This is BS. This kid is a hero. He is following his dream and our politicians don’t even care. For one, I think I understand that this boy is so focused! He can make our country proud, yet backward thinkers are holding him down. Go for it Micheal !
MANILA, Philippines — After saying that they had to mortgage their home for their son to go to Sochi when in fact they received government support via the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) and the International Olympic Committee, the family of Michael Christian Martinez, the country’s lone representative to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics has piqued the interest of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).
“Magsisinungaling naman ako kung sasabihin kong hindi ako curious kung nagbabayad ba itong pamilyang ito ng tamang buwis, kasi sabi nila may sarili silang bahay (I would be lying if I told you that I’m not one bit curious if this family is paying correct taxes, because they did admit that they own a house),” said BIR Commissioner Kim Henares.
“It is natural for us to look into it because like we said anytime there is a controversy, we look at the tax compliance because it says a…
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