Richest and Poorest in the Philippine Congress

Both Houses of Philippine Congress, the House of Representatives (left) and the Senate (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Want to know who has the deepest pockets in the Philippine legislature and who has the shallowest? Recognize them below, based on their 2011 Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth or the now popular term SALN. We attach no value judgment. Is being rich an incriminating mark of corruption and being poor evidence of virtue? Or does having wealth inoculate one to graft and being poor make one vulnerable to temptation? We leave that to you.

First row: Senator Manuel Villar, Senator Ralph Recto, Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., Senator Jinggoy Estrada, Senator Ramon Bong Revilla, Jr. Second row: Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, Senator Sergio Osmeña III, Senator Teofisto Guingona III, Senator Edgardo Angara, Senator Pia Cayetano

Top 10 Richest Senators 

  1. Senator Manuel Villar – P854,213,716  ($20.8 M)
  2. Senator Ralph Recto – P426,028,899  ($10.3 M)
  3. Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. – P364,390,000  ($8.9 M)
  4. Senator Jinggoy Estrada – P166,727,581  ($4.1 M)
  5. Senator Ramon Bong Revilla, Jr. – P147,217,704  ($3.6 M)
  6. Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile – P117,726,369  ($2.9 M)
  7. Senator Sergio Osmeña III – P105,470,000  ($2.6 M)
  8. Senator Teofisto Guingona III – P82,520,212  ($2.0)
  9. Senator Edgardo Angara – P78,273,061  ($1.9 M)
  10. Senator Pia Cayetano – P72,058,846 ($1.8 M)
 
From left: Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, Senator Francis Escudero, Senator Joker Arroyo, Senator Francis Pangilinan, Senator Aquilino Pimentel III

5 Poorest Senators

  1. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV – P3,897,121  ($94,914)
  2. Senator Francis Escudero – P9,867,082  ($240,314)
  3. Senator Joker Arroyo – P11,050,000  ($269,124)
  4. Senator Francis Pangilinan – P14,564,768  ($354,726)
  5. Senator Aquilino Pimentel III – P17,078,225  ($415,942)

Is being rich an incriminating mark of corruption and being poor evidence of virtue? We leave that to you.

First row: Sarangani Representative Emmanuel D. Pacquiao, Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda R. Marcos, House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr., Negros Occidental Represenative Alfredo B. Benitez, Negros Occidental Representative Julio A. Ledesma IV. Second row: Leyte Representative Martin G. Romualdez, Iloilo Representative Augusto L. Syjuco, Jr., Tarlac Representative Enrique M. Cojuangco, Ilocos Norte Representative Rodolfo C. Fariñas, Rizal Repreentative Joel Roy R. Duavit

Top 10 Richest Congressmen 

  1. Sarangani Representative Emmanuel D. Pacquiao – P1.353,000,000  ($33.0 M)
  2. Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda R. Marcos – P932,000,000  ($22.7 M)
  3. House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr. – P726,200,000  ($17.7 M)
  4. Negros Occidental Represenative Alfredo B. Benitez – P686,200,000  ($16.7 M)
  5. Negros Occidental Representative Julio A. Ledesma IV – P555,100,000 ($13.5 M)
  6. Leyte Representative Martin G. Romualdez - P474,100,000  ($11.6 M)
  7. Iloilo Representative Augusto L. Syjuco, Jr. – P302,100,000  ($7.4 M)
  8. Tarlac Representative Enrique M. Cojuangco – P200,600,000 ($4.9 M)
  9. Ilocos Norte Representative Rodolfo C. Fariñas – P195,800,000 ($4.8 M)
  10. Rizal Repreentative Joel Roy R. Duavit – P194,100,000 ($4.7 M)
 
From left: Representative Rafael Mariano (Anakpawis), Representative Teodoro Casiño (Bayan Muna), Representative Raymond Palatino (Kabataan), Representative Abegail Faye Ferriol (Kalinga), Representative Neri Javier Colmenares (Bayan Muna)

5 Poorest Congressmen 

  1. Representative Rafael Mariano (Anakpawis)– P46,946  ($1,144)
  2. Representative Teodoro Casiño (Bayan Muna) – P91,000  ($2,218)
  3. Representative Raymond Palatino (Kabataan) – P195,000  ($4,752)
  4. Representative Abegail Faye Ferriol (Kalinga) – P483,006  ($11,772)
  5. Representative Neri Javier Colmenares (Bayan Muna) – P697,701 ($17,004)