The Duterte family’s unexplained wealth once again made the news after a report analyzing their declared Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth when they served as local officials was made public. According to the said report, Rodrigo Duterte’s wealth increased by P28.5 million from 1998 to 2017. Sara Duterte’s wealth, meanwhile, increased by P44.8 million and Paolo Duterte by P22.7 million form 2007 to 2017.
Meanwhile, Manuel Villar became the richest Filipino this year. This is after his wealth rose form $1.6 billion to $5.5 billion due supposedly to the 1,300% in profits of his funeral services company, Golden Bria, for the first quarter of the year. Alongside this, his wife Senator Cynthia Villar is the richest senator. His son Mark Villar serves as the secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways. The Villar family is a political dynastiy in Las Pinas City and is the known owner of the biggest housing companies.