Stylestalker: A different SONA red carpet

Stylestalker: A different SONA red carpet-EJ Salut
EJ Salut


07/25/2016 07:35 PM
Stylestalker: A different SONA red carpet


Over the years, people not only looked forward to what the president has to say during the State of the Nation Address but also what the politicians and their wives are wearing at the SONA red carpet.

However, in the present administration, President Rodrigo Duterte requested that lavishness not be emphasized during his first SONA and for the attendees to tone down their outfits. Even though OOTDs are definitely ‘simpler,’ some still stood out and even wore two ensembles for the occasion.

Here are some of the notable ladies during the historical event:

Heart Evangelista

The wife of Senator Chiz Escudero consistently impressed with her all-white suit and Filipiniana gown. 

At the senate with my hubby?? and his pile of work waiting to be signed?? good luck my darling :)

A photo posted by Love Marie Ongpauco Escudero (@iamhearte) on

Gretchen Barretto

Gretchen Barretto and her partner business tycoon Tonyboy Cojuangco attended President Duterte’s first SONA. They were avid supporters of the president during the campaign period.

Matching outfit with my dada for the STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS. PRESIDENT DUTERTE??

A photo posted by Gretchen Barretto (@gretchenbarretto) on

Jinkee Pacquiao

The former Sarangani Province vice governor opted to wear two outfits, a lavender Filipiniana gown and an emerald green dress. Also present at the Batasan is her husband boxing champ and Senator Manny Pacquiao.

With the very pretty @iamhearte ?? #openingofthesenate#blessedday

A photo posted by jinkeepacquiao (@jinkeepacquiao) on

#sona2016#PresidentRodrigoRoaDuterte #GodblessthePhilippines????

A photo posted by jinkeepacquiao (@jinkeepacquiao) on

First Sona of President Rodrigo Duterte #sona2016??????#businessattire??

A photo posted by jinkeepacquiao (@jinkeepacquiao) on

Sen. Nancy Binay

Photos of Senator Nancy Binay, whose outfits are much talked about in the past two SONAs, immediately spread like wildfire online.

Vice President Leni Robredo

VP Leni is photographed with her children in a simple Filipiniana outfit before coming to the Batasang Pambansa for Pres. Duterte’s SONA.