SALNs reveal Villar still richest senator, Trillanes is poorest
Senator Cynthia Villar remains the richest among her colleagues in the Senate, according to the senators’ 2017 Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth (SALN) released Thursday.
Villar declared a net worth of 13.611 billion in 2017 with no liabilities, increasing slightly from 13.606B in 2016.
Villar is followed by boxing champ Sen. Manny Pacquiao with a net worth of 12.946 billion, declaring 13.076 billion in assets and 1129.778 in liabilities.
Pacquiao’snet worth, however, declined from 13.072 billion in 2016.
Third richest is Sen. Ralph Recto with a declared a net worth of 1538.889 million and 188.807 million in liabilities. Sen. Juan Miguel
Zubiri is fourth richest with a declared net worth of 1152.094 million. Sen. Juan Edgardo "Sonny" Angara is No. 5 with a net worth of 1131.766 million.
Completing the list of the 10 richest senators are: Senate Minority Floor Leader Franklin Drilon (6th) with a net worth of 193.727 million. He ranked eighth last year with a net worth of 182.482 million in 2016; Sen. Grace Poe (7th) with a net worth of 190.675 million; Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian (8th) with a net worth of 188.226 million; Sen. Joseph Victor Ejercito (9th) with a net worth of 178.953 million; and Sen. Richard Gordon (10th) with a net worth of 169.509 million.
Sen. Vicente Sotto III declared a net worth of 164.730 million; Sen. Nancy Binay, 160.613 million; Sen. Loren Legarda, 151.317 million; Sen. Bam Aquino, 139.193 million; Sen. Panfilo-Lacson, 136.305 million; Sen. Gregorio Honasan, 125.244 million; and Sen. Joel Villanueva, 123.728 million.
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III joins the rank of "poorest" members of the Senate (18th) with a net worth of 118.110 million with no liabilities; Sen. Risa Hontiverosis next with 116.197 million; Sen. Francis Pangilinan with 113.472 million; and Sen. Francis Escudero with 18.502 million.
Detained Sen. Leila de Lima declared a net worth of 17.995 million with liabilities worth 12.295 million.
Opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV is the "poorest" among his colleagues with a net worth of 16.871 million with liabilities worth 19.538 million.