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