Lone Pinoy Figure Skater Arouses BIR’s Curiosity

martinezMANILA, 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 lot about the character of the person whether they comply with laws including tax laws,” she added.

Besides the alleged mortgage, the family of Martinez also relied on sponsors like Smart and Manny Pangilinan Foundation.

“We will verify if their statement has any basis,” said Henares.  “After that, we shall conduct a comprehensive audit if the donations and monetary support given by the sponsors were properly spent.”

The bureau clarified that like the rest of the country, they too are rooting for the skater, and hopes that he’ll win one or two gold medals. 

Pero paalala ko lang po na yung gintong medalya ay hindi po tax-free (But just a reminder, those gold medals are not tax-free).”

* Thanks to @parengjoserizal on Twitter, and Donmar Pineda on Facebook for the article idea.

[P.S. The original article was based on news that the Martinez family had to mortgage their home to be able to go to Sochi, Russia. Recent developments and news report by GMA News contradicted this earlier story and thus this satire article has been edited to reflect that.]

307 thoughts on “Lone Pinoy Figure Skater Arouses BIR’s Curiosity

  1. WAHAHAHAHAHA!!! I want a follow-up na naglalaway ang BIR pag balik nitong si Michael Christian Martinez ng bansa… Hahahaha!

    • People are on the edge, hard to distinguish satire and news when what you are reading is very realistic and possible. Not hard to imagine. Things will have to improve a lot for satire to become entertaining.

      • Alam ko satirical piece sya. Ikaw, alam mo yung sinasabi nilang “sinasakyan yung trip” nila? GMG din.😉

      • Alam ko satirical piece sya. Ikaw, alam mo yung sinasabi nilang “sinasakyan yung trip” nila? GMG din.😉

    • …very, very disappointing!!!! Michael is a hard working..dedicated athlete who deserves respect as well as to be admired!!,,BUT, whenever money, parents, adults get “big eyes”, this IS commonplace in sports..entertainment, music, etc….. I see it all the time in my 30 years in the sports/entertainment business…LeAnn Rhymes “divorced” her parents when she found her father mishandling her funds when she became a singing sensation at 14…..Lance Armstrong, one of the most successful athletes in the world winning GOLD medals & Tour De France titles 7 times, now admonished!….Michael was supported by one of the wealthiest men in the Philippines, who also is the President of the Philippines Skating Union…yes, Filipinos know him well, the owner of the “Mall of Asia” in Manila…where MIchael skates and the ice rink is located,,,,,need I say more?

  2. I’m just curious, why they are managing to look at the tax record of those small timers where in they can see much better to the big timer whom we don’t know if they also are managing to pay their taxes correctly… hey i believe that today it is better to look at the ants whom are easily to be managed and dealt with rather than those elephants who has to many resources and sources to run away from their obligations… tsk, tsk, tsk…

  3. I’m just curious, why they are managing to look at the tax record of those small timers where in they can see much better to the big timer whom we don’t know if they also are managing to pay their taxes correctly… hey i believe that today it is better to look at the ants whom are easily to be managed and dealt with rather than those elephants who has to many resources and sources to run away from their obligations… tsk, tsk, tsk…

  4. well ms BIR the donation money comes from private sector and how they spent it is totally none of your business. are u curious or just leeching for media interviews and really olympic medals are being taxed??

    • As long as you earned much money and the so called gold medal, age does not matter. We all have to pay taxes….

      • Just wondering if the BIR taxes the sarisari stores, sidewalk vendors and jeepney drivers. If they really do not let anyone get away with it, then they should tax everyone that has an income.

    • No Tersita….parents…adults…money seeking agents ALL are the blame for minors who get caught up in this web…have you not forgotten LeAnn Rhymes who was the singing sensation at 14 and later divorced her father for mismanaging her money as a minor?…asking for money..claiming you are poor….working on the hearts & sympathies of others IS WRONG..at ANY level!…sports is BIG money…I admire MIchael…spoken to him…would do anything to help him, BUT this does shed new light..nothing new,,,when will parents ever learn?????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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  6. wow. .grabe ang BIR wala na talaga silang patawad. .kung sila kaya ang tanungin natin kung ng papabayad ba sila ng tamang buwis. .

  7. WTF???? Not only that the Philippine government didn’t support this athlete, but now BIR is going after them? It just shows how corrupt the Philippine government is. Why can’tthe president support the Philippine athletes instead of focusing on things that we all know is going to be at the back of their minds? Instead of playing deaf to all the corruption that is happening, at leastdo something positive for the country just once by supporting this kid and other athletes. And whyis BIR targeting those who are truthful about their properties and taxes? Why can’t they go after politicianswho are obviously pocketing the people’s money and making the Philippines poorer?

  8. SHIT!!! Wala n ngang suporta ang gobyerno taz ngaung gumwa ang pamilya nya ng praan bgla manghihimasok ang BIR?….. GOVERNMENT CORRUPT NA GANID PA!!!!!!….

  9. please,wag ng ibalita yang ganyang news na walang sense..walang kwenta,,d nakakatulong sa ekonomya ng Pinas…bwisit!!

  10. ahahahahaha!! I like this article which probably made many readers to think that all the events (in this article) were true… however, I hope this article can help poke those who are in power to take a REAL look at what’s happening in our country especially on the following (among others):

    1) Needed support on the country’s well-deserving athletes competing in international/world competitions (not only basketball or target-shooting)

    2) Needed REAL tax collections from those who have been EVADING PAYMENT OF TAXES in billions….

    • Well said…well spoken…well thought out! ..so glad you didn’t get “all emotional” and pass judgement….Michael is an amazing young man, but in reality, he “IS SUPPORTED” by one of the richest men in the Philippines, the owner of the “MALL OF ASIA” where Michael trains at the skating rink at the Mall! oh yes, did anyone mention that he also is the President of the Philippines Skating Union?????? …hint…hint!!!

    • Karangalan na nga ng bayan, sisingilin pa, dapat ipagmalaki at supurtahan ang mga atleta ng pilipinas, bakit hindi tingnan ang mga katiwalian ng mga nagta trabaho sa BIR meron diyan mga bahay at negosyo sa iba’t ibang lugar ng pilipinas, umpisahan muna nilang imbestigahan ang mga empleyado ng BIR.

      • Nag work ako sa BIR dati. Maraming mga suhol dun. I know yung May mga negosyo nag bibigay ng suhol para pababain ang tax Nila. Maraming mga empleyado nag kakapera Dahil sa ganyan. Ewan ko na lang ngayon si Kim Henares na kasi head ngayon Baka mahigpit na. Maraming corrupt talaga jan.

