Manny We Knew You When

By Robert Ecksel on April 3, 2012
Manny We Knew You When
The latest in a string of Manny Pacquiao incidents has just hit the press (Stacey Verbeek)

Remember the good old days when black was black and white was white, when the good guys and bad guys were as distinguishable from each other by the color of their hats as by their behavior?

Well, those days, if not long gone, seem no longer with us, as the latest in a string of Manny Pacquiao incidents has hit the press.

The most recent business doesn’t involve a criminal complaint regarding taxes or an alleged car thief finding shelter in Manny’s home. Now it’s the Manny Pacquiao Foundation that is under scrutiny.

As reported by, the preeminent scandal rag of our time, the Foundation is being sued by a “logistics company” that was hired to ship “relief goods” to the Philippines in 2009.

According to the lawsuit, “The containers were inspected by the Philippines authorities and found to have contained used clothing rather than relief goods and have held such containers as a violation of Philippines law.”

I’m not exactly sure what being a relief good entails, but apparently old clothes do not count, and they were seized by the Philippine authorities, presumably as evidence.

The “logistics company” alleges that Manny’s Foundation is using the incident as a pretext to avoid paying a $35,805.36 bill—and they want their money and they want it now.

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  1. DJ 03:13am, 04/05/2012

    I don’t quite see the connection between the facts of the dispute as reported, and the implied blackening of Pacquiao’s character.

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