MANILA, Philippines – It's time for the final State of the Nation Address of President Benigno Aquino III. Politicians from the different government sectors were all in attendance at the Batasang Pambansa on Monday, July 27. (READ: SONA 2015: Aquino programs challenged before SC)
Lawmakers and personalities in attendance came dressed in their best, with many taking the opportunity to show off designs by prominent Filipino designers. (IN PHOTOS: SONA Fashion 2014)
Here are some of photos from the event:
In a blog post on Thursday, July 23, and her Instagram post below, Kris Aquino said that her gown was designed by Michael Leyva with piña callado fabric from Lumban, Laguna. Her sons' barongs, on the other hand, were made by Bang Pineda with fabric from Lucban, Quezon.
Waiting for our SUNDO. We're READY. #SONA2015 Makeup by @juansarte Hair by @nantealingasa Styling for my sons by @bangpineda & @giancarlodavid. Their custom embroidered piña Barongs' fabric from Lucban, Quezon. Sewn in Quezon City. Styling for me by @boopyap & @kimiyap My FILIPINIANA using piña callado from Lumban, Laguna & created in Antipolo City by @michaelleyva_ #WearPinoy #LoveLocal (P.S. My brooch holding the pañuelo in place was my Mom's.) A photo posted by Kris Aquino (@withlovekrisaquino) on Jul 26, 2015 at 10:52pm PDT
Francis "Chiz" Escudero and wife Heart Evangelista
Heart Evangelista @iamhearte #hairbyjerryjavier @abtkurniawan #sona2015 @iamkatrinacruz #innosotto A photo posted by Jerry Javier (@jerrybuanjavier) on Jul 26, 2015 at 11:49pm PDT
Senator @SayChiz and wife @heart021485 in #SONA2015. pic.twitter.com/U3JAx6sOc4 — Chiz News Alert (@ChizNewsAlert) July 27, 2015
Richard Gomez, Lucy Torres, and daughter Juliana
Manny Pacquiao, wife Jinkee Pacquiao
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Sarangani Vice Governor Jinky Pacquiao #sona2015 #hairbyjerryjavier @abtkurniawan @francislibiran8 A photo posted by Jerry Javier (@jerrybuanjavier) on Jul 26, 2015 at 11:59pm PDT
Dingdong Dantes says he has no definite plans for 2016 yet. https://twitter.com/rapplerdotcom">@rapplerdotcom http://t.co/Mp3APf7k3C">pic.twitter.com/Mp3APf7k3C — Camille Elemia (@CamilleElemia) https://twitter.com/CamilleElemia/status/625563558596640772">July 27, 2015
Kim Henares laughs and waves when asked that Q: "who are you wearing?" https://twitter.com/hashtag/SONA2015?src=hash">#SONA2015 https://twitter.com/hashtag/taxable?src=hash">#taxable http://t.co/pFC9lwixQj">pic.twitter.com/pFC9lwixQj — Ayee Macaraig (@ayeemacaraig) https://twitter.com/ayeemacaraig/status/625561684808065024">July 27, 2015
Sen https://twitter.com/sonnyangara">@sonnyangara and wife Tootsie. https://twitter.com/rapplerdotcom">@rapplerdotcom http://t.co/QtzQkeJSBK">pic.twitter.com/QtzQkeJSBK — Camille Elemia (@CamilleElemia) https://twitter.com/CamilleElemia/status/625553476701962240">July 27, 2015
Lino Cayetano and wife, volleyball player Fille Cainglet-Cayetano
Rep Lino Cayetano and wife, volleyball player Fille Cainglet-Cayetano. @rapplerdotcom pic.twitter.com/mjH7DpR0tR — Camille Elemia (@CamilleElemia) July 27, 2015
Mark Villar and wife Diwa Partylist Rep. Emmeline Aglipay-Villar
Rep. Mark Villar and wife Diwa Partylist Rep. Emmeline Aglipay-Villar. https://twitter.com/rapplerdotcom">@rapplerdotcom http://t.co/yNBPfoQdA9">pic.twitter.com/yNBPfoQdA9 — Camille Elemia (@CamilleElemia) https://twitter.com/CamilleElemia/status/625555865173528576">July 27, 2015
Former President and now Manila mayor Joseph Estrada
MNL mayor Erap wants PNoy to include transportation and mamasapano incident in his last SONA. @rapplerdotcom pic.twitter.com/g1XMeXBJnF — Camille Elemia (@CamilleElemia) July 27, 2015
Dawn Zulueta and Cong. Anton Lagdameo Jr
Alan Peter Cayetano and wife Lani Cayetano
Roman Romulo and Shalani Soledad
Before the SONA, the Senate opened session Monday morning. Senators also had their photos taken.
Senator Bam Aquino and wife Timi Gomez- Aquino
Senator and Mrs. Aquino Posted by Bam Aquino on Sunday, July 26, 2015
According to a press release, Senator Nancy Binay wore a gown by Randy Ortiz. (READ: Nancy Binay on her 'boring,' simple SONA 2015 gown)
. @nancybinay says to comment on Aquino performance only after #SONA2015 @rapplerdotcom pic.twitter.com/hlAdoYbjlb — Ayee Macaraig (@ayeemacaraig) July 27, 2015
According to a press release from the office of Senator Loren Legarda, she was wearing a black top and pants. She accesorized with a tapis from her textile collection, a necklace from Bontoc, Ilonggot earrings, and shoes by Tish Sevilla made from Marikina. The bag is made of recycled newspaper from the women of Barangay Holy Spirit.
. @loren_legarda shows "all Filipino, zero waste" outfit with newspaper-made bag, Marikina shoes @rapplerdotcom pic.twitter.com/hyt070aUZV — Ayee Macaraig (@ayeemacaraig) July 27, 2015
. @piacayetano says she wants PNoy to focus on transpo and utilities @rapplerdotcom pic.twitter.com/d06gxdNiF8 — Ayee Macaraig (@ayeemacaraig) July 27, 2015
Senator Grace Poe wore a white terno by designer Paul Cabral. According to the press release, the terno has a swirl pattern of fine white and periwinkle bugle beads.
Tootsy's dress was made by Rajo Laurel with fabric from Mindanao, according to her Instagram post.
At the photo exhibit at the senate opening this morning# .. #wifeduties wanted to wear fabric from Mindanao.. Thank you @rajolaurel for modernizing the ethnic produce from the south A photo posted by tootsyangara(@tootsyangara) on Jul 26, 2015 at 10:04pm PDT
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