  11. kapal ng mukha nmn ng goberno nung naghahanda di nila kilala ngayon na malamang may maiuuwing pride para sa bansa gagatasan pa …hay naku kung sinuportahan sana di wala reklamo ang taong bayan kaso nganga ang gobyerno natin…marunong lang mangurakot………… di na nga nakatulong

  12. Ang sasama nman ng ugali nyong taga gobyerno karangalan ng bansa ang dinadala ng bata bakit kailangan pang uriratin kung nagbabayad ng tax sila d pa ba sapat sa sarili nila mga paa gumawa ng paraan para mkilahok sa competisyon.Anung bansa ba ang tinatayo nya.Mahiya nman kyo sa Batang ito.Sarili nyong kababayan pa ang humihila pababa sa knya.

  13. “So, What’s News? is a SATIRICAL & FICTIONAL news website. Our aim is to inject humor into everyday news to provide respite to readers who have grown weary with mainstream news organization’s partisan, biased and depressing way of presenting the news.” IS WRITTEN ON THE PAGE.

    • Hmm, it seems the idea of the BIR going after the skater isn’t too impossible for most Pinoys. After all, the BIR went after a lot of people already, like the recent self and publicly proclaimed millionaire. That’s where the confusion between reality and satire comes from. Oh, AND from the obvious disregard for the disclaimer.

    • lagot si admin…ha ha ha ha…marami nagalit sa BIR dahil sa satirical article na ‘to… ha ha ha ha, imbis na matatawa sa news, nagngingitngit sa galit ng iba….

    • I truly love the Filipino people and can understand your feeling of government, especially as an American who “sees” exactly what you are saying! However, that is still no reason to cheat..lie..or lower oneself to “their” level, ….right? Michael is an amazing athlete, but he “IS” supported by one of the richest men in the Philippines: the owner of the “MALL OF ASIA” where he trains at the ice skating rink there…also, did you know that this same gentleman is the “President of the Philippines Skating Union”, which funds his training here in the USA while in California as well as his 6 weeks of pre-Olympic training in Russia??????? ……even the USA skaters could NOT afford to do that,,,most USA athletes flew to Sochi only days before the Olympics unlike Michael’s (4) weeks in the USA and then another (6) weeks in Russia…think about it…who paid for his “entire” family to do this…and imagine how expensive it was??????????????????????????????

  14. So sad to see people who believe everything they read on the net.

    So sad, yet hilarious at the same time!😀

    • Not hilarious,,not sad, but pathetic! …also, probably 100% true too! Michael should be applauded and admired, BUT the parents..adults..and money grubbing agents are another story altogether!…always get the facts, and fact is: Michael is supported by one of the richest men in the Philippines: the owner of the “MALL OF ASIA” where Michael trains at the Mall’s skating rink!!!! ..oh yes, it wasn’t mentioned but he also is the President of the Philippines Skating Union…who puts the money together for him to travel to the USA here in California and travel to train for 6 weeks in Russia…BELIEVE this what you read,,because it is 100% true!

  15. potek naman, wla suporta gobyerno! d na nga sinuportahan at under age pa tax tax tax nanaman ang epal na kim! kapal talga mukha mo kim henares kulang nlng iprint mukha mo sa pera o di kaya mukha mo na mismo! Busit

  16. eh eto kayang si ynarez? curious ako nagbabayad kaya ng tamang buwis to? bakit hindi i lifestyle check tong mayabang at aroganteng babaeng to? di na nga tinulungan ng gobierno ginaganian nio pa…. ang bakuran kaya ng BIR Malinis kaya? Ms Yinares?

  17. pag nanalo ka pre wag kanang bumalik sa Pilipinas… e2 pala gnagawa ng gobyerno aa mga atleta natin… paksh1t

  18. kupal yung mga gumagawa ng ganitong article. dami tuloy nalilito. magsama-sama kayo ng BIR. gago yung author nito

  19. daming alam nitong si henares.. sana bombahin ang kaluluwa mo sa kasisingil mo.. mukhang pera masyado.. lahat tax.. mukha ka ng tax.. sana nakakatulog ka pa com kim henares… si Pnoy kaya nagbabayad ng tamang tax.. pamilya kaya ni kim henares nagbabayad ng tamang tax.. suporta ang kailangan ng mga atletang pinoy.. hindi napapanahon ang paniningil mo ng tax.. BIR ====>> MGA TAONG MUKHANG PERA

  20. SWN you are not too far off… That Bitch in the BIR has been known to do that to whoever goes public (knowingly or not) via the multimedia… Pacquiao and that lady who won a singing contest in Israel became prey to this giant crocodile.!!!…

    One of two things may happen; either madam SA/Kim will actually take your lead and go after the kid or she’ll shy away from it because of this post.?…

    Only one problem though, “shy away” left town… :)))

    • Sana kapag manalo c christian hindi ako pupunta ng malakanyang kahit na c prez magsabi…gagohan na ito!

  21. Bakit ikaw henares nagbabayad ka ba ng tamang buwis?!!!”. Ang daming bilyonaryo sa pilipinas bakit yon hindi mo habolin’… at san ba napupunta ang mga buwis na yan sa mga buwayang nasa gobyerno nanakawin nyo lang..nakakagalit kayong lahat

  22. Let us not be judgmental on Kim Henares. She’s just doing her job. Actually I pity her, because nobody’s helping her. As citizens, we are all subjected to income tax, it’s mandatory to pay our correct income taxes. Hindi nga ako pabor na gawing tax free ang mga OFWs eh. Basta kapag kumita ka, kahit anong edad mo pa at nasaan ka man, donation man ito or pinaghirapan mo, dapat may kaukulang tax ka na babayaran. Kung nakawin man ito ng mga corrupt na public servants, di na trabaho ng BIR ang kasuhan sila, sa ombudsman kayo magsumbong. Basta magbayad tayo ng buwis, sobrahan na natin para suit.

    (A sarcastic comment I made for a satirical article)

  23. Mrs. Kim Henares si Mr. Lucio Tan po ang icheck nyo hndi ung ganitong klaseng tao wla na nga kayong naitulong sa knya bibigyan nyo pa sila ng sakit ng ulo

  24. wala na bang gagawin tong mga epal na ito kungdi UMEPAL NG UMEPAL??? di na nga nakakakuha ng suporta from the office of the president tapos rerepasuhin pa sa tax evasion case (kung meron man?) bakit nagkukulang na ba ng PORK BARREL ang mga AMO NYONG GANID?
    nauubusan na ba kayo ng PAGHAHATI HATIAN???

    wag nyo ng guluhn pa ang focus ng bata at ng kanyang ina na makapagbigay ng karangallan sa bansa!

    hindi katulad nyo puro kahihiyan at kaanumalyahan!!!!

