Who is PH's wealthiest senator?

Adrian Ayalin, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 17 2016 12:19 PM | Updated as of May 17 2016 01:46 PM

MANILA - Senator Cynthia Villar, wife of former Senate president Manny Villar, is still the country's richest senator with a net worth of 3.5 billion pesos, based on her 2015 statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN).

Villar's assets include 4.5 million pesos worth of real estate, 3.49 billion worth of stocks and other real and personal properties while she has zero liability.

Sen. Francis "Chiz" Escudero is the "poorest" among the senators with a net worth of 5.84 million pesos, according to his 2015 SALN.
Sen. Antonio Trillanes is not far ahead with a net worth of 5.98 million pesos.

A far second from Villar is Sen. Ralph Recto with 531 million pesos, followed by Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. with 211 million pesos.

The other senators' declared wealth, based on their SALNs, are as follows:

Sen. Jose "Jinggoy" Estrada 193 million pesos
Sen. Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. 173 million pesos
Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile 122 million pesos
Sen. Sonny Angara 118 million pesos
Sen. TG Guingona 103 million pesos
Sen. Sergio Osmena III 90 million pesos
Sen. Grace Poe 89 million pesos
Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago 85 million pesos
Sen. Franklin Drilon 79 million pesos
Sen. Joseph Victor "JV" Ejercito 78 million pesos
Sen. Pia Cayetano 73 million pesos
Sen. Vicente "Tito" Sotto III 66 million pesos
Sen. Nancy Binay 61 million pesos,
Sen. Lito Lapid 43 million pesos
Sen. Loren Legarda 40 million pesos
Sen. Paolo Benigno "Bam" Aquino IV 28 million pesos
Sen. Gregorio Honasan 20 million pesos
Sen. Koko Pimentel 17 million pesos.

Among the senators, only Honasan did not list any relative in government, either Senate staff member or elected official.