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)

(VERA Files is put out by veteran journalists taking a deeper look at current issues. Vera is Latin for “true”.)

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    Pacquiao sees fist of God delivering win over Mayweather

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  • Profiles of foreigners due to be executed in Indonesia
    Profiles of foreigners due to be executed in Indonesia

    Eight foreign drug convicts are set to be executed in Indonesia after losing all appeals for clemency. Here are brief profiles of the inmates, who include two from Australia, one each from Brazil and the Philippines, and four from Africa. Myuran Sukumaran A ringleader of the Bali Nine drugs smuggling syndicate, Sukumaran was born in London in 1981 and moved with his Sri Lankan family to Australia when he was a child. Enticed by the prospect of easy money, in 2005 he helped to organise a …

  • Indonesia says will not delay execution of Filipina convict
    Indonesia says will not delay execution of Filipina convict

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - The execution of a Filipina drug convict by an Indonesian firing squad will not be delayed despite last-minute appeals by the Philippine government, the attorney general said on Tuesday. Indonesian President Joko Widodo earlier met with a migrant workers' group to discuss the case of Mary Jane Veloso, who is one of nine people set to be executed within hours. (Reporting by Rosemarie Francisco in MANLIA and Gayatri Suroyo in JAKARTA; Editing by Clarence Fernandez) …

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