Mar Roxas, as of now, has the highest amount of expenditures during Election 2019 campaign
Liberal Party Senatorial candidate Mar Roxas possibly spent the highest amount for his campaign on 2019 midterm election with P179 million.
Politicians who ran during the last elections are required to submit their Statement of Contribution and Expenditures (SOCE).
Based on the report from The Philippine Star, the former Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary spent a total of P179,193,153.04.
He declared that he received P167,050,000 contributions for his campaign while he spent P12 million of his personal funds.
Comelec Campaign Finance Office (CFO) officer-in-charge Efraim Bag-id, only among 20 senatorial candidates passed their SOCE out of 63 who ran. The deadline for submission of SOCE is on June 13 until 8 PM.
Meanwhile 50 party-list groups have passed their SOCE out of 134 that participated last election.
Aside from Mar Roxas, here are the senatorial candidates who followed the deadline for the submission of SOCE.
Francisco Tolentino – spent a total of P159,169,836.54 with contributions amounting to P112,900,000
Cynthia Villar – spent P135,529,061.69 which is mostly from her pocket and this means she is the biggest spender of her own money
Christopher Go – spent P161,418,299.31 which is mostly from contributions
Grace Poe – spent P156,433,463.80 which also mostly from her supporters
Bong Revilla – spent P121,952,358.54 and received contribution of P115,575,235.21
Pia Cayetano – spent P73,714,198.55 and received P75,200,000 from supporters
Nancy Binay – spent P56,785,472.82 and had P59,470,000 contributions from supporters
Based on the report, other senatorial candidates who submitted their SOCE were Romulo Macalintal, Willie Ong, Chel Diokno, Florin Hilbay, Erin Tañada and Gary Alejano.
Bang-id said that those who did not comply will pay an administrative fine ranging from P1,000 to P60,000. But those who failed to submit the SOCE twice face perpetual disqualification from holding public office, whether elective or appointive position.
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