IN PHOTOS: What people wore at SONA 2017
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – For President Rodrigo Duterte's second State of the Nation Address (SONA), politicians and their partners gathered at the Batasang Pambansa on Monday, July 24, mostly dressed in traditional wear.
Just like in 2016, guests were asked to dress in simple outfits, preferably in business attire. The lawmakers who were invited to the program wore barongs or Filipiniana dresses that were beautiful but not too extravagant.
Some are expected to wear the same outfits they wore to the morning Senate session, while others will change for the SONA.
Here's what they wore at the red carpet.
Senator Francis Escudero and wife Heart Evangelista-Escudero who changed to a jacket by Boom Sason and black pants.
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon
Makati 1st District Representative Monsour del Rosario and wife Joy
Former senator Nikki Coseteng
Ex-sen Nikki Coseteng walks down the red carpet pic.twitter.com/CwKq1t7K8m— Mara Cepeda (@maracepeda) July 24, 2017
Chief Presidential Counsel Salvador Panelo
Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo pic.twitter.com/HyASn1cMkg— Mara Cepeda (@maracepeda) July 24, 2017
Cebu City Representative Raul del Mar and daughter ex-rep Cutie del Mar
Cebu City Rep Raul del Mar with daughter ex-rep Cutie del Mar pic.twitter.com/9rxChwKiVp— Mara Cepeda (@maracepeda) July 24, 2017
Ex-foreign secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr
Senator Joel Villanueva
Senator Joel Villanueva pic.twitter.com/d9yLr1IjpP— Mara Cepeda (@maracepeda) July 24, 2017
ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio and Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate
ACT Teachers Rep Antonio Tinio wears a "No to martial law!" pin. Bayan Muna Rep Carlos Zarate wears a barong w/ "No to all-out war" design pic.twitter.com/cI0KjQxaZZ
ACT Teachers Rep Antonio Tinio wears a "No to martial law!" pin. Bayan Muna Rep Carlos Zarate wears a barong w/ "No to all-out war" design pic.twitter.com/cI0KjQxaZZ— Mara Cepeda (@maracepeda) July 24, 2017
Kabayan Representative Harry Roque and wife Mylah
Kabayan Rep Harry Roque with his wife Maila pic.twitter.com/W4WEcxPpQ3— Mara Cepeda (@maracepeda) July 24, 2017
House Deputy Speaker Bai Sandra Sema
House Deputy Speaker Bai Sandra Sema poses at the red carpet pic.twitter.com/tA3LhFDruQ— Mara Cepeda (@maracepeda) July 24, 2017
Maguindanao Governor Esmael Mangudadatu
Former president and Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada was in attendance.
Former president Erap Estrada arrives for Duterte's SONA pic.twitter.com/IDsE0oLqKW— Mara Cepeda (@maracepeda) July 24, 2017
ACT Teachers Representative France Castro
ACT Teachers Rep France Castro wears a "Just and Lasting Peace!" sash pic.twitter.com/UTAehL0e6o— Mara Cepeda (@maracepeda) July 24, 2017
Tawi-Tawi Representative Ruby Sahali
Tawi-Tawi Rep Ruby Sahali pic.twitter.com/ylsycKOVyx— Mara Cepeda (@maracepeda) July 24, 2017
AGRI Representative Orestes Salon with his family
Leyte Representative Yedda Romualdez attended the SONA with husband former representative Martin Romualdez.
Laguna 3rd Representative Sol Aragones with Deputy Speaker Raneo Abu and Masbate First District Representative Maria Vida Espinosa-Bravo
Bagong Henerasyon Representative Bernadette Herrera-Dy
Quezon City 2nd Representative Winnie Castelo with wife Precious
Davao City 1st District Representative Karlo Nograles with his wife.
Senator Grace Poe changed into a white dress.
Senator Grace Poe arrives at Batasan pic.twitter.com/TAQXUKdnDX— Mara Cepeda (@maracepeda) July 24, 2017
Taguig Representative Pia Cayetano
Taguig Rep Pia Cayetano pic.twitter.com/SCahT2UdLt— Mara Cepeda (@maracepeda) July 24, 2017
Batangas 6th District Representative and Star for All Seasons Vilma Santos-Recto
Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr
CIBAC Representative Sherwin Tugna with wife Bocaue Mayor Joni Villanueva-Tugna.
Gabriela Representative Emmi de Jesus and Representative Arlene Brosas.
Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos.
Leyte Representative Lucy Torres-Gomez and daughter Juliana also attended the SONA.
DPWH Secretary Mark Villar and Representative Em Aglipay-Villar
Jinkee Pacquiao changed into another outfit by Paul Cabral.
Here's what they wore in the morning.
Heart Evangelista-Escudero wore a white terno to the opening session of the Senate to accompany her husband, senator Chiz Escudero.
Jinkee Pacquiao came to the Senate opening session in a modern Filipiniana by Paul Cabral.
Senator Miguel Zubiri and wife Audrey.
Senator Joel Villanueva and wife Gladys
Senator Nancy Binay wore a barong blouse and black plants.
Senator JV Ejercito and wife Cindy.
Senator Risa Hotiveros with her fellow female senators.
Senator Grace Poe in a white blouse with an ethnic design.
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