SALN of senators made public; Villar, Pacquiao top list as billionaires

UNTV News   •   May 19, 2017   •   11422

MANILA — The public can now take hold of the 2016 Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth (SALN) of senators.

Senator Cynthia Villar tops the list with the highest net worth amounting to P3.6 billion pesos with no declared liabilities.

Senator Manny Pacquiao followed with more than P3-billion net worth.

This is lower compared to his 2015 SALN with a declared net worth of P3.27 billion.

On top three is Sen. Ralph Recto; followed by Senators Sonny Angara and Juan Miguel Zubiri.

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, on the other hand, is considered as the poorest senator. — UNTV News & Rescue

LIST: 2016 Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth or SALN of senators

NAME                                                  NET WORTH
CYNTHIA VILLAR                          P3,606,034,556
MANNY PACQUIAO                      P3,072,315,030
RALPH RECTO                                P522,610,452.59
SONNY ANGARA                            P123,949,722
JUAN MIGUEL ZUBIRI                P121,768,713.77
SHERWIN GATCHALIAN            P92,141,701.14
GRACE POE                                      P88,480,811.91
FRANK DRILON                             P82,482,955
JV EJERCITO                                   P79,130,483.36
RICHARD GORDON                      P66,928,851.46
VICENTE SOTTO III                      P63,800,450
NANCY BINAY                                 P60,483,437
LOREN LEGARDA                          P40,911,192.90
PANFILO LACSON                         P38,703,615
BAM AQUINO                                  P33,860,702.59
ALAN PETER CAYETANO            P24,132,490
JOEL VILLANUEVA                       P21,519,770
GREGORIO HONASAN                  P21,279,749.74
AQUILINO PIMENTEL III            P17,734,400
RISA HONTIVEROS                        P16,332,952.70
FRANCIS PANGILINAN                P9,288,108.84
LEILA DE LIMA                               P6,617,635.62
FRANCIS ESCUDERO                    P6,602,082.09
ANTONIO TRILLANES IV           P6,506,672.13

Manny Pacquiao files COC for president with Lito Atienza as VP for 2022 polls

Robie de Guzman   •   October 1, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Manny Pacquiao on Friday formalized his bid to seek the presidency in the 2022 national and local elections.

Pacquiao filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for the May 2022 polls with Buhay party-list Representative Lito Atienza as his running mate.

Pacquiao was accompanied by his wife, Jinkee, and Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel when he filed his COC around 8:53 a.m.

 In a press conference after his COC filing, Pacquiao said he and Atienza will run under the PROMDI Party and not PDP-Laban due to infighting with the faction led by Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi.

He said the PROMDI Party is included in the MP3 alliance forged with the People’s Champ Movement and the PDP-Laban.

“Sapagkat may problema po ang ating partido na PDP, minabuti na lang po, napagkasunduan po na PROMDI ang gagamitin naming partido,” he said.

Pacquiao also explained on why he tapped Atienza as his running mate for the coming polls.

“More than 50 years ang kanyang pagseserbisyo sa taumbayan, at nakita ko yung sinseridad niya, at eksperto niya at hangarin na makatulong sa sambayanan hindi lamang nung sa Metro Manila nung kapanahunan niya kung paano niya binago ang lungsod ng Maynila,” he said.

Pacquiao and Atienza are the first aspirants to file their COCs for presidency and vice-presidency, respectively for the 2022 polls.

Pacquiao announces retirement from boxing

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 29, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Senator Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao on Wednesday (September 29) said he will hang up his gloves for good as he announced his retirement from boxing.

With 62 wins, eight losses, and two draws, Pacquiao has become a boxing legend and has brought pride not just to his family but also to Filipinos.

In a video posted on his Facebook page, the 42-year-old said he has heard the final bell and will bid his final goodbye to boxing.

“It is difficult for me to accept that my time as a boxer is over. Today I am announcing my retirement. Goodbye boxing,” Pacquiao said.

In a statement, the people’s champ said he is grateful for his accomplishments and the opportunity to inspire. He also expressed his gratitude for those who made sacrifices to help him in his boxing journey, especially to Zardo Mejia, who taught him how to box. He also thanked Freddie Roach who has been his trainer for years.

Pacquiao, in his boxing career, earned 12 major world titles in eight different weight divisions. He also holds the record for being the only boxer to hold titles in four different decades, and become the oldest fighter to win a world welterweight title. Out of his 62 wins, 39 were by knockout and 23 by decision.

He thanked boxing for changing his life.

“When my family was desperate, you gave us hope, you gave me the chance to fight my way out of poverty. Because of you, I was able to inspire people all over the world. Because of you, I have been given the courage to change more lives. I will never forget what I have done and accomplished in my life that I can’t imagine. I just heard the final bell. The boxing is over,” Pacquiao said. AAC

 

Villar, Pacquiao among billionaire senators in 2020

Marje Pelayo   •   September 21, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Cynthia Villar remains the richest senator based on the 2020 Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN).

Based on the SALN released by the Senate of the Philippines, Villar has a net worth of P3.87 billion followed by boxing Senator Manny Pacquiao who has a net worth of P3.18 billion.

Meanwhile, detained Senator Leila de Lima ranked the poorest among senators with a net worth of P9.54 million.

The release of SALNs has been a practice to inform the public of the assets of government officials for transparency.

Though recently, Malacañang has been arguing against it saying President Rodrigo Duterte may opt not to release his SALN and leave the matter to the Office of the Ombudsman.

List of richest, poorest senators based on 2020 SALN:

Cynthia Villa P3,875,696,435
Manny Pacquiao – P3,187,092,600
Ralph Recto – P581,071,657
Juan Miguel Zubiri – P220,736,702
Ramon Revilla – P179,958,909
Juan Edgardo Angara – P150,898,358
Franklin Drilon – P106,862,853
Grace Poe – P101,327,620
Sherwin Gatchalian – 91,213,596
Vicente Sotto III – P85,643,477
Pia Cayetano – P84,891,678
Richard Gordon – P77,569,572
Manuel Lapid – P74,948,572
Francis Tolentino – P59,582,000
Nancy Binay – P59,770,251
Panfilo Lacson – P58,330,268
Aquilino Pimentel III – P37,203,400
Imee Marcos – P36,270,467
Ronald Dela Rosa – P34,383,136
Joel Villanueva – P33,029,725
Francis Pangilinan – P23,941,333
Christopher Lawrence Go – P22,274,508
Risa Hontiveros – P16,720, 359
Leila De Lima – P9,544,111

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