• Del Rosario richest Cabinet member


    Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario remains the richest member of the Cabinet.

    Based on the statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) that he submitted last year, Del Rosario has a net worth of P838, 809,918.82, up from his 2013 net worth of P765, 379,281.02. He has zero liability.

    The poorest Cabinet member is Education Secretary Armin Luistro, who declared a net worth of P471,064.46. He listed no real property and no liability.

    Del Rosario invested more than P732.65 million in marketable securities alone. He has P1.11 million investment in club shares and P15 million in cash and time deposit.

    Among his declared properties are two condominium units at the Pacific Plaza Towers in Taguig City worth P21.6 million and P38.59 million.

    A successful businessman, del Rosario has been known to give away part of his salary to his staff.

    The second richest Cabinet members is Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima with a net worth of P298,940,320. He is followed by Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez with P283,425,800.

    Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas 2nd comes next with a net worth of P202,080,452.70.

    Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo meanwhile declared a net worth of P148,636,967; Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras, P134,247,040.17; Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla, 122,095,110; Chief presidential legal counsel Alfredo Benjamin Caguiao, P117,175,000; Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya, P108,115,680.13; and resigned Health Secretary Enrique Ona, P93,692,345.56.

    Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala ranked 11th with a net worth of 91,170,935.37 while Budget Secretary Florencio Abad had P33.82 million last year.

    Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Secretary Joel Villanueva saw an increase in his net worth from P23.27 million in 2013 P24.39 million in 2014.

    Abad, Alcala and Villanueva were linked by Janet Napoles to the pork barrel scam.


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