Let's take a look at the members of the Senate who amassed some of their wealth according the their latest statements of assets,
liabilities and net worth (SALN). In order to compare the current list with what I had for 2011 ("Top 10 Richest Senators in the Philippines (2011)"), you may check it out first.
For the year 2012, here's the Top 10 and their runner-ups:
12 - Senator Franklin Drilon, who is rumored to replace Enrile as the next Senate president, disclosed a net worth of P51.8 million. In 2011, he only had P45 million in net worth.
13 - Re-elected Senator Loren Legarda had P46 million in net worth as of December 2012. She declared a networth of P45.7 million in 2011. Legarda attached Annex A in her 2012 SALN that discloses her controversial real property in a posh area in New York amounting to P28.7 million.
14 - Senator TG Guingona reported a net worth of P43.5 million last year, down sharply from P82.5 million a year ago.
15 - Outgoing Senator Ping Lacson was worth P28.9 million as of December 2012. This is higher than his total networth of P22.6 million in 2011.
16 - Senator Lito Lapid had a net worth of P26 million, up from P23.5 million in 2011. Lapid's wife failed to provide her signature in the senator's SALN. Marissa Lapid is still serving jail time in the U.S. after being caught sneaking in a huge sum of money last year.
17 - Senator Gringo Honasan had a net worth of P21.1 million. He disclosed having P20.8 million in 2011.
18 - Outgoing Senator Ping Lacson was worth P28.9 million as of December 2012. This is higher than his total networth of P22.6 million in 2011.
19 - Senator Koko Pimentel reported a net worth of P17 million as of December 2012. His SALN came with a note, explaining he no longer has any information about the business interest of his former wife, beauty queen Jewel May Lobaton, due to their separation. He was worth P17.1 million in 2011.
20 - Senator Kiko Pangilinan had a net worth of P14.4 million as of end-2012. This is slightly lower than the P14.6 million he declared in 2011.
21 - Senator Joker Arroyo's net worth stood at P11 million as of December 2012, which is the same as what he declared in 2011.
22 - Re-elected Senator Sonny Trillanes, who used to be the poorest among his peers, edged out Escudero with a net worth of P4.4 million. This is higher than the P2.9 million he declared in 2011.
Lastly, on the 23rd spot, re-elected Senator Chiz Escudero's total assets amounting to P4 million made him the poorest senator as of December 2012. The decrease in his net worth came after Escudero transferred some of the real properties to his twins following an annulment. In 2011, Escudero's net worth reached P9.9 million.