IN PHOTOS: #SONA2013 red carpet
MANILA, Philippines - The red carpet event that preceded President Benigno Aquino III's 4th State of the Nation Address (SONA) last July 22 at the Batasang Pambansa lit up the north and south entrances of the building for a good hour before the Presidential Security Group (PSG) ushered the media from the area to prepare for the President's speech.
Filipiniana in various colors and inspirations walked the red carpet to the delight of the media. Photographers requested to take photos of the ladies solo; reporters made sure to ask the name of the designer behind each piece.
With the news that Sen Miriam Defensor Santiago is planning to file a resolution that will prescribe an official uniform for lawmakers, the #SONA2013 red carpet may well be the last Oscars-like pre-event that fashion lovers will see.
Here are the ladies whose outfits we loved on the red carpet: