BASED on their Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth last year, Senator Cynthia Villar is still the richest member of the Senate followed by world boxing champion Senator Manny Pacquiao.
Villar’s declared net worth as of Dec. 31, 2017 was listed at P3,611,260,766. Her wealth increased slightly as her net worth was higher than the P3,606,033,556 she declared in 2016.
Pacquiao’s net worth was P2,946,315,029.93, lower than his net worth last year, at P3,072,315,030.
The other senators who belong to the top 10 richest are Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto (P538.8 million), Senators Juan Miguel Zubiri (P152.09 million), Juan Edgardo Angara (P131.7 million), Franklin Drilon (P93.727 million), Grace Poe (P90.674 million), Sherwin Gatchalian (P88.226 million), JV Ejercito (P78.953 million), and Richard Gordon (P69.508 million).
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has remains the poorest senator with P6,871,743.64 declared in his SALN.
He was, however, P365,071.51 richer than last year 2016 when he posted a net worth of P6,506,672.13.
The second poorest is detained Senator Leila de Lima with a net worth of P7.9 million while the third is Senator Francis Escudero, with a net worth of P8.5 million.
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, meanwhile, was sixth in the list of poorest senators with a net worth of P18.110 million.