Incoming Vice President Leni Robredo did not spend personal fund for her vice presidential campaign, but it doesn’t mean that she is dirt poor.
Based on the Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth released by the House of Representative this week, Robredo has a net worth of P8,711,803 — ranking her 244th out of the 290 lawmakers in terms of being the richest to poorest.
Of her P8.7 million net worth, P17,111,803 accounted for her assets while she had P8.4 million liabilities.
The assets of Robredo, the Representative of the Third District of Camarines Sur, are broken down to P1,735,000 of real properties (land and buildings) and P15,376,803 personal properties.
Based on her Statement of Campaign Contributions and Expenses, Robredo received P423,163,737.34 million worth of contributions outside of her personal money. Of this amount, she was able to spend P418,664,130.60.
Robredo, who started at 1 percent in opinion surveys in June 2015, beat Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. by 263,473 votes.
But while she ranked the 244th richest, Robredo is still way wealthier than the top 10 poorest lawmakers led by Anakpawis Rep. Fernando Hicap who only has P43,239.14 amount to show for net worth.
Hicap’s net worth are all personal properties with the value of the same amount.
The second poorest lawmaker is Kalinga party-list Rep. Abigail Ferriol whose net worth is at P715,150 — all personal properties.
Ranking third poorest is Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate whose net worth is at P1,124,626.00. Of this amount, P1,424,626 were real properties while he accumulated P50,000 worth of personal properties.
Zarate’s liabilities is at P350,000.
A close fourth is Gabriela party-list Rep. Emmie de Jesus with P1.395 million net worth — all of which are real properties.
The fifth poorest is Sulu Rep. Maryam Arbison whose net worth is at P1.4 million. Arbison’s liabilities amounting to P25 million exceed her P18,500,000 worth of real properties.
Arbison’s personal properties, on the other hand, are valued at P7.9 million.