    BAKIT DI SI NAPOLES AT ANG MULTI-BILLION PESO SCAM ANG PAG AKSAYAHAN NYO NG PANAHON!

    napaka-VENDICTIVE TALAGA NG GOBYERNONG ITO!

    nasaling lang ng konti mangangagat agad!!!!

    WAG GANYAN BAKA BUKAS MAKALAWA WALA NA YUNG TINUTUNGTUNGAN NYONG KALABAW KAYO DIN!

    #LeaveMichaelChristianMartinezAlone

  25. NAKAKAPANG INIT NG ULO ANG BIR…. GRABE NA TALAGA KAYONG NASA KATUNGKULAN… ANG DAMING NAGKALAT DYAN NA HINDI NAGBABAYAD NG TAMANG TAX, NDE NYO NGA HINAHABOL… SAMANTALANG ITONG BATANG ITO NA MAGBIBIGAY NG KARANGALAN PARA SA BANSA, KELANGANG NYONG GAWAN NG BACKGROUND CHECK… LUPIT NYO TALAGA… KAYA NDE UMAASENSO ANG BANSA NATIN DAHIL SA MGA PINAGGAGAWA NYO SA GOBYERNO…

  26. Kim Henares, napaka bobo mo naman. Imbis na encourage mo yung tao sa ginagawa para parangalan yung Pilipinas pera iniisip mo. BOBO! AUDIT KA NG AUDIT AT REKLAMO NG REKLAMO YUNG TAX NAMAN NG TAO KUNG SAAN SAAN NAPUPUNTA! IKAW KAYA IAUDIT NAMIN KUNG PANO MO INAAYOS YUNG PINUPUNTAHAN NG PERA? BAKA HINDI LANG KULONG DAPAT SAYO! PERANG NAPASOK LANG NKIKITA MO YUNG NILALABAS NG BIR KAYA ATUPAGIN MO! BOBO!

  27. i just want to challenge Ms. Henares to show all her tax papers to the public including all her assets and liabilities to show to the public that she is faithfully paying her taxes to the government… and she should first check all the government officials first from the President to the members of the Senate and Congress if they are paying the exact tax for all their properties and income before trying to look on the poor kid’s family who’s only hope is to follow his aspirations to become an excellent figure-skater.

  28. Putangna di na ako maglalaro para sa pilipinas kong ganyan. Hoy bir ang pusong atleta na galing pinas di nagpapakamatay sa insayo para kumita o para sa sarili nya kondi para ipakitang me pilipinong magaling sa larangan ng palakasan. Karamihan nga mula sa pagsasanay nila sariling pera na nila ginamit nila nong nag umpisa minsan nga wala ginastos ang pinas sa kanila bigla nalang nyo kukunan ng bwis. Tanong kayo ba tama ba kayo magbayad ng bwis? Kayo ba nasisingil nyo ng tama mga politiko at maimplowensyang tao? Bakit di nyo tanawin at aksyonan ang pamilya ng couangco, binay at ang maiplowensyang mga nilalang dito sa pinas. Papansin ka bir dapat umalis kana sa pwesto mo di ka bagay dyan.

  29. wow ang galing talaga ng gobyerno naten.. eh ung mga kurakot na politicians ung PDAF scandal… di nila sisingilin ng taxes… ay taxes pala un ng mga taong bayan… gago lng BIR.. mga bwisit ng lipunan… walng income taxt return nga eh…

  30. I’m just curious, why BIR is going after the small individuals while when our company proposed to them, particularly to Ms. Henares , a solution to a study regarding forgone govt revenues (VAT) due to smuggling of mobile phones, deadma lang sila. Hay naku.

  31. To admin: wag nalang po sana kayo mgpost ng article na gawa-gawa lang.. maraming mga netizens na d nakaka-intindi ng satire (kawawa naman).. Sira na nga ang reputasyon ng BIR dinagdagan mo pa..

  32. mas nakakatuwang basahin ang comments kaysa sa “article” na to :)) so glad to know most of the people here know what they’re getting mad about (just in case some of you dont understand this either, its a sarcastic comment) <—— shocking right?

  33. dito magaling ang nasa GOBERYO! sa TAX! sana pwedi din naming iaudit kung saan napupunta ung tax na binabayad ng bawat Filipino🙂

  34. dito magaling ang nasa GOBYERNO! sa TAX! sana pwedi din naming iaudit kung saan napupunta ung tax na binabayad ng bawat Filipino🙂 siguro tax free na po ang pag audit noh??

  35. bullshit talaga ang gogyerno at BIR wala na nga kayong suporta puro tax pa nasa utak nyo pati medalya na pinag hirapan ng tao at para din sa karangalan ng bansa ita tax nyo pa,bwesit…ulanin sana kayo ng karayom may kasamang asin…

  36. watahek!!! wala na bang ibang pwedeng maisip na matino itong si BIR COMMISSIONER natin???!!! Kakahiya po kayo. DAPAT I-TAX FREE PA NGA ‘YUNG MGA NAGBIBIGAY NG DANGAL SA ATING BANSA. Ikaw MAM, ano bang dangal ang naibibigay at ibibigay mo para sa bayan? BAkit hindi ‘yung klarong malalaking negosyante na malinaw namang hindi nagdi-declare ng tamang kita ang bubusisihin ninyo! Doon may makukuha kayo. Sa klaro lang di kayo ngtatrabaho ng tama. lagi lang siguro kayong nakaharap sa telebisyon at doon inaabangan kung sino ang pwedeng tirahin. Magtrabaho kayo, punta ng kalye at doon tingnan kung sino ang hindi nagbabayad ng tamang buwis, ‘yun ang nararapat ninyong gawin MAM COMMISSIONER!

  37. pati ba naman gintong napanalunan sa isang kompetisyon may buwis din??? Aba dapat pala hindi na tayong mga atleta sasabak sa mga kompistisyon na kahit pala nakapagbibigay tayo ng dangal sa ating bansa kung may buwis man din. huh!! ano’ng klase kayo mag-isip?

