Villar, Pacquiao are PHL Senate’s billionaires

Senator Cynthia Villar leads the planting of mangrove seedlings along the bayside of Manila Bay at Baseco Compound in Tondo, Manila on Tuesday. DANNY PATA/

MANILA — Senators Cynthia Villar and Manny Pacquiao are the richest members of the Philippine Senate

As per their Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth (SALN) 2016, Villar declared PHP 3.606 billion net worth while Pacquiao’s net worth is PHP 3.072 billion.

Villar works with her husband, former House Speaker, Senate President and businessman Manny Villar, in various entrepreneurial ventures, eventually making Vista Land the biggest homebuilder in the Philippines.

Pacquiao, meanwhile, Pacquiao made billions of pesos from his boxing career and local and international endorsements.

Meanwhile, the poorest senator is Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, a staunch critic of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte, with PHP6.506 million net worth.

The net worth of all senators from highest to lowest are as follows:

1. Sen. Cynthia Villar — PHP3.606 billion

2. Sen. Manny Pacquiao — PHP3.072 billion

3. Sen. Ralph Recto — PHP522.610

4. Sen. Juan Edgardo Angara — PHP123.949 million

5. Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri — PHP121.768 million

6. Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian — PHP92.141 million

7. Sen. Grace Poe — PHP88.480 million

8. Sen. Franklin Drilon — PHP82.482 million

9. Sen. Joseph Victor Ejercito — PHP79.130 million

10. Sen. Richard Gordon — PHP 66.928 million

11. Sen. Vicente Sotto III — PHP63.800 million

12. Sen. Nancy Binay — PHP60.483 million

13. Sen. Loren Legarda — PHP40.911 million

14. Sen. Panfilo Lacson — PHP38.703 million

15. Sen. Paolo Benigno Aquino IV — PHP33.860 million

16. Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano — PHP24.132 million

17. Sen. Joel Villanueva — PHP21.519 million

18. Sen. Gringo Honasan — PHP21.279 million

19. Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III — PHP17.734 million

20. Sen. Risa Hontiveros — PHP16.332 million

21. Sen Francis Pangilinan — PHP9.288 million

22. Sen. Leila de Lima — PHP6.617 million

23. Sen. Francis Escudero — PHP6.602 million

24. Sen. Antonio Trillanes — PHP6.506 million. Azer Parrocha/

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