Feisty Ramirez-Sato wealthiest lawmaker from Mimaropa


Occidental Mindoro Rep. Josephine Ramirez-Sato is not just a feisty member of the powerful Commission on Appointments (CA), she is also the richest lawmaker from Region 4-B.

Ramirez-Sato declared P68.98 million total assets and P14 million total liabilities in her 2016 Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth (SALN). That, in turn, resulted to a P54.98 million total net worth.

Ramirez- Sato, who grilled both former Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay and former Environment chief Gina Lopez during their respective CA hearings, ranked 77th richest member of the lower chamber.

Meanwhile, Oriental Mindoro first district Rep. Doy Leachon was the second wealthiest congressman from Mimaropa region with a total net assets of P61.1 million and P12.5 million liabilities, resulting to a total net worth of P48.6 million.

Leachon ranked 88th overall.

Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali from the second district was the third richest congressman from Region 4B with P33.83 million (P46.95 million total assets and P13.11 million). He ranked 126th overall.

Fourth wealthiest congressman from the same region was Rep. Lord Allan Velasco from the lone district of Marinduque with a total net worth of P31.51 million (P33.1 million assets, P1.59 million liabilities). Velasco ranked 136th overall.

Palawan Rep. Franz Alvarez from the first district was the fifth richest solon in the region with P22.04 million total net worth (P37.11 million total assets, P15.67 million total liabilities). Alvarez ranked 175th overall.