  38. These people representing your country tapos ta tax niyo pa haha ! dapat binabayaran niyo yan at binibigay niyo lahat para manalo . sa ibang bansa lahat ng tulong binibigay nila , nagpapatayo pa sila ng mga malalaking structure para makapag ensayo ang mga sportsman , tayo pag may nakitang pagkakakitaan nanakawan pa hahaha mga bobo talaga

  39. I applaud your attempt to inject humor into news but this one is no satire. This is a complete fabrication and borderline malicious. Try to be more responsible. Not everyone is as perceptive and objective. You should read the comments left by people in Facebook sharing this article.

    • Sorry Eli…I admire & adore Michael as an athlete & human being, BUT, it is the adults..parents,,and the ones not skating who create this web….sad to say, there is more truth (probably 100%) then any one of us wants to believe, but working in sports & entertainment for 30 years, I seen it all!…please refer to my other comments for more facts….KEEP Strong Michael & rise above those who see personal gain!.

  40. palagay ko maganda seguro kung putulin na lang ang ulo ni henares tapos ipayong sa trophy para kahit papano may maeambag naman sya sa pamayanan…grabe na talaga ito kung magisip,imbes na e encourage ang tao para kuminang sa paligsahan puro kabulastugan ang alam, e kung ang tulad nina JPE,GMA at yung iba pang sangkot sa katiwalian na lang ang inatupag parang may sense pa siya sana e…

  41. So, What’s News? (SWN…the source) is a SATIRICAL & FICTIONAL news website. Our aim is to inject humor into everyday news to provide respite to readers who have grown weary with mainstream news organization’s partisan, biased and depressing way of presenting the news..ha ha ha…News satire, also called fake news, is a type of parody presented in a format typical of mainstream journalism, and called a satire because of its content.

    Ngek ngek pinatulan….

  42. dapat sana bigyan nating parangal ang ating kababayan na nag excel sa laBs ng TING BNSA LIKE SPORTS, MRS. HENQARES PUT IT IN YOUR KUKUTI KON MAYROON K NA HINDI BIRO ANG SASALI SAQ OLYMPICS, IKAW KAYA MAGBANAT NANG BTO PARA MANALO PAGKATAPOS KUNIN NANG GOBERNO IYONG BUHIS NA PINALUANAN HINDI BA MASAKIT. BOBO ITONG BIR HEAD NA ITO PASIKAT SIYA NI PINOY NA PRESIDENTE NA BOBO RIN BUWIWI BUWISIT BULLSHIT KAYONG LAHAT DIYA N GOBERNIO NI PINOY, SANA TAMAAN KAYO NANG KIDLAT

  43. Kalokohan tlga ang BIR pati na itong gobyerno. Gusto lng mgpayaman sa pwesto. Daming rules. Daming laws. Bobo nman sa pag enforce. Alam lng gawin ay maningil ng buwis para mas malaki budget next at malaki din kick-back. Mahirap ayusin ang ganyan pag-iisip. Tawag sainyo ay lisensyadong magnanakaw dahil nasa likod nyo ang batas. Mas masahol p kau sa mga ordinaryong magnanakaw. Tax is the life blood of the government. But government official are the leeches that’s sucking out the life blood of this government and this country. Tingin muna kau sa salamin bago kau tumingin sa iba. Lakas nyo magdemand mgbayad ang tao ng tax pero sinasayng nyo lng nman. Para kaung mga unggoy na nakahaw ng baril – ndi alam gagawin kya inaabuso nlng para sa pansariling kapakanan.

  44. Pls check ang tax acct ni Henarez and you will find out, Mali Mali declaration Nya ng tax. Nandadaya din pala!

  45. grabe, yung mga mayayamang hindi nagbabayad ng tamang buwis hindi nga nilainiimbestigahan. yung mga nagbibigay ng karangalan sa bansa gaganyanin nyo pa? kakapal ng muka nyo. e sa bulsa nyo lang naman napupunta tax na binabayad namen. mga hayup.

  46. hahahaha anak ng potek LOL! dame kong tawa dito hahaha!!! paalala lang ho, ung gintong medalya hinde po yan tax free!!! hahahhaha… kalerkey…. satirical post! mag isip nga kayo, pabugso bugso ang damdamin ng mga kabobahan. haha,, galit na galit eh!

  47. Ang gobyerno natin talaga..super..instead na ipakita muna nila ung support nila sa ating lone skater, tax na agad ang nasa utak…grabeh…mga mukhang pera….u r a jinx to Martinez…give ur moral support instead

  48. kaya kahit naghirap ako sa ibang bansa mas tinitiis ko pa kesa nasa pinas ako.baka pag umutot ako i tax pa ako.

  49. manalo ka sana michael ng gold medal para ma tax free ka??????……. kasi ibbigay mo kay henares ung gold medal mo souviner nya…..

  50. ….. it’s a waste of my time …i don’t read such crazy and evil articles…. all it does, is creating confusion animocity and anger on a lot of people…. fool, where is the laughter???

  51. Can we start the audit on the Gov’t officials including Henares ? Don’t waste your time on the small fish. Go for the Giants or The Big ones.

  52. Andaming naloko ng article haha galing! pero seriously maiinis ka talaga if mangyayari nga yung nakasulat.

  53. taena hindi na nga kayang suportahan ng gobyerno ang mga atleta binabaon pa sa tax amputa. Kapag may parangal aligaga naman sa pagrampa.
    Nauubusan na ata ng pataba ang mga buwaya? Hanep

  54. sat·ire

    /ˈsaˌtīr/

    noun

    noun: satire

    1.

    the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.

  55. i really thought that if qyour represented your country for an international sports event like the olympics/winter olympics and you won the gold medal, you would be tax exempted. wow, what a douche government.

  56. kingina pati ba nman gintong medalya? yung gintong ngipin ba may tax din?haha..pano yung gintong medalya ng mahirap na cum laude, sisilipin din ba kung pwede?

  57. may tinatago yang si henares,, malamang nagnakaw yan ng pera ng BIR para hindi mahalata gagawin lahat para makakuha ng pera sa ibang tao…

  58. The commissioner of taxation of one of the most corrupt countries in the world, makes this astounding statement… it says a lot about the character of the person whether they comply with laws including tax laws,” .

    I think we have to take it as a joke, no offence meant.

  59. Ang galing galing mangolekta at manita sa tax. pero ang serbisyo ba ng gobyerno sa publiko eh maayos? Ni wala nga tayong maayos na healthcare na libre galing sa gobyerno gaya ng libreng MEDICARD, MAXICARE, Ultimo mga basic needs like food and water may TAX wala na yatang isang bagay dito sa Pilipinas na hindi na nilagyan ng TAX. Ang nakakasama pa ng loob dito sa bawat mamayang Pilipino eh isusubo nalang sa pamilya yung kinikita eh ninanakaw pa ng mga Pulitikong Sakim at Nilulustay lang ang pera ng mamamayan.

