VIL­LAR RICH­EST SEN­A­TOR WITH P3.6-B WEALTH

Philippine Daily Inquirer - - FRONT PAGE - —LEILA B. SALAVER­RIA

The Se­nate con­tin­ues to have two bil­lion­aires in Sen­a­tors Cyn­thia Vil­lar, whose fam­ily has a real es­tate em­pire, and Manny Pac­quiao, an in­ter­na­tional box­ing su­per­star.

Vil­lar re­mains the rich­est sen­a­tor, re­port­ing a net worth of P3.611 bil­lion as of the end of 2017. Her wealth con­sisted of res­i­den­tial lots and shares of stock, the lat­ter mak­ing up the bulk of her as­sets. She has no li­a­bil­i­ties.

Her net worth was slightly higher than the P3.606 bil­lion at the end of 2016.

She is slightly ahead of Pac­quiao, whose lat­est net worth of P2.946 bil­lion was P126 mil­lion less than his net worth at the end of 2016.

Pac­quiao’s wealth con­sisted mostly of nu­mer­ous res­i­den­tial, com­mer­cial and agri­cul­tural lots, cash and jew­elry. His li­a­bil­i­ties are made up of bank loans worth P129.779 mil­lion.

At the bot­tom of heap

Sen. An­to­nio Tril­lanes IV con­tin­ues to re­port the low­est net worth, which stood at P6.871 mil­lion at the end of 2017, al­though this was a slight in­crease from his pre­vi­ous year’s P6.506 mil­lion net worth.

His as­sets in­cluded res­i­den­tial lots and cash in bank, while his li­a­bil­i­ties con­sisted of var­i­ous loans.

Also at the bot­tom of the heap were Sen. Leila de Lima, who re­ported a net worth of P7.945 mil­lion, and Sen. Fran­cis Es­cud­ero, whose net worth stood at P8.502 mil­lion.

Sen. Ralph Recto is the third rich­est sen­a­tor with a net worth of P538.89 mil­lion, con­sist­ing of res­i­den­tial and agri­cul­tural lots, in­vest­ments in stocks and club shares, and per­sonal ef­fects.

Be­hind Recto are Sen. Miguel Zu­biri with a net worth of P152.094 mil­lion; Sen. Sonny An­gara, P131.766 mil­lion; and Mi­nor­ity Leader Franklin Drilon, P93.727 mil­lion.

Poe, Gatchalian, Gor­don

Next on the list are Sen. Grace Poe with a net worth of P90.674 mil­lion; Sen. Sher­win Gatchalian, P88.226 mil­lion; Sen. JV Ejercito, P78.953 mil­lion; and Sen. Richard Gor­don, P69.509 mil­lion.

Sen. Vi­cente Sotto III re­ported a net worth of P64.730 mil­lion, fol­lowed by Sen. Nancy Bi­nay with P60.613 mil­lion; Sen. Loren Le­garda, P51.317 mil­lion; and Sen. Bam Aquino, P39.193 mil­lion.

Sen. Pan­filo Lac­son’s net worth stood at P36.305 mil­lion, Sen. Gregorio Honasan II, P25.244 mil­lion; Sen. Joel Vil­lanueva, P23.728 mil­lion; and Se­nate Pres­i­dent Aquilino Pimentel III, P18.110 mil­lion.

Sen. Risa Hon­tiveros re­ported a net worth of P16.197 mil­lion, while Sen. Fran­cis Pangili­nan had P13.472 mil­lion.

Gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials and em­ploy­ees are re­quired to file their state­ment of as­sets, li­a­bil­i­ties and net worth (SALN) ev­ery year, on or be­fore April 30.

The SALN in­cludes a waiver that au­tho­rizes the Om­buds­man or his or her rep­re­sen­ta­tives to se­cure doc­u­ments that may show as­sets, li­a­bil­i­ties, net worth, busi­ness in­ter­ests and fi­nan­cial con­nec­tions from all ap­pro­pri­ate gov­ern­ment agen­cies.

Vil­lar: P3.6-B net worth

Tril­lanes: P6.8-M net worth

Pac­quiao: P2.9-B net worth

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