Every year I'm one of those million Filipinos who are waiting for the State of the Nation Address. I have only two reasons: what the President will say and who will be the best on the red carpet.
I was not able to watch yet the SONA but I'm so interested to know in details more than I grasp from social media posts what does the President said. But I enjoyed watching the scene on the red carpet :-)
Before of the SONA at Batasang Pambansa, Senators opened the first senate session yesterday, notice that some of them change outfit pa talaga before heading to SONA.
The Senators of the 16th Congress of the Philippines
Let's take a glimpse on the red carpet of the Batasang Pambansa.
In every event especially in a red carpet there's always a best dressed and worst, but I chose only those that captured my attention.
"Oscars of the Philippine Politics" this is how JC Buendia, designer, describes the red carpet on the President annual State of the Nation Address.
SONA is one of the few event that we as an ordinary citizen can see other family members of the officials that we voted, of course Aquino Family is known by everyone already.
Aquino sisters with designer Paul Cabral
Laguna Congressman Dan Fernandez with family
SONA give way also for politicians and government officials to walk in the red carpet with their spouse.
JV Ejercito and wife
Kabataan Party Rep. Tery Ridon and wife
Marikina 2nd district rep. Miro Quimbo and wife, one of the best dressed
Quezon City Rep. Alfred vargas and wife
Davao del norte Rep. Anton Lagdameo and wife Dawn Zulueta, one of the best dressed
Senator Bam Aquino and wife
Every SONA, expect number of outfits made from indigenous fabric pinya nd designs that highlight the ethnic Filipino heritage. Symbolic outfits and Filipiniana is on trends as well but nothing beats simplicity.
Less is More...
Assunta De Rosi on her black Filipiniana
Sen. Grace Poe on her perpetual Filipiniana
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
According to CJ Sereno, she chose color purple as this color is the color of the judiciary.
Valenzuela Councilor Charee Pineda
As per Coun. Charee she just chose yellow to still look young at age of 23 in Filipiniana.
Senator Nancy Binay
Vice Governor Jinky Pacquaio
Sen. Loren LegardaBest Dresser goes to...My personal choice Leyte Rep.Lucy Torres-Gomez
Who's your choice guys?
But ooopsss how about one of the "sexiest" dressed. Well she was able to carry herself naman, kaya lang sana next time not that bare, its SONA not Film fest naman.
At the Senate before the SONA
Senator Pia wore a bare back gown also last 2012 SONA, so kaabang-abang every year let just find out next SONA if she will wear the same.
Simple, magarbo man or agaw attention man sila sa red carpet its their performance on the government that matters, servant of the people and not a "highness"
Photo credit to: PEP, Sen. Chiz Escuderro, The Philippine Senate website