  60. Hindi q na alam kng minsan kng anu ba tlga tlga gsto ng gobyerno..lalong maging mahirap mahirap ang pilipino..at yumaman ang mga kurakot na pulitiko..prang iniisip ko 2loy bkit pa q nging PILIPINO kng ang GOBYERNO q ang ngpapakahirap xa mga tao!!!

  61. its neither funny or make sense.. the question here is, WHY DO WE ALWAYS LOOK DOWN ON PEOPLE WHO MADE THIS COUNTRY TO BE PROUD OF…

  62. curious my ass. Bat di sya ma curious sa kinikita ng mga ibang politiko? this is BS…. di mu masisi yun mga umaalis ng pilipinas at nag papalit ng citizenship. hay nako….

  63. Yung mga ngrepresent sa bansang Pilipinas wala or limited support financially lng ntatanggap from the government pero if nanalo or nkakuha ng malaking premyo ayan gusto pa makihati ni madam kim henares sa premyo kapal muks din! Sna ikaw yung nghirap ng ilang years tpos gnun2 ka lng uungkat at mkihati sa mkukuha. I know taxes should be legal pro parang bastos na masyado gingawa ni kim prang nkakahiya ka!

  64. Reblogged this on Little Miss Marikit and commented:
    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 !

  65. Yeah yeah yeah!!! Blah blah blah!!! BIR leave the poor family alone. We haven’t heard any cases solve by your agency that involve those rich filty people who own malls and airline company.

  66. Get real BIR! I pity you. His family is just a small fish, you can’t even catch the big fish who earns millions and does not pay correct taxes! You’ve got nothing else to do? scratch your ass!

  67. Maghunusdili kayong lahat. Eto po ay isang satire. Paki-google ang definition ng satire. In fact, ang website na eto ay “satirical.”

  68. So, What’s News? is a satirical & fictional news website. Our aim is to inject humor into everyday news to provide respite to readers who have grown weary with mainstream news organization’s partisan, biased and depressing way of presenting the news.

  69. Ang O.A. naman. Di na nga sinuportahan ng gobyerno eh. Now that our kababayan, our LONE kababayan is doing well in the Olympics, eepal sila ngayon. Puro sila tax, tax, tax. Di naman nauuwi sa tamang kauwian ang lintik na tax na yan. Did they even provide our kababayan with some help? Help during training? Help on the way to the Olympics? Help while playing for our dear Philippines abroad? Did they? I don’t know. I am just a tax payer.

  70. isa pa nga lang ang representative natin ganyan ka na mag-react ma’am… paano na kung ang bawat game sa sochi ay meron tayong representative…. (repost: well ms BIR the donation money comes from private sector and how they spent it is totally none of your business. are u curious or just leeching for media interviews and really olympic medals are being taxed??) please look on your left, on your right, your back and front… baka mahilo ka sa dami ninyong corrupt na opisyal! mga sarili niyo muna ang usisain niyo bago itong nag-iisang representative natin sa #sochi2014…

  71. How I wish this line form BIR Commissioner Kim Henares “it says a lot about the character of the person whether they comply with laws including tax laws,” is also true about BIR Commissioner Kim Henares.

  72. All we have at this time in our country are stupid & corrupt government officials. To hell with these leeches

  73. Dito kasi saten, kailangan sumikat ka muna bago nya silipin ung TAX mo…wala sa ayos, parang tinamaan lang ng saltik.

    Kapatid daw nina Kimmy at Dora ung BIR commisionera.

  74. i hate our country’s system. buwis-buhay din ang ating mga athletes dala ang ‘dangal’ ng pilipinas. no wonder only few courageous athletes, (this one going solo) go to international sports competition. they’ve exerted much effort, nakatingin at nakaupo lang ang b.i.r., pero pag may makokolekta na, ang dami na sinasabi. run after corrupt officials first!!! mas malaki makokolekta niyo duon!!! (~tao lang po).

  75. kung naglalakad ka sa kalsada konting ingat…. wag dumura kung saan saan baka d natin alam taxable na rin…

  76. can you kindly check if hacienda luicita is also paying the right taxes? if the cabinet members also paying the right taxes? just asking lang po

  77. hindi kasi nila mahabol ang pera kay napoles kaya kung meron silang makukuhanan ng funds na nawawala ora orada nila kukuhanan. Bakit nila tinitignan ang mga donation ng SMART at foundation ni Mr. Pangilinan kung naspent properly e di nmn sa BIR galing ang pero kung meron dapat mag question kung paano nagastos ang pera na binigay ng isang company e sila ang dapat magaudit no hindi ang BIR. EARNINGS lang ng isang tao ang dapat nila computin hindi un binibigay ng mga may malasakit sa isang tao.. MEANING.. ang donation sa atin ng ibang bansa e hindi tax free so dapat they should investigate kung napunta nga at nagastos ng gobyerno ito sa tamang paraan..

  78. Wait till u hear about properties of corp. being subjected to appraised value instead of corporation’s book value when computing a decease shareholder’s estate. Talking about govt. violating its’ own rules.

  79. …..whether they comply with laws including tax laws,” ………..Really???????? give me a break!!!!!! Bunch of crooks!!!! Style niyo bulok!!

  80. ….whether they comply with laws including tax laws,” ….REALLY????? Give me a beak!!! BUNCH OF CROOKS!!!! Style niyo bulok!!

  81. This is really bad. sna man lng tinapos muna nila ung laban ni michael bago ngsalita itong BIR. hnd b nila alam n mkaka apekto to s performance ni Michael?

  82. di ata alam ng karamihan dito kung anong meaning ng “S-A-T-I-R-E”

    eto clue o.. nakikita nyo yung SWN logo? hindi yan CNN.
    tapos basahin yung sa baba ng logo. please lang.
    🙂

  83. Satire is satire, at nakakatawa yung hindi makakuha nito. Pero kung titignan mo, when satire borders the apparently real reality, then mapapaisip ka nga. ah ha ha. Mukhang ginogoyo at pinapaikot lang tayong mga ordinaryong pinoy ng mga naghahari-harian sa atin.🙂

  84. Well now, it has come to a conclusion that if you have any complaints about government financial support or lack thereof, you can be assured that the current government administration will unleash BIR headed by Miss Henares as a countermeasure. Makes sense?

