tinanong niya 'yung pariseo kung sino ang nakalagay doon na mukha, ang nangdoon po ay ang mukha ni Caesar. Sabi niya ‘Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's,’” said Lozares in an interview.
This is the answer of Bureau of Internal Revenue regarding the tax case of Pacquiao since he is very much into bible verses lately. BIR noticed a big discrepancy in his tax remittances in 2009 compared to 2008 where he paid about 100 million in 2008 and 7 million in 2009.
Pacquiao remained firm that he already paid his taxes in the US. The BIR said that they are willing to give tax credits to the boxing champ only if he will submit necessary documents which Pacquiao failed to do.