Representative Mikee Romero of 1-Pacman partylist, the son of R2 Builders owner Reghis Romero, has retained his title as richest congressman in the Philippines for the fourth consecutive year.
The polo-playing legislator, according to Forbes magazine, has an estimated net worth of P6.5 billion which places him at No. 46 in the latest list of richest Filipinos.
Romero’s fellow billionaires in Congress include Representative Alfredo Benitez of Negros Occidental, Senator Manny Pacquiao and Senator Cynthia Villar.
Romero was instrumental in the passage of the law extending the validity of the driver’s license to five years; and also the Free Irrigation Act and free Philhealth coverage for all persons with disabilities.