    P.S. This is a satire article so I invoke my freedom of speech..🙂

  85. ibebenta muna nila yung gold medal saka nila kukunin yung cash…palibhasa kasi gusto ng mga yan, cash on hand…haha..ayaw nila ng gold medal na sasagisag sana kung papalarin sa bansa natin…wow BIR!!! sumusobra na kayo..!! tayo pa nga binibigyan ng karangalan ng mga taong yan hinuhuthutan niyo pa..!!! grabe talga ang epekto ng pagkawala ng PORK BARREL..!!! SALUDO KAMI SA PAGKA CORRUPT NINYO!!!! WOW!!!

  86. WOW WALANG KONSIDIRASYON… KUNG GANYAN PALA KA HIGPIT E BAKIT DI MALALAKING TAO ANG SILIPIN NYO? PASIKTA LANG SA MALILIT NA TAO………….. TAPOS MAGING TRANSPARENT KAYO KUNG SAN NAPUPUNTA ANG NAKUKUHA NYONG BUWIS… PAG DIPA YUMAMAN PILIPINAS NYAN… EWN KO LNG……

  87. “….After that, we shall conduct a comprehensive audit if the donations and monetary support given by the sponsors were properly spent.” —- FUGGING HENARES. WALA KAYO PAKELAM SA DONATION AT MONETARY SUPPORT! NAMO!

  88. A very disgusting move from the philippine government especially from BIR. Obviously, the head of the bureau is bias in implementing tax laws. I ashamed of my government!

    I invoke my freedom of expression.

  89. Your government taking taxes and fees from people, you are literally paying for living in YOUR OWN country. What does government gives you back??? Free education? No. Free medical support? Again no. Maybe they have retirement fund? Helping young families? OOOHHH LOOOOL
    FO BIR!

  90. Well, it doesn’t matter kung satire man o hindi…di naman malayong mangyari . Tutoo naman na we really have high tax rates, lahat na halos binuwisan. Dapat sa laki ng ponding nalililkom ay comfortable na ang buhay ni Juan dela Cruz. Ang kaso ay hindi.
    Ang resulta ng article na ito ay mas marami tuloy nagagalit sa BIR pitbull na si Henares.

  91. Hello!!!! Hayaan munang makipag-compete Ang bata! Kung anu-ano na pinakikialaman! Gumawa na nga ng paraan Ang panilya para matuloy lang Ang bata makipagcompete as Olympics. Supportahan na lang naten si Mixhael , ok! Gobyerno, mas marami pang ibang problema abg bansa. In Ang unahin! Letche!

  92. NAku..walang pagbabago! ito na naman ang BIR.. sana lang yung mga nakukuha nyong buwis sa taong bayan eh mapunta sa maayos ..hindi yung napupunta lang sa bulsa ng mga politician! Gobyerno nga naman!

  93. GANYAN ANG GOBYERNO NG PINAS IMBES NA SUMUPORTA. IISIPIN ANG KANILANG MAKUKUHA. KAWAWA NAMAN ANG NAG PAPAKAHIRAP KINAKALTASAN PA NG TAX. PAANO KAYA YUNG MGA MILYONARYO AT BILYONARYO NA MGA TAX EVADER LAGING ABSWELTO SA KASO NG TAX

  94. Tangina dis! Anu to, kung hindi sisikat or sikat ang tao hindi niyo pagkakainterisang silipin ang taxes nila? WTF BIR!

  95. Hay naku magiging palaisipan pa kayo ni MICHAEL masisira pa concentration ng bata s ini issue nyong ito, hindi po makakatulong yang pinagsasabi nyo, baka imbis na maka perfomr ng maayos ang bata e poroblemahin pa nya yan mga sinabi nyo, sana inantay nyo na munang matapos ang laban nya sana magisip naman kayo kapag may time…. e ano gagawin nyo

  96. yun lang…. nagsakripisyo ka para sa karangalan ng bayan, biruin mo yun pala pag sakaling manalo ka ng ginto ay hindi pala tax free yun. Wow, I wonder why walang Pinoy na nagexcel, bukod sa kulang na nga yung budget for the training pagnanalo ka pa at may medalya mamomoroblema ka pa ng pang bayad sa tax. What a shame…. papano kaya pag di nakapagbayad ang athlete? Kulong yari….

  97. malinis din kaya itong pinuno ng BIR or baka kahit itong wlang kwentang taong to ay subra subra pa ang dumi sa sarili nya. gawin mo nalang trabaho hindi na ipahiya mo pa ang tao sa artikolo mo.. pwede kanamang mag imbestiga o mag impose ng tamang batas sa palagay mong tama sang ayon sa nasasakupan mo. Mas sikat kana kaysa sa mga TV personality.

  98. This is just bull.. ugh. Is it really necessary? I mean, this kid is doing his best for the Honor and Glory of our country. Why do you need to speculate him this much? Questioning his sacrifices? Doubting his actions? Come on.

  99. Hmmmmm…. How about the recruitment agency? Niloko nila at penag perahan ang mga ta ong bayan pa abroad, hinabol ba yan ng BIR sa taxes???

  100. Walang kwenta Phil government!!! Buti kng may pinupuntahan ang mga tax na binabayad ng tao lahat nasa bulsa niyo lang. Wala kayong kwenta!!! Hindi na kayo naawa sa kapwa pilipino. Ohhhh please have a little soul!!!

  101. HAHAHAHA! Galing mang bukalkal ng taxes pra sa mga taong nag sisikap ng todo. puhunan ang dugo pawis at katawan pra makamit ang kaginhawaan. tutokan niu nalang ung mga opisyalis ng bayan. sayang ung perang winawaldas nila pang tulong at pang suporta sana sa mga taong nagbibigay ng karangalan sa ating bayan.

  102. based from the fact that the attlete has to go outside the country for the rigorous training….that 2.5 million pesos..if i shall estimate ..all in all that was been said …as a help from the different institution, NGO and GO is not enough……imagine….a daily expensens of $600 for the training…which includes the coach per hour rate, the facilities, anothers…$600 if you convert it into Peso…is around 26,400@44…..and multiply it to 6 months ….assuming…in a month he will used the facilities for the trainig…25 times and in 6 months…it will be…..3.7 milliom pesos…….which is not enough for those help….and i do believed that the mother is telling the truth……..remember…..they are spending it in the states in dollar……..but i could not beleived this ….BIR cheif….is taking suspicions on the matter……she probable not gone to the states…..and spend daily $ consumption there……..why not focus their attention to those big time smugglers and corrupt politician and those in the government who usually manipulate the peoples hard earned tax money…..

  103. Michael Martinez, don’t mind them!
    Nakikisaw lang yan, kasi sikat ka na
    And wala kasi sila ibang magawang ikakarangal ng bansa natin. Not like
    you guys!

