Richest, poorest House
 lawmakers in 2015

June 8 2016 4:01 PM

File image from Manny Pacquiao Twitter account
File image from Manny Pacquiao Twitter account

Who is the richest member of the House of Representatives of the 16th Congress? What about the poorest?

A copy of the summary report of 238 House lawmakers’ statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) posted on social media on Wednesday, June 8, showed that the richest was Representative Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao of Sarangani and the poorest was Rep. Fernando Hicap of party-list Anakpawis.

Pacquiao’s net worth in 2015 was P3.268 billion, higher than his net worth of P1.688 billion in 2014.

Rep. Julio Ledesma IV of Negros Occidental joined Pacquiao in the billlionaires’ club as he recorded P1.004 billion networth in 2015, up from P822.275 million in 2014 when he was ranked No. 5.

Listed below are the Top 5 richest House lawmakers based on 2015 SALN:

2015 2014
1. Manny Pacquiao P3.3 billion P1.7 billion
2. Julio Ledesma IV P1 billion P822 million
3. Feliciano Belmonte Jr. P941.7 million P921.5 million
4. Imelda R. Marcos P941.8 million P917.8 million
5. Alfredo Benitez P880 million P822.2 million

Listed below are the 5 poorest House lawmakers:

2015 2014
1. Fernando Hicap P43,239.14 P95,572
2. Abigail Ferriol P715,150 P735,000
3. Carlos Zarate P1.1 million P1.7 million
4. Emmerenciana De Jesus P1.395 million P1.24 million
5. Maryam Abison P1.4 million P1.4 million

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