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Boxer Pacquiao ordered to zip up over tax dsipute
(12-05 17:35)

A court in Philippines imposed a gag order on boxer Manny Pacquiao and the tax bureau as they battle over his allegedly unpaid taxes worth tens of millions of dollars.
The tax appeals court ordered both sides not to make any public comment on the dispute during a hearing about the Bureau of Internal Revenue's allegations that Pacquiao owes US$50 million in unpaid taxes in 2008 and 2009.
Judge Ramon del Rosario told lawyers for both sides “to make no public pronouncements that may create opinion for or against'' in the dispute that erupted just after Pacquiao scored a comeback victory over American Brandon Rios on November 24 in Macau.
“There is a gag order. It was for the best interest of both parties,'' said internal revenue lawyer Felix Velasco after the brief hearing.
He said the order followed a joint motion by both parties as the court postponed the next hearing to January 16.
The boxer did not attend the hearing.

   
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