  104. Si naman aq mashadong na shock, m sure alam n pinoy ang ibig sabihin ng fictional at satire kaso mahilig lang tlga makisawsaw aad sa mga usapin na walang basehan at lahat halos pinaniniwalaan, bihira sa pinoy ang analytical.. Mas nakakarami ang ganyan wala eh, sad to say yan ang masang pinoy

  105. Do you raging dumbasses even try to look at the source? So What’s News does FAKE stories. It’s just like people today to just be so eager to get angry about the first thing they see on the Internet that they don’t even bother verifying. And you wonder why this country’s shit. Yeah, it’s the corrupt politicians. But it’s also thanks to you gullible fucks.

  106. kafal ng BiR maningil ng tax…Go BIR sisirin nu ang ilalim ng dagat at ilamin ng lupa bka mga tao pa nka tira dun na hindi magbbyad ng tx pra pang dagdag sa mga nanakawin pang pera ng mga government official…Sad to say ang tingin ng mga tao ngayon sa mga goverment officials magnnakaw lalo bumaba ang level philipine goverment..

  107. para saan b ang BIR? parang wala nmn ata n itutulong yan at nag papahirap pa useless lng ung tax n binabayad sa knila eee…

  108. Lucio Tan, Henry Sy, Gokongwei’s, Ayala’s, Lopezes and other so called tycoons are they paying their due taxes? Bureau of Zacchaeus Revenue paki explain nga po?

    • Some people are they checking sources before commenting on news articles that aren’t even TRUE? Bureau of I Believe Everything I Read on the Internet at First Glance paki explain nga po?

  109. Hahay…wala na bang magawa kundi kailangan inbestigahan kung sino man ang dumadalo ng kompetition sa labas ng bansa?puro TAX ang nasa isip..,.pwede KARANGALAN naman?pag kung ganon huwag na lang kayong sumali…

  110. why dont they just cut this dreaming kid some slacks!
    they cant even strictly audit corrupt government offices’ funds and budgets well if properly allocated/spent.
    whatever, sir! pls stop pretending you’re doing your job well when you cant even manage how the goverment spends our public revenue well…
    we need concern and not a show off.

    • By the way, it’s “slack.” Not “slacks.”

      anonymous cant even strictly use the right word for his stupid thoughts

  111. why dont they just cut this dreaming kid some slacks!
    they cant even strictly audit corrupt government offices’ funds and budgets well if properly allocated/spent.
    whatever, sir! pls stop pretending you’re doing your job well when you cant even manage how the goverment spends our public revenue well…
    we need concern and not a show off.

    • Aw, you’re such a good person, speaking out against this horrible act of Kim Henares for the sake of the dreaming kid!

      Not. Your sympathy for the kid is nice, but you’re still a dumbass, and this is satire. Meaning it’s not true.

      We need the sympathy of people who check sources before they actually read everything they see on the internet, not the sympathy of dumbfucks like you.

    • satire means it’s not true. check your sources and don’t believe everything you see on the internet at first glances Anonymous

      idiot.

  112. bat ang galing ng Bir targeting ang mga maliit na isda sa dagat gayong napakaraming malalaking balyena pating at buwaya dahil ba di ito kaya ng lambat ni kim henares?

    • bat ang galing mo maniwala ng hindi naman totoong storya? SATIRE PO, TANGA. Ang galing mong magsalita hindi naman totoo yung pinagiiyakan mong parang gago. Mahiya ka nga sa sarili mo, “Troy Gonzales.”

  113. hahahaha! Maam Kim Henares, eh kay PNoy po ba di kayo curious kung nagbabayad ba ng tamang buwis? o di kaya c Sir Danding Cojuangco? CURIOUS lang din po kami. hahaha!

    • weird….. Just as these idiots have the right to react to news articles that aren’t even true, we also have a right to make fun of the VERY REAL stupidity of aforementioned dumbasses. BOBO.

  114. Not everybody reads everything. Like me i didn´t know it was satire at first. Sometimes people just skim through you know. So title and subtitles lang ang napansin agad. Hindi rin lahat bumasa hanggang sa pinakahuli. At saka maraming d nakabasa sa unang article. D naman napakaseryoso nito so cool lang lang po. No need to make fun of others.

    • Are you telling the people who actually know it’s satire to cool it? Why don’t you tell the people who don’t understand what it is to cool it? They’re the ones getting angry for no reason except that they’re stupid, don’t look at the source, and believe everything they see at first glance.

      At least the ones informing the gullible fucks that it /is/ satire are trying to help curb the ignorance and uncalled-for rage. I didn’t know it was satire either, but I checked around BEFORE typing a thoughtless comment about how it is T0TA11@Y TR00 and how Kim Henares needs to die or whatever.

      Just as these idiots have the right to make fun of people in news articles that aren’t even true, we also have a right to make fun of the aforementioned dumbasses. So why don’t you let people tell it like it is instead of playing a useless “peacemaker.”

  115. dapat silipin din nila ang ibinabayad ng mga doktor at abogado na mas mababa pa ang binabayaran kaysa mga guro!!!!! Kung iisipin mga mansion ang tinitirhan ng mga yan!

  116. as usual, concerned govt offices/agencies are sooooo quick to “chase” ordinary persons . .. . but sooooooo SLOW in running against big time people like enrile, jnggoy estrada, revilla, etc . . .. . . . pls “rush”on these kind of people . .. . . ordinary workers are sacrificing their own personal needs because of high withholding taxes fr salaries . .. . . . only to be placed inside the pockets of these KAPAL MUKS NA POLITICIANS!!!!!!

    • As usual, feeling-concerned people are soooooo quick to “speak out” against horrifying acts of government officials. .. . but sooooooooo SLOW in checking sources and not believing everything they see on the internet!

      Guess what, dumbass? This is satire. It’s not real. The government may make decisions we should contest, but why don’t you check if what you’re reading about is something they actually did before you start whining. Only then do you have the right to whine like the fucking baby you are. KAPAL MUKS NA TANGAAAAAA!!!!!!

  117. [P.S. The original article was based on news that the Martinez family had to mortgage their home to be able to go to Sochi, Russia. Recent developments and news report by GMA News contradicted this earlier story and thus this satire article has been edited to reflect that.]

    Yung mga tangang nagsasabi na satire lang to, nabasa nyo ba yan?

    oo, alam namin na satire lang to. pero kung nagbabasa o nanunuod kayo ng balita sa tv, siguro narining nyo na to. baka sa sobrang talino nyo eh di nyo na-gets ung context ng satire na to. na malamang eh un ung pinag-uusapan ng karamihan dito.

