Public Works Secretary Mark Villar is the richest member of the Cabinet with a net worth of P1.41 billion based on his 2016 Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net worth (SALNs)
Malacañang released the SALNs of top government officials on Thursday.
Villar listed P15 million in liabilities as of December 2016.
His assets include at least four condominiums and three lots with houses amounting to P135 million. The remaining P1.29 billion in “other real and personal properties” were not specified.
Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano, who did not declare any real property as of December 2016, was the poorest, with a net worth of P273,692.58. His assets only include his clothing of around P35,000 and cash in bank of P238,629.58.
The second richest Cabinet member is the President’s long-time friend, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd with declared net worth of P351,859,283. He was followed by Information and Technology Secretary Rodolfo Salalima who declared a net worth of P304,961,439.91.
The other millionaires in the Cabinet were Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade (P302 million), Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi (P163 million), Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar (P152 million) and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia (105 million).
Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano declared a net worth of P55 million; Trade Secrtary Ramon Lopez, P50.5 million; Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo, P44.9 million; presidential adviser on the peace process, Jesus Dureza P40 million; Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre 2nd, P37.6 million; Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, P25.6 million; National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, P22.3 million; Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, P19.8 million; National Intelligence Coordinating Agency chief Alex Monteagudo, P16.5 million; Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd, P15.5 million; Interior and Local Government officer-in-charge Catalino Cuy, P14.7 million and National Commission on Muslim Filipinos head Yasmin Lao, P13.9 million.
Acting head of Presidential Management Staff Ferdinand Cui Jr. declared assets of P7.98 milion; Science Secretary Fortunato de la Peña, P75 million; Education Secretary Leonor Briones, P4.39 million; Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, P3.7 million; Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo, P1.97 million; Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial, P1.2 million; and National Anti-Poverty Commission Secretary Liza Maza, P273,629.58.
The SALNs of Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr., Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo, Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go and Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu were not made available to media.