Manny Pacquiao leads in the 30 richest congressmen in the Philippines for 2014!


MANILA, Philippines — For the fourth year running, Sarangani Representative and boxing champion Manny Pacquiao emerged the richest member of the House of Representatives.

Pacquiao, who became congressman in 2010, has a net worth of P1.345 billion, according to the summary report of the filed Statements of Assets Liabilities and Net Worth for 2013 of the 289 members of the House of Representatives.

The boxing icon’s net worth was down from his P1.770 billion net worth in 2012.

Anakpawis partylist Representative Fernando Hicap was the poorest, with a net worth of only P37,722.

Leyte Representative Imelda Marcos was the second richest House member with P922.8 million net worth, followed by Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. with P819.749 million.

The net worth of lawmakers was derived after deducting their liabilities from their assets (real properties and personal properties).

The office of the Secretary General released the SALN summary late Monday. The individual SALN of lawmakers are released only upon request and with the permission of the lawmakers.

Representative Jesulito Manalo of Angkla partylist emerged as the richest partylist congressman in the chamber with P102.43 million net worth.

Five lawmakers were not in the circle of millionaires in the chamber. They are Hicap, Arlene “Kaka” Bag-ao (Dinagat Island), Jonathan dela Cruz (Abakada partylist), Abigail Ferriol (Kalinga partylist), and Terry Ridon (Kabataan).

The top 30 richest House members are:

  1. Manny Pacquiao (Saranggani) – P1.345 billion (net worth)
  2. Imelda Marcos (Ilocos Norte) – P922.80 million
  3. Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. (Quezon City) – P819.74 million
  4. Alfredo Benitez (Negros Occidental) – P713.87 million
  5. Julio Ledesma IV (Negros Occidental) – P617.32 million
  6. Mark Villar (Las Pinas) – P526.44 million
  7. Martin Romualdez (Leyte) – P475 million
  8. Joel Roy Duavit (Rizal) – P272.97 million
  9. Enrique Cojuangco (Tarlac) – P217.52 million
  10. Zajid Mangudadatu (Maguindanao) – P215.84 million
  11. Alex Advincula (Cavite) – P202.27 million
  12. Joseph Violago (Nueva Ecija) – P188.34 million
  13. Aleta Suarez (Quezon) – P184.28 million
  14. Lucy Marie Gomez (Leyte) – P181.17 million
  15. Ruby Sahali (Tawi Tawi) – P173.71 million
  16. Lani Mercado-Revilla (Cavite) – P166.71 million
  17. Rodolfo Farinas (Ilocos Norte) – P160.88 million
  18. Henry Oaminal (Misamis Occidental) – P160.39 million
  19. Rose Marie Arenas (Pangasinan) – P159.43 million
  20. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (Pampanga) – P136.75 million
  21. Oscar Garin Jr. (Iloilo) – P136.66 million
  22. Peter Unabia (Misamis Oriental) – P127.86 million
  23. Ronaldo Zamora (San Juan City) – P127.18 million
  24. Amado Bagatsing (Manila) – P117.76 million
  25. Teodorico Haresco Jr. (Aklan) – P113.37 million
  26. Hernan Biron Jr. (Iloilo) – P113.23 million
  27. Fernando Gonzalez (Albay) – P108.05 million
  28. Herminia Roman (Bataan) – P105.21 million
  29. Rufus Rodriguez (Cagayan de Oro) – P103.42 million
  30. Jesulito Manalo (Angkla partylist) – P102.43 million

Jessica Sanchez to sing PH anthem in Macau in Manny Pacquiao VS Brandon Rios fight!

“American Idol” Filipino-American sensation Jessica Sanchez who sang the US anthem at the Pacquiao-Bradley fight in Las Vegas last year will finally sing the Philippine National Anthem this Sunday at The Venitian Macao’s Cotai Arena in Macau, China for the Pacquiao VS Rios fight!

Jessica Sanchez - Proud Mary

Manny Pacquiao made this all possible as he asked Sanchez via Twitter and invited her to sing the Philippine National Anthem for his fight with Brandon Rios this Sunday. And of course Sanchez gladly accepted the offer.

The 17-year-old singer, whose mother hails from Samal, Bataan, will sing Philippine National Anthem.

All is set for Pacquiao VS Rios fight. Will Manny win this time around?

Will Manny Pacquiao succeed in building his own dynasty as a politician?

People’s Champ Manny Pacquiao has conquered the boxing ring. Today, he is out to conquer the Philippine political arena in a campaign that could usher in a new dynasty in SOCCSKSARGEN.

After absorbing a TKO loss to Rep. Darlene Antonino-Custodio in 2007 for the right to represent the first district of South Cotabato, Pacquiao staged a comeback through the backdoor in a manner of speaking.

