Blast From the Past: 2001 Elections Spending

This is late but we only discovered the figures on how much your congressional representatives spent during the 2001 elections. We’d like to see their campaign spending report on the 2007 elections but we don’t have the data yet. So let’s settle for the 2001 figures for now.

Some observations:
If the figures are correct, then running for Congress is not that expensive. It should give hope to penniless people who dream of representing our congressional districts someday. If the figures are not correct, then our Representatives are lying. If they are in Grade 1, they deserve to be spanked for not telling the truth (pero bawal na yata itong gawin ng titser). 🙂

If the figures are correct then our favorite Cordillera Congressman, Baguio Rep. Mauricio Domogan, is the biggest spender of them all. If this is the case, then maybe we should “boo” him for spending the most money. Eh ang liit pa naman ng Baguio so he need not spend much in terms of transportation. But if the figures are not correct, then we should give Rep. Domogan kudos for being the “most honest” in a group of dishonest men.

Lastly, cheers to those who submitted their 2001 campaign spending reports. No cheers for those who haven’t submitted (Apayao Rep. Elias Bulut and Mt. Province Rep. Victor Dominguez). Excited pa naman tayong malaman kung magkano ang ginastos ng ating Mt. Province Congressman.


Former Abra Rep Luis Bersamin, Jr.
Contributions:
From party organizations: 0.00
From other persons: 0.00

Expenditures:
Paid by candidate out of personal funds: 200,000.00
Total expenditures: 200,000.00

Apayao Rep. Elias Bulut, Jr.
Nothing listed

Ifugao Rep. Solomon Chungalao
Contributions:
From party organizations: 0.00
From other persons: 50,000.00

Expenditures:
Paid by candidate out of personal funds: 25,000.00
Paid out of contributions received: 50,000.00
Total expenditures: 75,000.00

Benguet Rep. Samuel Dangwa
Contributions:
From party organizations: 0.00
From other persons: 115,500.00

Expenditures:
Paid by candidate out of personal funds: 262,676.00
Paid out of contributions received: 115,500.00
Total expenditures: 378,176.00

Mt. Province Rep. Victor Dominguez
Nothing listed

Baguio Rep. Mauricio Domogan
Contributions:
From party organizations: 0.00
From other persons: 0.00

Expenditures:
Paid by candidate out of personal funds: 2,250,000.00
Paid out of contributions received: 0.00
Total expenditures: 2,250,000.00

Former Kalinga Rep. Lawrence Wacnang
Contributions:
From party organizations: 100,000.00
From other persons: 0.00

Expenditures:
Paid by candidate out of personal funds: 137,570.00
Paid out of contributions received: 15,000.00
Total expenditures: 152,570.00

Related post: Who’s the Richest of them All.

INFO SOURCE: Makati Business Club

2 thoughts on “Blast From the Past: 2001 Elections Spending”

  1. Uy, new domain en! Uy Sir BB, am still waiting for that kape and sagkik nga prize ko for clicking ehehehe… Nagngina pay gayamen ti sagkik, ay inayan!

    Pay ngay nga awan ti expenditures ni Cong D? Haan ba nga required?

  2. It is required pero alam mo naman sa Pinas. Although he might have submitted it after the MBC folks got the data.

    Magkano ba sagkik ngayon? Text me when you pass by Manila since I don’t think I’ll be able to go home to MP during this Christmas break.

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