Mangudadatu is Mindanao’s richest gov; Matugas is richest city mayor

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 September) —  Maguindanao Governor Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu has dislodged Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo del Rosario as Mindanao’s richest governor while Surigao City mayor Ernesto Matugas remains the richest Mindanao city mayor, based on their 2011 Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN).

Only 12 of Mindanao’s 27 governors and 18 of Mindanao’s 33 city mayors have filed their SALNs with the Office of the Deputy Ombudsman for Mindanao as of August 31 and of this number, Mangudadatu, governor of one of the poorest provinces in the country, declared the highest net worth for 2011 at P390.61 million, 55% higher than his 2010 net worth of P211.77M.

Mangudadatu declared no liabilities.

Del Rosario, who held the title of richest Mindanao governor for a decade,  declared a net worth of P211.77M for 2011, down from the 2010 net worth of P255.51M.

Dinagat Mayor Glenda Ecleo is still third richest with P166.10M as of yearend 2011, down from P166.40M as of yearend 2010.

Matugas posted a net worth of P370.69M in 2011, down from P414.69M in 2010. But even with the drop in net worth, he remains the richest among the city mayors who filed their SALNs.  Mayor Michelle Rabat of Mati, Davao Oriental followed Matugas with a declared net worth of P74.92M while Tangub mayor Philip Tan posted a net worth of P24.90M.

The Ombudsman’s certification as of August 31, 2012 showed only 12 of  27 Mindanao governors (26 provincial governors and one regional governor) and 18 of 33 city mayors have filed their 2011 SALN, which was due for filing on April 30 this year, and due for submission to the Ombudsman’s office on or before May 31.

Mangudadatu and Lanao del Sur Governor Mamintal Adiong, Jr., who posted a net worth of P32.75M, are the only governors in the five-province ARMM who filed a SALN for 2011, the Ombudsman’s records show.

OIC ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman,  who assumed post on December 22, 2011, filed his SALN as of yearend 2011, declaring a net worth of P4.34 million.

During a break in the GPH-MILF peace talks in Kuala Lumpur in May this year, when the five governors were present, the SALNs were among the issues discussed during a break. This was when the verdict on then Supreme Court Justice Renato Corona was about to be handed down. MindaNews asked for their SALNs and when Mangudadatu was mentioned as being the second richest Mindanao governor as of yearend 2010, Mangudatu replied, “mas mayaman yan sa akin” (he’s richer),  pointing to  Sulu Governor Abdusakur Tan.

The Ombudsman’s office has no record of the SALN 2010 and 2011 of Tan and three other governors in Mindanao – Basilan’s Jum Akbar, Tawi-tawi’s Sadikul Sahali and North Cotabato’s Emmylou Talino-Mendoza.

It also has no record of the 2011 and 2010 SALNs of city mayors Vicente Emano of Cagayan de Oro and Jose Silvosa of Panabo.

MindaNews ranked the governors and mayors’ net worth (see Tables 1 and 2), based on the certified true copies of the 2011 SALN that MindaNews obtained from the Ombudsmans’ office.  Another column was added for comparison with their declared net worth in their 2010 SALN.

The local chief executives were elected in May 2010, assumed their post on June 30, 2010 and will end their three-year term on June 30, 2013.

TABLE 1. Governors’ Net worth 2010 and 2011

  1. Maguindanao’s Esmael Mangudadatu
P  390.61 M P 217.25 M
  1. Davao del Norte’s Rodolfo del Rosario
     211.77 M     255.51 M
  1. Dinagat Islands’ Glenda Ecleo
     166.10 M     166.40 M
  1. Camiguin, Jurdin Jesus Romualdo
       48.48 M       45.30 M
  1. Davao Oriental’s Corazon Malanyaon
       41.90 M       44.10 M
  1. Lanao del Sur’s Mamintal Adiong, Jr.
       32.73 M No record
  1. South Cotabato’s Arthur Pingoy, Jr
       13.42 M        10.71 M
  1. Zamboanga Sibugay’s Rommel Jalosjos
       11.30 M        11.10 M
  1. Surigao del Sur’s Johnny Pimentel
       11.10 M        25.30 M
  1. Davao del Sur’s Douglas Cagas
         7.57 M          5.14 M
  1. Sarangani’s Miguel Rene Dominguez
         6.80 M          5.72 M
  1. OIC ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman
         4.34 M Apptd OIC Gov on 22 Dec 2011
  1. Agusan del Sur’s Adolph Edward Plaza
No record        87.76
  1. Lanao del Norte’s Mohamad Khalid Dimaporo
No record        60.06 M
  1. Sultan Kudarat’s Suharto Mangudadatu
No record       43.44 M
  1. Zamboanga del Sur’s Antonio Cerilles
No record       40.98 M
  1. Zamboanga del Norte’s Rolando Yebes
No record       35.32 M
  1. Misamis Oriental’s Oscar Moreno
No record       29.23 M
  1. Compostela Valley’s Arturo Uy
No record       19.77 M
  1. Misamis Oriental’s Herminia Ramiro
No record       11.24 M
  1. Surigao del Norte’s Sol Matugas
No record         8.77 M
  1. Bukidnon’s Alex Calingasan
No record         7.83 M
  1. Agusan del Norte’s Erlpe John Amante
No record         5.64 M
  1. Basilan’s Jum Akbar
No record No record
  1. North Cotabato’s Emmylou Talino-Mendoza
No record No record
  1. Sulu’s Abdusakur Tan
No record No record
  1. Tawi-tawi’s Sadikul Sahali
No record No record


