Enrile top spender in May 13 polls

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By VERA Files

Losing candidate Juan Ponce “Jack” Enrile Jr. spent the most among the 33 senatorial bets in the May 13 elections, shelling out more than P150 million, according to reports submitted to the Commission on Elections.

Enrilesaid he spent P150, 404,072.09 during the campaign, or about P6 million shy of the lawful limit of P156 million.

Joseph Victor Ejercito-Estrada is second with P138.21 million, followed by Cynthia Villar with 133.98 million and Alan Peter Cayetano with P131.04 million.

Ten of the 12 Senate winners were on the list of the top spenders, while Senators-elect Antonio Trillanes IV and Gringo Honasanspent the least among them, placing 18th and 19thon the list.

Enrile and RisaHontiveros-Baraquel spent big but failed to win seats in the Senate. Hontiveros-Baraquel spent 88.63 million and is in 11th place among top spenders.

The Comelec has yet to receive the statement of election contributions and expenditures of MarwilLlasos but he said through Twitter he submitted his expense report via registered mail.--Mikha Flores

Candidate Contributions Expenditures
ENRILE, JUAN PONCE JR.(NPC) 150,401,072.09 150,404,072.09
EJERCITO ESTRADA, JV (UNA) 135,931,740.75 138,207,825.76
VILLAR, CYNTHIA HANEPBUHAY (NP) 2,613,454.41 133,979,127.25
CAYETANO, ALAN PETER (NP) 130,425,463.81 131,044,782.33
BINAY, NANCY (UNA) 136,869,392.78 128,695,057.10
AQUINO, BENIGNO BAM (LP) 125,493,000.00 124,327,987.81
POE, GRACE 123,605,341.27 123,448,994.86
ANGARA, EDGARDO (LDP) 113,328,397.20 120,136,752.86
ESCUDERO, CHIZ 101,470,000.00 100,723,309.10
HONTIVEROS, RISA (AKBAYAN) 79,790,900.00 88,628,348.11
LEGARDA, LOREN (NPC) 61,940,774.00 83,034,205.00
PIMENTEL, KOKO (PDP) 74,756,967.10 75,552,863.49
ZUBIRI, MIGZ (UNA) 63,400,000.00 72,588,105.49
MAGSAYSAY, RAMON JR. (LP) 51,084,000.00 67,155,705.79
MADRIGAL, JAMBY (LP) - 39,132,083.36
MACEDA, MANONG ERNIE (UNA) 6,200,000.00 30,823,843.81
TRILLANES, ANTONIO IV (NP) 29,580,000.00 30,135,014.77
HONASAN, GRINGO (UNA) 23,107,141.04 24,111,848.96
HAGEDORN, ED 5,784,000.00 23,831,317.94
PENSON, RICARDO - 19,698,760.45
VILLANUEVA, BRO.EDDIE (BP) 6,342,500.00 14,306,785.71
CASIÑO, TEDDY (MKB) 9,200,000.00 12,643,098.72
MAGSAYSAY, MITOS (UNA) 11,822,206.50 12,212,105.57
COJUANGCO, TINGTING (UNA) 5,022,000.00 11,717,515.62
GORDON, DICK (UNA) 4,794,200.00 6,541,131.00
MONTAÑO, MON 6,629,175.00 1,383,000.00
FALCONE, BAL (DPP) 500,000.00 501,061.12
ALCANTARA, SAMSON (SJS) - 344,459.07
SEÑERES, CHRISTIAN (DPP) - 338,205.24
BELGICA, GRECO (DPP) 250,000.00 292,173.75
DAVID, LITO (KPTRAN) 38,000.00 68,000.00
DELOS REYES, JC (KPTRAN) 20,000.00 -
LLASOS, MARWIL (KPTRAN)

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