This is not the first time that I write a comment about this "move" of Senator Koko Pimentel when he filed a resolution to exempt Pacman from paying tax on his May 2 fight against Floyd Mayweather. This author, Hidelito Pascual, does not know how Pacman was adversely treated by the P-Noy administration because of Pacman's known political loyalty and affiliation to VP Binay's UNA Party. Did he not know that BIR's Kim Henares once ordered garnishment of Pacman's money in the bank as if the BIR wants to let Pacman live a pauper's life? He must be dreaming when he wrote his piece and maybe he only wants to be known for writing a controversial topic to try to grab the limelight because he thinks people will be asking who he is to have thought of writing such unexpected and unsympathetic piece against the popular Manny Pacquiao who is even named "Pambansang Kamao" in our country. The fact that Pacman, a popular world boxer is from the Philippines is already enough to make us proud being a Filipino. Maybe, this man, Hidelito Pascual, does not know the perils that a boxer encounters once he is already inside the ring for we already know how many boxers who lost their lives in that kind of deadly sports? He wants to justify his line of reasoning that our country needs money badly to be used in different badly needed projects in the country. But is he not aware that our country is losing public money in tens or even hundreds of billion pesos being squandered due to inappropriate conduct and mismanagement? What about the money contributions collected from foreign countries and local donors, the last time I heard is that despite the findings of COA that money still remains deposited in the bank by DSWD, administration officials insist that there is no problem because the deposited money is untouched! And to think that typhoon Yolanda survivors are still wallowing in extreme difficulties because of the expected government help that did not come, they still try to behave that there is nothing wrong in withholding the funds intended to help the typhoon victims. Where is their conscience?
Footnote: This comment came out in connection with an article written by one Hidelito Pascual in Cebu Daily News, entitled, "Too much coddling." It came out on March 23, 2015.