MANILA, Philippines – Senator Cynthia Villar, wife of real estate magnate and developer and former Senate President Manny Villar is still the richest senator of the republic, with boxer-turned politician Manny Pacquiao coming in closely at second place.
This was based on the 2016 Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SLAN) that has been made public recently.
Villar and Pacquiao are the only billionaires among the Upper Chamber lawmakers.
Villar has a net worth of P3,606,034,556, as of December 2016; slightly higher than 2015’s P3.5 billion. She has no liabilities.
On the other hand, Pacquiao declared an asset of P3.5 billion with P350,595,647 liabiity, for a total net worth of P3.072 billion.
At the cellar are Senators Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero with a net worth of P6.602 million last year, and Antonio Trillanes IV who declared an asset of P16.012 million and total liabilities of P9.506 million for a total net worth of P6,506,672.13.
Escudero, who was the poorest in 2015, switched spot with Trillanes in 2016.
Here is the full list of senators and their SALN’s, as per ABS-CBN News:
CYNTHIA VILLAR – P3,606,034,556
EMMANUEL PACQUIAO – P3,072,315,030.00
RALPH RECTO – P522,610,452.59
JUAN EDGARDO ANGARA – P123,949,722
JUAN MIGUEL ZUBIRI – P121,768,713.77
SHERWIN GATCHALIAN – P92,141,701.14
GRACE LLAMANZARES-POE – P88,480,811.91
FRANKLIN DRILON – P82,482,955
JV EJERCITO – P79,130,483.36
RICHARD GORDON – P66,928,851.46
NANCY BINAY — P60,483,437
VICENTE SOTTO III – P63,800,450
LOREN LEGARDA — P40,911,192.90
PANFILO LACSON – P38,703,615.00
PAOLO BENIGNO AQUINO – P33,860,702.559
AQUILINO PIMENTEL III – P17,734,400
RISA HONTIVEROS – P16,332,952.70
ALAN PETER CAYETANO – P24,132,490
JOEL VILLANUEVA – P21,519,770
GREGORIO HONASAN – P21,279,749.74
FRANCIS PANGILINAN – P9,288,108.84
LEILA DE LIMA – P6,617.635.62
FRANCIS ESCUDERO – P6,602.082.09
ANTONIO TRILLANES IV – P6,506,662.13