Robin Padilla Opposes Proposed Lifetime Tax Exemption for Pacquiao

Actor Robin Padilla calls the proposed bill that would give People’s Champ Manny Pacquiao a lifetime tax exemption as unjust in “Tapatan Ni Tunying” this Thursday (January 9).


“If he gets a tax exemption, I’ll complain. Probably you and many people, mostly the poor ones, will protest too,” Robin says.

Robin is referring to Velenzuela Rep. Magtanggol Gunigundo’s proposed tax exemption bill for Pacquiao for making Filipinos proud in the field of boxing, following his controversial P2.2 billion tax evasion case. The actor also said that the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) would not have filed a case against him without basis.

“The BIR would have not sued our ‘Pambansang Kamao,’ our hero, for no reason. With that, Manny has the right to defend himself, but he must never have a tax exemption,” he explains.

Moreover, Robin encourages Filipinos to pay their taxes. Robin says that he fully recognized the importance of settling tax debts after being freed from prison in 1998.

“When I got out from the Bilibid, the Lord blessed me with the right persons to be with, who taught me to prioritize my taxes,” he shares.

Aside from expressing his bold political views, the action star also opens up about his 30-year career in showbiz, as well as his life as a son, a husband, and a father of six.

Don’t miss “Tapatan ni Tunying” (TNT) anchored by Anthony Taberna this Thursday (Jan 9), 4:45 PM on ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Gold. For updates, follow @TNTunying on Twitter or like its Facebook page

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