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Smarter to be in politics

Posted by akosistella on March 12, 2010

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by Sonny Coloma

“If I only want to enrich myself further, I will just go back to business,” declares Senator Manuel Villar in a TV commercial promoting his bid for the presidency. A recent article by the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism’s Malou Mangahas points out that Mr. Villar’s net worth, as declared by him in his statements of assets, liabilities, and net worth SALN, had increased fourteen-fold from 75.43 million pesos at the end of 1992 his first year as a congressman to 1.05 billion pesos in 2007 when he has reelected to the Senate.

With such impressive gains in his personal net worth, who will believe Mr. Villar’s claim?

Click Sonny Coloma.

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