Top Ten Richest Senators Of Philippines
Cynthia Aguilar Villar (born July 29, 1950) is a Filipino politician who was the member of the House of Representatives for the Lone District of Las Piñas City from 2001-2010 and is currently a Senator.
She is the sister of Las Piñas City Mayor Vergel Aguilar, and Muntinlupa Barangay Chairman Elizabeth “Ate Bess” A. Masangkay and the wife of Senator Manny Villar.
Ralph Gonzales Recto (born January 11, 1964) is a Filipino politician. Recto served as a member of the House of Representatives representing the 4th District of Batangas from 1992 to 2001. He was then elected to the Senate, serving from 2001 to 2007. In 2007, Recto run for reelection and lost because, as many analysts believed, he had authored the EVAT (Expanded Variable Added Tax) law. In July 2008 he was appointed to head the National Economic and Development Authority but resigned from his position in August 2009 in preparation to run for senator in the 2010 election. Recto won a seat in the Senate and was proclaimed as one of the winning senatorial candidates of the 2010 Senate elections.
Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. (born September 13, 1957), widely known as Bongbong Marcos, is a Filipino politician and senator in the 16th Congress. A member of the Nacionalista Party, Marcos chairs several senate committees, including the Committee on Local Government and the Committee on Public Works, and is a member of several other committees.
He is the second child and only son of Ferdinand E. Marcos, the former president of the Philippines (1965–1986), and former First Lady Imelda R. Marcos. He is a former congressman and former governor of Ilocos Norte before his election to the Senate in 2010. Marcos also previously served as Deputy Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.
José Pimentel Ejército, Jr. (born February 17, 1963), better known as Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada is a Filipino politician and former film actor who has been a member of the Senate of the Philippines since 2004. He was born to Joseph Estrada, who was President of the Philippines from 1998 to 2001, and former senator Luisa Estrada; he is also the half-brother of politician Joseph Victor Ejercito.
In 1992, at age 29, he was elected as Mayor of San Juan, becoming the youngest elected mayor in the Philippines at that time. He spearheaded various projects and programs for the improvement of San Juan in the form of – construction of modernized Barangay Halls with Day Care Centers in all Barangays, repair and renovation of the now San Juan National High School, and other public elementary schools, recreation centers like gymnasiums, basketball courts and play grounds and the creation of different livelihood centers, improvement and replacement of drainages, concreting of municipal roads and the construction of a four-storey San Juan Medical Center and the San Juan Municipal Gymnasium. During his incumbency, San Juan gained the reputation of being one of the most progressive municipalities and the Most Peaceful Municipality in the Philippines.
During his final tenure as Mayor, he was sworn into office as the National President of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) from 1998 to 2001.
Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr.
Ramón Bong Revilla, Jr. (born José Marie Mortel Bautista on September 25, 1966) is a Filipino actor, television presenter, politician, and Senator of Philippines. In 2009, he legally changed his surname to Bong Revilla.
Mary Grace Sonora Poe Llamanzares (born September 3, 1968), commonly known as Grace Poe-Llamanzares or Grace Poe, is a Filipino politician who served as chairperson of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) from 2010 to 2012. Born in Iloilo but abandoned by her biological mother at birth, she was adopted by National Artist Fernando Poe, Jr. and his wife Susan Roces. Controversy surrounds regarding her real birth parents, she is said to be the daughter of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos from an affair with former movie star Rosemarie Sonora, sister of Susan Roces, her adopted mother.
Juan Ponce Enrile
Juan Ponce Enrile, later Juanito Ponce ( born Juanito Furagganan on 14 February 1924), is a Filipino politician. As a protégé of President Ferdinand Marcos, he served as Justice Secretary and then Defense Minister under the Marcos regime. He later became one of the leaders (along with General Fidel V. Ramos) of the 1986 People Power Revolution that drove Marcos from power and into exile. Enrile has continued to be a prominent politician since then; he was Senate President from November 2008 until his resignation on June 5, 2013.
Teofisto “TG” Guingona III
Teofisto de Lara Guingona III (born April 19, 1959) commonly known as TG, is a Filipino politician and senator in the Senate of the Philippines who has been elected since 2010.
In 2004, Guingona was elected to two terms in the House of Representatives of the Philippines, as the Representative from the Second District of Bukidnon. He is a member of the Liberal Party.
Juan Edgardo Manalang Angara (born July 15, 1972), most widely known as Sonny Angara, is a Filipino legislator and advocate of educational reform. He was elected to the Senate of the Philippines in the 2013 Philippine Senate election. He served as representative of the lone district of Aurora from 2004 to 2013, acting as the Chairperson of the House Committee on Higher and Technical Education, making him ex officio member of the Board of Regents of the University of the Philippines (UP).
He was first elected to public office in 2004 as the representative to Congress for the lone district of Aurora, where he succeeded his aunt, Bellaflor J. Angara-Castillo, a three-term representative and erstwhile governor of Aurora. Elected at age 31, he was one of the youngest members of the 13th Congress. He was a member of the House minority and served as House deputy minority leader, thereby becoming an ex officio member of all standing and special committees of the 13th Congress. He authored a number of laws of national significance and was able to focus on work in his constituency, where he used the funds allotted to his office to build over 100 classrooms and provided funds for indigent constituents in 12 government hospitals and hundreds of scholarships to deserving students at various state universities and colleges (SUCs). He also worked together with socio-civic groups on various projects and funded the creation of the Gawad Kalinga villages for the homeless in three of Aurora’s municipalities and the provision of computers and Internet access to Aurora’s public high schools, together with the GILAS Foundation, and access to vocational, skills, and livelihood training through the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and other groups.
Miriam Defensor Santiago
Miriam Defensor Santiago (born 15 June 1945) is a Filipino politician, notable for having served in all three branches of the Philippine government – judicial, executive, and legislative. She was named one of The 100 Most Powerful Women in the World in 1997 by The Australian magazine. In 2012, she was elected judge of the International Criminal Court, the first Filipina and the first Asian from a developing country to be so honored.In March 2012 she was set to take the oath but delayed it for medical reasons. In June 2014 she resigned the post, saying she has chronic fatigue syndrome. A month later she reported she was diagnosed with lung cancer. In 1988, she was named laureate of the Ramon Magsaysay Award for government service, with a citation “for bold and moral leadership in cleaning up a corrupt-ridden government agency.” She ran in the 1992 presidential elections but was cheated and never conceded defeat. She has also written books covering topics in law and the social sciences. She has served three terms in the Philippine Senate.
She is the leading authority of her generation in constitutional law and international law.