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Rappler's latest stories on Barong


Albay designer uses 'pinukpok' to promote Bicol culture

Oct 05, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Young designer Jean Alta supposedly got her break when she was asked to design the barong Tagalog of a groom and his father using fabric made from abaca fiber

'KUTUR NI JEAN'. Some of the creations of Legazpi designer Jean Alta using pinukpok or abaca fabric.Photos by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

[OPINYON] Industriya sa Buwan ng Wika

Aug 11, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Nakatutuwang isiping nagkakaroon ng pagtangkilik sa barong tagalog kasabay ng pagtangkilik sa wikang pambansa. Sana lang, hindi ito pang-isang buwan. Sana buong taon.

IN PHOTOS: World leaders wear barongs, Filipiniana gowns for ASEAN gala dinner

Nov 12, 2017 - 10:15 PM

See heads of state dressed in their best Filipino formal wear for the gala dinner of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila

3 Filipino designers to dress leaders, spouses for ASEAN Summit 2017 gala

Nov 10, 2017 - 12:17 AM

Randy Ortiz, Albert Andrada, and Rajo Laurel will design the barongs and Filipinana outfits of the ASEAN leaders, dialogue partners, and their spouses

Duterte, Honeylet to 'recycle' barong, gown for SONA 2017

Jul 20, 2017 - 4:55 PM

While the couple prefers to reuse outfits worn in previous events for Duterte s second SONA Davao based designers offer Marawi inspired options

LOOK: The colorful cotton barongs Duterte, ASEAN leaders will wear

Apr 28, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Designer Rajo Laurel says the barongs will come in different colors inspired by the country where the leaders come from They will feature embroidery from the T boli tribe of Mindanao

MINDANAO-INSPIRED. These barongs by Rajo Laurel are cotton linen barongs with T'boli embroidery. All images from Rajo Laurel

Duterte has new-found love for barong

Nov 19, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Duterte’s almost 5 months in the presidency has changed at least one thing about him: his opinion on the national attire

MEDIA NIGHT. President Duterte talks casually to journalists during a dinner he hosted for them on November 15, 2016. Photo by ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo

LOOK: Could this be Duterte's inaugural barong?

Jun 29, 2016 - 7:49 AM

UPDATED In total the President elect has 12 barongs to choose from

Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Designer Paul Cabral's barong designs for APEC leaders

Nov 16, 2015 - 8:57 PM

Economic leaders wore barongs by Paul Cabral for the big group photo Here s more on the designs for each unique barong

Barong-barong: State of poor man's housing

Nov 03, 2015 - 10:59 AM

With the Philippines being hailed as Asia s rising tiger it might be forgotten that some of its cubs are growing hungrier by the day

Suki, KKB, kikay, and other Filipino words now in Oxford dictionary

Jun 25, 2015 - 10:13 PM

At least 28 words commonly used by Filipinos are in Oxford Dictionary s 500 new entries for 2015

Filipinos put Pinoy chic to Indonesian batik

Jul 19, 2014 - 10:30 AM

A Filipino enterprise Barong Batik weaves Philippine ingenuity with Indonesian artisanship to create a striking product of Asian fashion fusion

FASHION FUSION. Barong Batik co-founder Thelma Victorio says her business combines the best of Filipino fabrics with Indonesia's exquisite batik designs.

IN PHOTOS: #SONA2013 red carpet

Jul 24, 2013 - 4:17 AM

Here are our picks of the most unforgettable outfits on the red carpet in SONA2013

REP LUCY TORRES-GOMEZ of 4th District Leyte in Randy Ortiz

HIGHLIGHTS: #SONA2013 red carpet

Jul 22, 2013 - 10:55 AM

Who is wearing the best and worst outfit on the SONA 2013 red carpet? You be the judge

A sneak peek at SONA 2013 fashion

Jul 21, 2013 - 9:40 AM

Here are what Grace Poe Nancy Binay Lucy Torres Gomez and others are expected to wear

FEMININE BARONG. JC Buendia's study for Eliza Drilon Luna's outfit. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

IMAGES: Sona Fashion 2012

Jul 23, 2012 - 7:31 PM

No SONA coverage is complete without a feature on the colorful ternos barongs worn by legislators other personages who graced the annual affair Here s a visual treat from Rappler

Disneyland in the Philippines?

May 08, 2012 - 12:13 AM

Filipinos have mixed feelings over the possibility of a Disneyland in the Philippines

ANOTHER ASIAN MICKEY MOUSE? It looks like we're going to see Mickey don a Barong Tagalog soon. Photo from