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Roxas outspends winning senatorial bets; Lapid yet to submit Soce

/ 07:09 PM June 14, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, who failed in his quest for a Senate comeback, outspent the winning senatorial bets in the last elections.

His Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) showed he spent a total of P179,193,153.

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READ: Roxas top spender among opposition Senate bets

A huge chunk of Roxas’ campaign spending came from cash contributions, which amounted to P167,050,000. This was bigger than the P161,418,299  spent by Senator-elect Bong Go for his campaign.

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Go, who funded his bid mostly from cash and in-kind donations, was the top spender among the winning senatorial bets. The former presidential aide finished third with 20,657,702 votes.

READ: Out of 5 Soce filers, Go was top campaign spender so far

Former presidential political adviser and Senator-elect Francis Tolentino was the next top spender among the winning senatorial candidates.

He spent P159,169,836 for his campaign, mostly from cash and in-kind donations amounting to P112,900,000.

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Re-electionist Senator Grace Poe funded her campaign also from cash contributions amounting to P156,433,463.

According to Poe’s SOCE, she received a total of P156,450,000 in cash from various sources. She did not receive contributions in-kind.

Meanwhile, Senator Sonny Angara spent a total of P153,655,185 for his campaign.

Angara’s Soce showed that most of his campaign spending came were sourced from in-kind contributions of his party, Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino, which amounted to P153,341,072.

The re-elected senator spent P314,113 from personal funds.

Re-electionist Senator Cynthia Villar, who topped the midterm senatorial race, financed her campaign solely from personal funds. She spent P135,529,061, her SOCE showed.

Meanwhile, Senator-elect Imee Marcos relied on cash contributions to finance her campaign. Based on her Soce, cash contributions for her Senate bid amounted to P137,560,000. However, she used up only P132,146,754 for her campaign.

READ: Imee’s Senate run: No personal money spent, all from contributions

Senator-elect Ramon “Bong” Revilla’s Soce showed that he spent a total of P121,952,358 for his campaign.

His party, Lakas Christian Muslim Democrats, contributed a total of P95,850,350 in cash and in-kind while P19,724,884 worth of contributions came from other sources.

Revilla spent P6,377,123 of his own money to fund his Senate bid.

For Senator-elect Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, his Soce showed that he spent P92,701,116, mostly from contributions in cash and in kind.

Dela Rosa received a total of P92,604,861 in cash and in-kind donations. He also spent P96,554 from personal funds.

Meanwhile, Senator-elect Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III spent the least amount for his campaign among the candidates of PDP-Laban.

He declared P79,595,818 in total expenditures, with P79,525,000 coming from cash and in-kind contributions.

Pimentel spent only P70,818 from personal funds.

READ: Bato, Pimentel funded Senate bid for less than P100M

Taguig Rep. Pia Cayetano declared expenditures amounting to P73,714,198 while re-elected Senator Nancy Binay, who placed 12th place in the elections funded her campaign for P56,785,472.

A copy of the Soce of former Senator Lito Lapid, who finished seventh with 16,965,464 votes, has yet to be furnished to the media as of writing.

The deadline for filing was June 13 at 8 p.m. However, the winning candidates may still file their Soce six months from their proclamation date. (Editor: Eden Estopace)

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