FOR the third straight year, Sen. Cynthia Villar remained as the richest senator, having declared a net worth of P3.5 billion in her Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth.
Sen. Francis Escudero is the poorest, having a net worth of P5.8 million.
Villar’s net worth is P1.5 billion higher than what she declared in 2014. She listed real and personal properties worth P1.246 billion; P4.5 million in real properties based on acquisition cost; and P2.249 million personal properties. The senator doesn’t have any liabilities.
Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th, who in 2014 was the poorest senator, declared a net worth of P5.98 million, P300,000 higher than his declared net worth in 2014.
Senate president pro-tempore Ralph Recto is the second richest member of the chamber with a declared net worth of P531 million. He is followed by Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. who had P211 million.
Completing the top five richest senators are Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada, who had P193 million and Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., who declared a net worth of P173 million. Both senators are detained for their alleged involvement in the priority development assistance fund (PDAF) scam.
Senate minority leader Juan Ponce Enrile had a net worth of P122 million, Senator Juan Edgardo Angara, P118 million, Sen. Teofisto Guingona 3rd, P103.8 million, Sen. Sergio Osmeña 3rd, P90.5 million, and Sen. Grace Poe, P89 million.
Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago declared a net worth of P85.9 million, Franklin Drilon, P79 million, Joseph Victor Ejercito, P78.6 million, Pia Cayetano, P73 million, Vicente Sotto 3rd, P66.8 million, Nancy Binay, P61 million, Lito Lapid, P43 million, Loren Legarda, P40.5 million, Paolo Benigno Aquino 4th, P28.7 million, Gregorio Honasan 2nd, P20 million and Aquilino Pimentel 3rd, P17.9 million.