MANILA, Philippines – Senator Manny Villar is still the richest senator, based on the 2009 Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) of senators obtained by ABS-CBN News.
His net worth is nearly P1 billion, P1 million lower compared to 2008.
When the SALNs were filed, Villar has not officially begun his campaign for president, but his infomercials have already flooded TV and radio.
If Villar is the richest, detained Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is the poorest. His net worth – P3.47 million. It was higher by P500,000, compared to 2008.
President-elect Benigno Aquino III, meanwhile, is ranked 18th. He declared his net worth at P15.44 million. It was higher by P1.4 million, compared to 2008.
Noynoy included in his SALN his stake in Hacienda Luisita and its corporations.
According to their SALNs, Senator Jamby Madrigal is the second richest, with P145 million.