Shipping company sues Manny Pacquiao's charity group for nonpayment
April 6, 2012
Manny Pacquiao, a professional boxer from the Philippines, used his fame and fortune to set up a charity to help the needy in his homeland. However, the California-based Manny Pacquiao Foundation (MPF), has recently come under fire, as a shipping company is suing the MPF for nonpayment.
Back in 2009, the MPF shipped several containers holding what the company was told were relief goods to the Philippines. However, upon arrival, authorities inspecting the containers discovered they were full of used clothes, TMZ reports. Apparently, the mislabeled containers violated the nation's laws and the goods were seized.
The news source reports the company suing the foundation is claiming the MPF is hiding behind the confiscation to avoid paying a $35,805 bill. They are suing Pacquiao's foundation for payment with interest.
Around the time this story broke, the MPF announced it would be undergoing a number of changes to strengthen the foundation. PhilBoxing.com reports these changes include bringing on a number of new executives to the board of directors.
Those who want to find out the latest about the lawsuit and Pacquiao's foundation can make calls to the Philippines with international phone cards.