Ito ang ginastos ng mga Presidential candidates noong nakarang election. Hindi naman pala nagkakalayo ang ginastos ni Aquino at ni Villar. Ang kaibahan lang ay walang contribution na tinanggap si Villar at si Noynoy ay mas malaki pa ang tinanggap kaysa ginastos.
Sino kaya ang mga contributors? Dito sa States, may limit ang donation sa candidate?
Mahirap kasi ang payback ?
Hindi pa kasama dito ang mga libreng promotion in the guise of news and press release.
Ito ang story.
President-elect Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III spent some P403 million during the two-month campaign period for the May 10 automated elections, according to the expenditure report his camp submitted to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Wednesday.
Documents obtained from the Comelec law department show that Aquino, who was proclaimed on the same day, had a total expenditure of P403,119,981.81 during the campaign period.
Comelec Resolution 8944 says that candidates for president and vice president with political parties are only allowed to spend P10 per registered voter while other candidates who also have parties may spend P3 per voter.
Candidates without the support of political parties may spend P5 for every voter.
There are about 50.7 million registered voters for the May 10 elections.
While Aquino's expenditures are well within the limit set by the Comelec, the document show that he received some P440,050,000 in campaign contributions, or P37 million more than what he spent.
The list of Aquino's contributors could not be immediately released by the law department.
On the other hand, defeated presidential bet Gilberto Teodoro Jr. claims to have spent P3,463,307.21, of which P64,688.88 was supposedly paid for by contributions.
But fellow presidential aspirants senators Ana Consuelo Madirgal and Manuel Villar Jr. claimed to have paid all their expenditures, which they pegged at P55,182,264 and P431,557,816, respectively.
Defeated vice presidential bet Senator Loren Legarda claims to have spent P210,280,000, of which she paid P15 million out of her own money and the rest with campaign contributions.
Newly elected senators Vicente Sotto III (P51,243,278.77 in expenses; P47,475,707 in contributions), Jinggoy Estrada (P69,137,297 in expenses; P57 million in contributions), Lito Lapid (P28,865,884.11 in expenses; P14,608,119.29 in contributions), and Ramon Bong Revilla (P77,022,450.10 in expenses) also filed their expenditure reports with the poll body.
Defeated senatorial aspirant Raul Lambino, for his part, supposedly spent P7,862,000, of which P3.5 million was paid for by campaign contributions.