TABLE 2. City Mayors’ Net Worth 2010 and 2011

  1. Surigao’s Ernesto Matugas
P 370.69 M P414.69 M
  1. Mati’s Michelle Rabat
     74.92 M No record
  1. Tangub’s Philip Tan
     24.90 M     21.54 M
  1. Oroquieta’s Jason Almonte
     24.24 M     24.05 M
  1. Gingoog’s Ruth Guingona
     14.70 M No record
  1. Davao’s Sara Duterte-Carpio
     14.27 M     16.24 M
  1. Koronadal’s Peter Miguel
     12.86 M     12.16 M
  1. Cotabato’s Japal Guiani, Jr.
     11.38 M     10.68 M
  1. El Salvador’s Alfredo Tan
     10.92 M       8.16 M
  1. Butuan’s Ferdinand Amante
     10.37 M     15.35 M
  1. Samal’s Aniano Antalan
       7.91 M       3.40 M
  1. Iligan’s Lawrence Cruz
       5.83 M       5.54 M
  1. Kidapawan’s Rodolfo Gantuangco
       5.18 M No record
  1. Tacurong’s Lina Montilla
       4.75 M       6.25 M
  1. Bislig’s Librado Navarro
       4.05 M       1.61 M
  1. Cabadbaran’s Dale Corvera
       3.62 M       3.55 M
  1. Bayugan’s Kim Lope Asis
       3.10 M          649,700
  1. Marawi’s Fahad Salic
Handwritten; not legible     12.70 M
  1. Zamboanga’s Celso Lobregat
No record      66.32 M
  1. Lamitan’s Roderick Furigay
No record      30.00 M
  1. General Santos City’s Darlene Antonino-Custodio
No record      19.52 M
  1. Tagum’s Rey Uy
No record      18.14 M
  1. Tandag’s Alexander Pimentel
No record      13.30 M
  1. Ozamiz’ Nova Princess Parojinog-Echavez
No record      12.70 M
  1. Pagadian’s Samuel Co
No record        9.85 M
  1. Dapitan’s Dominador Jalosjos
No record        6.72 M
  1. Tacurong’s Lina Montilla
No record        6.25 M
  1. Dipolog’s Evelyn Uy
No record        5.96 M
  1. Malaybalay’s Ignacio Zubiri
No record        1.95 M
  1. Valencia’s Leandro Catarata
No record        1.21 M
  1. Digos’ Joseph Penas
No record           605,068
  1. Cagayan de Oro’s Vicente Emano
No record No record
  1. Panabo’s Jose Silvosa, Jr.
No record No record

Under RA 6713 (Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees), the SALN must be filed on or before April 30 of every year thereafter.

The Ombudsman’s Memorandum-Circular 95-73 issued on June 15, 1995, requires the administrative/personnel division of a government agency to consolidate all the SALNs of the officials and employees in a summary report and together with the SALNs, shall be “submitted/mailed on or before 31 May of every year” to the Office of the Deputy Ombudsman for Mindanao in the case of Mindanao’s elective officials.

Under Section 11 of RA 6713, failure to submit the SALN and disclosure of business interests and financial connections, including their spouses and unmarried children under 18 living in their households “shall be punishable with imprisonment not exceeding five years, or a fine not exceeding P5,000, or both, and, in the discretion of the court of competent jurisdiction,
disqualification to hold public office.”  (Carolyn O. Arguillas/MindaNews)