He ran for Congress in 2010 and won, not in South Cotabato, but in Saranggani province, the hometown of his wife Jinkee. Pacquiao is running for reelection in 2013 unopposed.
But Saranggani is too small a kingdom for the widely popular, considerably influential, extremely wealthy and very ambitious boxer.

His eyes set on capturing the Senate in 2016 and perhaps the presidency in 2022, Pacquiao has started to build his mass base outside his jurisdiction but within his region.

He is fielding his wife Jinkee to run for vice governor of Saranggani, whose running mate, Vice Gov. Steve Chiongbian-Solon of the politically entrenched and monied Chiongbian clan which the boxing champion crushed in the 2010 elections.

Aside from Jinkee, Pacquiao’s brother Rogelio, a barangay captain in one of the villages in General Santos City, will run for Congress as representative of South Cotabato against incumbent Rep. Pedro Acharon Jr., a former mayor of General Santos City and ally of the Antoninos. (An in-law of Pacquiao is also a barangay captain in General Santos).

Pacquiao’s conqueror, Darlene Antonino-Custodio will run for re-election as General Santos City mayor. She will be up against first councilor Ronnel Rivera, son of a fishing magnate and Pacquiao’s handpicked candidate. Team Pacquiao in General Santos is composed of political rivals of the Antoninos.

Clearly the 2013 elections will be a showdown, some say a proxy war, between Pacquiao and the Antoninos. It is expected to be a very expensive political exercise — a battle between old money (Antoninos and the Acharons) and new money (Pacquiao and Riveras et al) — with the resource-rich Soccsksargen as the prize.

Will Pacquiao succeed in building his own dynasty and pave the way for his journey to the Senate and perhaps Malacanang?

Broadcast journalist Jorge Carino investiages “Pakyawan” in politics in next week’s “KampanyaSerye,” a teleserye-like documentary that tackles and probes the stories behind campaign promises and rhetorics to bring out the issues that matter to the electorate and show the competencies of aspiring leaders.

It is part of ABS-CBN’s Halalan 2013 coverage that was launched one year before the May national elections and aims to educate voters who are set to elect a new batch of leaders.

Watch Jorge’s five-part report in ”TV Patrol” next week.

Manny Many Prizes goes to Universal Studios this Saturday, September 16!

As GMA Pinoy TV celebrates its 7th anniversary this year, some of today’s hottest Kapuso stars are heading off to Los Angeles, California for the much-awaited Kapuso Goes Universal with Manny Many Prizes special this Saturday, September 16.

The Manny Many Prizes barkada led by Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao together with co-hosts Rhian Ramos, Paolo Contis, Gladys Guevarra, Onyok Velasco, and Pekto headline this extravaganza to be staged live at the Gibson Theatre, Universal Studios Hollywood.

Aside from the MMP hosts, a star-studded line-up of guests also awaits spectators starting off with sought-after Kapuso leading man and host of the country’s biggest artista search Protege, Dingdong Dantes.

The sensational love team of teen heartthrob Elmo Magalona and YouTube sensation Julie Anne San Jose adds kilig to the presentation. Fast-rising Kapuso actress and host of GMA Life TV’s Fashbook Solenn Heussaff and dance floor diva Rochelle Pangilinan are also set to showcase their singing and dancing prowess onstage.

GMA Pinoy TV’s anniversary presentation will be seen in two special episodes with each one offering a unique set of games and presentations to the audience. Qualified ticket holders will have the chance to win big cash prizes, a brand new Nissan Urvan, and a two-bedroom condo unit for their loved ones in the Philippines.

Tickets are sold at $80.00, which already includes an unlimited whole-day ride pass at Universal Studios, featuring the all-new TRANSFORMERST: The Ride 3D on September 16.

There will also be a meet and greet with Kapuso stars, various booths, and other exciting activities prepared by GMA Pinoy TV.

For tickets, please call Starmedia at 818-549-9005, 818-547-1456, or 818-913-5818, or visit or

The episodes will air locally on October 7 and 14.

Who will be Manny Pacquiao’s next foe?

Manny Pacquiao is set to make his return to the ring on June 9,  his opponent is yet to be named and the venue to disclosed.

Top Rank chief executive officer Bob Arum will reveal Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao’s next opponent by next week. He will personally announce who his next opponent after the Julio Cesar Chavez-Marco Antonio Rubio fight and the Super Bowl.

Arum originally presented Pacquiao with a list of four possible opponents: Juan Manuel Marquez, Lamont Peterson, Timothy Bradley and Miguel Cotto.

Mayweather is already out of the equation.

This is what Arum said:

“We won’t announce anything until after the Super Bowl. I don’t want to take anything away from the Chavez fight on February 4. We want to wait until the Chavez fight, and after the Super Bowl… probably Tuesday.”


Who do you think Manny’s next opponent?

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