Female boxer's championship belt taxed by Customs

The Bureau of Customs charged female boxer Jujeath Nagaowa nearly P6,000 for the package containing a championship belt she won in a competition in Macau last June.

In a viral Facebook post, the reigning Womens International Boxing Association (WIBA) World Light Flyweight champion complained that she was asked to pay tax to be able to take her belt home.

Nagaowa won in a fight last June 2 but was advised that her championship belt would be shipped from Florida, USA.

A week after receiving the notice of shipment, the lady boxer decided to claim the package at the airport through her trainer.

The BOC greeted them with a computation of the Customs Duty, BIR stamp, and Value Added Tax (VAT) in the total amount of P5,819.

In an interview, Nagaowa said she was dismayed of what happened considering that she brought honor for the country.

Her latest FB post reads:

OOooopzzzz, did never thought that a simple comment of mine to a friend's post about BOC led up to here..

Yes, it's true & yes it hurts, that after battling full 10 rounds of boxing for this belt, & after some days of agony waiting for it's arrival in my place, so much disappointed coz this big thing of mine is also waiting for me for a trade before claiming it.

Life must go on (& am just lucky enough with friends) so must have to pay for it than losing the only evidence I could have that once in my existence, I gambled my life for a lifetime treasure that others may take over my throne but can't take this crown.‪ #‎WIBAIntlChampBelt‬