Meet The Top 10 Richest Congressmen Of 20151 min read
Outgoing Congressman and Senator-elect Manny Pacquiao has once again emerged the wealthiest lawmaker in the Philippines, based on the most recent summary of the statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) released by the House of Congress.
The Sarangani Representative and boxing superstar, who recently dropped from No. 2 to No. 64 on Forbes’ 2016 list of the world’s highest-paid athletes, declared wealth amounting to P3.27 billion in 2015, a 100% increase from his declared net worth of P1.6 billion in 2014.
He is followed by Negros Occidental Representative Julio “Jules” Ledesma and House Speaker Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte at second and third place, respectively.
See the rest of the top 10 richest congressmen in the Philippines in the table below.
|Congressman||Province||Net worth in 2015||Net worth in 2014|
|Manny Pacquiao||Sarangani||P3.27 billion||P1.6 billion|
|Julio “Jules” Ledesma||Negros Occidental||P1 billion||P822.3 million|
|Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte||Quezon City||P941.6 million||P921.6 million|
|Imelda Marcos||Ilocos Norte||P917.8 million||P917.8 million|
|Alfredo “Albee” Benitez||Negros Occidental||P880 million||P845.9 million|
|Mark Villar||Las Pinas||P689.5 million (conjugal)||P689.5 million (conjugal)|
|Emmeline Aglipay||Diwa Partylist|
|Martin Romualdez||Leyte||P475.6 million||P475.6 million|
|Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo||Pampanga||P393.9 million|
|Joel Roy Duavit||Rizal||P302.6 million||P318 million|
Meanwhile, Anakpawis Representative Fernando “Ka Pando” Hicap remains the poorest member of the House, whose declared net worth dropped from P95,527.65 in 2014 to P43,239.14 in 2015. –eCompareMo