  118. “Pero paalala ko lang po na yung gintong medalya ay hindi po tax-free (But just a reminder, those gold medals are not tax-free).” qouted!!!!
    Filipino corrupted mentality, as always!!!!! Please move on, you leaches!!!!!!!!!!!!!and start all over to develop your mentality from scratch.Thank youx

  119. “Pero paalala ko lang po na yung gintong medalya ay hindi po tax-free (But just a reminder, those gold medals are not tax-free).”
    Napaka tanga ng nmn ng BIR… may presyo n pla ngaun ang gintong medalya… magkano b un mka bli nga…

  120. As an American citizen, I am appalled to learn of the treatment being given a true hero of the Philippine people…. it is such a shame that you elect and support such a corrupt regime of criminals. I see how your country remains lacking in so many areas, primarily education and and sanitary water and sewer systems. It should be obvious to the Philippine People that the time has come to reclaim your country and set sail for the development of an honest and democratic society. Revolution is difficult and often requires great sacrifice, check our history
    from the mid 1700’s through the early 1800’s. I can tell you in 2014, the sacrifices were worth the price our ancestors paid. Michael Christian Martinez is the kind of person , the kind of spirit to rally around. He tells the world what a wonderful People your are. Myself and many Americans like me, are calling upon our government to stop aid to your corrupt officials and to pledge our support to a brave new regime who will put humanity in the forefront of their leadership. I wish you the very best in the development of country who put the PEOPLE FIRST…FREEDOM TO GROW !!!!! DEVELOP YOUR COUNTRY THROUGH EDUCATION AND HIGHER LIVING STANDARDS GOOD LUCK MICHAEL

  121. As an American citizen, I am appalled to learn of the treatment being given a true hero of the Philippine people…. it is such a shame that you elect and support such a corrupt regime of criminals. I see how your country remains lacking in so many areas, primarily education and and sanitary water and sewer systems. It should be obvious to the Philippine People that the time has come to reclaim your country and set sail for the development of an honest and democratic society. Revolution is difficult and often requires great sacrifice, check our history
    from the mid 1700’s through the early 1800’s. I can tell you in 2014, the sacrifices were worth the price our ancestors paid. Michael Christian Martinez is the kind of person , the kind of spirit to rally around. He tells the world what a wonderful People your are. Myself and many Americans like me, are calling upon our government to stop aid to your corrupt officials and to pledge our support to a brave new regime who will put humanity in the forefront of their leadership. I wish you the very best in the development of country who put the PEOPLE FIRST…FREEDOM TO GROW !!!!! DEVELOP YOUR COUNTRY THROUGH EDUCATION AND HIGHER LIVING STANDARDS GOOD LUCK MICHAEL

  122. ung iba dito ang bobo niyo… satire news lang to means fictional lang gawa-gawa lang… nakakatawa kayo mga ungas! LOL

  123. Wow really ha! e kayo kayang mga nasa BIR nag babayad ng tamang tax? at saka pag kayo pina audit isa-isa sigurado kayong lahat lalabas na nag babayad ng tama ring tax? Pag sure lang kayo ha pag may time LMAO!

  124. pag initan nyo un mga magnanakaw sa gobyerno natin,dapat nga maging proud pa tyo for the Martine family,isinanla ang lupat bahay para sa pangarap ng anak at malaking karangaln naman ng pinas kung manalo,matalo or manalo still he’s the philippine pride….ang daming dapat pag initan at ikulong,Napoles,Biason,Revilla,Estrada,Enrile at kung sino sino pa,proven guilty na,nililitis…QUE CLASSE?????

  125. Hehehe! Magbasa-basa naman kayo kung totoo ito o hindi para hindi masayang ang reaction nyo. Satirical at fictional nga eh! Ibig sabihin hindi totoo na balita at for entertainment only…OMG:)

  126. So, What’s News? is a SATIRICAL & FICTIONAL news website. Our aim is to inject humor into everyday news to provide respite to readers who have grown weary with mainstream news organization’s partisan, biased and depressing way of presenting the news.

  127. disgusted! Micheal is yet to fight a battle for our country’s honor and here goes the issue about taxes…What a shame!

  128. HELLO PO MGA MADLANG PEOPLE. KUNG DI PO NINYO MAINTINDIHAN KUNG ANO ANG SATIRE – EH WAG NA LANG MAGCOMMENT. I-GOOGLE MO NA LANG KAYA ANG SATIRE PARA MALAMAN MO ANG KAHULUGAN. SALAMAT PO.

  129. wtf!!! lahat nlng..!! kung sinuportahan ng government yung expenses ng athletes ntin eh d sna hndi na nla kylangan ibenta yung bahay nila!!! at sila b malakas loob maningil sila n nga wlang naitulong!!! BIR you are such a B***S***!!!

  130. How stupid of you Kim Henares. Before PACMAN, now Martinez? Ano ka ba? Is Pinoy going to give you a golden crown for that?

  131. singilin nyo nalang ang mga squater religion at mga doctor ng tax. bwiset!!!! give this skater a break. he deserves it. gusto ata mag pa artista si kim henares.

  132. Grabe talaga itong c henares!!!!san mappnta lahat ng kinukolekta nyo?sa kukurakutin na nmn ng mga pulitiko!!d na kau naawa sa bata!!!kakainis!!

  133. I think Michael’s Mom’s was just speaking figuratively when she said “she had to mortgage the house”.. It’s just a figure of speech or a hyperbole. It’s just like when someone ask you how much something very expensive is & you answer “it will cost you an arm & a leg”. Skating lessons are really expensive plus he had to travel to the USA & I think Russia to be coached/trained by experts. I admire his Mom for realizing early on that he has a special talent and she supported him all the way!

  134. pastilan jud ning naa sa kagamhanan… dili nalang mutabang . mura pud walay labot sa dungog nga makuha!…. segi lang ug pangita sa BUWIS…. nganong dili man kanang mga DAGKUNG NEGOSAYTE ILANG BANATAN ug maayo…. kana naman hinuong muhatag ug dungog ang pangitaan ug bikil… unsa may TUYO ani nila???

  135. no wonder Filipinos now are immigrating because of the insufficient system and they never came back and that other countries are making most of them. Hopefully Michael realizes the best for him.

  136. sat·ire

    /ˈsaˌtīr/

    noun

    noun: satire

    1.

    the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.

    synonyms:

    mockery, ridicule, derision, scorn, caricature;

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