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Villar, Pacquiao are richest, and only billionaires among senators

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Senators Cynthia Villar and Manny Pacquiao kept their ranks as the richest Filipino senators, and the only two billionaires in the chamber.

Senator Manny Pacquiao

This may be gleaned from the latest Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth or SALN of the 24 senators as of December 31, 2020 as posted on the Senate website.

The poorest senator is detained Sen. Leila de Lima, with P9.5 million.

Villar, whose family is into the real estate and retail business, has a networth of P3.7 billion with zero liabilities.

Pacquiao ended up with a networth of more than P3.18 billion, after P350-million liabilities was deducted.

In third place but a far third is Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto with a networth of over P581 million; followed by Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri with networth of P220.7 million; and on fifth is Sen. Bong Revilla Jr with P179.9 million.

Ranked from sixth onwards are:

6. Senator Sonny Angara – P150.8 million

7.  Minority Leader Franklin Drilon – P106.8 million
8. Senator Grace Poe – P101.3 million

9. Senator Sherwin Gatchalian – P91.2 million with zero liability
10. Senate President Vicente Sotto III – P85.6 million

11. Senator Pia Cayetano – P84.5 million

12. Senator Richard Gordon – P77.5 million
13. Senator Lito Lapid – P74.9 million

14. Senator Francis Tolentino – P59.8 million
15. Senator Nancy Binay – P59.7 million

16. Senator Panfilo Lacson – P58.3 million

17. Senator Aquilino β€œKoko” Pimentel III – P37.2 million

18. Senator Imee Marcos – P36.2 million

19. Senator Ronald β€œBato” dela Rosa – P34.3 million
20. Senator Joel Villanueva – P33 million

21. Senator Francis Pangilinan – P23.9 million
22. Senator Christopher β€œBong” Go – P22.2 million
23. Senator Risa Hontiveros – P16.7 million, zero liability
24. Senator Leila de Lima – P9.5 million.

Image courtesy of AP

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