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Here’s what we saw on the red carpet of this year’s SONA

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Images by Noel Pabalate, Ali Vicoy, and Alvin Kasiban

In giving the Filipino classic wear a new spin and showcasing local textiles, the attendees of this year’s State of the Nation Address did not disappoint. Even the rostrum of the House Session Hall was dressed in ethnic weave, as if it was the code for the afternoon agenda.

Traditional Titas

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Sen. Risa Hontiveros in a barong-inspired garment by Joel Acebuche, made from the woven textile of Kalibo with embroidery from Lumban. She completed the look with a pair of shoes proudly made in Marikina.

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Rep. Geraldine Roman in Paul Cabral’s Filipiniana and alampay with two-toned pink mermaid skirt.

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Davao del Sur Rep. Mercedita Cagas in a gown by Renee Salud made from t’nalak, a native weave in Mindanao.

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Antique Rep. Loren Legarda in a terno made of fabrics from Antique, designed by Michael Leyva.

Power Duos

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Ilocus Sur Rep. Deogracias Victor Savellano with Dina Bonnevie, both wearing Raffy Sy.

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MTRCB chairperson Rachel Arenas, with mom Rosemarie Arenas, in Paul Cabral.

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Ilocos Norte First District Rep. Ria Fariñas with her daughter, both in gowns of teal by Em Adizas.

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Pangasinan Mayor Ramon Guico III with wife Maan Tuazon-Guico, both in Rian Fernandez.

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DPWH Sec. Mark Villar with his wife DOJ Usec. Emmeline Aglipay-Villar in a JC Buendia terno

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Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles with wife Marga. Karlo wore a barong by Randy Ortiz while Marga wore a terno designed by Bobby B. Castillo for Kaayo.

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Ako Bicol Partylist Rep. Alfredo Garbin with wife Nasreen. Rep. Garbin wore a barong in silk cocoon fabric and Nasreen wore an abaca silk gown by Lalay Eva.

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Quezon City 5th District Rep. Alfred Vargas with wife Stephanie Tan both look stunning in Francis Libiran creations.

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PCOO secretary Martin Andanar, in a barong by Dennis Lustico, with wife Alelee who is wearing a gown by Inno Sotto.

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San Juan Mayor Francis Zamora with wife Keri both in JC Buendia.

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Miguel Zubiri with Audrey Tan in an Ito Curata terno.

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Aiko Melendez in a Filipiniana designed by Edwin Tan with Subic Vice-Governor Jay Khonghun.

Dapper Dudes

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House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano paired his barong with sneakers.

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Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate in a handpainted barong by Sol Taule that referenced the conflict on the West Philippine Sea.

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Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo in tailored suit embroidered with the image of a hooded man and florals. He completed the look with what appeared to be a Gucci bag.

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Cong. Paolo Duterte attends his father’s fourth SONA in the same barong he wore during this morning’s House Speaker elections.

Ternofantastic

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Sen. Nancy Binay looked classic in a terno designed by Randy Ortiz

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Consul Agnes Huibonhoa in a green modern terno by Albert Andrada.

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Las Piñas Rep Camille Villar in a Filipiniana gown by Ivarluski Aseron.

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Leyte 1st District Rep. Yedda Marie Romualdez in a gown by Cary Santiago.

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Imee Marcos in a sunset ombre sleeveless gown by Mak Tumang. She explained why she was wearing yellow: “Sobrang sawa na ako sa bangayan ng pula at dilaw. Dapat magka-isa na tayong Pilipino.

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Kabataan Rep. Sarah Jane Elago in a blue terno with a sash that represented the youth’s commitment to fight for Philippine sovereignty.

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Gemma Sotto in an Edgar Buyan terno with the mural of the President printed on the skirt.

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Rep. Sol Aragones‘ Filipiniana inspired by Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray’s iconic “lava dress” by San Pablo-based fashion designer Chiva Siason.

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