How much did Senate bets spend, receive in 2019 election campaign?

Michael Bueza

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How much did Senate bets spend, receive in 2019 election campaign?
(UPDATED) Mar Roxas and Bong Go are the biggest spenders and have received the highest amounts of contributions in 2019, based on Statements of Contributions and Expenditures available so far

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – A month after the May 2019 elections, all candidates were expected to submit campaign finance documents to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) by Thursday, June 13.

On Friday, June 28, Comelec made available to the media the details from the Statements of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) of 30 candidates for senator who have submitted so far, including all 12 winning bets and 18 losing ones. 

Based on available SOCEs so far, former interior secretary and defeated senatorial bet Manuel “Mar” Roxas II was the biggest spender, with P179,193,153.04. He also received the biggest amount of contributions, amounting to P167,050,000.00.

Among the winning senators, ex-presidential aide Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go spent the most, with P161,418,299.31. He also got the highest amount of contributions at P162,035,537.34.

The Senate race topnotcher, Cynthia Villar, spent P135,529,061.09 and reported no contributions

All 12 senators-elect have submitted their SOCEs in time for their assumption into office on June 30. Among them, only Lito Lapid filed his SOCE late; he submitted only on June 27.

Below is the list of candidates with available SOCE information as of June 28. The table is sorted by their incurred expenditures in descending order. Names in bold font are the senators-elect.

This will be updated as soon as other SOCEs are released.

Senatorial Candidate Contributions Received Expenditures Incurred
Roxas, Mar 167,050,000.00 179,193,153.04
Go, Bong 162,035,537.34 161,418,299.31
Tolentino, Francis 112,900,000.00 159,169,836.54
Poe, Grace 156,450,000.00 156,433,463.80
Angara, Sonny 153,341,072.41 153,655,185.84
Villar, Cynthia 0.00 135,529,061.09
Marcos, Imee 137,560,000.00 132,146,754.55
Estrada, Jinggoy 93,417,286.49 125,302,747.57
Revilla, Bong 115,575,235.21 121,952,358.93
Mangudadatu, Dong 21,316,822.46 109,502,291.61
Dela Rosa, Bato 92,604,861.86 92,701,416.79
Pimentel, Koko 79,525,000.00 79,595,818.30
Cayetano, Pia 75,200,000.00 73,714,198.55
Binay, Nancy 59,470,000.00 56,785,472.82
Diokno, Chel 26,147,715.00 26,333,261.14
Tañada, Erin 17,000,000.00 21,299,841.00
Manicad, Jiggy 5,775,000.00 12,332,751.53
Lapid, Lito 175,700.00 10,754,074.26
Macalintal, Romy 0.00 8,541,839.31
Alejano, Gary 5,500,000.00 6,013,225.53
Valdes, Antonio 0.00 4,042,098.46
Colmenares, Neri 3,870,000.00 3,775,648.53
Hilbay, Florin 2,792,508.00 2,974,386.62
Francisco, Elmer 0.00 2,911,318.25
Ong, Willie 662,764.29 1,244,047.50
Nalliw, Joan Sheelah 0.00 299,310.00
Montaño, Allan 0.00 129,195.00
Javellana, RJ 66,050.00 94,705.86
Caceres, Jesus 0.00 10,578.00
Guigayuma, Junbert 0.00 0.00

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Michael Bueza

Michael is a data curator under Rappler's Tech Team. He works on data about elections, governance, and the budget. He also follows the Philippine pro wrestling scene and the WWE. Michael is also part of the Laffler Talk podcast trio.