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"Monitoring done by a media research company since October last year showed Sen. Manuel Villar to be the biggest spender of them all.
"Villar has spent P321.4 million on TV ads, followed by Senate colleague Mar Roxas, who has used up P256.7 million."
References: "Villar is top ad spender" (Philippine Star, June 10, 2009); http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_the_Philippines
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Who is Really Pro-Poor?
Politicians can easily alleviate poverty if they so desire. How? For example, Sen. Manny Villar and Sen. Mar Roxas who both spent a whopping P578.1 million in political ads could have invested the money instead in real anti-poverty projects.