Who are the Philippines’ richest senators?
Two years after she got elected to the Philippine senate, Senator Cynthia Villar remained on top of the country’s upper chamber’s rich list with almost P2 billion in assets and no liabilities.
Her statement of assets, liabilities, and net worth (SALN) for 2014 shows a net worth of P1,983,480,135. Villar has consistently topped the list of wealthiest senators since she assumed office in 2013.
Villar is the wife of business tycoon and former Senate President Manuel Villar who also became the wealthiest senator and congressman during his stints at both chambers.
The second richest member of the senate was Senator Ralph Recto with P522M, followed by Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (P200.5M), Senator Jinggoy Estrada (P192.8 million), and Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. (P181.9 million)
Meanwhile, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV registered the lowest net worth at P5.5 million. Trillanes was a former military officer whose fame came from the failed Oakwood mutiny.
The following are the senators’ assets, liabilities and net worth for 2014:
Senator Cynthia Villar (P1.983B)
Senator Ralph Recto (P522M)
Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr (P200.5M)
Senator Jinggoy Estrada (P192.8M)
Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr (P181.9M)
Senator Juan Ponce Enrile (P121M)
Senator Teofisto Guingona III (P113.4M))
Senator Serge Osmeña III (P107 M)
Senator Sonny Angara (P100.357M)
Senator Grace Poe (P89.464M)
Senator JV Ejercito (P75.5M)
Senator Pia Cayetano (P73.4M)
Senate President Franklin Drilon (P73.125M)
Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago (P73.033M)
Senator Vicente Sotto (P64.28M)
Senator Nancy Binay (P62.558M)
Senator Loren Legarda (P39. 6M)
Senator Lito Lapid (P33. 8M)
Sen. Bam Aquino (P24.536 M)
Senator Alan Cayetano (P23.314 M)
Sen. Gringo Honasan (P21. 225M)
Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III (P18 M)
Senator Francis Escudero (P6. 049M)
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV (P5.549M)