Villar, Cusi richest in Duterte Cabinet

By Argyll Cyrus B. Geducos

Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar and Department of Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi are the two richest men in the Duterte Cabinet with more than P1 billion net worth.

Villar declared a net worth of P1,407,459,436 while Cusi has a net worth of P1,355,632,637 in their 2017 Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth.

Third richest but way behind Villar and Cusi is Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez with a net worth of P338,123,873; fourth is Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, P303,233,620; and fifth is Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar, P158,819,858.19;

Rounding up the Top 10 is Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, P120,138,954; National Economic and Development Authority chief Ernesto Pernia, P109,000,741.10; Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano, P55,688,862; Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez, P49,800,000; and Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza, P49,054,011.

Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol has a net worth of P26,968,536.34. Following him are Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu, P26,503,447; National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, P25,245,000; and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, P15,750,000.

New Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has a net worth of R14,329,498.71 as of April 7, 2018 or upon his assumption to the post.

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has a net worth of R7,657,141.16; Information and Communications Secretary Eliseo Rio, P7,631,790.61; Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato dela Peña, P7,561,000; and Education Secretary Leonor Briones, P6,668,136.

National Anti-Poverty Commission head Secretary Liza Maza is the “poorest” Cabinet member with a P1,186,500 net worth.

Resigned Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo had a net worth of P48,288,216.96.

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Written by Tempo Online

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