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Manny Pacquiao Charity Sued

Used Clothes

Are NOT 'Relief Goods'

4/3/2012 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The Manny Pacquaio Foundation is learning the hard way ... used clothes do NOT count as "relief goods" in the Philippines ... this according to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ.

Manny's charity is being sued by a logistics company which claims they were hired by the MPF to ship several containers filled with "relief goods" to Manny's home country back in 2009.

But 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."

The logistics company says the goods never made it to the people in need ... because they were confiscated by Philippine officials.

In the suit, the company implies Manny's Foundation is using the incident as an excuse to dodge the $35,805.36 bill ... even though it clearly believes it was the Foundation's responsibility to correctly label the goods.

The shipping company is now demanding the full payment -- plus interest.

Calls to the Manny Pacquiao Foundation have not been returned.

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31.

EastCoastChopper    

This is about CORRUPTION and it involves the charity and the Philippine customs on the other end...All trying to get some easy coin off the backs of donations and the poor.I wonder if any of this was going to be gifted or just sold at the feal market? shame shame!

827 days ago
32.

Raejean    

Someone should tell the Philippine government a LOT of things...their mail service is a looting opportunity for the officials. And in truly poor parts of the world (this is one), used clothing is appreciated as relief goods. If it was confiscated, it was confiscated on a pretext so someone could resell it for salvage elsewhere.

827 days ago
33.

Maryann    

Wow, talk about greed! Relief goods should fall under the same category as 'necessities of life'. Last time I checked, food, water, CLOTHING and shelter were the only basic necessities. Used clothes are problematic. The poor and homeless in this country would have gladly accepted them!

827 days ago
34.

SAM    

Donate money, you can't go wrong with that you cheap loser!...

827 days ago
35.

JP    

Wow TMZ... Hard up for a story are we?? It's obvious someone in Pacquiao's organization made a mistake and not necessarily Manny Pacquiao himself. The man tried donating when he really doesn't have to, and Manny Haters are just ready to criticize. That's the reason so many people just turn a blind eye in today's society... The help is never appreciated.

826 days ago
36.

BOIEMACHO    

IT HAPPENS LAST 2009, THEY CONFISCATED THE GOODS AND I WONDER WHO ARE BENEFITING ON IT AND NOW THREE YEARS LATER 2012 THEY ARE SUING PACQUIAO? IS IT NOT A COINCIDENCE THAT BIR TOO IS SUING PACQUIAO? IS IT NOT THIS IS POLITICALLY MOTIVATED? WELL, THEY ALWAYS SAYS, THEY ARE JUST DOING THEIR JOB OR "THEY ARE JUST FOLLOWING ORDERS". WELL, IT IS STILL A JOB. TSK TSK TSK.

826 days ago
37.

Michael Valdez    

in the first place lesson learned for the logistics company they did not inspect beforehand,they can even suggest what is the proper way of labelling the goods.so, manny pls do not pay the company good for them.. second,hell for the philippine government official,very corrupt all the goods will go to their pockets.for manny please never ever help again filipino people in that way....

826 days ago
38.

tom    

Thought Maney was a nation icon,so why are they picking on him must be for his money.Stuped people are runing his good name.

826 days ago
39.

Jane    

Send the clothes to Haiti. We Haitians do care about clothes being used or not. We are just very greatful. He is trying to help his country that is very ungreatful of them period. Haitian Canada I am wish more people would send things like that to Haiti.

824 days ago
40.

ngern    

So used goods are no good, they want brand new ones, huh?!!! Oh and clothes cannot be considered relief goods coz people don't need clothes, they can just wear NOTHING!!!

824 days ago
41.

dgk    

they obviously didn't bribe the right officials. My friend ships things over there and it's all about whos wheels you grease.

823 days ago
42.

raven    

Don't blame the foundation blame the customs officials. The customs department of the Philippines is the most corrupt branch of the government. When they see something they like they will confiscate it and claim it for their own.

772 days ago
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