The business of religion always comes with power, influence, and a lot of money.
The Philippine government is run not just by the politicians, but by influential religious groups lobbying around boasting their leverage, especially in the coming presidential elections.
Philippine politicians are nothing but puppets of these religious leaders and their organizations. No wonder why crimes committed by some of these leaders are often overlooked by the government. Their influence is more than the politicians’ power.
Let’s take a look at the top ten richest and most influential religious leaders in the Philippines.
1. Glicerio “Jun” Santos Jr.
Many Filipinos do not know who this person is, but unknown to them, Jun Santos is the most powerful religious figure in the Philippines. H...