10 richest Cabinet officials unchanged in 2014

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10 richest Cabinet officials unchanged in 2014
Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario remains the richest Cabinet official, while Education Secretary Armin Luistro is still the poorest in 2014

MANILA, Philippines – The richest Cabinet members of 2013 are still the same richest in 2014. 

Based on the 2014 Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALNs) submitted by Cabinet officials, the following persons remain in the top 10 list of officials with the highest wealth declaration:

  1. Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario – P838.81 million (from P765.38 in 2013)
  2. Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima – P298.94 million (from P278.95 million in 2013)
  3. Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez – P283.43 million (from P282.47 million in 2013)
  4. Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II – P202.08 million (from P211.03 million in 2013)
  5. Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo – P148.63 million (from P150.64 million in 2013)
  6. Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras – P134.25 million (from P119.84 million in 2013)
  7. Former energy secretary Jericho Petilla – P122.1 million (from P117.1 million in 2013)
  8. Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa – P117.18 (from P120.38 million in 2013)
  9. Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya – P108.12 million (from P112.08 million in 2013)
  10. Former health secretary Enrique Ona – P93.69 million (same as 2013)

Among the richest men in the Cabinet, two have already resigned – Ona, who resigned in December 2014, and Petilla, who resigned in April 2015

The top 3 richest officials – Del Rosario, Purisima, and Jimenez – are former businessmen, according to a Rappler report in 2014.

Del Rosario tops the list of richest Cabinet secretaries since his appointment in 2011.

Rounding up the rest of the Cabinet list are:

  1. Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala – P91.17 million (from P90.77 million in 2013)
  2. Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson – P82.55 million (from P83.84 million in 2013)
  3. Science and Technology Secretary Mario Montejo – P61.11 million (from P59.97 million in 2013)
  4. Metro Manila Development Authority chairman Francis Tolentino – P41.95 million (from P40.72 million in 2013)
  5. Commission on Higher Education chair Patricia Licuanan – P39.4 million (from P45.48 million in 2013) 
  6. Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad – P33.82 million (from P32.77 million in 2013)
  7. Environment Secretary Ramon Paje – P31.98 million (from P30.35 million in 2013)
  8. Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin – P24.73 million (from P24.64 million in 2013)
  9. Presidential Management Staff head Julia Abad – P23.94 million (P22,360,000 in 2013)
  10. Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Secretary Joel Villanueva – P24.39 million (from P23.27 million in 2013)
  11. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan – P21.26 million (from P21.62 million in 2013)
  12. Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa – P18.12 million (from P18.15 million in 2013)
  13. National Security Council Secretary Cesar Garcia Jr – P17.3 million (from P16.4 million in 2013)
  14. Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma – P16.39 million (same as 2013)
  15. National Anti-Poverty Commission Secretary Jose Rocamora – P15.65 million
  16. Mindanao Development Authority Secretary Luwalhati Antonino – P15.49 million
  17. Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio delos Reyes – P13.53 million (from P13.41 million in 2013)
  18. Presidential Spokesman Secretary Edwin Lacierda – P12.93 million (from P12.41 million in 2013)
  19. National Commission on Muslim Filipinos Secretary Yasmin Lao – P12.02 million
  20. Presidential Adviser on Food Security and Agricultural Modernization Secretary Francis Pangilinan – P11.22 million
  21. Presidential Legislative Liaison Office head Secretary Manuel Mamba – P8.91 million (from P10.86 milllion in 2013) 
  22. Presidential political adviser Secretary Ronald Llamas – P6.4 million (from P5.69 million in 2013)
  23. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima – P4.88 million (from P4.59 million in 2013)
  24. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz – P4.87 million (from P4.35 million in 2013)
  25. Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Teresita Deles – P4.1 million (from P4.42 million in 2013)
  26. Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman – P4.55 million (from P3.68 million in 2013) 
  27. Education Secretary Armin Luistro – P471,064.46 (P433,392.17 in 2013)

Luistro – the only non-millionaire Cabinet official – remains the poorest Cabinet official since the Aquino administration began in 2010.

The deadline of filing of SALNs was on April 30. – Rappler.com

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