Pacquiao is richest congressman anew

By RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 23 2013 05:52 PM | Updated as of May 24 2013 05:26 AM

MANILA (UPDATED) – Billionaire boxer and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao is the richest member of the 15th congress, with a net worth of over P1.7 billion, according to the representatives' submitted statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN).
Pacquiao, who won a second term as Sarangani congressman after running unopposed in the recent midterm elections, has a net worth of P1,770,566,772.00.
He is followed by former First Lady Imelda Marcos (P922,800,000), House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. (P817,574,180.31), Alfredo "Albee" Benitez (P702,065,517.00), Julio Ledesma IV (P590, 557,605.26), Martin Romualdez (P474,181,702.59) and Mark Villar (P361,782,107) —son of senator-billionaire Manny Villar.
It is the third year in a row that Pacquiao has topped the list.
Recently, Sports Illustrated named Pacquiao as the sixth highest paid non-American athlete, after he earned $39-M in the past year.
Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is the 20th richest congressman, while son Mikey is in 29th place and another son, Dato, is in 37th place. The former leader has a net worth of P120 million.
On 30th and 44th places are congressmen-turned-winning-senators Sonny Angara and JV Ejercito with net worths of P99 million and P72 million, respectively.
At 16th place is Corona impeachment trial prosecutor Rodolfo Fariñas.
The poorest congressman is Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano, who has a net worth of just over P90,000. His colleagues in the Makabayan bloc are also near the bottom of the heap.
The House of Representatives remains a multi-millionaires' club with 271 of the 278 lawmakers having a net worth above P 1million each, and the top 29 having a net worth of over P100 million each.