Boxing champ and Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao of Sarangani on Wednesday denied reports that he is an American citizen.
“Hindi ’yun totoo. Ayaw ko nga pag-aralin mga anak ko sa America [It’s not true. I don’t even want my children to study in America],” Pacquiao told reporters.
In her blog, veteran journalist Raissa Robles said that Pacquiao does not want to report his taxes paid in the United States to the Bureau of Internal Revenue because he is an American citizen.
The boxing champ said that he will not turn his back on the Philippines.
Pacquiao said that he will not take any action against Robles for her erroneous report.
“Ipasadiyos ko na lang, may Panginoon naman tayo,” he said.
The Sarangani representative also denied reports that he will bolt the minority bloc at the House of Representatives.
“Pareho naman minority, majority, kaibigan ko naman silang lahat,” he said.